When I was a child my mother could barely bring herself to say the word "cancer". Instead, adults would whisper about it - or talk about the "big C". I suppose it was because such a diagnosis was then almost invariably a death sentence. My family should have known better, as my aunt survived for at least twenty five years after her mastectomy.
Now we say the word right out loud and almost every week someone I know gets in touch with me wanting to know what it was that I did to help my outcome. It is either for them or for a member of their family, or perhaps a close friends. I always suggest they check out the CancerActive web site where Chris Woollams reviews all the latest research. And I tell them about Journey Therapy and changing my diet radically.
What amazes me is the frequency with which these requests occur. It seems to me that cancer is now an epidemic, yet officialdom does not seem to be curious about the reasons why. Maybe it's because deep down we all know the reasons: the toxic mix of stress, nutrition-less products that pass for food, our obsession with sugar, and the background of pollution which we compound by smearing on ourselves a whole concoction of chemical products. When you add to that the dozens of radio and other electro-magnetic frequencies which invade every space we occupy, is it any surprise that our bodies are going wrong?
And of course it's big business - cancer - that is. Big chemical and pharmaceutical industries are dependent upon the non-stop consumption of vast quantities of their products and chemotherapy for cancer is a big money spinner. One could be forgiven for asking whether they actually want to cure cancer. Or do they want to continue to make mega-profits from treating it? It is an unpalatable proposition I'll admit.
I will leave you with that thought. Just think about it the next time you're contemplating taking part in some stunt or other, supposedly to support a major cancer charity. Are you really helping the cause or are you just paying for more research into how to make more money out of cancer?