5-year cancer survival rate for chemotherapy is 2.1%

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nurse with sick woman(NaturalHealth365) There has been an ongoing debate about the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs for cancer patients as well as their effect on cancer survival rates. However, American and Australian studies have shown that cancer survival rates after receiving chemotherapy can be as startlingly low as 2.1%.

These studies took a 5-year look at cancer survival rates in cancer patients who received chemotherapy. The overall contribution of chemotherapy to 5-year survival was found to be just 2.1% for cancer patients in the U.S. and 2.3% for patients in Australia. While the 5-year cancer survival rate for Australian cancer patients is at this time more than 60%, these studies have shown that the use of chemotherapy makes a negligible contribution.

Revealing the negative side effects of chemotherapy versus health benefits

The side effects of chemotherapy and negative impact upon health comprise a very long list. These ill health effects include vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, constipation, bladder issues, bleeding, anemia, bruising, hair loss, edema, infections, lymphedema, neutropenia, nerve issues, mouth and throat issues, fertility problems and ongoing physical pain. Those who undergo chemotherapy also report ongoing fatigue, memory issues, difficultly in concentrating, insomnia and sexual issues.

Furthermore, the use of chemotherapy drugs with clients experiencing end-stage cancers worsens their quality of life while providing no overall survival benefits, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology. With such a poor effectiveness rate along with horrible side effects, these harsh and harmful chemicals are clearly not worth the risks.

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Why kill the immune response – when it’s needed most?

Some researchers theorize that the reason for resistance to chemotherapy in so many patients is that they build up a cellular tolerance to the drugs. The drugs used in chemotherapy also aren’t generally engineered for specific types of cancer, further diluting their effectiveness. Since chemotherapy drugs usually only target cancer cells that divide, any dormant cancer stem cells are often not effectively addressed by chemotherapy.

Clients who are given chemotherapy as a treatment become increasingly affected by drug detoxification. This in turn suppresses the immune system, exhausts the cellular repair mechanism, lowers drug receptor sensitivity, and alters pH gradients in negative ways.

In short, chemotherapy is very often a self-defeating therapy, decreasing white cell counts and weakening the immune system.

Fighting cancer with less harmful and more effective measures

While the side effects and negative health consequences of chemotherapy can be assisted with a ketogenic diet and key supplements like green tea polyphenols, some research has shown that these measures alone are more effective than chemotherapy.

A ketogenic diet is one that eliminates carbohydrates and starches in favor of vegetables, healthy fats and small amounts of high-quality lean proteins. It is believed that the reduction in glucose in the body helps to starve cancer cells, which feed on glucose. Lowering protein intake also contributes to slowing cancer cell proliferation.

Clearly, the funding and use of chemotherapy drugs as a cancer treatment should be reconsidered by the entire medical establishment. At the very least, a rigorous re-evaluation of the impact upon quality of life and their financial cost should be undertaken.

References:

https://www.burtongoldberg.com/home/burtongoldberg/contribution-of-chemotherapy-to-five-year-survival-rate-morgan.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15630849

http://oncology.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2398177

http://nutritionandmetabolism.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1743-7075-4-5

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3157418/

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  • Piper Gerson

    The few people I know who survived chemo didn’t thrive. Survive is the right word.-the measure of success is so low.

    Getting through chemo means giving up a lot. The side effects can last a lifetime. From what I have seen even though short term it looks like they made it, long term looks differently.

  • Sammy Hines

    I had a friend who had a doctor that was amazed that this person survived chemo. It was an aggressive type so they used large and strong chemo agents.

    The doctor said he was one of the rare ones who was able to tolerate the treatment.

    • signalfire1

      In other words – ‘gee, you survived my poisoning you, what a surprise!’ Your friend may well find his cancer returning with a vengeance in a few years, sad to say. The oncologist will just shrug and send his condolences.

  • Nick Lester

    What is really troubling is they don’t want you to do anything while in treatment. It has been proven that there are healthy things that enhance the treatment and makes it work better with less side effects.

    They encourage you to eat anything you want. They tell you not to even juice or fast before chemo. These two things are known to make chemo work better and lessen side effects.

    If they don’t encourage you to do things that may keep you staying healthy, you need to do your homework. This article is on target.

  • Charles Knows

    Again ,, its all about the Money .. They could care less about you , or your suffering ..And that are the facts ..

  • Sam Nelson

    My wife and I believe my wife’s uncle was murdered by a doctor using chemo. Joe, had a back ache, went to a doctor, a year later and after months of pain and misery, caused by the horrible chemo treatment the doctor administered, Joe was dead. We believe chemo is part of the depopulation system in place, used to rid the world of people doctors feel are unworthy of life. We, do not go to the doctor, we won’t go to the doctor, we know the doctors are killers and intend to keep on killing as many and as often as possible. Believe what you want, know this though, something fishy is going on. For a broken bone or something like that, maybe a doctor, if you can’t find anyone else to help you, a doctor might work, for Cancer, forget it, it is a killing field that doctors office. Could be, doctors are programmed to hate the less fortunate people in the world and not even know it. It is for sure, doctors want to be rich, among the rich, think they are special and do not care for people less than them.

  • Martha

    There is also research showing that all immune cells (T-cells, macrophages, and other specialized immune cells) are killed by toxins. The “chemo” in chemotherapy is, quite clearly, a toxin. Oncology nurses who handle the drugs are more likely than non-oncology nurses to get cancer, and die from it. Eighty percent of oncologists would not advise their own relatives or friends to take chemotherapy.

    In addition to the brief mention of other good cancer therapeutics, melatonin has been shown to kill cancer cells, and be far more selective in that function than the chemicals in chemotherapy, as well as helping to heal the body after chemotherapy.

  • roundthings

    Rick Simpson OIl (Cannabis), Medicinal Mushrooms, herbs and other supplements are the route I would take

  • signalfire1

    Proper informed consent includes being told at diagnosis ALL your options including true success rate of the proposed chemo/radiation and surgery, dietary options other than ‘eat whatever you want’ with a (get this!) bowl of candy on the receptionist’s desk as you leave in shock at being told you have cancer, close followup in the immediate week or two of diagnosis given that the suicide rate skyrockets 7X in the week after a cancer diagnosis, people fear it (and the accompanying barbaric treatments) so much, and a FULL DISCLOSURE of how much your oncologist stands to make by the recommended treatments and resale of chemo agents. I’ve been considering a class action lawsuit against the AMA for several years because of this; I’m 4.5 years out from being told I’d be dead in five years or less if I didn’t partake of the recommended treatment; I treated myself with high dose Vitamin C, B17, high D3 supplements and a ketotic diet, now deemed ‘95% assurance no malignancy present’. Funny, that.

    Standard of treatment protocols need to be challenged – they seem set up for the benefit of the prescription drug (chemical) companies, not for the good of the patient.

  • Joseph Bencze

    Ginger Is 10,000x More Effective Than Chemo!

    A new study shows that a component of ginger can be over 10,000 times more effective than chemotherapy to fight cancer stem cells. The study in the journal PLOS ONE shows that Gingerol fights breast cancer more effective than chemo. The stem cells are also sometimes referred to as mother cells because they are responsible for the different types of cells from tumors which exist. Although a tumor for only 0.2 to 1 per cent consisting of cancer stem cells, these cells are resistant to chemotherapy, and they may form new tumors.
    In order to prevent the cancer coming back at a later time, the stem cells also have to be destroyed. That is exactly what gingerol does. Moreover, this doesn’t harm healthy cells like chemotherapy does.
    Stronger than ever. The scientists noted that tumors may return because of the cancer stem cells. There are few resources that kill these cells. Various researchers have shown that cancer stem cells are resistant to most chemotherapeutic drugs. Although radiation and chemotherapy can reduce the size of a tumor, making it sometimes completely disappear, cancer stem cells remain behind in the body, thru which the tumor may recur again and is stronger than ever.
    Natural substances much better than chemo and radiation. The scientists make an important point…they note that chemotherapy only existed for 50 years. Herbal nutrition, on the other hand, has been around for millions of years and these natural substances are accepted by the human body.
    Chemo & Radiation Increase Cancer Stem Cells?
    In contrast to chemicals, ginger, curcumin, and hundreds of other substances are naturally found in our diet. This new study shows that natural substances are far superior to chemotherapy and radiation; and the chemo & radiation may increase the number of cancer stem cells.
    The chemical, known as 6-shogaol, is produced when ginger roots are dried or cooked. The researchers found that 6-shogaol is active against cancer stem cells at concentrations that are harmless to healthy cells. This is dramatically different from conventional chemotherapy, which has serious side effects largely because it kills healthy as well as cancerous cells.
    Cancer Stem Cells responsible for 90% of Cancer deaths
    Like other stem cells, cancer stem cells possess the ability to differentiate into various different cell types. In the case of cancer, stem cells differentiate into the various malignant cells that make up a tumor colony. Although they make up less than 1 percent of the cells in any given tumor, stem cells are impervious to nearly all known or experimental chemotherapy agents. These cells are also able to replicate indefinitely, and they are capable of splitting off from their originating colony to start new tumors elsewhere. They are key players in the process of metastasis, which is responsible for 90 percent of cancer-related deaths.
    The persistence of cancer stem cells also explains why cancers can recur even after seemingly successful tumor eradication via chemotherapy, radiation or surgery.
    “Cancer stem cells pose a serious obstacle to cancer therapy as they can be responsible for poor prognosis and tumor relapse,” the researchers wrote. “To add into the misery, few chemotherapeutic compounds show promise to kill these cells.”
    The researchers found that 6-shogaol targets breast cancer stem cells along several different pathways, including reducing the expression of surface markers, altering the cell cycle to increase the rate of cell death, inhibiting tumor formation, directly inducing programmed cell death, and flat-out poisoning cancer stem cells (cytotoxicity).
    The researchers then compared the cytotoxicity of 6-shogaol against human breast cancer stem cells with that of the widely used chemotherapy drug taxol. They found that while taxol did show cytotoxicity in a one-dimensional laboratory model of cancer (“monolayer”), it showed almost no effect in the three-dimensional (“spheroid”) model that is now believed to be a more accurate model of real-world cancer tumors. 6-shogaol, however, was effective in both the monolayer and spheroid models. “Taxol, even though was highly active in monolayer cells, did not show activity against the spheroids even at 10,000 fold higher concentration compared to 6-shogaol,” the researchers wrote.
    The fact that 6-shogaol naturally occurs in a widely consumed human food is promising for its safety profile, the researchers noted. “Dietary compounds are welcome options for human diseases due to their time-tested acceptability by human bodies,” they wrote.
    Another food-based chemical that has shown promise against cancer stem cells is phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC). This chemical is produced from the reaction of a compound and an enzyme that occur in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli and cabbage. This reaction actually takes place simply when the vegetables are chewed, which means that eating cruciferous vegetables causes the human body to be exposed to PEITC.

    According to a May 2015 press release by researchers from the South Dakota State University Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences, PEITC has been successful at killing cervical cancer stem cells. The concentrations used in the study are actually achievable simply from a diet rich in cruciferous vegetables, the researchers said. The vegetables highest in PEITC potential are watercress and land cress.

    This research suggests that PEITC, and possibly even a diet rich in cruciferous vegetables, could assist in the prevention of or recovery from cancer.

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews. com/052009_ginger_chemotherapy_cancer_treatment.html#ixzz40478SwoI

  • Joseph Bencze

    ALOE VERA: The Healing Miracle.
    Dr. H. Reginald McDaniel, MD, one of the early Aloe researchers in 1990, said in, “Is Aloe Vera a Cancer Cure” video on YouTube (please look at this yourself):
    “The use of Aloe Vera is the most important single step forward in the treatment of disease in history.”
    How did we discover Aloe?
    It’s mentioned five times in the Bible…in Numbers 24:6 it says, “the Lord himself planted it”. Mention of Aloe is found in ancient documents over 6 thousand years old. It’s often known as the “burn plant”. Long before Cleopatra, the ancient Persians and Sumerians used Aloe as a healing remedy.
    How does Aloe Vera work?
    Science has identified many of the health mechanisms in Aloe. The number one healing element is a long-chain sugar called a Muco-Poly-Saccharide or MPS. It’s also called Acemannon or Mannose. They are also called Glyconutrients. This MPS is also the active ingredient in shark cartilage, but Aloe is more bio-available. Every cell of our body has MPS, but our body doesn’t manufacture it after the mid-teens, and we don’t get enough from our diet. When this one element in Aloe is isolated and given to sick animals and humans, they tend to become mysteriously well again.
    Conditions that respond to Aloe!
    When Aloe is used at levels of 1-2000 mg of MPS a day, many of these diseases are helped or eliminated: Cancer and tumors, cardio-vascular-heart, diabetes, sinus/allergy, colds/flu, asthma, multiple sclerosis, and digestive/intestinal conditions.
    Where do I buy it? DO Not buy a brand that does not state the MPS level… Almost all health food store brands have little or no MPS.
    Aloe powder capsules are also fine, as long as you determine the MPS dosage. You need at least 1,000-2,000 mgs of MPS a day.
    Testimonials One wealthy man in 1980 was suffering from Epstein-Barr, candida, and herpes for years. His body was covered with puss-filled sores from head to toe. He spent over $200,000 in 3 years of conventional medical treatment with no success. He tried many types of Aloe with no response. He was using one of the many brands with little or no active ingredient. When he was at the end of his rope, he met Dr.Ritter, one of the world’s authorities on Aloe, and he told him to try the high-potency Aloe. The man took it internally and externally in large mounts; he didn’t play around sipping a teaspoon here and there. In three months there wasn’t a sore on his body.
    Cancer, AIDS and the Immune system
    Michael Arrington was diagnosed with 17 cancerous tumors in his liver. It was the worst case of liver ever recorded at the time. He was given 4 to 21 days to live. The doctors told him no one had ever developed a worse case of liver cancer. There was no treatment for such a deadly disease; this lack of treatment actually saved his life. If he had been treated with conventional toxic chemotherapy and radiation, he would have died. But instead, over the next 6 months he took 2,000 to 3,000 mg of MPS a day. As each month went by, CAT scans showed the tumors reduce to the point where they were gone. The tumors were completely gone! The year was 1989! The American public has not heard about this discovery after two decades! The cover-up by the medical & pharmaceutical cartel has been very effective.
    Clinical Study: Heart Disease & Diabetes In the 1970’s & 80’s in India, Dr. Agarwal, MD conducted a 5-year study with 5,000 patients using Aloe as a treatment for heart disease and diabetes. It was presented in 1984 in America. Within one year, 93.1% or 4652 patients had normal EKG tracings, even after the treadmill. Normal levels of cholesterol and HDL ratios were also established. Of the 3167 diabetics in the study, 94.4% saw their blood sugar levels return to normal… With all these wonderful results, there were no side effects… Five years after the study, all patients were still living, which is unheard of in such a large study of heart patients!
    Medicine has no answer to Aloe’s MPS! You could spend millions of dollars with the “prescription drug cartel” and not get one-tenth the result that you would from MPS. Aloe is not a cure; the body will heal itself if given the correct raw materials. The FDA has never tested the MPS in Aloe Vera for its healing properties…and they don’t plan on testing it anytime soon. Legitimate testing of MPS would cause bankruptcy in medicine due to lost revenues.
    The Bermuda Triangle of Health is the FDA, the AMA and the Prescription Drug Industry… These 3 are the black holes of true health information… They all consciously lie about natural health research… The big money is in drugs, chemo and surgery… Drug companies cannot make huge profits from natural remedies, so they do their best to obscure the truth!… Keeping natural remedies hidden is the FDA’s main job… The drug companies run the FDA… There’s a well-documented revolving door between the two… Consider your doctor…if your doctor was really interested in your health, he/she would have told you about the health alternatives found in this series of articles. Your doctor doesn’t know anything about “natural” health…just disease.
    Pass the Chemo please!
    If chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery were so good, why not use it before you have cancer? That would be crazy, right? Then why are we using it at a time when our body is at it’s weakest? Do any of these treatments make our immune systems stronger or increase our vital energy so we can heal faster; NO… they destroy our immunity and poison our body? The MPS in Aloe does all the wonderful things mentioned here without side effects. This is so unique it would take volumes to illustrate. Eli Lily once said, “Drugs, by definition, have side-effects.” Aloe is not a drug, and has no toxicity. You could drink a quart of Aloe a day and it would just improve your health.
    How Much do You Need? For maximum effect, you should take 1,000-2,000 mgs of MPS a day. The more, the better!

    Q: The Aloe Life juices contain vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, polysaccharides and more. Do we need to take our supplements along with the juice?
    A: Yes… Aloe Life juices do contain hundreds of nutrients yet they do not replace the need for supplements. What has been presented in some research, is that when Aloe Vera juice is taken with other nutrients the absorption increases up to ten times greater. So it is possible to not only optimize your own digestion of foods, but also any other vitamins or herbs you may take!… A recent study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 showed 300% better absorption of vitamin E when taken with Aloe Vera Juice.
    By J. Bencze

  • Mattshark

    You chemo survival data is extremely misleading or horrendously dishonest. Those rates are for ADJUVANT CYTOTOXIC CHEMOTHERAPY only! That is not the same as chemo therapy.