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Welcome to this fifty-ninth issue of the Cure Your Cancer
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For several years, I have heard sketchy information about
salves which heal cancer. A few readers have even told me
they used some form of salve as part of their treatment.
Until the other day, I had not found a credible source of
information on this subject. Thanks to Betty Jean Mays,
a resourceful reader, I can direct you now to a very in-
teresting treatise which at least will clear up some of
It is an article in PDF format (just like my e-book) which
you can download free. The article is entitled “Botanical
Surgery — An Almost Completely Unknown Natural Cancer
Treatment GUARANTEED To Work.” Sound like hype? I thought
so, too. But after reading the article, I felt that if I
had cancer, I would look into this. Since that completely
subjective criterion is the main one by which I judge what
to put in this rag, here’s the skinny on it.
These salves, which are called “escharotic (drawing) salves,”
have evolved from Native American herbal treatments. From
1858 through 1983, thousands of cases of healing by bona
fide cancer doctors have been recorded. Since it is dis-
missed by the cancer medical “establishment,” I’m quite sure
it is worth a look. It is also quite inexpensive. The whole
course of treatment costs between $100 and $200. In some
cases, the fee of the practitioner needs to be added.
However, at least two of the sources in the above article
(complete with phone numbers and web sites) charge nothing
for thier services.
A realistic caution applies. While this type of treatment
can be applied in your own home, it should never be done
without the supervision of a qualified practitioner. As
the article points out, when the normal “expulsion” of the
tumor occurs, the uninformed cancer patient is likely to
panic and go to his/her oncologist. That reaction could
I urge you to read the article and make your own judgement.
You will find the information about downloading it (no
Thank you, Betty Jean.
Your Government Protects You? — Yeah, right!
In my daily browsing, I recently ran across a web site which
you may want to explore. It’s your federal government’s
official web site on Complementary and Alternative Medicine
(CAM) treatments for cancer. It is part of the National
Cancer Institute’s web site. You will find it at:
What you’ll find there is the official government “take” on
15 “alternative” cancer treatments. Those “covered” here
Essiac Tea/Flor Essence
Immuno-Augmentation Therapy (IAT)
Phase III Gonzalez Protocol Trial
A little history will help you put this web site in context.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) was established in 1937
as an arm of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It
was charged with sponsoring research into promising cancer
therapies. It’s funding since 1937 for this mission exceeds
In October, 1998, under pressure from some key Congressmen,
NCI established the “Office of Cancer Complementary and
Alternative Medicine.” This is in addition to another
NIH agency called the “National Center for Complementary
and Alternative Medicine,” which was also established in
1998 to explore a broader range of maladies. Again, this
was due to pressure from the same Congressmen.
If you explore the above web site, you’ll discover several
1. Only 15 therapies are covered. My book covered 32 in
some detail and mentioned 49 more for you to explore using
the internet search engines. My newsletters in the last 14
months (since my book was last updated) have covered 13 more.
Where is the NCI’s official “take” on the other 89 therapies?
2. Despite the 67 years of “research” and over $100 billion,
NCI has not come up with a single alternative treatment which
would replace even one chemotherapy drug or radiation as a
“standard of care” treatment for cancer. Why?
3. If you review the 15 summaries at the above web site, you
will see two phrases repeated over and over:
“The US FDA has not approved [name of substance] for use as
a treatment for cancer or any other medical condition.”
“Because no study of the use of [name of substance] in humans
has been reported in a peer-reviewed, scientific journal, no
level of evidence analysis is possible for this treatment.”
Those of you who have studied this subject know the process by
which articles get published in “peer-reviewed, scientific”
journals. First and foremost, they must contain nothing that
challenges the product of the principal advertiser in these
journals — none other than Big Pharma. I know personally of
many articles on “alternative” treatments which have been
refused publication by these journals. Many of these were
from respected scientists and medical professionals and
documented very credible human studies.
4. When you explore the NCI’s list, you’ll find they have
funded “studies” into two of them. One was Dr. Burzynski’s
Antineoplastons. The other is an on-going five-year “study”
of Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez’ enzyme treatment for pancreatic
cancer. In both cases, the other half of the trial subjects
would receive the standard chemotherapy drug for their
In both cases, only small numbers of patients volunteered
for the “studies.” Antineoplastons: 5; pancreatic cancer:
9. In both cases, the original study design (random clinical
trials) had to be abandoned because of the small number of
Why do you think so few volunteered? Well, it’s not hard to
put yourself in the shoes of one of the patients diagnosed
with pancreatic cancer. According to the NCI’s web site,
“…the overall survival rate is less than one percent at
five years with most patients dying within one year.” In
fact, the number of diagnoses in 1999 (28,600) exactly
equalled the number of deaths from this cause in 1999,
according to the NCI.
If you were a pancreatic cancer patient and you felt that
Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez had a valid treatment for pancreatic
cancer with his enzyme therapy, would you volunteer for
a random study where your odds of even getting his therapy
were exactly 50%? Sounds like the state lottery to me.
Drug companies bribe doctors with an average “reward” of
$8,000 for each patient they enroll for a clinical trial.
Do you think the NCI research agency for these studies
was offering the same sort of bribes?
5. All the “alternative” treatments now on the approved
list of therapies for cancer do not involve any threat to
the drug company revenue derived from cancer patients.
Specifically, these are: aromatherapy; patient support
groups; cognitive-behavioral therapy…..period!
6. And, finally, and most telling, the actual number of
cancer deaths per capita in the U.S. is now much higher
than when the NCI was established in 1937. This, despite
a major decrease in the number of smokers in those seven
If you want to get the real story on your government’s
(and the AMA’s) systematic suppression of alternative
cancer treatments, please read either or both of these
“Politics In Healing — The suppression and manipulation
of American Medicine,” by Daniel Haley; copyright 2000.
“The Cancer Cure That Worked! — Fifty Years of
Suppression,” by Barry Lynes; copyright 1987 (updated in
Folks, I don’t know about you, but if I were running this
government, one of the first institutions I would eliminate
is the entire National Institutes of Health.
A Reader’s Story
Of all the cancer survivor stories I have published here, I
consider Diane Chalfant’s to be one of the best. It was a
bit long to include in the text of this newsletter. So, I
added a page to my web site where you can access it, read it
and print it out, if you like. Just go to:
Thank you, Diane, for a wonderfully inspiring story.
CONGRESSMAN TAUZIN GETS A TASTE OF HIS OWN “MEDICINE”
This article was sent to me by Denzel Koh, the father of Nikki,
a brave cancer survivor in Australia. It is just too good not
to pass on to you. It is self-explanatory.
“WASHINGTON, March 10 (Reuters) – Republican Rep. Billy
Tauzin of Louisiana, who just stepped down as chairman of the
U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee,
will undergo surgery next week for a rare form of intestinal
His surgery next Wednesday at Johns Hopkins University
hospital in Baltimore will be followed by chemotherapy and the
lawmaker will be on medical leave for a month, spokesman Ken
Johnson said on Thursday.
Tauzin, 60, announced in February he would not seek
re-election in November and was leaving his committee
chairmanship because of a persistent bleeding ulcer in his
upper small intestine. He has held the seat since 1980.
‘This week that ulcer was diagnosed as a rare form of
intestinal cancer,’ Tauzin said in a letter to his constituents
posted on his Web site.
Tauzin said he was fortunate the cancer was diagnosed early
and his surgeon expected a good outcome.
He recently ended negotiations to become head of the
pharmaceutical industry’s lobby after retiring from Congress.
Democrats had criticized him for considering the high-profile
post with the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of
America while he was still chairman of the committee that
regulates the drug industry.
((Reporting by Jackie Frank; editing by Peter Cooney; Reuters
Messaging: firstname.lastname@example.org; e-mail
Many of you have begun using PolyMVA as a result of the recent
articles I’ve published on it. Several of you have reported
that you have successfully gotten it free from the supplier.
I received a reminder from a loyal reader last week about her
inspiring testimonial on her successful treatment with this
substance. Here’s what Gaye Hooker said:
It has been a while since you received a e-mail from me
sharing how PolyMVA has helped me fight cancer. Please feel
free to share my story with other readers. It is my passion
to give hope to others searching for alternative methods of
treatment. I would welcome the opportunity to have others
contact me and share with them. The www.polymvasurvivors.com
web site has my contact information included. Go to testi-
monials, breast cancer and Gaye Hooker
Rodney & Gaye Hooker”
IS IT A STROKE?
Slightly off the subject of cancer, but very important is the
information I received from Betty Jean Mays on how to recognize
a victim of stroke. Prompt treatment for stroke is vital and
often results in recovery.
Here’s what Betty Jean sent me about how to recognize a stroke:
“This might be a lifesaver if we can remember the three questions!
Is It a Stroke?
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfor-
tunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim
may suffer brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the
symptoms of a stroke. Now doctors say any bystander can recognize
a stroke asking three simple questions:
* ask the individual to smile.
* ask him or her to raise both arms.
* ask the person to speak a simple sentence.
If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 911
immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher. After
discovering that a group of nonmedical volunteers could identify
facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems, researchers
urged the general public to learn the three questions. They presented
their conclusions at the American Stroke Association’s annual meeting
last February. Widespread use of this test could result in prompt
diagnosis and treatment of the stroke and prevent brain damage.”
I would add that all of us should keep a bottle of diluted DMSO on
hand. One ounce of a 50% DMSO, 50% water mixture, taken orally,
will usually clear the blood clot causing the stroke. To get
DMSO in a 99% solution, go to a pet store or the pet section
of your local health food store.
Daniel Haley has a whole chapter on DMSO and its potential use
for stroke and head/neck injuries in his book “Politics in Healing.”
Here is an excerpt:
“If given soon after a stroke, DMSO, one of the world’s greatest
solvents, has been shown to dissolve the clot that causes the
stroke, thus restoring circulation and avoiding paralysis. How
soon? Dr. Stanley Jacob says within the first few hours is best
and intravenously is better than oral, but oral works too. Once
DMSO gets into the body either daubed on the skin, given I.V.,
or by mouth, it permeates the body and crosses the blood-brain
barrier, so even taken orally it can dissolve the clot. One man
who had a stroke at 7:30 AM refused to go to the hospital until
after his wife had spoken to Dr. Stanley Jacob, which didn’t
happen until 6:30 PM. Starting at 7 PM the day of the stroke,
she gave him a teaspoonful of 50% DMSO in a little orange juice
every 15 minutes for two hours and then every half hour for two
hours. The next day, her husband was fine. A substance that
can stop a stroke as it’s happening is something many might want
in their home medicine chest.”
BRIBERY — IT’S WORKING
As most of you know by now, I collect cancer “stories.” Send
me yours — positive, negative or neutral — and I’ll send you a
free copy of the latest edition of my “Cure Your Cancer” e-book
by return e-mail. If you already have my book, you can just
give me the name and e-mail of a loved one or friend for me to
send the e-book to as a gift.
Without a national data base, we must exchange information with
each other on what works. Your story may help many others, so
just send it to me in an e-mail. Thanks!
In case you have wondered at the spartan simplicity of the
format of this newsletter, it apparently is perfectly
appropriate. A dear reader who is a technical writer for the
Web and much more knowledgeable about “style” issues than I
will ever be, has assured me that this format is the most
appropriate for an e-mail newsletter — simple text with
lines no longer than 65 characters. Most of you will notice
that the web links in this newsletter are highlighted 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 your browser. You’ll have to do
the same if you go to my newsletter archives at my web site…
“copy and paste.”
I’ll be back sometime soon with another newsletter. Be well
and send your friends to my web site:
Author “Cure Your Cancer” book
Although many alternative medical treatments have been success-
fully used for many years, they are currently not practiced by
conventional medicine and are therefore not “approved” and legal
(in some States) for medical professionals to prescribe for their
patients, although it is legal for individuals to use them at
their own discretion. It therefore becomes necessary to include
the following disclaimer:
The offerings made by this publication are to be carefully
considered by the user. All responsibility regarding the use
of alternative treatments rests with the patient. If you have
doubts regarding these things, rely on your conventional doctor.