Sunday, March 13, 2016
Caution: What to do when any negative diagnosis is presented to you by your doctor.
The wisdom behind getting a second opinion in any medical situation becomes more and more apparent as we explore a world of medicine quite different than the one we expect. Greed avarice and the need to make money is far outstripping most ethical practices in America today. Medicine is no exception. Examining the ethical miscarriages in government on Wall Street and in big Pharma we quickly deduce that American values have shifted in recent years in favor of personal financial progress at the expense of anything and everything including your health.
When our physical security is placed in jeopardy for whatever reason we are at war with the world around us in the sense that we cannot trust the basic medical services offered to us in the form they exist today. This is a known fact as we watch the need for financial freedom and the implied greed unfold in front of us. Charlatans to the left of us charlatans to the right of us, it is a never ending parade of ethical corruption brought on by insecurity, competition greed and a breakdown of basic morality within the culture as a whole. This breakdown affects the grocer to the politician. Businesses of every shape and size including medicine and all of its associated institutions find themselves ensnared a broken business model that conflicts with the men and women who dreamed of being excellent physicians for what they must do is don the robes of the psychopath in order to cope with the intense guilt shame and self loathing potentiated by a medical system that is utterly and completely broken. They must throw off all the emotions of guilt and shame and wrongdoing in order to function. They are encouraged to do so from the very beginning in medical school. It starts on the first day when they are presented with a cadaver which dehumanizes people and psychologically programs the first year medical students to consider themselves as part of an elite group above and superior to all of the rest of humanity. It is also the beginning of the God complex that many physicians fall prey to. It also leads to the psychopathy that is rampant in the medical world today. This is why I found the following article to be interesting. But first I'll give you an example of what to look out for from my personal experience.
My personal odyssey: It lasted two years. When my doctor diagnosed me with a raised PSA score for prostate specific antigen he gently suggested that if I did not have cancer now I would shortly develop it. He warned me that a urologist would send me down a path of surgeries and most likely undesirable outcomes. So I was stuck with his diagnosis and went from there. I knew that having biopsies taken from the prostate would only exacerbate the problem (if it existed as my doctor suggested that it might) so I turned to a natural therapy called the Gerson therapy which took two years to complete. To this day I will never know if I had cancer or not. But my decision to interrupt any process of cancer was a good call. It was right to start with the Gerson therapy because it helped eliminate any possibility or of a cancer time bomb ticking inside me but it also healed 14 other conditions that were plaguing me at the time. I don't regret the hard work that is the Gerson Therapy or taking two years to repair my body and my mid 50s but I do regret my reaction to my physicians dark diagnosis. It took five years to understand that prostate cancer is a slow-growing highly treatable disease when caught early and I probably would have been okay for some time even if I did have cancer cells to biopsy. I chose to do it the hard way. Indeed Gerson is one of the most difficult therapies in terms of time energy and participation it is not widely known that only 1 out of 20 people can or will complete the full Gerson Treatment at all. Still I am grateful I completed it as it set me up for longevity and recharged my immune system while eliminating 14 other symptoms such as GERD, allergies, and a host of other minor age and toxic-body related conditions.
Even the most well-intentioned physicians make communication and diagnostic mistakes. In my case my physician scared the living daylights out of me perhaps unintentionally by overstating the probability of my disease condition. This mistake can easily be made when doctors appointments are limited to 15 minutes of communication and treatment. The business aspect of medicine becomes the enemy at this point. Not the doctor necessarily but rather the business model truncates communication through the severe limitation of time spent with patients.
Then there are physicians who are out right unethical and that is what the following article covers. Be extremely careful when choosing a physician in the first place. Insist on thorough and complete explanations of your condition or diagnosis, and always always always get a second opinion from similar MDs and also from holistic or natural-paths. No one cares about around your stance your health as well as you do. Trust your intuition.
Enjoy the following article.
It happens more often than you can imagine, but more Doctors are finally getting caught in the act of misrepresenting their oath and fraudulently diagnosing healthy patients with cancer to turn a quick buck from kickbacks on chemotherapy poisons.
Why shouldn't Doctors lie when the entire cancer industry is one gigantic fabrication from start to finish? Is it any wonder that cancer societies worldwide put a far greater financial initiative on chemotherapy and radiation research than disease prevention techniques? Preventing disease doesn't make money, but treating disease certainly does. Take Dr. Farid Fata, a prominent cancer doctor in Michigan who admitted in court one year ago to intentionally and wrongfully diagnosing healthy people with cancer. Fata also admitted to giving them chemotherapy drugs for the purpose of making a profit. Were his patients shocked? You bet they were. Who would ever suspect a Doctor of faking a diagnosis to collect money. It's unconscionable. Yet it happens with cancer and almost every disease that medical doctors can generate income through kickbacks and commissions based on the volume of patients treated with specific pharmaceuticals. Like anything people are used as a comodity. "Many of these unscrupulous Physicians are like businessmen without a conscience. The only difference is they have your health and trust in their hands--a very dangerous combination when money is involved," said Dr. Sayed Mohammed, a retired Oncologist who admits seeing the trend more than a decade ago. "It is my choice," Fata said on Tuesday of his surprise guilty plea, which included rattling off the names of numerous drugs he prescribed for his patients over the years. In each admission, he uttered these words:
"I knew that it was medically unnecessary." Fata was charged with running a $35-million Medicare fraud scheme that involved billing the government for medically unnecessary oncology and hematology treatments. The government says Fata ran the scheme from 2009 to the present, through his medical businesses, including Michigan Hematology Oncology Centers, with offices in Clarkston, Bloomfield Hills, Lapeer, Sterling Heights, Troy and Oak Park.
According to the government, Fata had a patient load of 1,200 people and received $62 million from Medicare; he billed for more than $150 million.
U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said she plans to seek life in prison for Fata, calling his case is "the most egregious" health care fraud case her office has seen. She said Fata not only bilked the government -- which is typical in such cases -- but he also harmed patients.
Lying with Statistics Prostate cancer is another great example which doctors falsely give prognoses about without giving patients the facts. A prostate (PSA) blood test looks for prostate-specific antigen, a protein produced by the prostate gland. High levels are supposedly associated with prostate cancer. The problem is that the association isn't always correct, and when it is, the prostate cancer isn't necessarily deadly. Only about 3 percent of all men die from prostate cancer. The PSA test usually leads to overdiagnosis -- biopsies and treatment in which the side effects are impotence and incontinence. Repeated biopsies may spread cancer cells into the track formed by the needle, or by spilling cancerous cells directly into the bloodstream or lymphatic system. More than 90% of Doctors who encourage cancer treatment for prostate cancer will generate a commission from each treatment the patient receives. It proves risky and often deadly in the long run for most people who don't understand how to take care of their health and are persuaded by false statistics. Dozens of excellent large studies have been done on men who have had cancer discovered in their prostate with a biopsy. In over 97% of the cases this cancer either never spreads outside of the gland to cause harm or the patient dies of something else long before any evidence of cancer spreading outside of the prostate occurs. In that 3% where cancer is aggressive and harms the patient, it has already spread beyond the limits of surgical resection long before discovery; thus, these men are not helped by surgery either. After at least seven years of post-college graduate medical education on the emotional, mental, and physical condition of the human being, you would expect a physician to be a powerhouse of goodwill for his or her patients. Unfortunately, too many doctors fail to keep the welfare of their customers at the forefront, as their main concern. The needs to boost their own egos, self-preservation, and the quest for more money often result in inappropriate care and harm to the patient. Most women are often told that hysterectomies lead to many different cures for cancer and other ailments. This is misrepresenting the truth. The research done so far has demonstrated no improvement in survival regardless of the aggressiveness of many of these unnecessary treatments. Breast cancer screenings also result in an increase in breast cancer mortality and fail to address prevention. Despite no evidence ever having supported any recommendations made for regular periodic screening and mammography at any age, malicious recommendationsfrom the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) on breast cancer screening are now suggesting that breast cancer screening should begin at age 40 and earlier in high-risk patients. Published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), the recommendations released by the SBI and ACR state that the average patient should begin annual breast cancer screening at age 40. They also target women in their 30s if they are considered "high risk" as they stated. The rate of advanced breast cancer for U.S. women 25 to 39 years old nearly doubled from 1976 to 2009, a difference too great to be a matter of chance and more about diagnoses. A disturbing study published in the New England Journal of Medicine is bringing mainstream attention to the fact that mammography has caused far more harm than good in the millions of women who have employed it over the past 30 years as their primary strategy in the fight against breast cancer. It always has been and always will be about the money. It is not time to recognize the trend? Chemotherapy Does Not Heal The Body--It Slowly Destroys ItChemotherapy boosts cancer growth and long-term mortality rates. Most chemotherapy patients either die or are plagued with illness within 10-15 years after treatment. It destroys their immune system, increases neuro-cognitive decline, disrupts endocrine functioning and causes organ and metabolic toxicities. Patients basically live in a permanent state of disease until their death. The cancer industry marginalizes safe and effective cures while promoting their patented, expensive, and toxic remedies whose risks far exceed any benefit. This is what they do best, and they do it because it makes money, plain and simple. The reason a 5-year relative survival rate is the standard used to assess mortality rates is due to most cancer patients going downhill after this period. It's exceptionally bad for business and the cancer industry knows it. They could never show the public the true 97% statistical failure rate in treating long-term metastatic cancers. If they did publish the long-term statistics for all cancers administered cytotoxic chemotherapy, that is 10+ years and produced the objective data on rigorous evaluations including the cost-effectiveness, impact on the immune system, quality of life, morbidity and mortality, it would be very clear to the world that chemotherapy makes little to no contribution to cancer survival at all. No such study has ever been conducted by independent investigators in the history of chemotherapy. The only studies available come from industry funded institutions and scientists and none of them have ever inclusively quantified the above variables. Why? Money, greed and profits run the cancer industry--nothing else. The cancer establishment must retreat from the truth to treat cancer because there will never be any profit for them in in eradicating the disease. There is no governing body in the world that protects consumers from being subjected to these toxic therapies or even known carcinogens in our foods our environment, because that too, will prevent the profits from rolling in. It's a business of mammoth proportions and must be treated as such. The most powerful anti-carcinogenic plants in the world such as cannabis must be demonized and be made illegal because they are so effective at killing cancer cells without side effects. Cannabinoids are so efficient at treating disease, that the U.S. Government patented them in 2003. If a "magic bullet" were used FIRST by orthodox medicine, meaning the cut/burn/slash/poison treatments were avoided, a 90% true cure rate would be easy to achieve. But the fact is that the leaders in the medical community have absolutely no interest in finding a "magic bullet." A "magic bullet" would cost the drug companies hundreds of billions of dollars, and patients would have less hospitalization and less doctor visits, etc. You might ask your oncologist why your chances of survival are only 3% (ignoring all of their statistical gibberish such as "5-year survival rates" and deceptive terms like "remission" and "response"), when your chance of survival would be over 90% if they used something like DMSO. Actually, bring up DMSO to any oncologist and most of them won't even talk to you about it. Why? Because DMSO is a natural product, cannot be patented and cannot be made profitable because it is produced by the ton in the wood industry. Dr. Farid Fata is only a consequence of the system. Like him there are thousands of legally practicing Doctors and oncologists in the United States and abroad who are guilty of the same crimes, but because they fly below the radar, they are never caught. As we continue playing this charade of making the public believe that poisons treat cancer, people will continue to die, and Doctors will continue to make money up to the day of their patient's death. Every once in a while, we may catch a few (of the many) like Dr. Fata, who self-destruct due to their own greed. We will claim they are outlaws, banish them and tarnish their reputations based on a perception that a healthy person should never be unnecessarily subjected to chemotherapy for money. So we can harshly judge and legally prosecute the Doctor who falsely prescribes poison to a healthy person for money, but we proudly accept the Doctor who prescribes poison to an unhealthy person for money. I find that truly mind blowing. Sources: justice.gov freep.com preventdisease.comdrmcdougall.com medscape.com Dave Mihalovic is a Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in vaccine research, cancer prevention and a natural approach to treatment.