No alternative to Cancer
If taken to heart, the information here can reduce unnecessary deaths by educating cancer patients about the dangers of using alternative cancer medicines.
The page has the same name as the video (below) by the Australian Science Institute’s, Dr Paul Willis.
Special Investigation Topic Video – Australians unnecessarily suffering and dying prematurely because of alternative cancer treatments.
In this Special Investigation video, Dr Paul Willis talks to experts at the front line of cancer treatment: medical doctors Dr David Walsh and Prof Ian Olver, breast care nurse practitioner Karen Redman and clinical psychologist Prof Maria Kangas.
The information in the video, ‘No Alternative to Cancer’, is supported by our own observations and experience from 4+ decades working at the cancer coalface.
The Cancer Council of Australia predicts there will be nearly 50,000 deaths from cancer in 2018.
We believe between 5 to 10% of these deaths were preventable if the patient had not adopted alternative cancer treatments.
Dr Paul Willis says… “Every year, thousands of Australians are suffering and dying prematurely because of alternative cancer treatments, according to a special investigation by Dr. Paul Willis, director of The Royal Institution of Australia.”
“We are able to say that in Australia, the drop-off rate for conventional treatment is between three-to-five per cent, averaging at four per cent of people who are diagnosed with cancer,”
“That figure represents the number of people who are diagnosed with cancer but do not follow through with conventional treatment like chemotherapy, radiation, surgery or a combination of all three when they opt for alternative medicine.”
Note: Since the special investigation video was made, I have had a number of dialogues with Dr Paul Willis.
Paul is a scientist – without our clinical experience working with cancer patients for 43+ years. Even so, Paul’s estimate of 3 to 5% cancer patients turning to alternative medicine is alarming.
Paul was astounded when I told him we believe the figure could be 10% or more.
The video features on the Australia Science TV site.
Need more convincing?
Medscape: It’s rare but it happens: a patient with a curable cancer rejects conventional medicine and initially chooses to receive only alternative treatments.
Now researchers from the Yale Cancer Center in New Haven, Connecticut, find that this choice is associated with a 2.5-fold higher risk for death compared with conventional cancer treatment (CCT) click here for full article
Science-Based Medicine: Alternative medicine, by definition, consists of medicine that either has not been shown to work or has been shown not to work. To paraphrase an old adage yet again, medicine that has been shown to work with an acceptable risk-benefit ceases to be “alternative” and becomes simply “medicine.” click here for full article
Is there a place for complementary medicine?
However, just like effective Cancer treatments, supplements must be scientifically targeted to ensure…
- They will not clash or undermine your medical treatments
- They can be metabolised in the individual patient.
- They are of a high quality and consistency from an appropriate laboratory
(E.G: a recent South Australian study detected contaminants and adulterants in Traditional Chinese Medicine supplements)
For more information please visit the following pages…