This article is 1032 words. I hope you feel it’s worth the 6 minutes it takes to read
The following commercial is an ad for MD Anderson
Cancer Center. It is presented in an emotionally charged manner to help the consumer feel an organization exists that supports the efforts to eradicate cancer forever. Please take a moment to watch this 1 minute video before reading the rest of this article.
After watching this video, “HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL? Now, open your mind to a perspective I would like to share with you.
Why should we choose MD Anderson? According to their website, “We’re one of the largest cancer centers in the world. We’ve been working to eliminate cancer for more than six decades.“
SIX DECADES and the “cure” still evades them!
They offer (according to their commercial) immuno therapy, clinical trials, genetic testing, cutting edge research, a scientific team approach, they offer dignity and compassion, etc… They add (in a tone addressing cancer itself,) “we will stop you,” “we’re not scared of you anymore,” “we want everyone to survive you,” and finally, “cancer, you’re going to lose.” Sounds powerful and persuasive, but is it a sales message or reality?
The best way to beat cancer, is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. Obviously, there are factors outside our control that can lead to cancer development, but how much emphasis and teaching do these Hospitals and other medical institutions place on teaching and IMPLEMENTING CANCER PREVENTION? Millions of dollars are invested in drug commercials. How many millions of dollars are invested in COMMERCIALS that teach LIFESTYLE as the best choice for DISEASE PREVENTION?
How DIET is used on MD Anderson’s website:
We know that diet plays a significant role in cancer development. Here is the entire contribution they offer regarding diet.
“Avoid sugary drinks and limit consumption of energy-dense or high-calorie foods.”
“Limit consumption of red meats to 18 ounces of cooked meat per week. Red meat includes beef, pork and lamb.”
“Avoid processed meats like ham, bacon, sausage, hot dogs and deli meat.”
“Limit alcoholic drinks to 2 for men and 1 for women a day.”
“Limit consumption of added salt, salty foods and foods processed with salt” (sodium).
“Don’t use supplements to protect against cancer.”
They don’t tell you what foods are known to help strengthen the body and protect it from this disease; instead they tell you what NOT TO DO. Don’t you love their last bullet point!
How TREATMENT OPTIONS are used on MD Anderson’s website:
They advertise on their website they include complementary, alternative and integrative medicine. You would think this shows an open minded awareness to the scientific literature as well as the population’s needs for treatments in addition to conventional approaches. So they offer these categories of care and then say the following about these services:
Conventional medicine: “is the “traditional” medicine as practiced by a medical doctor (M.D.), a doctor of osteopathy (D.O.) and other allied health professionals.”
Alternative medicine: “Many alternative therapies and drugs do not have scientific evidence to back up their claims of effectiveness. Some have no therapeutic benefits at all or can even be dangerous.”
Complementary medicine: “Many cancer patients find relief from complementary therapies, while others have found them to be ineffective or have reported problems. Although some complementary therapies are useful for cancer patients, others may be harmful in certain situations.”
Why do the categories Alternative medicine and Complementary medicine talk about the dangers and potential harms as well as the lack of “therapeutic benefit,” yet Conventional medicine doesn’t mention ANYTHING about potential risk and/or harmful side effects? Is their focus on the patient’s best interest or the hospitals best interest?
To keep this article short I will not go any further into detailing the clear biases our hospitals IMPOSE on their patients when they are in their most vulnerable emotional states.
“WE’RE NOT SCARED OF YOU ANYMORE”
Why should they be? This disease is the basis for their entire existence!
“CANCER, YOU’RE GOING TO LOSE”
Really? Six decades (just with this hospital alone) and still going strong.
I asked you in the beginning of this article (after watching the video,) HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL?
Now that I have just scratched the surface and shared the overwhelming biases and lack of any significant emphasis for preventative health, HOW DOES THIS VIDEO MAKE YOU FEEL? Now that you know that alternative and complimentary options are provided as a better MARKETING TOOL to attract more patients instead of a legitimate option for addressing the underlying causes of cancer, HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL? Now that you realize they have been working at the SAME NAMED DISEASE (CANCER) for 60 years without eradicating this feared pathological state, HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL? Knowing that “global spending on cancer medications rose 10.3 percent in 2014 to $100 billion, up from $75 billion in 2010″ (Global Oncology Trend Report, released by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics), HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL?
Do you want to dramatically reduce your chances of developing Cancer? You won’t find the answers on MD Anderson’s website. You won’t find the answers in the hospitals and medical doctor’s offices.You won’t find the answers in the drug stores.
You will ONLY find the answer by accepting responsibility for your LIFESTYLE and making the necessary changes that provide the BODY AND MIND the tools needed for healthy function.
Our current lifestyle patterns have created the devastation we face today with the various diseases that RESULT from these unhealthy lifestyles. Our doctors have successfully prolonged our suffering by using technology to develop new drugs that have extended the length of our lives WITHOUT extending the QUALITY OF OUR LIVES.
There is NO ACCOUNTABILITY for finding a cure for cancer. There is NO TIME FRAME being offered. The only three things we can count on is:
the continuing demand for unlimited amounts of “research” dollars”
more rhetoric offered by our medical industry attempting to maintain pressure to follow traditional cancer treatments.
unwavering denial that valid credible SOLUTIONS that could potentially avoid the unnecessary harmful effects of traditional chemotherapy and radiation exist and should be considered as part of a treatment protocol.
“CANCER, YOU’RE GOING TO LOSE“
should be followed by:
…YOUR ONGOING FUNDING, AS WE TAKE BACK CONTROL OF OUR HEALTH BY FOLLOWING A LIFESTYLE THAT SUPPORTS GOOD HEALTH AND COMBATS ALL DISEASES!
HOW DOES THIS MAKE YOU FEEL?