Steve Jobs Illness is
Another Tragic Loss to Mankind
Steve Jobs’s recent decision to retire from most of his responsibilities at Apple is a tragic loss to the whole human race. There are very few people at his level of genius. “Genius” is a word that’s thrown around loosely in our culture — but not by me. It’s an accolade I reserve for the very highest levels of achievement — Beethoven, Shakespeare, Mozart, Lincoln, Einstein.
Jobs deserves part or all of the credit for at least five or six major business and communications revolutions while most so-called “geniuses” in the business world can claim — maybe — one such achievement on their resumés. Usually less than one.
And I don’t count a talent for making money as a mark of genius. That’s not what I’m talking about. Making a pot of money usually requires a lot of work but not a high level of intelligence, much less originality. It’s actually pretty easy. It also involves a measure of luck.
When I speak of business “genius” I’m referring to a talent for creating new products or services or organizational breakthroughs that make the world a better place. Some of the people with that kind of genius never even make much money because competitors jump in and copy their innovations.
No, when I talk about “genius” I’m talking about the real thing, and Jobs has it. What makes this loss all the more tragic is that it’s yet another failure of conventional cancer treatments.
Where Steve Jobs went wrong
Jobs has been very private about his illness, but from what we know he put his faith in the unholy trinity — chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. And now it appears likely his life is drawing to a close.
Here’s a line from Reuters: “Patients with the rare form of cancer suffered by Apple Inc’s Steve Jobs face a tougher battle if the disease recurs, because of the methods used in fighting it.”
Translation: If the treatments fail — and they almost always do when you have pancreatic cancer like Jobs has — then they actually make your problem worse and hasten your death.
I hope the shocking fate of Steve Jobs is enough to move more people to at least think about alternative cancer treatments. There is a better way to treat cancer.
One thing we’ve learned here at Cancer Defeated in the last six years is that cancer is a highly preventable and treatable disease. We have a good idea of WHY people get it and a good idea of HOW you can get rid of it — even in advanced cases. One of our experts says, “Of all the degenerative diseases of aging — heart disease, diabetes, arthritis — cancer is actually the easiest to reverse.”
The tragedy is that most people wreck their bodies with chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. Only when those treatments have failed and they’ve been told to go to hospice do they finally give a thought to alternatives.
Amazingly, the treatments often work even in these advanced cases. But for heaven’s sake, don’t wait until things are that bad. It’s so much better to turn to alternatives before the conventional treatments trash your immune system the way they did Steve Jobs’s.
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And sometimes we turn them down even if the treatments they talk about are somewhat successful, because we know of other treatments that work better. You might be surprised, but some alternative treatments can make you just about as sick as chemo! There’s no need for that. You can start feeling better within days if you start a proper plan of alternative treatments. Some people report an improvement the very first day! I can’t promise that, but it does happen.
There’s no need for toxic treatments, whether conventional or alternative. And there’s no need to gamble on unproven treatments because there are many alternatives that are backed by a ton of evidence.
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In 2009 Jobs underwent a liver transplant to fight off the spread of his cancer. Says Reuters, “The procedure is experimental and is fraught with complications.” You can bet on that. According to a pancreatic disease specialist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the most serious complication after Jobs’ liver transplant would have been further spread of the cancer.
I’m sure this doctor meant well, but I find it breathtaking to be told it’s a “side effect” when the treatment spreads the very disease it was supposed to cure. This doctor, Simon Lo, said that three-quarters of patients who got a liver transplant as part of their cancer treatment saw the cancer sneak back within two to five years. The cancer can return not only to the liver but to other parts of the body.
If an alternative treatment failed three times out of four it would be denounced as quackery and everyone connected with it would be fined, prosecuted, suffer the loss of their medical licenses and even be sent to prison. But in conventional medicine a 75 percent failure rate is all in a day’s work. “Get over it, dude. Stuff happens. Tell me where the memorial service is going to be held, I’ll send some flowers.”
Jobs received the worst possible treatment for cancer
After any kind of transplant, the patient has to take immunosuppressant drugs to prevent his or her immune system from rejecting the new organ as a foreign invader (because that’s what it is; the immune system isn’t stupid; it’s one of the most intelligent parts of the body. ) The last thing a cancer patient needs is a suppressed immune system.
Doctor: “Oh, you’ve got cancer? Here’s the plan: we’ll knock out your immune system.”
Patient: “Great, doc. I trust you completely. When do we start?”
Only one person close to me has endured a major transplant (a heart, in his case), and his post-transplant life was a nightmare. Sometimes a transplant is the last remaining option. Kidney failure, for example. But not for cancer, my friends, not for cancer.
Adding to the tragedy is that Jobs doesn’t have the most common kind of pancreatic cancer, the kind we think of as a virtual death sentence, the kind that kills 95 percent of patients within five years. He had a rare type of pancreatic cancer that’s actually pretty treatable, even by the bumblers in conventional medicine. It’s caused by an islet cell neuroendocrine tumor — there are only a few hundred cases a year.
Jobs was first treated in 2004, apparently by surgery only, and did not require chemotherapy or radiation at that time. He was told all the cancer was gone. This line is right up there with famous lies like “The check is in the mail” and “Of course I’ll still love you in the morning.” Millions of cancer patients have been told “we got it all,” only to see their cancer return.
If you’re a regular reader of this newsletter, you can recite along with me: “Cancer is a systemic disease. It affects the whole body. Taking out a piece of the body by surgery does not ‘cure’ cancer. It almost always comes back.”
The stats show that neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer comes back in about half of all patients following surgical removal. That’s what conventional medicine means by “treatable.” Surgical treatment has a 50% success rate, making it almost as good as alternative treatments when it comes to late-stage cancer.
And as an outside observer, I’d have to say that if Jobs was “cancer-free” after 2004 I don’t want to know what a treatment failure would have looked like. Jobs looked terrible after 2004. Everyone could plainly see he looked thin and gaunt. If he didn’t still have cancer, what DID he have?
The final irony here is that conventional medicine would count the Jobs case as an over-the-top, “woo-hoo” success story because he’s survived more than seven years after initial diagnosis. Survival beyond the five year mark is considered a total success. Do you consider hanging on for five years, often with no quality of life, a “success”? I don’t. I want to get well.
Here’s my take, based on the limited information available to the public: Jobs had a treatable form of pancreatic cancer in 2004 and it would have been a piece of cake to clear it all up with the kind of recommendations we make in this newsletter and in our books and reports like Cancer: Step Outside the Box, How to Cure Almost Any Cancer at Home for $5.15 a Day, and Outsmart Your Cancer.
Had Steve Jobs read those books and followed the advice I’m confident he would be strong, healthy, full of energy and ready to make Apple the world’s first trillion dollar company. Instead, he’s the latest victim of the bungling stupidity of conventional medicine.