Article 2 of 8 on cancer
Last time I talked about the role your mind plays in healing cancer.
This time I want to give you some empowering questions to ask an oncologist should you or a loved one ever be diagnosed with cancer.
You see although it takes many years (decades even) for a tumour to develop, through fear doctors create unseemly urgency to rush into therapy.
And it doesn’t have to be that way. How can you make a value judgement about your best course of action when you’re scared out of your wits?
So here are some critical questions to ask so you can choose wisely:
- 1. What will chemo do for me?
- 2. What are the side effects?
- 3. How much will it improve my chances of survival?
- 4. Is that an absolute percentage or a relative percentage?
- 5. Would you prescribe this drug for your family? (79 – 90% say no!) If not, why not? (side effects too severe versus benefit gained)
- 6. What can I do to improve my chances/reduce the side effects? (usual response – nothing)
- 7. Does this drug kill cancer stem cells? (Conventional chemo only kills daughter cells leaving the stem cells free to start again elsewhere)
Many years ago I had a doctor in a meditation class and I mentioned that untreated cancer patients live longer after diagnosis than treated patients.
The doctor took great exception to this, so I gave her four references from the literature.
She came back next week and apologised in front of the group because she wasn’t aware of the published research.
You see the cancer industry is a very profitable multi-billion dollar business. The pharmaceutical industry doesn’t want to lose those profits and so they do their best to hide this research.
So it’s your responsibility to do due diligence and find out what’s best for you.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, after all, it’s your life that’s at stake. Take a friend with you for moral support when you see your oncologist.
The doctor, in essence, is your employee (you’re paying him/her for a service) so why not be more participatory in the decision-making process.
I’m not saying don’t go down the conventional path. Just do so after having evaluated all options and then decide what’s best for you.
Here again is the link I gave you in my last post:
9 part documentary series
The first two episodes of the 9 part series are free and will empower you to choose the right path for you.
What are your thoughts/beliefs? Am I challenging your belief system too much?
Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you.
Next time I’ll be talking about the role diet plays in illness and cancer in particular.
And until then, may you enjoy a life filled with health, happiness, love and success.
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