Monthly Archives: November 2013

Richard Block (founder of H&R Bloch) on long-term survival of terminal, inoperable, incurable lung cancer (4 min. 21 sec. video)

In this short video Richard Block, founder of H & R Bloch, shares his experience surviving terminal, inoperable, incurable lung cancer. He was told by his Doctor in 1978, that he should go home and put his affairs in order…that he had about three months to live. His oncologist had ruled out surgery and radiation as options.

Fortunately he decided not to accept his doctor’s prognosis. If he had passively done so his story would have ended much sooner.

He was diagnosed in 1978. He died in 2004 of heart disease, 26 years after his terminal prognosis.

By the way, if you visit the R.A.Bloch Cancer Foundation (Please note that Bloch is spelled with an “h” at the end here) website you’ll find many helpful books that you can download or order paperback copies of FREE. There are other helpful resources too.

Can your doctor really predict how long you have to live? 

Please also read an October repost I did entitled Dr. Keith Block on cancer survival statistics: can your physician really predict how long you have to live? Dr. Block has dealt with advanced cancers for over thirty two years and is considered by many to be the father of integrative cancer treatment and is the co-founder of The Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment. I’ve run into case after case where patients have amazed their oncologists and lived many years and sometimes decades beyond their predicted death.

Please note that this story doesn’t include any comments on integrative treatment strategies (i.e. science based dietary and lifestyle changes). It was posted just to give examples of the possibility of surviving despite a diagnosis of stage 4 cancer.

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November 16, 2013 · 2:17 pm

New weapon against cancer comes from patients’ own bodies

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-weapon-against-cancer-comes-from-patients-own-bodies/

A cousin forwarded the above link to a story about new developments in using patients’ own modified T cells (white blood cells) to recognize and attack cancer in their own bodies. The results are pretty remarkable.

If they can find a way to eventually make this process affordable to the masses it could be a major turning point in the cancer battle. Unfortunately cancer treatment is structured in such a way that companies must pump billions of dollars into possible treatments of cancer symptoms (including the majority of treatments that fail to make it to market) and to meet the extremely costly and time consuming approval process. They must recover these costs (including costs for the many failed drugs) or research and development for these drugs will stop.

The sad fact is that a focus on dealing with root causes of cancer (by the use of anticancer nutrition and lifestyle strategies to complement conventional cancer treatment) would be much less costly but is less profitable. The stated intent is curing cancer but the actual effect is that millions of people find cancer drugs too expensive, and are ignorant of pro and anti-cancer nutrition and lifestyle factors. In my opinion, the result is that millions of people have either died unnecessarily or died sooner than they needed to over the past few decades.

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November 15, 2013 · 1:32 pm

Which Common Fruit Fights Cancer Better?

Which Common Fruit Fights Cancer Better? | NutritionFacts.org.

Above is a link to a recent blog post by Dr. Michael Greger in which he comments on the results of scientific studies on the effects of the phytonutrients of certain common fruits on cancer cell growth and spread. Not all fruits are equal when it comes to working against the start and proliferation of micro-tumors which over time grow into full-blown tumors.

Since you’re probably going to eat fruit anyway, why not concentrate on those that do the best job at suppressing cancer establishment, growth and proliferation?   

 

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A simple, easy, free way to get a cutting edge nutrition education and avoid, manage or possibly reverse some of the leading health problems…like cancer (2 min. 11 sec. video)

The nonprofit mission of Dr. Michael Greger and Nutitionfacts.org

Millions of people are often sick and dying of major nutrition related illnesses (heart attacks, strokes, cancer, etc.) each year, not from the illnesses themselves but as a result of not being aware of the facts of how many of these illnesses have their root causes in our diet. There is so much contradictory misinformation on the life and death subject of diet and nutrition in books, articles and on the internet that it’s scary.

Dr. Greger has devoted his life to scouring the over six thousands cutting edge nutrition studies conducted each year by scientists around the world. He brings the best, useful ideas from those studies to you through his short (one to five minute), informative videos and blog posts at the website for his nonprofit organization, nutritionfacts.org.

In the above video he talks about his motivation for bringing the latest nutritional findings to as many people as possible.

A quick, free way to get a quick science-based answer to your nutritional questions 

I highly recommend that when you have nutrition related question you visit the Nutritionfacts website and type your subject into the website search box. Their system will search through their hundreds of brief fact based videos and blog posts and give you the latest scientific findings on the subject.

Getting on nutritionfacts.org’s mailing list and visiting their site is a simple, easy, free way to, bit by bit, get a cutting edge education on nutrition that can save you time, a lot of money (one of my wife’s chemo drugs cost $11,000 a bottle of 120 tablets) and maybe your life or the life of a loved one.

If you are totally overwhelmed by the tsunami of information flowing from the internet, I recommend making an email folder and save nutritionfacts emails for future reference.

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November 15, 2013 · 11:08 am

Learning to live with stage 4 cancer (15 min. video)

A well produced, inspiring montage of stories, set to music, of people who were diagnosed with late stage cancer and how they adapted and learned to live with stage 4 cancer.

What I came away with is hope and the possibility that cancer can be managed like chronic illness (such as diabetes). And the sense that the reams of cancer statistics is made up of millions of flesh and blood people.

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November 14, 2013 · 5:47 pm

A story of hope: another example of someone surviving stage 4 kidney cancer (9 min. 52 sec. video)

A man shares his experience in surviving multiple recurrences of cancer including stage 4 kidney cancer.

Despite all the struggles he’s been through what’s remarkable is how normal he looks and how positive his attitude seems.

I hope some find his story and example encouraging. I hope it lets people know that they’re not alone. Others have walked this path before.

Can your doctor really predict how long you have to live? 

Please also read an October repost I did entitled Dr. Keith Block on cancer survival statistics: can your physician really predict how long you have to live? Dr. Block has dealt with advanced cancers for over thirty two years and is considered by many to be the father of integrative cancer treatment and is the co-founder of The Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment. I’ve run into case after case where patients have amazed their oncologists and lived many years and sometimes decades beyond their predicted death. 

Please note that this story doesn’t include any comments on integrative treatment strategies (other than his use of CDs). It was posted just to give examples of the possibility of surviving despite a diagnosis of stage 4 cancer.

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November 13, 2013 · 12:54 pm

A story of hope: another example of the possibility of long term survival of stage 4 cancer (1 min. 33 sec. video)

This video was uploaded Feb. 2011. In it a woman shares her experience being a 16 year survivor of stage 4 kidney cancer.

Can your doctor really predict how long you have to live? 

Please also read an October repost I did entitled Dr. Keith Block on cancer survival statistics: can your physician really predict how long you have to live? Dr. Block has dealt with advanced cancers for over thirty two years and is considered by many to be the father of integrative cancer treatment and is the co-founder of The Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment. I’ve run into case after case where patients have amazed their oncologists and lived many years and sometimes decades beyond their predicted death.

Please note that this story doesn’t include any comments on integrative treatment strategies (i.e. science based dietary and lifestyle changes). It was posted just to give examples of the possibility of surviving despite a diagnosis of stage 4 cancer.

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November 12, 2013 · 12:27 pm