With over 14 million people living with cancer in the United States, you really can’t mess around with it. But the sad fact is, more people are dying from chemotherapy than the actual disease itself.
People should be made aware of the dangers of chemotherapy, and research is showing that cancer drugs are killing nearly 50% of patients in some hospitals. For the first time, researchers looked at the number of cancer patients who died within 30 days of starting chemotherapy, which indicated that the medication is the cause of death, rather than the cancer.
The study done by Public Health England and Cancer Research UK found that across England around 8.4% of patients with lung cancer, and 2.4% of breast cancer patients died within a month. However, in some hospitals, the figure is much higher. In Milton Keynes, the death rate for lung cancer treatment was 50.9%. Chemotherapy drugs are potent chemical substances with significant side effects.
The authors of the study have advised physicians to exercise more caution in selecting which patients receive chemotherapy.
“I think it’s important to make patients aware that there are potentially life threatening downsides to chemotherapy. And doctors should be more careful about who they treat with chemotherapy,” said Professor David Dodwell, Institute of Oncology, St James Hospital, Leeds, UK.
“The statistics don’t suggest bad practice overall but there are some outliers,” noted Professor David Dodwell of the Institute of Oncology at St. James Hospital in Leeds.
“It could be data problems, and figures skewed because of just a few deaths, but nevertheless it could also be down to problems with clinical practice,” he continued.
“I think it’s important to make patients aware that there are potentially life threatening downsides to chemotherapy. And doctors should be more careful about who they treat with chemotherapy.”
Most treatments involve injecting chemotherapy toxins into the body, infiltrating the body with ionizing radiation or cutting off body parts; sometimes a combination of all three. Doctors will lie to you, tell you that you are fighting the disease. But the truth it, you are only buying yourself time, but after a while, these side effects will go away and you will die a more agonizing death that the one that cancer would have caused.
Effective alternative treatments do exist, but due to bad government policies in favor of the Big Pharma method, cancer patients in the United States are not given the option to go through with such treatments and are forced into expensive chemotherapy treatments. After all, it is important to remember, there is no money in a cure.