Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Cancer, its causes and treatment

What causes cancer, and how has the incidence grown in recent years? I came across this piece on the internet recently, written by Dr Tim O'Shea (http://www.thedoctorwithin.com/cancer/To-the-Cancer-Patient/) who listed these causes.

          "The traditional cover story is that we don’t know what causes cancer so therefore we have to keep spending $100 billion per year to look for the cause. In reality the opposite is true. The true causes of cancer are well known, well documented and have been for decades.
          What alters normal DNA? How do normal cells become persistent mutant cells, which grow tumors?

          There are thousands of everyday DNA-altering, carcinogenic situations, well researched. Let’s list just a few:
  • 60,000 chemicals in our air, food, and water
  • vaccines
  • processed foods
  • Genetically Modified foods
  • prescription drugs
  • over-the-counter medications
  • tobacco
  • air pollution
  • fluoridated water
  • pesticides on produce
  • herbicides on produce
  • chlorine
  • other contaminants in our water
All these things, he said, poisons our blood, and alters our DNA. He includes pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines in his list, and singles out vaccines as a particular problem.
          "With vaccines, it’s deliberate cell invasion: attenuated or mutated antigens injected into the child’s blood. Sixty-eight vaccines before age 18.
Yet even more striking are the statistics Dr O'Shea used in his piece, looking at the developing incidence of mortality from cancer in the USA.
"In 1900, cancer was practically unheard of in this country. By 1950, there were about 150 cases of cancer per 100,000 population.
Dr O'Shea then produced these statistics, looking at deaths from cancer per 100,000 of population. In 1967 they had risen to 157.2 cancer deaths per 100,000, and it climbed rapidly from there. 
1970— 162.9
1982— 187.3
1987— 198.2
1988— 198.4
1989— 201.0
1990— 203.2
1991— 204.1
1992— 204.1
Vital Statistics of the United States vol.II 1967-1992 [26]
Independent analysis by the CA Journal for Cancer Clinicians, Jan 97, [16] put the 1993 death rate at 220 per 100,000Jumping ahead now to 2000, the overall rate had climbed to 321 per 100,000 (OECD Health Data 2010).
And why, he asks, does nobody know this? Because, he says, it is forbidden to discuss such things in the mainstream media. 
So Dr O'Shea's arguments mirror my own, often outlined on this blog. The statistics he uses are damning, the rise in cancer mortality corresponding, as they do, to the years when research into cancer, drugs to treat cancer (and drugs that cause cancer) have grown exponentially.
The article is full of other useful information too, although I know nothing about the treatment programmes he is suggesting. What I do know, and have highlighted in past blogs, is that many people with cancer have turned to homeopathy, and with some success.