by Andrew Scholberg
This is the first of two reports about the 2014 Cancer Control Society Convention and Doctors’ Symposium, held over Labor Day weekend at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, Universal City, California
One of the most compelling speakers at the Cancer Control Society’s 2014 Doctors’ Symposium was Dr. Bradford Weeks, M.D., from Clinton, Washington. He spoke on “Inflammation and Cancer.”
Dr. Weeks wasted no time exposing a dirty little secret about chemotherapy: even if chemo shrinks a patient’s tumors, the shrinkage is just about irrelevant to the patient’s survival. This will come as a surprise to a lot of cancer patients who break out the champagne on news their tumor has gotten smaller. You need to know what’s really going on. . .
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Tumor shrinkage often makes little difference to a patient’s long-term survival. That’s because tumors — though ugly and undesirable — usually don’t threaten the patient’s life. A tumor that interferes with a vital function such as breathing or eating is obviously the exception. Another obvious exception is pancreatic cancer, which directly affects a vital organ.
But most of the time, the real threat to the patient’s life, according to Dr. Weeks, are cancer stem cells that may be circulating in the blood. Cancer stem cells, he explained, can spread cancer all over the body and are resistant to chemo and radiation.
It’s metastasis – the spread of cancer to multiple locations – that kills. Early-stage cancer – i.e. cancer that stays where it is – is pretty harmless in comparison.
Consider this. Less than one percent of the cancer cells in a tumor are cancer stem cells. Yet the typical cancer doctor who prescribes chemo totally ignores the cancer stem cells — the only cancer cells that are dangerous — and focuses on shrinking the tumor.
Whether the tumor shrinks, grows, or stays the same size is how oncologists generally gauge the success of the treatment (this is often true of alternative doctors as well). In doing so, the typical cancer doctor deludes the patient and himself when he declares the cancer to be “in remission.”
The question these doctors should be asking is, “What about the circulating cancer stem cells in the patient’s blood stream that survive the chemo and radiation?”
Therefore, Dr. Weeks urges cancer patients to ask their oncologist this question before submitting to chemotherapy: “What will your proposed treatment do to my cancer stem cells?” He said most oncologists will give the “deer in the headlights” look. Others will give the kind of look that reveals they know they’ve just been busted.
Medical breakthrough with stem cells
On the other hand, there are the “good” stem cells – the ones that can save your life, and the Cancer Control Society conference offered some exciting developments.
One of Mexico’s cancer doctors, Geronimo Rubio, M.D., announced that his Tijuana hospital is now one of only nine hospitals in the country with a state-of-the-art lab certified by the Mexican government to offer stem cell therapy.
Dr. Rubio uses adult stem cells from bone marrow and fat, which his team cultures in their lab and re-injects into the patient to activate the immune system. Dr. Rubio’s clinic is one of those featured in our guide to Mexican cancer clinics, The Amish Cancer Secret.
As you may know, stem cells are “shape shifters” that can develop into any specific kind of cell the patient’s body needs. Stem cells can not only boost the immune system but can also help regenerate damaged tissues.
For example, I know of a patient whose knee replacement surgery was cancelled after his knee regenerated following a stem cell treatment — not at Dr. Rubio’s clinic but at a stem cell clinic in the Dominican Republic. This amazing therapy is on the cutting edge of medicine.
Self-donated adult stem cell therapy, in contrast to embryonic stem cells, is moral and ethical, and there’s never a problem with rejection because the stem cells are from the patient’s own body.
Dr. Forsythe’s results are astounding
To rid the body of malignant stem cells, some integrative doctors, such as Dr. James Forsythe, M.D., of Reno, Nevada, specifically target the cancer stem cells after sending a sample of the patient’s blood to a lab in Greece. The lab isolates the cancer stem cells to determine which chemotherapies (if any) and which natural medicines are most likely to kill them off.
If the test reveals that a certain chemo is warranted, Dr. Forsythe uses a low dose of that chemo, along with the strongest natural therapies to kill the cancer stem cells and boost the patient’s immunity.
Dr. Forsythe didn’t speak at the Doctors’ Symposium, but he did address the Cancer Control Convention two days earlier, revealing the astonishing results of his nearly completed five-year prospective study of 650 Stage Four cancer patients with a wide variety of cancers. Dr. Forsythe said the survival rate of the 650 patients in the study at four years and two months (just ten months from completion) is 67 percent. To say that this is astounding would be an understatement.
To put this survival rate in perspective, the survival rate of Stage Four cancer patients who undergo conventional therapy (high dose chemo and radiation) is only two percent after five years: 98 percent of the patients are dead.
Dr. Forsythe’s study has ten more months to go before it’s complete. During those months he expects his 67 percent survival rate to drop, but not by much. The final number may be around 60 percent. Whatever it is, Dr. Forsythe will go public with the results when his study is complete.
If a Stage Four cancer patient is looking for hope and healing, a five-year survival rate of around 60 percent with Dr. Forsythe’s therapy beats conventional medicine’s two percent survival rate by a country mile. It would surely rank him as one of the most effective cancer doctors in the world, besides providing decisive proof that alternative and integrative approaches, at least the ones he uses, are superior to conventional oncology.
Dr. Forsythe said that he started out his practice as a conventional oncologist but was appalled at the long-term statistics for conventional therapy (which are well-known to other oncologists, too, who nonetheless continue to push chemo on late-stage patients).
In view of mainstream oncology’s obvious failure, Dr. Forsythe studied homeopathy at the British Institute of Homeopathy. When he added homeopathy and other natural therapies to his cancer treatment, he got better results for his patients. He’s one of the superstars I feature in my new book America’s Best Cancer Doctors.
Despite the undeniable superiority of Dr. Forsythe’s protocols, conventional cancer treatment is unlikely to change because the mainstream cancer industry has so much money at stake.
Ty Bollinger, the author of Cancer: Step Outside the Box, revealed a shocking statistic in his speech. He said that 40 percent of medical students want to go into oncology! That’s where the money is. Medical students who go deep into debt to finance their medical education are naturally attracted to a specialty that pays well. That may help explain why conventional cancer treatment is a self-perpetuating racket.
Is cancer a fungus?
Doug Kaufmann, the author of Does Fungus Cause Cancer, stated, “A systemic fungal infection is found with cancer.” He believes cancer is a fungus, and made a case for this belief by pointing out that cancer and fungus behave exactly the same. They both crave sugar, for example. When someone has cancer, his rule of thumb is “FUPO,” which stands for Fungus Until Proved Otherwise.
Dr. Kaufmann said, “If you crave things like pasta and bread, you have a fungal problem, and you should starve the fungus out!” He offered the audience free information about his anti-fungal eating plan, which is found on his website http://KnowTheCause.com. Click on “getting started” for the eating plan he recommends.
Another speaker who criticized the standard American diet was Patrick Quillin, PhD, the author of Beating Cancer with Nutrition. He’s a famous figure in alternative cancer circles; his book thoroughly documents that food matters when it comes to cancer. This is one of the first books that Cancer Control Society President Frank Cousineau recommends when patients ask him, “What should I eat?”
Mr. Quillin described the standard American diet as “fertilizer for cancer,” and urged the audience to “solemnly swear to eat the whole food and nothing but the food.” The right kind of eating plan, he pointed out, can correct imbalances in the gut that have a big impact on health, especially that of cancer patients. The gut contains both kinds of bacteria: good and bad. He said there’s no problem provided 15 percent of the bacteria in the gut are bad, but NOT if the figure is 51 percent.
A remarkable water therapy from Hungary
Dr. Robert Lyons, M.D., gave a presentation about “Kaqun water” — something I’d never heard of. I walked into his presentation late, and I was even going to skip it altogether because I assumed it was just going to be a sales pitch for some kind of water product. I was wrong.
At present, Kaqun water baths are available only at medical spas in Europe, mainly Hungary. In a way that I don’t understand, Dr. Lyons and his colleagues have figured out how to alter water in such a way that bathing in it crams huge amounts of oxygen into the body.
Patients who go to the spa take three Kaqun water baths a day for about $20 each. The before-and-after photos documenting the results are astounding: the photos show ugly, repulsive cancers that healed up — powerful proof the therapy works. Other before-and-after photos showed that Kaqun water baths also cured eczema.
My colleague and publisher Lee Euler was so impressed with this talk, he bought a recording of it and will devote an entire issue of Cancer Defeated to Kaqun water.
Curcumin is an important tool in your cancer kit
Dr. Sunil Pai, M.D., spoke about curcumin, hemp oil, and other natural medicines that are useful in cancer treatment. While curcumin has well-known anti-inflammatory effects, few people know that curcumin can make chemo more toxic to cancer cells while helping to protect the normal cells.
The same is true of radiation therapy. Dr. Pai remarked that “curcumin up-regulates and down-regulates as needed.” That’s remarkable. He cautioned not to take turmeric (which contains curcumin) unless it’s organic, and said that turmeric from China and India is often contaminated with lead.
As for “medical marijuana,” Dr. Pai said that he doesn’t want his patients getting “high,” and that’s why he recommends a non-intoxicating compound found in industrial hemp oil called CBD. The CBD compound provides medical benefits, but does not contain THC, the compound in marijuana that makes people feel “high.” He recommended Europe, not China, as the best source of hemp oil.
Lee Euler, Publisher