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Continuing Discussion on Insurance, etc.
I love a lively discussion, particularly when it makes me
think. One of my better friends and a charter member of the
vibrant network of cancer gurus who keep me going is Bob
Davis (see pp. 102-104 of my book).
Bob gave me a thoughtful reply to the article on “Some
Interesting Questions For You” in my last newsletter. You’ll
remember that a reader asked:
“If there are cheaper alternative treatments, in fact cures,
why do Insurance companies not fight to make those treat-
ments legal? It is in their interest, isn’t it? Instead of
paying up to $500,000 for Chemo for a single patient, they
can just pay $15,000 for IPT or less for Dr. Matthias Rath’s
My answer was that Big Pharma controls the “approved” cancer
therapies…blah, blah, blah. Bob Davis took the bait and
came up with a much more thoughtful answer and a major
challenge for you and me. Here’s what Bob had to say:
“I was ruminating over your question of why insurance companies
would not go for the less expensive alternative treatments.
A thought crosses my mind. Hey, it is not the insurance company
that pays, it is the subscriber. Earning a percentage of high
prices is better than earning a percentage of low prices, right?
The insurance companies are always in a winning situation. Their
charges are based upon the economic risk involved. They have a
built-in profit margin. This is regulated by our insurance
The bottom line is: alternative medicine would save us subscrib-
ers money. The insurance companies will always get theirs, it’s
built into the system.
What do you think?
I think Bob is absolutely right. If this system is going to
change, it’s up to you and me, the people who pay for the ex-
pensive and ineffective treatments, to change it. We pay the
insurance premiums, including Medicare. Medicare and Medicaid
(for indigents) is nothing but our tax money being paid to
insurance companies. In my case, as with most seniors, it
also costs us part of our Social Security for “Medigap”
The insurance companies make more gross income and more profit
on the current expensive treatments than they would if the
system were reformed. They have just as much interest in main-
taining the status quo as Big Pharma and the medical community.
Bottom line: Do we want change badly enough to fight for it?
If so, this is still a democracy. Do a little research and
write a thoughtful letter to your congressman.
Why Chemo Doesn’t Work – cont’d
The article in the last newsletter on “Cancer Physiology” gave
you some of Dr. Ron Hauser’s thinking on why chemo frequently
causes only side effects and has little or no effect on the
Here’s some more information from Dr. Ron about the exact
nature of the cancer cell. We all need to be “up to speed” on
this if we are going to fight cancer within the medical
“system” we have been cursed with.
In his latest newsletter on Insulin Potentiated Therapy (IPT),
Dr. Hauser has this to say about the nature of cancer cells:
“Anticancer drugs primarily work by stopping and destroying
cancer cell division. Most cancer cells are not characterized by
rapid growth. For example, breast, lung, and colon cancer cells
may take up to 100 days to double their population. Chemothera-
peutic agents that work best when the cancer is multiplying are
called cell cycle specific agents, they need the cancer cells to
be actively dividing to work at maximum effectiveness. Since
Insulin increases cancer cell division, it potentiates the
effects of the agents in this specific manner of those chemo-
therapeutic drugs that are cell cycle specific.
The cancer cell growth cycle consists of various phases that
allow the cells to grow and divide.
G0 Phase – The cell itself is said to be nonproliferating or
G1 Phase – Cells are synthesizing ribonucleic acid (RNA) and
S Phase – Once enough RNA and protein is made the cells progress
to the DNA synthesis phase or S phase.
G2 Phase – Once the DNA synthesis halts, RNA and protein syn-
thesis continue in the G2 phase.
M – Phase – During the final stage of the cell cycle, the mitotic
or M phase, the cell undergoes cell division and produces two
As stated above, cell cycle specific chemotherapy drugs work at
some specific point in the cell cycle. For instance Taxol, a
common chemotherapeutic agent used in breast cancer works
between the G0-G1. Some of the more common generic chemothera-
peutic drugs, like cyclophosphamide and doxorubicin are not cell
During the IPT, low-dose chemotherapy, it is common for the
person to receive three or four different agents during a treat-
ment that work by killing cancer cells by three or four different
mechanisms. This, at least theoretically will decrease the like-
lihood of the cancer cells becoming resistant to the drugs used
and also would increase the likelihood of cancer cell death.
Most regimes with IPT have in them an alkylating agent. These
are the oldest class of chemotherapy drugs and include Cyclophos-
phamide, Chlorambucil, Dacarbazine, and Cisplatin. They are not
cell cycle specific. Alkylating agents are highly reactive com-
pounds that easily attach to DNA and cellular proteins. The
primary mode of action for most of these agents is via cross-
linking of DNA strands which stops the replication of the DNA.
Another compound class of chemotherapy drugs that are used during
IPT are the Antimetabolites. This variety of chemotherapy medica-
tions work primarily during the S phase of the cell cycle by
interfering with the synthesis of DNA. DNA is made up of nucleo-
tides and one that is specific to DNA is thymidine. Some of the
more common Antimetabolites work by interfering with the normal
metabolism and incorporation of thymidine into DNA. Inhibition of
DNA synthesis can be accomplished with 5-fluorouracil which
inhibits thymidylate synthase, and methotrexate, which inhibits
dihydrofolate reductase production of folate required by thymi-
dylate synthase. Often the combination of methotrexate and 5-
fluorouracil are used to increase the effect.
There are other classes of chemotherapy drugs including hormones,
enzymes, mitotic inhibitors, topoisomerase inhibitors and others.
All have the net effect of killing cancer cells.
The specific regime that is chosen for IPT depends upon many
variables including the mechanisms of action of the various chemo-
therapy drugs. Another important factor is the possible side
effects from the drugs. Because IPT uses such small doses of the
various medications this, however, does not come into play like
it does when traditional high dose chemotherapy is used. The IPT
clinician is primarily concerned with helping the patient do
whatever is takes to get well. In regards to IPT it may mean
using multiple agents and changing the regime a few times.
Whatever it takes is what the IPT clinician and the patient want.
For most cancer patients what it will take is chemotherapy.”
The prose gets a little dense there, but I think you get the
idea. The IPT doctor has gone one giant step beyond the
“oncologist” (chemotherapy specialist). He or she understands
the value of chemotherapy and has discovered a way to use it
effectively WITHOUT the disastrous side effects.
To find a qualified IPT doctor in your area, go to:
A Reader’s Story
I think you’ll enjoy Judy’s story. Here is a real “advocate”
and fighter who helped her Dad get well.
“Hi Bill, I ordered your book several months ago after spending
months online for any info on a better treatment for my Dad’s
advanced colon cancer. Within days of reading links to treatments
you suggested I found the New Hope Medical Center in Arizona. I
started talking with them on a steady basis about my dad’s
I will take a moment to tell you the situation at that time. Dad
had a section of colon removed in December of 2001 and the doctors
found 2 spots on the liver (1 on each lobe) and 4 out of 12 lymph
nodes were positive. He also was diagnosed with myelodysplasia
syndrome (MDS) [This is a malady caused by radiation exposure. Her
dad spent 20 years on nuclear submarines.] just prior to the colon
cancer. He was 65, very active and healthy as an Ox. It all hit
Well I, like most people that trust doctors, would go to his
appointments with him and trust the doc to make the best decision.
When the doctor mentioned chemo, a bell went off in my head. I
went back to some sites I had been reading about MDS. I am not
a medical pro but it seemed to me that since chemo breaks down
the immune system and MDS is an immune system disease – the two
should never meet!! I stopped trusting the doctor. I went on
the Web and found your book.
I did my research per your advice and found New Hope Medical
Center. Between December 2001 and October 2002 my dad only re-
ceived shots to boost his immune system (at $1,500.00 a pop and
covered by insurance).
I started talking with New Hope and told my Dad he was going
there for treatment. He was reluctant and did not want to spend
the money. I told him very bluntly that he had just bought a car
for over $20 thousand and his life was worth more. It was very,
very hard for me but I had to tell him that I had known this
entire time his prognosis was very bad and he did not have much
time left. (He was starting to get pains in his liver and 8 more
spots.) His doctor had NEVER told him how quick this cancer KILLS.
New Hope wanted my Dad to come right away and not start chemo but
my dad wanted to wait and see what his doctor had to say! On
December 12, 2002 I went to his doctor’s appointment with print-
outs from several alternative cancer treatments and several fact
sheets about sugar causing cancer cells to multiply. The doctor’s
office had candy dishes all over the place.
I did not give any indication to the doctor that I was on a
mission and let him do his thing, poke Dad’s belly and say ‘Yep!’
Then I spoke and asked what he intended to do now that the cancer
was causing pain to my Dad. He said the bad word, chemo. I asked
him to tell my Dad straight up how long he had to live with the
chemo and without it. He looked so shocked and asked my Dad if he
wanted to know!! Dad said, ‘I think it’s time, don’t you?’ Six
months with the chemo, the doctor replied. I said, ‘Tell my Dad
how long without the chemo.’ ‘Six months,’ he replied. I stood
up and told him that he was not giving my dad chemo and that my
father was leaving for treatment to Arizona.
I proceeded to show the doctor documents on treatments and he
would not look at them (‘not FDA approved’). I showed him Nowicky
Chemo sent to me from Austria and he would not look. I asked him
very nicely why there was candy all over the office when it is a
fact that sugar causes cancer cells to multiply at an amazing
rate. He was very mad at me. You could see it in his face (all
Dad left for Arizona right after Christmas and is doing great.
The diet was hard for him to adjust to but he did it. He is at
his home in Florida and golfing, boating, shrimping and anything
else he wants with no pain. He will be back home here in upstate
New York next week. I pray that come June (the 6 months) he will
still be as active as ever.
Thank you Bill, so very much.
For complete information on New Hope Medical Center’s approach
to treating cancer, go to:
BRIBERY — A “NOT SO DEADLY” SIN?
Once again, I would like to offer you a bribe to get you to
send me your story of your cancer treatment. If you send me
your story — positive, negative or neutral, I’ll send you a
copy of the second edition of my “Cure Your Cancer” book by
CERTAIN CANCERS NOT RESPONSIVE TO CHEMOTHERAPY
Just because you have a cancer which is not responsive to
any type of chemotherapy, there is no guarantee that you will
not be offered chemo by your doctor. In her Health Sciences
Institute newsletter, Jenny Thompson last week listed those
cancers which do not respond to any type of chemo.
“According to our research, the specific types of cancer listed
as not being responsive to chemotherapy are: pancreatic,
melanoma, hepatocellular, renal cell, and gallbladder. If you
are diagnosed with one of these cancers and are prescribed
chemotherapy, you know it’s time for a second opinion.”
Right on, Jenny.
In case you have wondered at the spartan simplicity of the
format of this newsletter, it has a purpose. From experi-
ence publishing several newsletters, I’ve found that this
format — simple text with lines no longer than 65 char-
acters — is the only one that will print on all e-mail
screens (maybe even WebTV) the same. Most of you will
notice that the web links in this newsletter are high-
lighted in blue. Clicking on them will open your browser
and take you to that site. If they are not highlighted
(a la AOL), you may need to “copy and paste” them into
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