http://bp0.blogger.com/_kt3_yVgeCWY/R4mZr4Te6II/AAAAAAAAAAM/rzIWL3xhV9c/s1600-h/TDWCCdustjacket.jpg For Your Average Genius: Is Sloan-Kettering holding out on you?

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Is Sloan-Kettering holding out on you?

Today's cancer treatments leave a lot to be desired. First and foremost there is the human suffering. After that comes the huge dollar costs that are involved. In many cases, the costs are made even more outrageous because the cured patient ends up being a mere shell of himself.

Yet the medical community has been at this for a very long time:

"A disease that...can attack a person is perfect health, in the full vigor of early maturity, and in some insidious, mysterious way, within a few months, destroy a life, is surely a subject important enough to demand our best thought and continued study."
- William Coley, M.D., in remarks to the New York Academy of Medicine, 1891Dr. Coley was referring to a young woman whose injured hand had mysteriously transformed into a painful and deadly case of cancer, snuffing out her life in less than a year. Coley was influential in the establishment of Memorial Sloan-Kettering.
It is perhaps more than a little ironic that Sloan-Kettering has since played a part in snuffing out an effective method for curing cancer. About five decades ago, S-K chief medical director, John Heller, M.D., was well aware of a doctor who was curing cancer patients.

Dr. Heller told a fellow physician who had been stricken with a mortal, incurable brain tumor about the doctor who cures cancer, "I don't know how he does it, but people walk in there dead and walk out alive." Heller had known about the outsider's work for 10 years.

The stricken doctor asked Heller if he recommended that he go see him. The Sloan-Kettering Medical Director replied, "Yes, I would."

The Dr. Robert Fishbein, the brain cancer patient, was quite naturally quite curious to know why they weren't using the more effective treatment at S-K. Heller answered, "I'd lose my job. I have to be careful around here. He's foreign. He's strange, and around here he's considered a quack."

Dr. Fishbein, who was predicted to be dead in two to four months was cured. That was in 1962, some forty-five years ago. He was able to return to to the practice of medicine. He has retired, and lives in New Jersey.

It's unfortunate, but do not expect the medical profession to "get around" to offering the treatment.The doctor who cures cancer was Emanuel Revici, M.D. His name is still scorned by the American Cancer Society and in the halls of medicine including at Sloan-Kettering.

It will take a wide wakening and people speaking out. I'm just one person, but together we can fix this health care crisis. It's long overdue...let's not wait another moment.

So once again, it's time to repeat the words of Dr. Coley:
"A disease that...can attack a person is perfect health, in the full vigor of early maturity, and in some insidious, mysterious way, within a few months, destroy a life, is surely a subject important enough to demand our best thought and continued study."
But perhaps we can do more than that - much more. Only this time it's easier - much easier. A cure already exists. You can help in a big way by doing a small thing. Simply visit this link, and then send that link to your email buddy list.

You could also link this message on your blog if you have one.

A cure exists. When enough people are aware of its existence, it will naturally become available wherever it is needed.

Conversely, until enough people see the evidence, this treatment will remains difficult to access for most cancer patients, as it is available in only one medical office at this time. So it is critically important to take action...to benefit cancer patients around the US and around the world.
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William Kelley Eidem is the author of The Doctor Who Cures Cancer and It's Not Just For Sex.

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