If you had a dirty house, would you clean it or would you toss in rats, cockroaches, and ants in the hope that they’ll eat some of the crumbs off the floor?  You’ll probably die from the pest feces, and the rats may start feeding off your body, but at least those crumbs are no longer there.

If that strategy makes no sense then the prevailing notion of cancer treatment shouldn’t either.  As outlined in the documentary Tumor, the current accepted plan is to fight disease with poison.  More people die from the “treatment” than the disease it was meant to treat.

As stated in the film, according to the National Cancer Institute director, about 70% of those treated for cancer die from it.  This number has not changed in the 40 years since President Nixon initiated his “War on Cancer.”

Why are people worse off in the hospital than when they checked in?  Healthcare could inspire a series of horror movies.  It would be Hospital, not Hostel, just as gruesome but with more deaths.

But the voices that speak up against it are under the umbrella heading of “alternative” because poison is the norm.  Treatment with herbs and plants is, strangely, not the norm, even though they’re natural and can be effective.  Plants grow despite humans.  Government and corporate interests may try to lead you to believe plants grow to spite us.

As articulated in the documentary, people’s voices are regulated to keep them from speaking about “alternative” treatments.  The drug companies, large media firms at their disposal, buy free speech in the form of advertising and use it to bat down healthcare professionals who don’t conform to their “normal” practice.  While hundreds of thousands die from cancer each year, the profits of drug companies increase.

560,000 Americans died of cancer in 2010.

Watching the documentary, I found it shocking to hear so many profound statements made by people speaking from personal experience.

“I think they have the cure already.  They just don’t want to release anything because it’s a way to get money.”

That comes in the first minute of the film.

But the drug companies don’t want you to hear that, the film asserts.

Radio Show Host Robert Scott Bell of “Talk Stream Live” says in the film, “784,000 Americans every year die due to modern medicine.  What other industry can kill than many people and still be around the next day?”

The film contrasts voices such as Rockefeller University neuro-oncologist Dr. Robert Darnell, who calls cancer research funded by tax dollars an “enterprise,” and that of a woman on the street who says there’s a lot of fundraising, “but as far as progress, I don’t see a ton of it…  How much is being put into it?”

Where are the numbers showing lives saved?  How many pink ribbons are pinned on dead bodies?  Where is donated money going?  These are the questions posed by the film.

If money is targeted for cancer research, isn’t it going to drug companies to develop more poisons that we then have to give them more money for?  Should those drugs maybe be free?

It seems like we’re willingly donating money so we can we be fleeced down the line again.  And for something that has a 70% chance of not working.  You can get better odds at a casino.

These are some of the thoughts the documentary inspires.  They’re not necessarily new thoughts, but some of them have been beaten down until now because the powers-that-be have made us believe everything but mainstream treatments are “alternative” and suspect.

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez states that medical insurance companies have a vested interest in doctors’ not speaking about different treatment options.  Why?  My interpretation of what she was saying is that if a patient dies sooner, that means they won’t have to pay for further procedures or drugs, alternative or otherwise.

Author Tom Wu was told chemotherapy would extend his life three to four months.  Instead he ate remedies provided by nature.  He’s lived cancer-free for over 40 years.  “Our body is not lacking medicine.  It’s lacking food.”

The earth has great balance.  Evolution provides for deficiency resolutions in order for life to continue.  Bioluminescence didn’t just happen because it would be pretty.  Surely, to offset imbalances in nature such as diseases, there exists, the film suggests, at least the hope that a cure lies in something of the earth, and not of man.

The “tumor” of Tumor is the prevailing thought that it does not.

As currently structured, patients can either wade through voluminous research on treatments with plant-derived medicine that potentially can be growing in their backyard, or go to a doctor and be prescribed a drug treatment from a checklist.

Perhaps we can do better.

Tumor has many flaws, but it does feature voices that should be heard and promote ideas that could go more mainstream.

Tumor screened at the Dances with Film Festival in Hollywood.


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Malignant Mesothelioma, coronal CT scan. Legend: the malignant mesothelioma is indicated by yellow arrows, the central pleural effusion is marked with a yellow star. (1) right lung, (2) spine, (3) left lung, (4) ribs, (5) aorta, (6) spleen, (7) left kidney, (8) right kidney, (9) liver. Date Source self-made, based on Image:Tumor Mesothelioma2.JPG Author Stevenfruitsmaak



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