Pretend the people standing in camouflage represent CANCER CELLS. Pretend the people kneeling in orange represent HEALTHY CELLS. If a powerful bomb was positioned as in this photograph and allowed to detonate, there is a good chance many (if not all) of the cancer cells would be destroyed. There is also a good chance that many (if not all) of the healthy cells would be destroyed IN THIS PROCESS!
THIS IS TRADITIONAL CHEMOTHERAPY.
Pretend the people standing in camouflage represent CANCER CELLS. Pretend the people kneeling in orange represent HEALTHY CELLS. If 9 sniper marksman were used as the picture represents to target the CANCER CELLS, what are the chances the cancer cells would be eliminated? In the process of eliminating these cancer cells, what are the chances the HEALTHY CELLS would survive this attack?
THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF A THERAPEUTIC ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO CHEMOTHERAPY.
What is CHEMOTHERAPY? According to Wikipedia:
“Chemotherapy has come to connote the use of rather non-specific intracellular poisons.” “Chemotherapeutic agents are cytotoxic (toxic to ALL cells in the body.)” Many of the side effects of chemotherapy are caused by damage to NORMAL (HEALTHY) CELLS. The most common side-effect of chemotherapy is known as IMMUNOSUPPRESSION (a loss of function to the body’s defenses for combating disease.)
Why would we choose picture #1 as a FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE in a majority of cancer diagnoses if picture #2 offers a safer healthier option? If we have proven methods that SELECTIVELY attack CANCEROUS and other UNHEALTHY cells in the body while SPARING HEALTHY CELLS, why are these treatment options being excluded? Doctors are required to get consent for treatment prior to providing care. Part of this consent is providing the DIFFERENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE as well as the RISKS AND BENEFITS of these treatments. How often are these viable options being offered in addition to chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery?
After a person is traumatized by the diagnosis of cancer, it is nearly impossible for them to collect their thoughts and weigh the different options available. At that point, the patient is so terrified, they will typically comply with ANY treatment recommendation made by the doctor. Knowing that 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, it makes sense to PREPARE ahead of time.
While HEALTHY, one should seek out doctors with experience and successful track records that have helped their patients overcome this disease by STRENGTHENING their own bodies on a cellular level utilizing a SUPPORTIVE APPROACH that targets diseased cancer cells rather than ALL CELLS of the body. This approach spares the immune system the devastation of traditional chemotherapy.
There are certainly cases where chemotherapy may be necessary as part of a healthier treatment protocol. Often, these cases involve lower dosages and dramatically reduced side effects.
Picture #1 and Picture #2 will likely destroy the people representing CANCER CELLS. Picture #1, however, suffers catastrophic collateral damage. Picture #2 represents a more HUMANE HEALTH BASED APPROACH that ADDS “QUALITY LIVING” while STRENGTHENING the immune system and RESTORING HEALTH to the body.
With so many people destined to be diagnosed with cancer, NOW is the time to learn and PREPARE. Now is the time to find doctors you would turn to while learning what personal responsibilities you would be faced with. If you make the time NOW and are diagnosed with cancer in the future, you just might have the option LATER to decide which path you’d rather follow!