Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Futility of Chemotherapy
An Article by Charlotte Gerson, from her
Healing Newsletter Sept. 2006

What was true then is even more so today. Here's the article:
No Beneficial Effect

We have reported a number of times in the Gerson Healing Newsletter on studies that severely question or even deny any usefulness of chemotherapy treatments. The German newsmagazine Der Spiegel (equivalent to the U.S. Time magazine) published one of the more powerful ones in December 1990. In that monograph, German biostatistician Dr. Ulrich Abel summarized his findings in these words: "There is no evidence for the vast majority of cancers that treatment with these drugs (cytotoxins) exerts any positive influence on survival or quality of life in patients with advanced disease." Abel continued, "The personal views of many oncologists seem to be in striking contrast to communications intended for the public."

In April 2004, Der Spiegel published another report by several serious researchers regarding results obtained from treatments with chemotherapy. Epidemiologist Dieter Hoelzel of the Clinic Grosshadern at the University of Munich states "Regarding survival rates in patients with metastasizing carcinoma in the intestinal tract, the breast, the lungs or the prostate, we have not made any progress in the past 25 years." He, together with a group of oncologists, created a database containing the medical histories of several thousand cancer patients leading to this conclusion.

The latest figures from the University of Munich's cancer registry do not reflect any prolongation of life spans. "While the outlook has improved slightly for patients suffering from intestinal cancer, breast cancer survival rates have decreased over the years. Gynecologist Gerhard Schaller, at the University of Bochum, says, "Chemotherapy has done practically nothing for women with late-stage breast cancer - there is literally much ado about nothing." This opinion is confirmed by Wolfram Jaeger, director of the Gynecological Department of the Staedtische Clinic Duesseldorf, "There have been and there are no success stories. We treat large numbers of women without tangible proof of success."

In September of 1985, then-Director of the Gynecology Department at the University Hospital of Hamburg-Eppendorf, declared at an international congress in Berlin: "It should set us thinking to hear a growing number of doctors say: 'I wouldn't allow that kind of treatment on myself.'"

The progress of chemotherapy is seen in the relief of suffering caused by the drugs themselves. These cell toxins used to weaken the patients to the point that they had to be monitored in hospital. Now there are remedies for hair loss, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea and constipation. Many chemo drugs may be administered on an out-patient basis and, explains Dr. Overkamp, an oncologist in Recklinghausen, "The patients hardly suffer any more from bouts of vomiting. That way I was finally able to install wall-to-wall carpeting in my office."

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Two Big-Pharma Whistleblowers

You think medicine and pharmaceutical companies have your best interests in mind, right?

Well here's an x-pharma guy who saw it as it is. See this 7 min. video. (It was a talk given in Israel, apparently, and I suppose the guy with the micrphone next to our hero was translating every few sentences.)

Here's another good 7-min. video.