It is sad to say that cancer people are not born to conduct cancer research. This is predestined by a variety of reasons. Time and resources are two important factors that limit what cancer patients can do. However, the most critical is their lack of the intellect needed for them to learn and use cancer knowledge presented to them. Just like a class of students take a course lectured by a professor. Only a few students get A while the majority get B, D or F.
The most dangerous risk factor is that most cancer patients think they get A and believe they can learn enough to help themselves to cure their cancer. If that were true, then most cancer patients could survive for at least five years. But the fact is cruel. The most of cancer patients cannot survive beyond five years. (One thing oncologists do to make it look better is try to diagnose cancer earlier and count the survival time earlier regardless of the treatment efficacy.) So cancer patients have a slim chance to survive if their disease is advanced. Also, many 5-year survivors die later when the cancer recurs or a secondary cancer develops. This fact proves that cancer patients are actually clueless about cancer.
Another risk is that they either over-trust stranger doctors or give up on themselves thinking that there is no cure for cancer and they need to take chances. As a result, they do not try to do anything meaningful to help themselves.
For the above reasons, cancer patients have a hard time deciding what to do to help themselves. So many cancer patients rush to get conventional treatments without even raising a single question. In the end, the treatments fail them and doctors announce that there is nothing they can do to help them any more. The are informed that they have a couple of weeks to live and should check into hospice. Some cancer patients wake up realizing that the conventional treatments could not save them. And they finally decide to give alternative treatments a try.
Could any alternative treatments help them?
A few things that cancer patients need to know when they are diagnosed with cancer.
- It is dangerous to rush to receive any treatments, conventional or otherwise.
- Immediately search for answers to your questions.
- Instead of paying all your money to hospitals, save some for some cancer consultants. That is, talk to some cancer consultants. Quite a few good ones are available.
- You should take control of your treatments instead of blindly entrusting your life in doctors or cancer consultants.