|Date: 9/10/2007 10:33:27 PM ( 10y ago )
It has been estimated that mainstream medicine, with it's tremendous technology, resources and profits, has at best a 3% overall cure rate (and they define a cure as merely 5 year survival). So far I have only what I have learned and my heart to guide me, and make almost no money, but I am batting about 1000. And no amount of money could buy the joy and satisfaction that brings.
Yes, bottom line is you have to live with yourself. But your statistics are very skewed. Below is a table for survival rates from 1973 to 1998. You will note that even the lowest survivor rate at 5 years is pancreatic cancer, and it is higher than the number you quote. The majority of survival rates at 5 years listed below exceed 50% - many over 80%. Survival is much, much, better than what many on this forum attribute to allopathic medicine, and today the survival years have improved over and above the 1973 to 1998 numbers.
Any choice a person makes is their own, and one has to respect their choice regardless of the outcome.
Source: Hermann Brenner, "Long-term survival rates of cancer patients
achieved by the end of the 20th century:
a period analysis," The Lancet, 360 (October 12, 2002), 1131-1135.
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