How to Survive Pancreatic Cancer
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network says that pancreatic cancer is the deadliest kind of cancer with a five-year survival rate of 5%. Less than 10% of people with pancreatic cancer are diagnosed before the tumors spread to other organs.
Knowledge is Power
According to the American Cancer Society, "80% of [pancreatic cancer] patients are diagnosed too late to be helped by surgery. Of those that may be helped by surgery, fewer than 40% are cured." If surgery is an option, the typical survival rate is only 18 to 20 months.
In the article "The Contribution of Cytotoxic Chemotherapy to 5-year Survival in Adult Malignancies," the pancreatic cancer drug gemcitabine (Gemzarâ ) was reported to increase survival by only 5.4 months. It only stopped pancreatic cancer's progression for an average of 2.2 months. Overall, the study found that cytotoxic (or cell killing) chemo contributed about 2% to one's overall chance of survival.
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With all this disheartening news, what can someone with pancreatic cancer do to fight this purported death sentence?
I ask you to think back on all the different things you've tried in your life to get rid of the hiccups. You've probably held your breath, stood on your head, drank water through a straw, put your head between your knees--even tried two of these methods at once. If you've ever considered the possibility that hiccups could be "scared" away by having someone sneak up behind you, then considering some pancreatic cancer treatments that are "outside of the box" shouldn't be a big leap!
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Let's look to what some pioneering doctors can teach us about the true nature of cancer.
The founder of German New Medicine, Dr. Geerd Hamer, has conducted over 40,000 cancer case studies in the last 30 years. His German New Medicine regimen has a 95% cure rate. ("Cure" being defined by conventional medicine as surviving for 5 years after diagnosis.) In the last 10 years, German New Medicine has been tested and verified by physicians and medical associations around the world.
Dr. Hamer has found that cancer is not a disease state--it is a phase during some people's physical, mental, and emotional healing processes. He has also proven scientifically that cancer is not just some haywire proliferation of cells. In fact, Dr. Hamer's research has been so specific that he even determined that cancer of the pancreas was caused by "anxiety-anger conflicts with family members" as well as inheritances. Does this apply to you?
Anger by Tommy Pariah
Another pioneering doctor, Dr. Arthur Janov, founder of Primal Therapy, says that cancer is caused by repressed feelings. "Repression cannot eliminate pain. It only puts us out of conscious contact with it so we don‘t feel the misery, but the damage goes on...The cells...become crazy. The same chronic repression welded to chronic pain that can make someone ‘crazy' can possibly result in cancer."
Dr. Janov also says, "Active suffering may be a good antidote for cancer...It is not just pain that makes us sick; it is pain plus repression...All things being equal, the more you suffer consciously, the longer you will live..."
In his book Why You Get Sick and How You Get Well, Dr. Janov explains that the immune system is where the mind meets the body. He says that stress and poor psychological health alter cellular function. Things like criticism and neglect cause cells to malfunction, which lead to disease. None of this is ground-breaking as a number of other studies have arrived at the same conclusion.
Due to the painkillers our brains produce to protect us from trauma, the immune cells are forced to experience our emotional pain too. Additionally, the immune system must establish a knowingness of itself in order to detect what is a foreign invader in the body. Long-term emotional stress debilitates our immune cells' ability to recognize and fight invaders. This impairment of immune function leads not just to tumor growth but to bigger, more aggressive tumors.
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The First Step
The first step in beating pancreatic cancer is empowering yourself with knowledge of how cancer works, pondering the critical thinking of some field experts who are not apart of "the cancer industry," and learning to correct the imbalances in your body that have lead to pancreatic cancer. The Cancer Immunology Program at Australia's Cancer Centre has shown that the human immune system can stop the growth of tumors and cause them to become dormant. This process has been called "equilibrium." During equilibrium, the body can, not just stop, but actually kill cancer cells.
Did you know Natural Health magazine reported that, "Fewer than one-fourth of doctors surveyed routinely ask their patients about their dietary habits"? Do you know what gives cancer the fuel it needs to grow? Sugar (as proven by Nobel prize-winning Dr. Otto Warburg in 1931). Has your oncologist told you to stop eating sugar and simple carbohydrates (which turn to sugar in the body)?
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Thinking Outside the Box
If you've just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you may feel like you've just been giving a death sentence. There are a lot more options to cancer treatment than what the big-business cancer industry would have you believe.
Have you heard of German New Medicine? Primal Therapy? Gerson Therapy? Essiac? Oxygen Therapy? Coley's Toxins? The Emotional Freedom Technique?
Each and every one of the methods listed above has been proven to halt cancer in a safe and effective way...unlike traditional toxic methods like chemotherapy and radiation.
Think back on all the things Americans have believed throughout history because commercials and corporations told them to...smoking, fluoride in our water, meat and dairy products, sugar substitutes, lobotomies and shock therapy, etc? Chemotherapy and radiation are no different.
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To learn how to get your body into the cancer-eating "equilibrium" state, visit SurvivePancreaticCancer.Com, where you can watch helpful videos, read about conventional and alternative treatments for pancreatic cancer, learn 15 different ways to boost your immune system, read pancreatic cancer success stories, find pancreatic cancer suppport groups, and buy a helpful ebook entitled Survive Pancreatic Cancer: No Stone Unturned.
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