Re: Natural Therapies Warnings/Understanding
Once again I direct you to the instructions posted by the Webmaster at the top of this forum:
"Skeptical about Alternative Cancer Therapies? Have skeptical questions? Go to Cancer Debate Forum"
This is the Cancer ALTERNATIVES forum. People come here seeking alternatives to mainstream treatments and they have by and large rejected the mainstream approaches the same as they have rejected mainstream medicine's information, and often flat out disinformation, such as is found in the mainstream source (the American Cancer Society) you quote from.
The American Cancer Society is oriented almost entirely towards mainstream treatments. Have they ever found a single non-mainstream treatment they endorse or approve of? When reviewing various cancer alternatives most often they will describe them as spurilous or unproven and at best will say "more study is needed". The catch there is that the mainstream line is that the only medicine or treatment which is "proven" is one which has passed all the way through FDA trials, at a cost of hundreds of millions to over a billion dollars, and been approved by the FDA.
You cannot patent nature, and only something which is patentable will find the funding from the only players with enough money to play that game, namely Big Pharma. An indication of just how rigged the game is was the statement by a recent FDA head that he would not approve any drug which was not made by a major pharmaceutical company.
You are to be congratulated for successfully surving cancer thus far. Hopefully you will continue to do so and perhaps find ways to address the root cause that is enabling cancer to continue to return. Surviving cancer makes your input of your experience valuable, however it does not make you a cancer expert and neither does it make you an exception to the Webmaster's instructions to take skepticism to the debate forum.
Insofar as quoting the AICR as a source, perhaps it might be instructive to take a look at the history of the world's most profitable non-profit organization:
Certainly not what I consider an unbiased source of information when it comes to alternative treatments and not a source which most readers of this forum consider to be reliable.
Insofar as ozone therapy being unproven, perhaps you should do a bit of searching - such as searching at PubMed, where a search returns scores of hits. One such item is "Ozone therapy: A clinical review" which was published in July 2011 in the Journal of Natural Science and Biological Medicine". Excerpts from the abstract:
"Ozone therapy has been utilized and heavily studied for more than a century. Its effects are proven, consistent, safe and with minimal and preventable side effects. Medical O(3) is used to disinfect and treat disease. Mechanism of actions is by inactivation of bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast and protozoa, stimulation of oxygen metabolism, activation of the immune system . . . Diseases treated are infected wounds, circulatory disorders, geriatric conditions, macular degeneration, viral diseases, rheumatism/arthritis, cancer, SARS and AIDS."
If you want to continue to debate the merits, or lack or merits, of ozone or oxygen treatment of cancer, please feel free to do so - but take it to the Cancer Debate forum. This thread has already become overly long with debate for a Support forum.
On a side note: my uncle is also a lung cancer survivor. His lung cancer was diagnosed at a fairly early stage and his oncologist told him that they should be able to take care of it using targeted radiation pellets. Instead, the primary tumor continued to grow, additional tumors appeared in his lungs and the cancer began to spread outside his lungs. The oncologist recommended chemotherapy but my uncle, having talked with me about alternative therapies, sent his brother-in-law to MD Anderson to find out more about oleander (MD Anderson is where the majority or oleander research has been conducted).
His brother-in-law came back with glowing reports and my uncle began a natural protocol centered around oleander (he obtained the patented medicine version from Honduras via FDA excetion rule). Within a few months the cancer growth had been halted. Then the cancer began to shrink and disappear. A year later he was cancer free with nothing but a small benign mass of scar tissue at the original tumor location left to show. About ten years later he remains cancer free.