- $100 BILLION spent on cancer treatment. RN by #27791
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Over $1 TRILLION a year is spent on medical treatment in America.
Over $100 BILLION of this was spent on cancer treatment.
The average cost of cancer treatment is well over $100,000 per person.
This year well over 1.5 million Americans will develop cancer, and over 600, 000 of them will die from it, which means that in the last 5 years...
Medical treatment is America's biggest business, representing over 15% of the entire nation's Gross National Product.
The GAO (General Accounting Office of the United States Government) has stated in numerous reports that in spite of increased usage of chemotherapy by medical doctors and hospitals in the treatment of cancer that they cannot find any statistical data that suggests it has any effectiveness in prolonging life.
The New England Journal of Medicine reports--War on cancer is a failure: despite $30 billion spent on research since 1970, cancer remains "undefeated", with a death rate not lower but actually higher than when they started. The failure of chemotherapy to control cancer has become apparent even to the oncology establishment.
According to the PDR (Physicians Desk Reference), the top 10 chemotherapy drugs used in the USA all list CANCER AS A SIDE EFFECT to using them. In fact, statiscally, more cancer patients die from chemotherapy treatment than of the cancer.
Alan C. Nixon, Ph.D., past president of the American Chemical Society, wrote, "As a chemist trained to interpret data, it is incomprehensible to me that physicians can ignore the clear evidence that chemotherapy does much, much more harm than good."
The Los Angeles Times reported that over 75% of the oncologists polled said that if they had cancer they would never use the same chemotherapy they prescribe for their patients on themselves because of the ineffectiveness of chemotherapy and its unacceptable degree of toxicity.
In 1990 $3.53 billion was spent on chemotherapy and by 1994 that figure had more than doubled to $7.51 billion. Why the growth in chemotherapy in the face of such failure? Even the Federal Government has launched studies into this suggesting possible corruption.
A look at the financial interrelationships between large cancer centers, for instance Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (considered the finest cancer research center in the world) and the companies that make billions manufacturing and selling chemotherapy drugs is revealing.
James Robinson III, Chairman of the MSKCC Board of Overseers and Managers, is also a director of Bristol-Myers Squibb, THE WORLD'S LARGEST PRODUCER OF CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS.
Richard Gelb, Vice-Chairman of the MSKCC board, is Bristol-Myers Chairman of the Board.
Richard Furlaud, another MSKCC board member, recently retired as Bristol-Myers' president.
Paul Marks MD, MSKCC's President and CEO, is a director of Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.
John S. Reed, also a chairman at MSKCC, is also the director of Phillip Morris Tobacco Company.
AARP, the self proclaimed "watchdog" for the elderly, in the year 2000, received payments of $4 BILLION from their DISCOUNT DRUG PLANS and their MEDICAL INSURANCE PROGRAMS.
Dr. Allan Greenberg said on 12/24/2002, "As a retired physician, I can honestly say that unless you are in a serious accident, YOUR BEST CHANCE OF LIVING TO A RIPE OLD AGE IS TO AVOID DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS AND LEARN NUTRITION, HERBAL MEDICINE AND OTHER FORMS OF NATURAL MEDICINE. Almost all drugs are toxic and are designed only to treat symptoms and not to cure anyone. Most surgery is unnecessary. In short, our mainstream medical system is hopelessly inept and/or corrupt. THE TREATMENT OF CANCER AND DEGENERATIVE DISEASES IS A NATIONAL SCANDAL. The sooner you learn this, the better off you will be." Take control of your own Heath Care.