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Posts to Ask Dr Stoll BB regarding Cancer and Prostate.

There have been a few posts to the Ask Dr Stoll
Bulletin Board (BB) regarding various forms of cancer.
Most of them have been archived here. The archive is roughly chronological and has been divided into pieces for quicker access. I hope you find it useful.

Summary discussion about cancer:

We all know that cancer is much more likely in one with poor immunity. With the Human Genome Project we are also learning how to find those people with heightened susceptibility to cancer being the outcome rather than allergy, sarcoid, eczema and the many, many autoimmune conditions that are also related to immune reserves.

SO. wellness is anyone's best protection from contracting cancer and is the first thing anyone should do as a lifestyle. In 1997 it was reported that the 4 most common cancer diagnoses, in this country, would be each be reduced by more than 50% if people would just supplement their diets with 200 micrograms of Selenium/day. This is NOT a case of "If some is good, more is better." Too much selenium is toxic. 300 micrograms a day is probably perfectly safe but more than that can be risky. Simple, inexpensive with no side effects! Why is this not common knowledge? Why has not the Cancer Society made it a policy to tell people about this? What would happen to the Cancer Society if cancer disappeared?

Next, consider this: The current policy of calling a 5 year SURVIVAL a "cure" is a cruel hoax. Most cancer patients would survive that long with no treatment at all. A good example is breast cancer. "Early Detection" is pushed shamelessly. The natural history of breast cancer is 20 years survival. If the cancer is not discovered until the 10th year, the average person would have a 10 year survival. If not discovered until the 15th year they would have a 5 year survival. If discovered by the 5th year they would have a 15 year survival. Remember this is true with no treatment at all!

SO, the earlier it is detected, the more years it can be treated and the higher the 5 year "cure" rate will be. However, that has nothing to do with the effectiveness of any treatment other than how it effects quality of life of the patient (almost always negatively) and the income that goes to hospitals and physicians who treat cancer.

For the past 20 years, many cancer specialists have observed how much better cancer patients do if they decrease stress through meditation and other Skilled Relaxation techniques ESPECIALLY if they combine it with "imagery". Ask your library.

Your best resource for learning about all the alternative approaches, that have been shown to be effective, would be to contact the Cancer Control Society in Los Angeles at (323) 663-7801. For those who already have cancer, the best place to decide about treatment is at one of the many inpatient Cancer Treatment Centers of America at (800) 515-1221. They combine conventional cancer treatment with alternatives, depending on what is best for that particular patient. The patient is an active participant in deciding what to do.

There is now an easy way to learn the cutting edge of cancer causes & treatment: Call (800) 843-9660 and ask them if they will send you (about $20) the October,2000 tape of Functional Medicine Update.

There is a free graphic protocol that helps anyone choose what direction to go. See the URL at Cancer Protocol to get your own copy.

If, after using the resources above, you still have questions, put them on the bulletin board.

Walt Stoll, MD

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