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Preventative care and aftercare

The concepts of preventative care and after care also part of the subject of diagnosis. Is it really clear to you that these two terms include the word “Care” (as in worry)? This is precisely what is involved here because a lot of people earn a lot of money when you are worried. The term preventative care, and in particular the preventative care examinations themselves, are acknowledged to be in the interest of early detection of cancer. But the term early detection certainly does not earn its name, because as a rule a tumor must divide thirty times before it is discovered. If one assumes a rate of division of 130 days with breast cancer, the tumor is already 10 years old when it is detected through magnetic resonance imaging processes. If a person would suggest this kind of early detection for any other illness then that person would be ridiculed immediately. This is not the case with cancer.

Under the false pretence that we can better treat breast cancer allopathically if it is detected earlier, women get more and more prescriptions for mammograms, although we have known long before Tschernobyl that precisely such radiation generates cancer. Yes the word is generate – even according to allopathic opinion. Aren’t medical students around the world taught that DNA changes are responsible for the occurrence of cancer, and is it not a physical fact that mammogram devices generate precisely these DNA changes. While doctors still talk about “low doses” and safe radiation, this is only because they have never read Dr. Golfmans book: Preventing Breast Cancer, or they have not continued their education in physics and biochemistry. Otherwise they would know that there is neither safe radiation when the destruction of DNA in individual cells is involved, nor is there a low dose, as even hits of the smallest quantities can induce major damages.

Aftercare

After the destruction or removal of a tumor many patients want to know from their doctors which examinations they should take in order to determine whether the tumor has returned. On first glance this is an understandable question in light of the fact that almost all tumors return, sooner or later. The question presupposes faith that their doctors knows more about how they are doing than they do themselves. Let’s take a look at why this is so.

1. Faith in the hemogram

In most cases your doctor checks your hemogram and attempts, based on so-called tumor markers or lymphocyte values, to assess whether a tumor has returned, or to determine the status of your immune system. However what would you say if I told you that there are cancer patients who have had increased tumor markers for decades, and with most cancer patients their immune system is not particularly bad. Ask a cancer patient sometime shortly after his diagnosis, how his liver values are or about his immune status. In almost all cases he will tell you that his doctor could not find anything. Other than the tumor or increased antibody antigen reactions (increased tumor markers) there are no “symptoms”.

In March of 2000, in the Russian Institute for Basic Research (IISP) I met with Professor Fudin and Professor Glazachev, and we spoke about the work of what is most like-ly the most famous Moscow Academy which can count figures like Tolstoy, Bechterev, or Pavlov among its alumni. By the way Pavlov’s grandson, Professor Sudakov is the head of the university today. Among the many studies one is particularly worth mentioning, namely the one involving the Nentsi people. These Russians live in the northernmost part of the Union and they have been observed and studied for many years, because Nentsis do not know any cancer or other chronic illnesses (with the exception of lung illnesses) and almost without exception they live to be very old. For my work what seemed most important to me was that the immune system of the Nentsis is so poor that a western doctor would immediate-ly prescribe immune strengthening medication. Please think about this point for a moment. Although (or because) the Nentsis have a miserable immune system, they stay healthy and in the process, they live to be very old. While oncologists around the world learn the fundamentals of immune stimulation, in Russia the discussion is whether with cancer the immune system should be increased at all, in any way. Strengthening the immune system is absolute standard practice in today’s oncological clinics (mistletoe, thyme, oxygen, ozone, cell therapies, etc.).

If we assume that nature or evolution is always right, then we must assume that there is a very important reason why our body changes the production (increase or decrease) of certain cells in the event of chronic illness. Could it perhaps be possible that it is easier for our bone marrow to produce 3,000 healthy leukocytes, than to produce 6,000 leukocytes that do not work so well together? Is it perhaps possible that energy is pulled out of the bone marrow because it is urgently needed somewhere else or…? Questions and questions to which he have no answer today. However whoever knows something about cancer therapies will quickly note similar thoughts in the work of Dr. Hamer, or Dr. Budwig, who have always consistently maintained that we should not destroy our self-healing system, and that tumors are nothing more than a portion of this process. Also my experience with People Against Cancer confirms these thoughts as we have come to know many patients who have returned to healthy primarily because they did not subject themselves to the tortures of conventional (and often also alternative) therapies.

In order to avoid any misunderstanding. I am certainly not against tumor markers or checking the hemograms, as long as they are used as supplements, and if the patient needs them, as a part of the diagnosis. unfortunately however many patients still come to their doctor and he says: “Dear Ms. Miller I am sorry but I must tell you that your tumor marker XY has increased from 12.3 to 14.5”. Unfortunately what the doctor does not say is that this increase can be very positive, as tumor markers often increase before a tumor becomes smaller. When we consider this antibody- antigen reaction chemically then this is also logical and should first be viewed as a good reaction on the part of the immune system. In addition the values are subject in part to greater fluctuations and one also forgets unfortunately that there may be times when the devices in the laboratory do not always measure the same, or that human error can occur.

But at this moment the patient only hears: “Oh no I have a relapse. No, anything but that”. The whole energy flow of the body collapses and the immune system is so strongly sup-pressed that whether the words of the doctor are correct or not is no longer significant at all. It also does not help when the doctor says one should not attach too much importance to this now, and that we (why we) must now wait to see whether the values get worse or not. Yes Mr. Doctor, what do you believe will happen when you, through your careless words have caused the collapse of your patient’s immune system for days, if not for months. Naturally these values will worsen.

At this point I would like make an appeal for much more careful handling of diagnosis, because it is not just me, but a lot of doctors around the world must experience again and again that patients get very poor, very quickly, after a diagnosis. An additional point should also be considered by doctors. That which doctors say and that which patients hear is not always the same. A small example:

Doctor: “Well, Ms. Miller on the whole I am very happy with your hemogram.”

However the patient thinks: “On the whole. He is certainly not telling me the whole truth.”

Doctor: “But in order to be completely sure we should take another CT scan”.

However the patient thinks: “Why do yet another CT scan? They probably cannot help me anyway.”

Doctor: “At this time there is nothing else to do by wait.”

However the patient thinks: “He is not even offering me another therapy. Nothing to do except wait is only a nice way of saying: Go home and try to have a few more nice days. What nonsense. How can I have a few more nice days when I only have a few more weeks to live”?

The misunderstanding is naturally not always so extreme as presented in this example, and many doctors have a very good feeling for their patients. However even the most sensitive doctors cannot realize what the patient construes out of his words, and this is where the great question can be asked; as to whether the only possibility of avoiding this misunderstand-ing would not simply by dispensing with this type of aftercare.

2. Faith in the importance of the tumor size

Try to evaluate the following situation as a patient. You have completed the third cycle of chemotherapy and you have an appointment with the head physician. Together with other doctors the head physician enters your room and says to you: “Dear Ms. Smith. I have good news for you. Yesterday’s CT scan shows that your tumor has become somewhat smaller, this means that the chemotherapy is working very well for you.” In my experience most patients understand this news as an indication that they will thus live longer. However the truth is that in most cases a decrease in tumor size does not mean an extension of life, as countless studies demonstrate.

In this regard I will cite Dr. Blumenschein, author of several books about cancer and a walking encyclopedia of non-conventional cancer therapies: “If doctors would only under-stand that with cancer the tumor is not that important, and would finally start treating cancer and not tumors, then we could save the lives of thousands of cancer patients – I would no longer have to treat patients whose bone marrow has almost always been destroyed through therapies and which unfortunately renders a sensible therapy nearly impossible.

My own experiences with doctors on all continents con-firm Dr. Blumenschein’s view. The size of the tumor is a secondary consideration if not even a tertiary consideration in a cancer therapy. This does not mean that the objective of a cancer therapy should not include disappearance of the tumor or a reduction in its size, however all of us, doctors and patients, should finally come to an understanding that this cannot be the primary goal of a cancer therapy.

If you have not studied the illness of cancer intensively then this may sound somewhat odd to you, certainly many people have most likely told you that with every cancer therapy the tumor must first be destroyed if the patient is to survive. However this view is still part of the totally outdated perspective that cancer is a local illness and when the tumor is gone, then cancer is also conquered. The fact that this is not the way it is, is proven daily by thousands of cancer patients, who must die, even though their first tumor disappeared after a therapy.

3. The belief that a tumor will return

The reason for aftercare is to check whether the tumor or cell changes have returned. Naturally the prerequisite here is that we also believe that the tumor can return. But what would happen if we were 100% sure that the tumor will not return. Doesn’t the Bible teach us that our faith can move mountains?

Do not leaders of all religions in the world teach that we must create our future ourselves through prayer, meditation, and our thoughts in general? Don’t the best motivational trainers and psychotherapists prove to us daily that our visualization and affirmation capacities make the difference between personal happiness and unhappiness? Do not spiritual leaders on all continents teach that we can only harvest that which we have previously sown (thought)?

We now naturally assume that all the wise people of this world are wrong, and that only doctors know how to prevent a relapse. You should only assume this if you are totally certain that your psyche or your soul has nothing to do with your health or illness. If you should have the slightest notion that you psyche or your soul may have something to do with your status quo, then you should start thinking intensively about how you can create your own future, today. Programs such as MindStore (www.mindstore.com) can help you to design your future systematically. In recent years I have shaken the hands of many people who have survived their cancer in spite of an incurable prognosis. There was not one of these patients for whom words like visualization, purpose of life, or God were unfamiliar terms. Every single one of them told me in their own way of the changes in his life or paradigm shifts (more about this in the chapter: Mental Energy).

Even if you consider this to be nonsense or exaggerated, you cannot get around the fact that I know many healed cancer patients, who told me that they were or are 100% certain that their tumors will not come back. This includes the story of Karl, a young man who was sent home to spend his last days with his family. While everything pointed to his immanent death, he signed a contract with his tumor, (see tumor con-tract) and although the tumors continued to grow, he calmed his attending doctor by telling him, “Don’t worry. I know that my tumors will hold to the contract and that I am now healthy. I am 100% sure of it.” When I had dinner with him, he told me that he was 100 certain that he would become healthy and would stay healthy.

My question to you: Do you think that it would be good for Karl if he went in for an aftercare examination every 6 months? (Info: Karl has been healthy since 1994 and has dis-pensed with all aftercare appointments).

4. The belief that my doctor knows how I am doing – even better than I do myself!

Frank Wiewel, president of People Against Cancer in the USA, certainly the man in the USA where non-conventional cancer therapies are involved, often tells the story of an old woman, who he visited in an American cancer clinic. Right at the beginning of his visit he asked her how she was doing and she answered: “My doctor is very happy with me, he says that I am doing well.” You must understand however that the lady sat hunched over in a wheel chair, a yellow/pale face and she hardly had the strength to speak, as she had already completed several chemotherapies. I have also received many similar responses. When I ask how someone is doing, I get answers like: “My hemogram looks better”, “the tumor is still growing”, or “they say that I will soon be released to go home.” 

All of these answers have one thing in common. They are bound to the answers of third-persons, as if we are no longer capable of answering the question about our own well-being ourselves. When we want to know how we are doing, we have 2 powerful “tools” , which however are no longer used by most doctors and patients. The first is the mirror, and the second is “going inside”.

A mirror shows us not only the condition of our skin and our body relative to shape, but it also reflects our state of being. Here you must take a few minutes to look at yourself in the mirror and then write down everything that goes through your mind. If you have not yet tried this exercise then now is the right time to do it.

Another exercise is to look into your own eyes for 5-10 minutes. If you have never tried this exercise then you will be amazed at the things that happen when you do this regularly. What earlier was totally normal, namely looking at the patient carefully and then making a diagnosis from precise observation, is rarely practiced by doctors today. We have forgotten to go inside just as we have forgotten how to look into the mirror. Many people in our hectic world have lost the feeling for their own well-being.

Klaus Pertl, MindStore motivation trainer, asks his clients in his seminars, what they do when they are hungry, and the answer naturally is “eat something”. But what do the same people do when they have stress? Have they learned to relax and to go inside to find out why they are stressed and at the same time to dissipate the stress? Usually the answer is no. It is precisely the same for cancer patients. They have also learned or forgotten to listen inside themselves, in order to find out how they are doing, why they are stressed, what their goals are, and what makes them happy today, etc.

Why do so many people believe that doctors are more capable knowing how they are doing, then they are them-selves? What does an Hb (hemoglobin) value of under 10 really mean for my life? Who is to say that it is fundamentally something bad to be sick? It is not recent news that illness can be an important self-healing process. Buddhism teaches its adherents that there is Yin and Yang, good and bad and that these form a whole.

As you see with these questions, we are the only ones who can answer the question about our well-being. In the future do not leave the answer to this question to third-persons.

BOOKS
Read more about Preventative care and aftercare by reading a book.

Access to Primary Care and Preventative Health Services of Migrants (SpringerBriefs in Public Health)

Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds

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