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Radiotherapy and Surgery - Do they help in the fight against Cancer

Radiotherapy / Radiation and Surgery. Do they really help with our fight against Cancer. What are the side effects? What are our chances of survival? Is modern medicine really progressing? Find out

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy uses small doses of radiation projected by machines aimed at the sick organ(s) or radioactive implants. The unit of measurement is the electron volt. For deep organs, this can reach 25 million electron volts.

Radiotherapy appears to increase life expectancy for some cancers but is plagued by a large number of side effects. Most common is the fatigue associated with this form of treatment. Patients who receive Radiotherapy for breast cancer may subsequently develop lung cancer. One study of 31 patients treated this way showed that 19 of them went on to develop lung cancer about 17 years later (Med Oncol. 1994).

A risk of fibrosis and damaged cells is also possible when Radiation bullets are inserted in the vagina to treat cervical cancer (Diagn Cytol 1995).

High dose of Radiotherapy used in certain difficult cancers lower the life expectancy of the patient. Bladder problems, incontinence, sexual malfunction, vomiting, diarrhoea and heart problems may occur after radiation to the abdomen.

Radiotherapy to the head can cause damage to the salivary and tear duct glands as well as to the brain. Radiotherapy can also damage bones and make them weaker and prone to fractures.

Edward Griffin states: "Radiology.. spreads the cancer and weakens the patient's resistance to other diseases. Serious and painful side effects, including heart failure. No evidence that treated patients live any longer, on the average, than those not treated. Statistical rate of long term survival after metastasis is close to zero" (World Without Cancer by Edward Griffin).

Surgery

Dr Richard Evans states: "there is no survival disadvantage to leaving tumour cells alone and simply observing the patient" ("Making the right choice" (Avery Publishing) by Dr Richard Evans) A review in Med Hypoth, 1993 also claimed that surgery does not make any difference as to the survival of the patient.

Surgery is believed by many to cause the spreading of cancer by puncturing the cancerous tumour and spreading its content to surrounding cells. Surgery will also cause trauma to the area and this in turn will cause a healing reaction that can cause the further development of cancerous cells (a theory offered by John Beard, professor of embryology at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. His paper was published in 1902 in the British Medical journal the Lancet).

It is also difficult, even for the most competent surgeon, to remove all cancerous cells. Should some of the cancer cells be left in the patient, they may become surrounded by scar tissues. These scar tissues would protect the cancer that could not then be attacked by the pancreatic enzymes necessary to destroy the tumour.

However, surgery, if performed properly, can save the life of patients by clearing an important blockage and buying them time to properly fight their disease.

Statistically speaking, surgery to remove tumours located near the main organs or reproductive system has a 10-15% chance of helping patients to a longer life. When the cancer has already spread, the chances of long term survival are very poor.

The tumour itself will not kill the patient. However what happens, is that cancerous tumours keep on growing and takes more and more space inside the body. EventuallyFind Article, it may grow so big that it will prevent the organ it is in from working properly. The tumour may also affect the surrounding organ and squeezed them once again preventing their proper functioning.

You must be completely puzzled now as to what your approach to a serious disease should be.

Don't. The golden rule to fight any disease is very holistic (mind/ body and spirit)

1- Sort out your emotions (mind) 2- Sort out your diet (body) and environmental toxins 3- Re-energise your body with treatments or good supplements (more about this later)

and don't panic. In the words of George Ohsawa: "there is no incurable disease - only incurable people". But don't leave it to late. Take care of your health BEFORE you are sick.

Some of the books I read to help with the writing of this Newsletter are:

* Cancer - why we are still dying to know the truth by Philip Day

* Alive and Well by Philip Binzel M.D. * Health Wars by Philip Day

* The Cancer Handbook - A What Doctors Don't Tell you Publication

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Patrick Hamouy runs a school of Alternative Therapies with branches in West London and Brighton (UK). He teaches Reiki Healing, Indian Head Massage, Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT), Anatomy & Physiology, Oriental Diagnosis & Psychic Development. He sees customers for consultations.in Macrobiotic, Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT) and Removal of toxic products from the home environment Full information on his web site at: http://www.therapies.com



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