If you are a cancer patient, you may want to read the book titled “The Death of Cancer“, which may help you understand that there is no cure doctors can provide to eliminate your cancer. You should not expect that your doctors and their treatments can help defeat your cancer.
The book authored by Vincent T. Devita Dr. M.D. does not give you any guidelines on cancer treatments. But it does remind you of a few things you need know regarding cancer treatments. From the book, you can learn:
1) There is no cancer cure. Doctors never say their treatments including surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy could cure your cancer. The common terms about your survival is regression, remission, complete remission, 5-year survival and 10-year survival. Industrial cancer treatment developers have no intention to develop any cancer cure. Dr. DeVita was actually fired from the memorial Sloan Kettering cancer institute because his boss feared that he intended to develop cancer cures.
2) Doctors are not cancer treatment developers. What doctors do is, they follow the treatment guidelines to provide their services. If you are lucky, your doctor can strictly follow the guidelines. If you are unlucky, they strictly follow their guidelines. So following their guidelines can be a double-edged sword. Either way the treatments can lead to the same outcome – patients are likely to die from either the treatments or of cancer.
3) No treatments can kill all cancer cells. When surgeons say the surgery is successful, they mean that they have done their best to remove your tumor. Surgery is unlikely to take out all cancerous cells. Radiation can kill cancer cells effectively. But in addition to the side effects, the worst side effect is that the radiation cause cell mutations and the survived cancer cells likely come back to kill the patients. Chemotherapy drugs act like radiation. They cannot kill all cancer cells. They can cause cancer cells more aggressive and dangerous.
4) Treatments compete for cancer patients. Surgeons, radiotherapists and chemotherapists all want a piece of pie in the cancer treatment. The way how a cancer patient get treated may not reflect the best interest of the cancer patient.
The biggest problem with all the conventional treatments is recurrence, which along with treatments eventually kills the patients. Recurrence may occur once or twice or multiple times. Because you can not kill all cancer cells, the injured cancer cells can mutate to develop drug resistance. When they come back, no drug can kill them.
Vincent T. DeVita Dr. M.D. is former director for the National Cancer Institute.
The problems with the conventional treatments are
1) They cannot kill all cancer cells
2) They can injure cancer cells making cancer cells more aggressive and resistant to all drugs
3) They can create new cancer cells because radiation therapy and chemotherapy are often cancer causing agents.
Evidence is enough to suggest that killing cancer cells is not the best solution to overcome cancer.
The biggest problem with the cancer industry is that the industry as a whole has no intention to develop the cure for any specific cancer. This does not mean that all doctors are evil. Many doctors are actually kind enough that they want their patients cured. But often times, these doctors are not in a commanding position and they cannot do much for the development of cancer cures. When some drugs show promise, they will get suppressed, and could never find a way to the market.
由Vincent T. Devita博士撰寫的這本書並未為您提供任何有關癌症治療的指南。但是，它的確使您想起了一些有關癌症治療的知識。從這本書中，您可以學習：
4） 治療爭奪癌症患者。 外科醫生，放射治療師和化學治療師都希望在癌症治療中佔一席之地。 癌症患者的治療方式可能無法反映出癌症患者的最大利益。
Vincent T. DeVita博士是美國國家癌症研究所的前任主任。
Vincent T. Devita Jr. MD nd Elizabeth Devita-Raeburn (2015) The Death of Cancer, published by fsgbooks.com ISBN 978-0-374-13560-7 (Hardback cover)
From this book, you can learn the following:
How do oncologists including surgeons, radiotherapists, and chemo-therapists treat their patients?
1) Radiation and chemotherapy dosages are important for the odds of survival for a cancer patient. Dr. Devita found that higher doses are needed to “cure” a cancer. It is often that cancer centers do not use the optimal doses for a couple of reasons. First, they do not know the best optimal doses are. Every doctor may have his own definition of optimal dose. Second, even if they know what the optimal dose is, they would not use the optimal dose because optimal doses tend to be high dosages which would bring about too much side effects that patients would suffer. So doctors tend to use low doses which would more likely induce mutations that eventually lead to the development of second cancer. Secondary cancer or recurrent cancers tend to be more aggressive and resistant to drugs that were used to treat primary cancer. As a result, there is no longer any drug available to the patient to effectively treat him and the patient dies from the secondary cancer. Oncologists often use a universal dose for all cancer patients regardless of patients’ body weight or skin surface area.
2) Oncologists compete for cancer patients. Whoever first gets a cancer patient will treat the patient first. They do not consider the best outcome of the patient.
3) Not all cancer centers are equally equipped to treat all types of cancer. Not all oncologists are equally competent in providing the treatment of a particular type of cancer. Oncologists can make mistakes, and put their patients in grave danger because they can misdiagnose the disease or do not use treatments properly. Most cancer doctors may not be as competent.
4) The majority of oncologists may not care for their cancer patients. Only a very small number of oncologists would do whatever it takes to try to save them.
5) Surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy all can promote metastasis or spreading of cancer to distant organs or tissues. No surgery can remove all cancer cells. No radiation or chemotherapy medications may eliminate all cancerous cells.
6) Conventional treatments are not intended to cure any cancer. Oncologists do not use the word “cure” because they do not believe there is any cure for any cancer. The common terms is chemical remission, complete remission, long term survival. No doctors could guarantee that the treatment they use on a patient would result in any desired prognosis.
7) Cancer centers are not interested in developing any cure for any cancer. Oncologists may use substandard treatments that do not render any efficacy against a cancer. Universities have conducted tremendous amounts of basic research. But neither clinicians nor university professors have the motive to convert the basic findings into any treatments that can help cancer patients.
8) No treatment can kill 100% cancer cells. All treatments may lead to secondary cancer.
9) A treatment may get a cancer patient into remission, but the treatment itself such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy medication may generate secondary cancer, which will sooner or later come to kill the patient.
10) Treatments can be driven by monetary interest. Surgeons may do radical mastectomy even though lumpectomy provides the same outcome because radical mastectomy earns more money for doctors.
11) Oncologists may be more interested in defending themselves against law suits or maximizing their earnings than healing patients.