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What you can expect from Cancer-Whisperer.com and what you should not expect!

(by Lothar Hirneise, President of Cancer21 / Germany and founder of Cancer-Whisperer.com)

Almost without exception people view the diagnosis of cancer as a type of punishment and injustice, which they initially confront with a sense of powerlessness. This sense of powerlessness however is primarily due to false reports in the press and the consequent lack of information on the part of patients. To a great extent cancer is not a terminal illness to which one is helplessly surrendered.

How have I come to this conclusion, which certainly may appear as “quite presumptive” in the light of the many deaths attributed to cancer each year? Unfortunately I cannot provide you with an answer to this question in just a few words; and this is precisely the reason for this webpage. If you have read it carefully then you will understand for yourself, why I have come to the firm conviction that by no means is cancer the dangerous illness that it is always made out to be, even though so many people die of cancer.

Our team will explain to you how allopathic medicine normally treats your type of cancer, and why its practitioners believe that they must do it this way. This is very important because it will enable you to better communicate with your doctor. I want to make it clear from the very beginning that it is very important to me that you conduct a satisfying dialog with your doctors, alternative practitioners, and other professional helpers. I am an absolute proponent of close collaboration with therapists (here I mean to all helpers, regardless of whether alternative practitioner, psychologist, etc.) and I am an opponent of the attitude, “I’ll get through this on my own”.

On the other hand, my experience has shown me that it is very difficult to find therapists with whom you can really conduct the necessary dialog. I would also like to explain an additional bias here. I am neither for nor against conventional medicine and I am neither for nor against non-conventional medicine. I am exclusively concerned with people’s welfare, and whatever contributes to regaining their health is all the same to me. If I have become more and more interested in non-conventional medicine in recent years, then this has nothing to do with any prejudices or personal interests, rather it is due to the results of my own research which have convinced me that conventional medicine is not nearly as successful in treating chronic illnesses like cancer, as many patients, unfortunately, still believe.

It is very important to me that you understand this, because if somebody writes positively about non-conventional therapies and exposes errors of conventional medicine, then that author is happily relegated to an “esoteric corner”, or even worse, that author is considered a “doctor hater”. Believe me, nothing is further from my intent and interests, and anyone who knows me, understands that I am a man who thinks quite logically, and that I prefer to move on diplomatic, rather than revolutionary, paths.

Naturally it is a tactic of allopathic medicine to present me as an enemy of physicians who are not used to entering into a dialog with those who do not share their views, and instead dismiss all people with different opinions as crackpots. To apply the title of crackpot to people who think differently has some great advantages. In the first place you can always play the role of one who knows better, and secondly you do not have to change, because everything is all right (comfortably right).

We all know from our own experience that nothing in life is more difficult than changing ourselves. Naturally this also applies to doctors, or perhaps it would be better to say, this primarily applies to doctors. And I can understand this. A person has studied at the university for 5-6 years, then spent 2-4 years in specialization, and perhaps a few more years in a hospital to gain experience, and here comes people like me, who does not even have a doctor’s degree, and maintains that this knowledge gained over years is at least in part, if not entirely, wrong.

It takes genuine greatness of character for a person to question his knowledge and thus a portion of his personality over and over again in the course of his life; and the number of people who are capable of doing this is very small. I thank God for the privilege of becoming acquainted with some of these people, and I am eternally grateful to these people that they have shared so much of their priceless knowledge with me. Without their input I would never have thought so much about why people become ill, or how they can be restored to health. I would like to share with you in a brief form the unifying theme I have found as to why people who are most seriously ill have become healthy again.

In order for you to learn as much as possible, unfortunately it is also necessary to refer to circumstances, which on first glance appear to have nothing to do with your illness. However only if you understand that political and financial interests can contribute to a medicine has being prescribed for you, which perhaps will harm you more than it will help you, can you conduct an open dialog with your doctor; a dialog that could determine whether you live or die.

In almost every case this dialog will determine whether you will live or not. You should be clear about this for yourself, and you should prepare for this discussion. I am always amazed again and again at how little patients know about their illness. Every woman browses through catalogs before she purchases a new kitchen, not to mention men and cars. However when it comes to purchasing a therapy, very few patients inform themselves in detail about their illness, rather they rely on statements from neighbors and acquaintances, or on the statements of a doctor. If you are wondering about my choice of words, “purchasing a therapy”, then this may be because you have not yet considered that medicine is a business just like other enterprises.

Even if payment is organized somewhat differently through the health insurance system, than it is for other businesses, nevertheless in the final analysis it comes down to buying and selling. As a patient you must always remind yourself of this fact, because you never have to accept an “unfriendly therapy salesperson” again.

This is no appeal to haggle over a discount, but rather an appeal to speak to a doctor like one grown-up speaks to another grown-up, and to place at least the same minimum requirements on this business transaction that are placed on the purchase of a car. Would you deal with a car salesman who would respond to your question as to whether the car that you are interested in is also available in a special paint finish, with the following statement: “Either you take it or go to a different dealership”? You would certainly leave immediately and take your business elsewhere. However, when a doctor responds with insult or with arrogance to a patient’s questions, then this is accepted by many patients without so much as a murmur, because they are not aware that they are paying the doctor’s salary with their monthly insurance premium.

Another point: patients believe that if they are not nice to their doctor they will have disadvantages in their treatment as a consequence. No doubt this can be true, on the other hand, every patient should ask himself whether he really wants to be treated by this kind of therapist. If these lines should give rise to the impression that I am not fond of doctors, then

this is 100% incorrect as good friends of mine are doctors. However, I feel that my primary responsibility rests with patients, and in my more than 10 years of clinical experience, and principally through my 20 years’ experience with cancer patients, I have learned that it is the “uncomfortable patients” who return to health. By uncomfortable, I do not mean arrogant or loud, but rather demanding. Demand that which is your due of your doctor – namely that he helps you to the full extent possible.

Good doctors are never irritated with legitimate questions, and they know how unsure patients are, particularly right after the diagnosis. If your doctor does not take the necessary time, then find a therapist for whom you are valuable enough that he will take the necessary time.

By the way, if I write “somewhat more” about non-conventional cancer therapies, than I do about allopathic applications, there are two reasons why. First, those who go to this webpage expect to learn something about successful therapies other than chemotherapy and radiation, and second, it is simply a fact that is not easy to write about conventional cancer therapies if you want to describe them independently of pharmaceutical funding and career thinking.

Our webpage is structured in such a manner that when you go through you will better understand what is important for you. Moreover, it is important that you understand that even in holistic therapy there are things that are necessary, things that are important, and things that are not-so-important. I say this because I know there are many books and reports in which hundreds of therapies are listed, and after reading all this material the patient neither remembers what he has read, nor does know how he should then begin “his” therapy. Thus, I recommend that you take notes while you are reading and do not leave any question open. Your life and the happiness of your family are at stake. Do not put yourself under time pressure; at this point just think about your future. Everything else is secondary.

However, I do not want to conceal from you what this webpage cannot do. It will not tell you which therapy you should start today, it cannot relieve you of the responsibility of perhaps speaking with various therapists; and more than anything else there is one other thing it cannot do: It cannot change you. From the bottom of my heart my desire for you is that you will start to view your future today (again) in an extremely positive light, and that you will create your future yourself through visualization and activities. Whatever you have hoped for up to this point – it is possible!

Carpe diem

Lothar Hirneise

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