Should you Question your Oncologist?
When you are feeling off or sick, you see a doctor. But what happens when the doctor tells you to do something you feel isn’t right? What happens if you’re diagnosed with cancer? Is it okay to question your oncologist?
This would scare anyone and that causes you to not have time to do your own research or even stop to think about what is happening.
If you are diagnosed with cancer, you’re trusting the oncologists with your life – so it’s important to KNOW they have your best interest at heart and you feel the treatment is the best.
We don’t usually question oncologists (or doctors in general). However! You need to! No matter how experienced they are, or how much school they had, you know your body better than anyone.
And since they don’t take many ‘the importance of good nutrition when you have cancer’ classes – it’s important you get an experienced nutritionist who specializes in cancer.
No doctor is God; they don’t have all the answers – as a family friend reminded me, that’s why it’s called PRACTICING medicine, not PERFECTED medicine.
And if you don’t know which question to ask, click here.
Please, if something seems strange or you’re just not sure if it’s the best option, do your own research, question why they are doing what they’re doing, and get a second (or third) opinion.
In fact you should do all of that even if everything seems normal. Cancer is over diagnosed; getting a second and third opinion will give you reassurance.
I’ll give you an example; it’s a long example but an important one. Please read the whole thing!
I was listening to an interview with Chris Wark done by The Food Revolution. If you don’t know who Chris Wark is you need to, especially if you have cancer! Here is his website: http://www.chrisbeatcancer.com/
Chris was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer at the age of 26. He had a 28% chance of living 5 years and 17-18% chance living 10 years if he did the conventional treatment of chemo and radiation. Like most people, Chris didn’t know much about cancer so he just blindly followed his doctor’s advice. (Let me clarify, there’s nothing wrong with following your doctor’s advice, BUT do your own research too.)
In the interview, John Robbins (co-host of The Food Revolution) was asking Chris about his cancer story. Chris told us that after finding cancer, the doctors told him they needed to do surgery now. This left him with no time to think about what was happening or do his own research.
And that tends to happen a lot, where things “need” to happen right away even if it took years for something (like a tumor for example) to form. My point is, waiting a couple of days, in most cases, isn’t going to make a difference but will give you time to take everything in and understand what your options are. It’s okay to ask your doctor for a little time.
Chris told us the first meal served to him in the hospital, after surgery on his intestines, was a sloppy joe. He couldn’t help but think ‘Really? This is what they are serving cancer patients?’ so he asked the surgeon if there was anything he shouldn’t be eating. The surgeon told him, and I quote, “No you can eat whatever, just don’t lift anything heavier than a beer.”
After surgery the doctors told him the cancer was worse than they originally thought and that he would need chemotherapy for 12 months.
Chris started thinking, ‘how can I get better by poisoning myself?’ and he and his wife prayed.
Two days later, Chris received a book from a friend of his father who had heard about the diagnosis. The book was called, God’s Way to Ultimate Health by Michael Dye and George H. Malkmus. Chris knew it was an answer to his prayers.
After trusting God, himself, and now understanding sickness could be eliminated through nutrition as the book outlines, he decided he didn’t want to use chemotherapy as treatment. He began a raw food diet but his wife and family didn’t react well to this decision. One family member told him, “Don’t you think if there was something better than chemo, they’d be using it?” His family kept pressuring him to see the oncologist. So he gave in and decided to.
When Chris went to the clinic, he saw everyone else in the waiting room was 2-3 times his age and the atmosphere was so cold. He began praying, “God I just don’t belong here”.
Then while in the waiting room, a TV anchor came on the television talking about nutrition and illness. He said, “If man made it, don’t eat it!” Then the oncologist called Chris to come back to the room, told him his chance of survival, what drugs they wanted to put him on, etc.
Chris asked him, “What about the raw food diet?” as he had been on it for the past week and was feeling much better. The oncologist told him he couldn’t do the diet because it would fight the chemo. Chris then asked if there are any alternative therapies. The oncologist changed his tone, becoming irritated and told him “No! If you don’t do chemo, you’re insane!”
After doing the raw food diet for a week, he was feeling better and was confident but ended up walking out of the clinic that day feeling stressed and afraid – understandably so. He set up the next appointment to get a port. For those of you who don’t know what a port is, it’s what is usually inserted into the chest and is how the chemo is put directly in your blood stream.
After leaving the clinic, he and his wife got into their car and began crying and praying.
Chris told us in the interview that currently cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in America and is 1st in 20 different states.
In other words, the conventional treatments aren’t saving many lives.
Common sense would then tell us, if the cancer industry/conventional treatments were successful in saving lives, cancer wouldn’t be the 2nd leading cause of death anymore….?
So Chris did a lot of research and decided to stay on the raw food diet. He didn’t even show up for his next appointment!
He believes God made the earth for us and provided us with everything we need. I couldn’t agree more. Evidence of this is in the amazing immune boosting and anti-cancer properties found in fruits and vegetables, as well as the cancer-causing properties of food we produce – e.g. processed meat.
Chris went from eating hardly any vegetables and fruit to consuming 15-20 servings/day. He started juicing and eating giant salads (which he is now known for – it’s called the Gain Cancer Fighting Salad) every single day. (For more info on this, message me or see his website). I’ve written the article “5 Healthy Smoothies for someone with cancer” that you can look at for some ideas on incorporating these healthy fruits and vegetables into your diet.
There’s a TON of evidence that shows anti-cancer compounds in fruits and vegetables; the top being garlic, leeks & onions, vegetables from the cruciferous family, and berries.
Long story short, Chris is alive 12 years later and in the best health he’s ever been in.
This type of example has happened to many people.
If Chris had done conventional treatments, he may not be alive today. Instead he followed what felt right and what the research showed – now 12 years later he is still able to be an active husband and father.
It may sounds like I’m being critical of doctors, so let me clarify; I’m VERY thankful that are some wonderful, wonderful doctors who genuinely want all their patients to be healthy. But…..when it boils down to it, Big Pharma is running a business and they can’t make money from nutrition or people who are healthy.
You know your body best.
You know if something doesn’t feel right.
Trust your research.
Trust the evidence.
For more on the the history of chemotherapy, the truth of why the pharmaceutical company has become the way it is today, proof of success using natural treatments, etc., go to The Truth about Cancer website. And you can click the picture below to watch the first two episodes of the 9-part documentary for FREE.
Also, you can purchase all 9 episodes from The Truth About Cancer (I HIGHLY recommend it – I purchased the “Instant Download PLUS DVDs And Transcripts” from the Gold Package. I’ve highlighted about 2/3 of every page in the transcript while following the DVD.) The evidence and information is mind-blowing and you will learn a lot! The Silver and Gold packages are below.
If you’re curious how chemotherapy damages the body – both internally and physically, read both of my posts, which are a two part series and a couple of the most popular posts on my website, How Chemotherapy Damages your Body: Physical Changes (Part 1) and How Chemotherapy Damages your Body: Internal Damage (Part 2).
By doing your own research, working with a great nutritionist, trusting God, and trusting the evidence, some amazing things can happen.
Always question your oncologist!
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Interview. The True History of Chemotherapy & The Pharmaceutical Monopoly. The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest. Sept.-Oct. 2015. Television. Transcript.
Interview. The Food Revolution Summit. May 2016.