The Cancer Business - A Fight For Control

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The cancer industry (pharmaceutical firms, ACS, FDA, NCI, AMA) presents a strong appearance of service and progress. Behind the scenes though, their top priority is the corporate bottom line. After all, medicine is a business. As in any business relationship the caveat "buyer beware" should apply. However buyers are not aware. Most have been lulled into a strong delusion by effective medical marketing--marketing that is silent on the vast array of working alternative treatments. This is understandable, as alternatives represent competition. They are bad for business, generally requiring minimal or no visits to a doctor, and no prescription medications.

Many doctors have publicly stated that the cancer industry is not serving the public. Some of these openly discuss alternative options with their patients. As punishment, the most outspoken are labeled "quacks" on the website because they give people low-cost options that undermine the prescription drug business. Truth tellers can be bad for business. A few on this "quack" list are Dr. Gary Null, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Dr. Linus Pauling, Dr. Kenneth Blaylock, Raymond Royal Rife, Dr. Weston Price (long dead ADA member and chairman), Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Deepak Chopra, and Dr. Lorraine Day - all top scientists or physicians - all honoring truth and science above politics and profits.

Think about it -- in a land of marketing hyperbole and lies, a quack is someone who explores new possibilities and values the right of others to know the truth. But in truth, it is obvious that most of these people are not quacks. Black's Law Dictionary (or any dictionary) defines a "quack" as a "pretender in medicine, one who is not qualified to perform as a doctor." So QuackWatch is fundamentally a bogus name, listing licensed doctors on its site. The editor of is Dr. Stephen Barrett. Dr. Barrett is a respected author, receiving an award from his supporters at the FDA for fighting quackery. He's the man that writes the "warnings" that search engines pull up long with any alternative cancer treatment entered. For example, enter "Hoxsey Therapy" in Google and the search engine will produce one of Barrett's warnings about old Dr. Hoxsey, probably on the same page.

It may come as a surprise but the website is a modern extension of a 200-year struggle for who may treat cancer and other diseases. But where did medicine get on the wrong track? Why can't they observe that there are low-cost, alternative treatments that work? One answer is money (Big Pharma needs big profits). The other reason is that medicine is firmly rooted in the ideas of the French philosopher Rene Descartes (I think, therefore I am). Descartes had a strong influence on scientific methods. Science must be limited to the measurable, to the observable world. He taught that people are very much like machines. Machines break and they need to be fixed; they don't fix themselves.

This concept implies the use of surgery. Doctors are trained to repair humans with tools, drugs and radiation. Over the last 350 years, this concept became entrenched in allopathic medicine. With the founding of the American Medical Association in 1847, college-trained doctors began to protect their careers by forming medical societies. These societies, some existing since the very early 1800s, claimed to advance the principles of medicine and science for the good of the public by exposing quack doctors that were rampant in early America. Their efforts weeded out charlatans preying on the sick and desperate. However, some of these uneducated folk-doctors were successfully treating their patients.

Early Americans depended almost exclusively on folk medicine. But the fact that natural remedies worked only served to promote a medical underground of "grannies" and herb doctors, which also carefully guarded their secret remedies. Intense anti-quack talk continued in local legislatures throughout America during the 1800s, until the AMA created a Committee on National Legislation in 1899 to push their agenda.

Many today do not realize that John D. Rockefeller invested heavily in pharmaceutical companies. He demanded profits and worked to eliminate any competition from natural remedies. His plan was to completely control medicine. Working through agents, he slowly took control of medical schools, and established a universal medical curriculum. No natural "quack" remedies could be taught as those would cut into his drug company sales. After graduation, doctors were kept in check with AMA licensing requirements. From the AMA's founding in 1847 to today's, quacks and their natural remedies have always been a irritant to the business of conventional medicine and a driving force behind the fight to control the billion dollar cash flow of the world-wide cancer industry.

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