The Awakening Part I provided a foundation for all of us to evaluate our belief systems. It discussed the “CREATION” of new ideas and the difficulty in accepting the validity when they contradicted popular beliefs. It concluded that change was inevitable and that each person had the choice to welcome advances or stand steadfast in their beliefs. In The Awakening Part II, we will look at the traditional approach to cancer treatment and the factors that contribute to the recurrence of this disease.
In general the three traditional tools available to treat cancer include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Although additional treatment methods are available, these three remain the most popular. Their purposes are to:
  1. Surgery: Remove the cancerous tumors
  2. Chemotherapy: Destroy cancerous cells
  3. Radiation: Shrink tumors by destroying cancerous cells
Surgery is capable of removing a tumor. In cases where this tumor is causing secondary complications (ex. pressure on blood vessels or nerves or compromising the space limiting organs from functioning properly) this removal might be a necessary component of treatment. Cancer, however, does not have to confine itself within the tumor. Cancer has the ability to travel throughout the body. Removing a tumor surgically and assuming the job is done has allowed many cancers to return.
Chemotherapy utilizes toxic agents to kill cancerous tumor cells. If that was the end of the story, this would sound like a good approach to this disease. These toxic agents show no prejudice; they will kill cancerous AND HEALTHY CELLS. It is certainly possible and likely that tumors will shrink or be destroyed entirely, but at what price? The immune system is destroyed; the potential quality of life is destroyed, and the chances of recurrence are common. How many times have you heard about 2nd and 3rd rounds of chemotherapy required to “treat” the return or new form of cancer? If the chemotherapy “got rid” of the cancer, how did it come back? The simple explanation is that chemotherapy does not kill cancerous stem cells. These cells are considered the “mother cells” which produce “daughter cells” that become the tumors. The genius of these cancerous stem cells is their ability to remain hidden from our immune systems. Traditional chemotherapy, therefore, only kills the daughter cells as well as the healthy immune cells creating greater opportunity for disease. The ROOT CAUSE of cancer (the STEM CELLS) remains untreated. Since a healthy and fully functioning immune system prevents the development of cancer, can you see the conflict in “curing” a disease using a process that destroys the immune system designed to protect you? Can you now also understand why cancer has a high prevalence to “return?” It was never gone; the hidden circulating cancerous stem cells were simply dormant. Has technology devised a synthetic pharmaceutical treatment to kill the stem cells while leaving healthy cells intact. NO! Are there natural methods that produce this desired result? YES!
Radiation therapy introduces ionizing radiation to the body attempting to burn the tumor into submission. It too is toxic to the body and causes further damage to the immune system. Interestingly, one of its side effects is cancer. Ionizing radiation can cause the mutation of cells resulting in cancer.
Often it is palliative in its approach (attempting to extend life rather than healing the disease.) Similar to surgery, sometimes inoperable areas of the body require this form of therapy to reduce collateral damage that tumors cause. Does it cure cancer? Not if it avoids the underlying ROOT CAUSE of the disease.


Healthcare is a business. It is based on the same fundamentals as any other business namely profit. This DOES NOT make the doctors who participate in the process evil people. Most doctors do the best job they can with the education and resources at their disposal. Pharmaceutical companies provide education for doctors teaching the applications and protocols for their patented drugs. Doctors simply DO THEIR JOB. They follow their teachings and guidelines required by their boards and the state laws of the states they practice in. Those questioning the process are likely to experience disciplinary actions. The doctor is provided a choice to comply with the protocols established and continue to receive monetary compensation, quit or be fired. Years of schooling, substantial educational debt and a salary exceeding $250,000.00 annually are legitimate incentives to follow the protocols. In addition, the medical organizations reinforce the message to these doctors that these protocols are the best available today. It is not their job to question their education or their bosses. It is their job to deliver a service.
When a carpenter sees a nail sticking out of a wall, the best tool for the job is a hammer (from his perspective.) What happens if the nail is sticking out because of an electrical wire in the wall? The carpenter doesn’t know anything about electricity and will unknowingly fix the problem with his hammer causing a potentially more serious problem. The electrician, however, could have worked with the carpenter to resolve this situation safely and effectively. I am suggesting that our medical community re-evaluate their approach to disease and cancer and seek the advice of other professionals that can safely and effectively work with them to restore health and enhance rather than destroy the quality of our lives. Convincing the business side of healthcare (medical teaching institutions and pharmaceutical companies) that less profitable results may offer the patient a better solution has not altered their thinking or approach. It becomes the consumer’s responsibility, therefore, to learn about treatments with science behind them that offer better choices with better outcomes.
Has this information provided some insight into understanding why cancer continues to kill and or disrupt so many lives. Has this heightened your interests to read about “CREATIVE NEW IDEAS” that are currently being used to successfully treat this disease? In the final article, THE AWAKENING Part III Solutions, I will be discussing some methods currently used today that have treated various types of cancer including advanced stage cancers with great success.


  1. I am finding these articles particularly interesting. I have a friend who had breast cancer around 4 years ago. She is on a nasty drug after radiation therapy. They are worried it will come back. Plus I have a possibly benign cyst in my breast. They haven’t ruled out possible cancer in the future. They are also watching nodules in my lungs.My body is one big health disaster. Looking forward to part 3.

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    1. Better approaches to treating cancer are available. I hope people will be inspired after reading Part III

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  2. You make valid and interesting points in part one and two Jonathan. Most people believe the Medical system is doing the only treatment available. My 33 yr old cousin has stage four cancer of the oesophagus, which has now spread to his pancreas. They told him it is inoperable (I seem to have a lot of stories about cancer?) Anyway they are now doing palliative chemo and radiotherapy apparently to help slow down the tumour and ease the pain. Sometimes the Medical industry need to be shaken up and challenged. As a public patient my cousin has not had any input into his treatment. I have often been frustrated by this, and upset that he has not fought against them or challenged them. Sadly, we will now watch him deteriorate. There is so much to learn and change.

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    1. I am very sorry for your cousin. Stories like this may help motivate readers to see “outside the box.” I do not like terming these other type of treatments as alternatives because they are treatments that should initially be applied (not alternatively.) I wish you and you family all the best under these circumstances. I think you will enjoy Part III when I complete it.

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  3. The remark about a protruding nail reminds me of an old saying:
          To a child with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
    It’s not only children.

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    1. Absolutely!

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  4. Howto$tuffYourPig · · Reply

    A close family member is involved with cancer research and has been testing the theory that lasers could very well be the next groundbreaking treatment. I know plenty of people who’s lives have been saved from the current treatment protocol, but understand that more research is needed. Let’s hope that one day they will find a cure for cancer!

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    1. Your friend probably has interesting stories to tell regarding the research. The problem with finding “a cure” is that this disease works in many different ways. In addition, the onset can be greatly affected by an individual’s lifestyle. Finding “a cure” without people participating in the process is like overcoming debt without people changing their spending habits. Asking financial advisors to invest “aggressively” in an attempt to make up for the state of “financial ill health” is analogous to doctors using aggressive forms of treatment to compensate for lifestyles that have resulted in an actual state of “ill health.” Answers are more readily available when we all participate in the process. It seems most people would rather maintain a harmful lifestyle and leave it to doctors to “undo” the damages they cause. Changing this mindset will be an important step in addressing this harmful disease. Naturally, there will always be someone doing everything “right” and still developing cancer. In many cases, these people generally wind up with better prognoses. People also need to realize that death is the end of the cycle no matter how we live our lives. It seems that quality becomes the big question.


  5. Yes, I love what Mel said about your hammer, but I also enjoyed how you used it to demonstrate that we and the health field need to seek the expertise of other professionals. Funny, how poets are drawn to all that have hidden meanings! Lol.

    Excellent post with your own brand of storytelling that draws people in.

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    1. Thank you Rose. This is a very delicate topic that affects so many lives. Providing a perspective infrequently discussed in a meaningful way to gain attention without sounding like a conspiracist can be a challenge. I hope this helps people realize that most health care issues can be treated and or resolved using multiple approaches. It seems we have been convinced that cancer somehow is different. It’s not.

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  6. Interesting triptik of stories on cancer treatment options. Thank you for installment two!

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  7. There was too much to write to place it in 1 post. People would have gotten tired reading. Hope you found the information useful.


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