Killing Cancer Cells Is Not Enough
Madeira Beach, Florida (PRWEB) March 11, 2015
In his new book The Cancer Solution: Taking Charge of Your Life with Cancer, Dr. Westman uses the following analogy. The sun rises and the sun sets. It seems like the sun rotates around the Earth. Cancer cells rise and are killed by surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. It seems like cancer is a disease. But the sun does not rotate around the Earth, and cancer is not a disease. The many kinds of cancer cells are the products of the disease neoplasia that can emerge in the body's organs and tissues.
Much of the failure of the War on Cancer─and more importantly, much of the potential for finally winning it─has to do with the definition of cancer.
OLD MODEL: Treatment is determined by a tumor’s location in the body without regard for the molecular characteristics of the patient or the tumor and for the environment of the tumor.
NEW MODEL: Research will focus on how cancer cells evade the natural defenses in the body’s immune system that prevent and stop the formation of cancer cells through the process of neoplasia. This kind of research is finally beginning to lead to the successful treatment of some forms of cancer and should be given the highest priority.
Dr. Westman found strategies and techniques outside of the mainstream cancer field that have shown promising results. The Cancer Solution: Taking Charge of Your Life with Cancer offers a usable handbook for cancer for both patients and health care professionals that empowers patients to take control of their life with cancer and to advocate for improving cancer research and treatment.
Anyone receiving cancer care can take charge of their cancer treatment now by complementing it through diet and nutritional supplements that have been shown to prevent cancer and reverse its growth and by having knowledge about their cancer that they can share with their doctors.
About the Author
Dr. Jack C. Westman is professor emeritus of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is president of Wisconsin Cares, Inc., a nonprofit advocacy organization for families, and has been president of three professional organizations. He has written more than 150 professional publications and 12 books.