There are over 100 types of cancer. But only few types can be successfully treated with chemotherapy. And by “successfully treated” I mean the use of the drug does more good than harm, it either significantly extends life, or actually cures the cancer. Those few types of cancer for which chemotherapy can do more good than harm are: testicular cancer, childhood leukemia, and lymphomas.
These few types of cancer represent a small minority of all cancer cases. If you are in this minority group who has one of these types of cancer, then chemotherapy may be considered a viable option for you (it’s not the only option, read the rest of this website, but it is one option). But if you don’t have one of these types of cancer, if you are in the majority of patients who have some other type of cancer (the most deadly being lung, colorectal, pancreatic, breast, prostate), chemotherapy will likely do more harm than good. But unfortunately, chemotherapy is prescribed indiscriminately for the vast majority of cancer patients, even though it does more harm than good for them.
In fact, if you look at all cancer patients, of all cancer types, the overall average cure rate provided by chemotherapy is under 3%, which is utterly dismal. So again, except for the few types of cancer I mentioned that are amenable to chemotherapy, chemotherapy is generally otherwise a false hope. The vast majority of patients who receive chemotherapy are not getting correct care, they are unwittingly being harmed for no good reason. Chemotherapy use should be viewed as the exception, not the rule.
Chemotherapy is believed to be “effective” because it shrinks tumors. But chemo-induced tumor shrinkage or remission is not very meaningful, for multiple reasons. First, the tumor is not really the main target, because cancer exists in the stem cells from which tumor cells develop, which chemotherapy misses altogether. And chemotherapy is known to actually enhance cancerous stem cells. Second, chemotherapy is toxic to the entire body, especially the immune system, which is your main fighter against cancer. Third, it is misguided because focusing on chemotherapy utterly ignores the causes of cancer, namely the toxins you absorb daily, and the poor health and weak immunity that provide fertile terrain for cancer to thrive. As a result of these detrimental factors associated with chemotherapy, cancer that has shrunk or is in remission inevitably comes back, and comes back much more aggressively. Same story every time, an emotional boost from artificial results, followed by an unstoppable death spiral.
The only reason patients accept chemotherapy is because they innocently assume that oncologists are the experts, who know about the science, and know best. But unfortunately, oncologists themselves are ignorant of the reality. So nobody in this equation, neither the patient nor the doctor, knows what they’re doing. Don’t be in a hurry to accept chemotherapy, don’t assume your oncologist knows about the vast universe of alternative approaches outside the tight tunnel-vision of conventional oncology; they don’t, they are TRAPPED in it.