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More negative experiences in the alternative cancer treatment field

On patients being harmed or dying after nonconventional therapy

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As explained in the first and main part of this article, "all that glitters is not gold" in the alternative cancer treatment scene, in fact far from it.

Be it due to ego or financial reasons or a combination of both, it is not just in the conventional arena that doctors or other practitioners claim to hold all truth — even to the detriment of cancer patients.

Be their name Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer, Dr. Hulda Clark, Dr. Johanna Budwig or what have you — they all tend to consider their approach to be the only right one for most everyone — which is a mirror image of what we find in the typical conventional doctor.

It gets the darkest, of course, when patients are literally sacrificed on the altar of this blindness to that fundamental truth of the human condition, so beautifully expressed by Sir David Weatherall, Regius professor of medicine, who humbly acknowledged that "we know so little about how the body truly works".

It seems safe to assume that anyone who claims or implies to "have all truth" is likely wrong (at least somewhere), oversimplifies and/or lacks discernment.

That the mainstream approach to cancer treatment can and will maim, hurt and kill in a number of ways is well established and amply referenced on this site, see Conventional. For this reason, Healing Cancer Naturally warns against blindly following doctor's orders in the strongest possible terms, see Why alternative cancer treatment?.

However, approaches which would need to be classified as aIternative have their (lesser) death toll as well, and apparently not only among those "terminal" cases already given up on by their doctors after receiving all they had to offer (and whose death, of course, cannot possibly be blamed on the alternative approach since they did everything "right" and were sent home to die as a consequence) but occasionally even among those who refused all conventional treatment from the start.

The approach I have most frequently seen indicted as having led to the death of patients is that of Dr. Hamer. Others concern MMS and one case I heard of relates to Dr. Robert O. Young (Kim Tinkham who had stage III breast cancer and believed Young's contention that all disease is due to “excess acidity” and can therefore be treated via alkalinization. Compare Does alkalinity heal cancer?).

I even personally knew a person with colon cancer who died not long after refusing conventional treatment and opting supposedly for the Budwig protocol — which can however not be blamed on Dr. Budwig's approach since he followed the advice of a well-known self-appointed "Budwig expert" who had modified Dr. Budwig's approach by adding his own "improvements", something that happens all too often and apparently can nullify any positive effect from the Budwig protocol as laid out and specified by Dr. Budwig.

Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer

Dr. Hamer was a truly brilliant mind who discovered what looks like a number of great truths on human health and disease. If you read my in-depth critique of Dr. Hamer's approach, however, it should be clear why there are some gruesome horror stories published on the internet of people who died a horrible death of cancer after "falling for him", and not all of them previously mutilated and strongly damaged by conventional chemo and radiation treatments.

Dr Hulda Regehr Clark, Ph.D., N.D.

Dr Clark has great merit in my eyes in bringing to our attention the dangers of numerous everyday toxins and parasites and for freely sharing her knowledge. She was also wrong on some points and died of cancer. The fact that she chose to name her books The Cure For All Diseases and The Cure for All Cancers should give a clear hint as to where she was erring.

Black salves (escharotics)

While apparently helpful for many, their corrosiveness also has harmed some people.

What can cancer patients learn from the above?

There seems to be no one-size-fits-all cancer treatment. This site recommends everyone challenged by cancer to above all follow their intuition and spiritual guidance — after getting as informed as possible both about the side effects of conventional treatment and available (so-called) alternatives (there are hundreds).

An excellent place to start the latter in my view is "Greatest Hits": healing cancer yourself without toxic conventional treatment, Cancer overdiagnosis and overtreatment: do be aware! and of course Requesting the most benevolent outcome. Also see How do you recognize an honest health practitioner or clinic and How do you recognize an honest product or service.

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