• cancer

    Asked by danpb13 on Monday, February 23, 2015

    cancer

    I know this sounds crazy but every now and then i see comments regarding "cure for cancers and the government won't let us be cured. Do you really think there are cures out there for cancers that is being held out. I wish there was :(

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    • banditwalker's Avatar
      banditwalker

      I wish there were also but I go by the old saying, "if it sounds too good to be true, it is". I also wonder if there were a cure out there, wouldn't the discoverer be rich? And why would they not want to sell there "goods" to make money? Boy, your question is going to have a lot of feedback. Wait for it..........., boom!

      almost 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      I don't think there is one NOW. BUT If the USA was serious about finding a cure that is inflicting a National Epidemic and Emergency ( 1 out of 2 going forward ) and got the 100 smartest Scientists in ONE Building with the money we spend on the Bogus Iraq war I BELIEVE we'd have a cure already. Where is the urgency in the amazing epidemic??? I have my beliefs but people just get angry at me so I'll just leave it at this. The only cure NOW is from our OWN Immune System.....although some do get rid of it if it's caught early before it spreads.

      almost 5 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I don't think there is a single cure for cancer. I don't think there will ever be a single cure for cancer. There are too many kinds that all respond differently to treatments. I don't think anyone is holding back the cure. But i am not big on conspiracy theories.

      almost 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      I BELIEVE all cancers are the same thing at the cellular level and ONC cure will do it for ALL Cancers....just my opinion....Cells of OURS just in different organs ALL doing the same BAD Thing.

      almost 5 years ago
    • CrazyHarry's Avatar
      CrazyHarry

      I don't think medicine has progressed beyond slash and burn for cancer treatment. My mom died in 1972 from metastic Breast cancer after going through a horrifying treatment. 40 years later they are basically doing the same thing only with a little more restraint. My dad died from metastatic renal cancer at my age about 30 years ago and faced similar barbaric treatment.

      I have some hope that the current genetic based research will eventually come up with a more human life compatible way to eradicate cancer. There has to be a way that the human body can be activated to overcome cancer.

      I'm just about 2 years out from rectal cancer treatment and cure and with my mangled bladder, urethra and rectum resection, I struggle everyday just to do what most people take for granted.

      almost 5 years ago
    • glam's Avatar
      glam

      I believe where we have smoke we have fire.....so I guess there is a bit of reality in those words and thoughts...maybe if there wasn't that much controversial interests and money involved in cancer cure we could have everybody focusing in only one main goal which should be cancer cure.....but I guess what happens is that this main goal is mixed with other interests and believes so it delays what we would like to see right now.....I am faithful we will see cancer cure and we will ban cancer from this world.....God continue blessing all of us

      almost 5 years ago
    • NanaL's Avatar
      NanaL

      I have heard many theories on this also. The thing is if a cure for cancer was found, a lot of people would be out of a job. I mean think about it. First one of the biggest government agencies, the FDA for starters. Then researchers, cancer centers, oncologists, drug manufacturers etc. etc. I would hope to God that no one is holding out on us. I know we have come a long way in the treatment of cancer and the options we have now versus even 10 years ago. But I agree with Barry, this is an epidemic and we need to get all of the world's most brilliant minds together. And I wish that oncologists would all work as a team with nutritionists and immunologist.

      almost 5 years ago
    • ritafaystageIV's Avatar
      ritafaystageIV

      What if the cure was found in nature, couldn't t be patented, and no one could make money on it? I thought we had come a long way in treatment also. Then I found out the main drug for colorectol cancer (5fu) was made in the 50's. God help us.

      almost 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      There are Too many people doing the same thing ALL trying to find a Patentable Part of a plant to MAYBE cure cancer OR just kill it a little better. IF some schnook found a free cure say in the bark of a tree or the nucleus of a Chlorophyll Cell they would have to go into the witness protection program....lol....Cancer Research, Care and all that goes with it including Drug Companies and their Patent crap should NOT BE in a Humane World....It's Crazy to have a trillion dollar industry treating sick scared people. It's disgusting actually. Ebola killed a few people and it was wall to wall news 24/7....This is MUCH worse and nothing but pink ribbons, scam fundraising corporations and Fortunes being made. If it wasn't so horrible it would be funny. People are making fortunes off of US....UGH They used the same stuff on MY 39 year old Mom in 1966 ...gotta be a joke in their somewhere. The Poison they've been using was used in WW1.....It can't be on patent anymore and costs $100,000 ???/ ARE YOU KIDDING? HOW stupid do they think we are...pretty stupid. There must be a kickback scheme between Big Pharma, the Insurance Companies and the Oncologists. BTW.....Chemo Poison is the ONLY drug that Docs BUY and re sell in their Chemo Clinics.....what's that all about.....This is an awful reality and the elephant in the room that nobody anywhere wants to talk about BUT it is true....If Insurance companies didn't pay for it chemo would be no more. ONE MORE THING.....IN a hundred years they will look back at this time in cancer treatments as the Dark Ages and pretty hard to believe as we cut breasts and colons out, put poison in our bodies and nuke us all. It's really hard to believe. SO....what can I say as that is all they have for us and WE are toast......The only entity on the planet that knows HOW to control our cell life cycles is our OWN immune system so I say Build it UP.

      almost 5 years ago
    • CrazyHarry's Avatar
      CrazyHarry

      Barry, so skeptical. And well deserved. I'm not totally sure there is some grand scheme going on here in the US. I just think that they haven't really found the answer yet. And as I said, they are finally looking in the right place. The human genome and building up the bodies own defenses to take Cancer our.

      And like you, my mom was 36 and in about the same year she got breast cancer like her mom and aunt before her and lasted 5 years before it metastasized to the her lungs, brain, etc. At that time they were using 60 year old surgery techniques. And my guess is that the only difference between her radiation and mine was that they put her in a room with a block of plutonium. :)

      On a side note, the Pharma industry here in the US has gotten out of control. With all of the ads, and marketing for drugs, which used to be forbidden and the billions of $$ spent there instead of true scientific based R&D. And even worse the Pharma industry in the back pocket of the FDA.

      I think there could be hope if the Pharma companies were reigned in and were truly doing evidenced based R&D, not just a way to increase their already insane profits.

      I am alive and cancer free and permanently mangled. Did I need the radiation and chemo? I'll never know. But at the time, it was the best the medical community had to offer.

      And another side note. There is a place called Cancer Center of America here in Arizona which spends an obscene amount of money marketing and advertising their services? Who pays for all of these ads, we do. In watching their ads, they brag about all of the new and "exciting" genetic based treatment. Which I know they already have done at Mayo where I was treated and I'm pretty sure at all of the major Cancer centers.

      That was a lot of griping and complaining from my soap box. But it did take my mind off of my current miseries if only for a brief time.

      almost 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      It feels good to RANT as we are usually just taking it all the time.
      You did the best thing you could do Harry. The amount of money scammed in phony fundraising schemes and Advertising would be an enormous and SHOULD be for research and or to give cash to patients to survive the loss of jobs and NO MONEY....It's outrageous and scandalous. I could go on but I'm giving myself a migraine and spasms in my fingers....LOL

      We do the best we can BUT MUST be More vocal about these things as if WE ARE NOT nothing will change. Wall Street is making a Killing on treatments and drugs. Hey guys come up with a NEW IDEA once in awhile. AT One time CTA was good but they have fallen into the mainstream stuff and are BIG Business....and just a lot of hot air. I still say IF people want to help THEMSELVES after treatment or no treatments GO VEGAN, take a lot of special supplements and GREEN, GREEN drinks with LOTS of chlorophyll. AND help others behind us to keep healthy and stop eating the SAD diet we mostly eat. The whole Country is ILL....good for business but bad for us.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Christiana3's Avatar
      Christiana3

      If the technology put us into space and we have the brightest minds working on this, I can't believe we don't have a cure. Big pharm would lose a lot of money if a cure was found
      Just my opinion. Big hug to all.

      almost 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Hey Christiana.....I agree....but it is very hard for MOST to even contemplate that this could be true. We WANT to believe that everybody has noble motives and will do the right thing. BUT I've learned the hard way that when huge amounts of money are involved NOBODY can be trusted. AND to rock the boat could cause too much money loss. It's the big elephant in the room. B

      almost 5 years ago
    • Christiana3's Avatar
      Christiana3

      I hate to be such a downer but my bf that I was with for fourteen years told me to go home to my family because he didn't want to deal with cancer. I thought I knew him so well. After that experience Im afraid I am skeptical now of peoples good intentions because some issue will come along that changes their good intent. Don't get me wrong I don't live my life being s downer, I'm just more wary I guess.

      almost 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      My Friend called last night and told me his WIFE of 20 years just filed for divorce and he swears HE never saw it coming....so life can be cruel sometimes and we are ALL on different Journey's with similar themes.

      almost 5 years ago

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