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A horrible illness called cancer

Out on a limb
Ross L. Talbott

Many years ago as I began to experience the death of people I knew, the word cancer was not used. I remember heart failure and various illnesses, but never cancer.

I never heard of Alzheimer’s. All the old people in my experience were cognizant and functional up until their last days. One grandmother of mine died of gangrene and her husband, my grandfather, died from pneumonia.

Now hardly a day goes by I don’t hear of someone diagnosed with cancer or someone dying from it.

People suffer horribly from the radiation, chemotherapy and surgical procedures doctors use, and the results are seldom even minimally effective.

Many cancer victims really become victims of our medical system. They not only suffer enormously from the treatments but invariably end up owing hundreds of thousands and maybe even millions of dollars, and then die anyway. Cancer treatments are not only costly, but are brutal. A grandson of mine underwent bone marrow transplant along with a group of patients. He was the only one who lived.

You may have noticed the huge addition to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. I have heard it called “The house that cancer built.”

We criticize politicians for using misleading titles for things. Good examples are “freedom of choice” or “stimulus package” which attempt to legitimize an action with really destructive results.

To call alcoholism a disease is to attempt to justify the destruction to health, family and community which result from it. Alcoholism may result from genetic predisposition, emotional pressure and possibly even spiritual problems. It is obviously not communicable, is not associated with a bacteria or virus, and cannot be cured by a pill.

The same principle applies when cancer is referred to as a disease. Have you ever known anyone to catch cancer from someone else?

Wild animals do not have cancer. Occasionally domestic animals do. I know of a house dog that developed a tumor. Assuming the dog was terminal, they put it outside and soon the tumor disappeared.

Studies have determined there are whole people groups in other parts of the world who have never experienced or even heard of cancer.

Here’s another interesting piece of information: cancer cells in the ear are the same cancer cells in the toe or the lung or anywhere else.

Because so many people I know including relatives have developed cancer, I have spent a great deal of time studying the whole problem. I have come to the conclusion cancer is very likely a nutritional deficiency.

The FDA and the AMA work really hard to discredit any suggestion of treatment which is nutritionally-based because there is a great amount of money to be made from drug patents and technical treatments, but nutritional treatments hold little potential for profit.

When my nephew who is a doctor, was licensed to practice in Colorado, he was required to sign he would not prescribe Latrile which is an injectable form of vitamin B-17. Vitamin B-17 has been demonstrated to have great results on all types of cancer.

Our society has given great credibility to teachers and doctors. Unfortunately, they have in many cases, taken advantage of this power to push their own agenda to the detriment of those they purport to serve.

Most cancer victims only resort to nutritional therapy after chemotherapy, surgery and radiation have failed. Recovery by any method is more difficult because of the collateral damage done to the rest of the body.

I am convinced surgery and chemo should be the last resort. Prayer should be first and then nutritional therapy.

Scripture says, “It is given unto every man once to die and then the judgment.” You may be ready for eternity, but you can die miserably and leave your heirs in incredible debt. There has got to be a better way.

Ross L. Talbott lives in New Castle

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