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Why Aren't Oncologists Reading Their Medical Journals?

Published on 11/11/2017
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A family member recently had an extreme cancer surgery, a 5 hour procedure to remove lymph nodes from the mouth and throat. His recovery has been slow and agonizing. Now the doctors want him to receive 6 weeks of daily radiation, along with some chemotherapy. He is not looking forward to this regimen to say the least.

So I'm sitting in the waiting room of his oncologist's office, flipping through some magazines. I noticed a few journals about different aspects of cancer, one of which was on the subject of immunotherapy. Many who have followed my blogs know I'm a strong proponent of this relatively new cancer treatment protocol whereby certain pharmaceuticals are administered which improve that patients' own immune system to fight the cancer. Did my brother's oncologist even mention this to him? Of course not, she was laser focused on when it would be appropriate to put a port in to administer chemotherapy drugs! That's what oncologists know and are comfortable with, and that's where they make the most money. It's sad, but true. My brother is resisting the chemo aspect, although he has agreed to at least start the radiation treatments.

It occurred to me that perhaps many oncologists don't take the time to thoroughly read their own medical journals. Some are starting to embrace immunotherapy as a viable treatment option for cancer patients; others I feel are stuck in the old, established way of doing things, and have buried their heads in the sand. Old habits are hard to break for sure. I know this for a fact. Back in my pharmaceutical rep days, it was extremely difficult to get a physician to prescribe my company's medication if they had been prescribing another company's drug for many years.

Interestingly, coinciding with the oncology visit this week, I happened to receive an interesting and compelling video at the same time. In it, a physician gives some unique perspective on chemo and radiation; he also tells us that there are viable alternatives which are less toxic to the patient. And articles about these NATURAL alternatives are actually PUBLISHED IN THEIR MEDICAL JOURNALS! Either these physicians don't read their own journals, or they choose not to do what is best for the patient! Below is an excerpt from an interview with this physician.


As it stands now, my brother will begin radiation in a couple of weeks, while taking a natural immunotherapy agent. And he has now begun incorporating whole food plant compounds which directly target cancer cells and protect normal cells! I will report his progress in an upcoming blog....


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