The wait for the cure for cancer seems to be endless for many. It is a testament to human hopefulness that monies are continually contributed to cancer cure-seeking funds, given the lack of significant breakthroughs. There has also been the rise of holistic and alternative approaches aimed at combating cancer. Whether conventional, natural or integrative methods are used to battle cancer, the primary presupposition is that cancer cell growth is a malfunction of the body.
What if that presupposition is incorrect? What if the growth of cancer cells is entirely functional? What if the cancer response actually serves a biological purpose?
For a moment, the reader is asked to recall a time in history when the earth was believed to be flat. Those who maintained contrarily that the earth was round were not only ridiculed but were often deemed heretics. There is a parallel occurring today. Those persons or organizations that put forth notions contrary to the conventional world of medicine are often deemed charlatans and quacks. At the same time, the embracing of "evidenced-based medicine" seems perfectly logical on many levels.
It doesn’t seem logical, however, to ignore evidence. For example, since chemotherapy was proved to have a less than 3% success rate as demonstrated in Volume 16 of the Journal of Clinical Oncology (2004), and spontaneous remission has a higher success rate, why is chemotherapy still a predominant cancer treatment?
Moreover, if there were well-documented evidence that has never been disproven, that explains precisely why we have the cancer response, why wouldn’t that new science have taken hold in the standard treatment of cancer?
First, in order for a new science to gain traction, this "new medicine" would need to be introduced and taught in medical school and continuing medical education trainings. Currently there is very little incentive for conventional medical professionals and hospitals to change approaches.
Furthermore, it is difficult to overcome one’s initial cognitive dissonance when confronted with information that flies in the face of all that has been understood heretofore. The other major factor that cannot be ignored is the gatekeeping that has been done by those with financial power.
Indeed, the pharmaceutical and cancer industries as we know them would be greatly impacted by the shift which this "new medicine" would create. However, such change cannot be avoided if we collectively choose to acknowledge a "new medicine" for the good of the whole.
This "new medicine" shall be revealed in a subsequent article entitled The "Un-Cure" for Cancer Revealed.