How effective is chemotherapy for colon, lung, breast and prostate cancer?
“Over the past several decades… medicine slang A major war against cancer, focusing on early diagnosis and improved treatment. The war was not won. However, medicine is showing few signs of admitting that its strategy may be flawed. In this he is like a general in World War I who said: “Losses: huge. Ground gain: negligible. Conclusion: press on.”
If you are a look With the contribution of cancer-killing chemotherapy to the five-year survival of cancer patients, it is only on the order of 2%. As you can see below and at 0:50 in my video How to win the war on cancerwe’ve gotten really good at treatment Certain childhood cancers, testicular cancer, and Hodgkin’s disease.
But, if you look at our most common cancers — that is, colon, lung, breast, and prostate — the success rate is only about 1 percent. This means that of the nearly 14,000 colon cancer patients, for example, only 146 lived five years thanks to chemotherapy. The benefit of chemotherapy is about one in a hundred chance of survival, but doctors don’t tell patients that. “Any new chemotherapy drug continues to be promoted as a major advance in the fight against cancer, only to be quietly rejected without the fanfare that accompanied its arrival.” Indeed, “the negligible effect on survival in the most common cancers runs counter to the perceptions of many patients who feel they are receiving a treatment that would greatly enhance their chances of a cure…in light of the minimal effect of cytotoxic chemotherapy on 5-year survival., and no significant progress in the past 20 years, it follows that the main role of cytotoxic chemotherapy is palliation.” It can shrink tumors and relieve pain and stress, but that doesn’t translate into a longer life. treatment failure, coupled Recognizing that the vast majority of cancer is related to the environment, and in particular lifestyle factors, dictates that prevention should be our number one goal.”
Cancer is a largely preventable disease, but it is Requires Big changes in lifestyle. Of the millions of cancers diagnosed each year, up to 90 to 95 percent of cancers are caused by lifestyle factors, with only 5 to 10 percent due to bad genes. we I know This is because of the “huge differences in the incidence of certain forms of cancer in different geographic, social and economic situations” around the world, which then change as people move from one place to another. For example, as you can see below and at 2:40 in my country videobreast cancer rates disagree By order of magnitude, with the lowest rates in parts of Africa and Asia, even these Africans and Asians move in and start eating and living like Americans, Argentines, Europeans, and Australians.
So, “a major reassessment is needed of how the problem of cancer is get closer. The key to winning the war on cancer is prevention, which not only works better, but “has the huge advantage of being nothing worse than nicotine.” [or jellybean] Withdrawal symptoms. On the other hand, cancer treatment, even if it is successful, often exposes the patient to a lot of physical and psychological suffering. In fact, some cancer treatments are considered worse than the disease.”
Most importantly, a healthy lifestyle can nip Cancer is in its infancy, while early diagnosis and treatment, by definition, do not change the incidence of cancer or the number of people diagnosed with cancer in the first place. With regard to cancer prevention and treatment with nutrition, the consumption of nutrients from animal foods was associated with an increased risk of cancer while nutrients from plant foods were associated with a reduced risk. However, it is not enough to simply avoid the bad things. Eating is very much a “zero-sum game”. Everything we put in our mouths is a missed opportunity to put something healthier in our mouths. It’s not just about avoiding foods with cancer-promoting properties. We need to eat foods with active mechanisms of cancer suppression. By “holistic nutrition,” we are talking about whole foods, and we should get their nutrients not from extracts or grains, but from the whole foods themselves.
In the end, “the development of cancer is essentially a nutritionally responsive disease rather than a genetic disease,” but, again, we’re not talking about supplements; We are talking about “healthy whole food”.
I am so excited to share some of Professor Emeritus Colin Campbell’s books Six new leaves On redefining the role of nutrition in medicine.
For an overview of the power of the diet, see my How do you not die of cancer? And the Best advice on diet and cancer Videos. She has produced hundreds of videos on the role of different foods and food consumption patterns in different types of cancer. Browse all titles through the search bar on my website NutritionFacts.org.
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