Unfortunately for us all there is a high chance that we develop some form of cancer during our lives. At this point, it is just a given. For men, the chances are one in two. For women, the situation is a little better but still, there is a one in three chance.
The good news is that these results took into consideration people that completely refused modern medicine in favor of using only alternative medicine. Supplementing your chemotherapy with alternative treatments may, in fact, give you a higher survival rate.
The issue is that alternative medicine focuses solely on overall health. So they are based on a healthy diet supplemented with vitamins. Eating healthy, exercising, and sleeping regularly are supposed to be three pillars of everyone’s lives. So the thinking behind alternative treatments is that it is enough to just keep out the bad stuff and that makes everything okay. The issue with that is that cancer is not something that comes from the outside, it is not a foreign invader like a virus is. Cancer is a general error in our DNA that causes our cells to grow at such a rate that our body cannot even begin to regulate it. Cancer cells are not trying to kill their host, they are just trying to multiply. Due to the makeup of these cancer cells, our bodies are unable to discern them from regular cells until it is way too late.
Modern medicine, on the other hand, can be harsh on our bodies, but at least it targets cancer itself. Chemotherapy works because it targets all the cells. This is unfortunate but needed as that is the only way to battle cancer cells effectively. The damage done to healthy cells is necessary for the greater good.
The same goes for radiation therapy. It targets cells that multiply rapidly. Cells that regenerate more slowly are not at risk. Unfortunate side effects of hair loss, digestive problems, and skin issues are because the cells that are in our hair, skin, and digestive tract regenerate rapidly and the treatments mistake them for cancer cells.
Our sad reality is that more people are living with cancer today than ever before, and that number is constantly on the rise. But the keyword is living. Due to the effects of modern medicine, they may even outlive their prognosis.