Why I Don’t Support The American Cancer Society

Thrive-JeffBell_Close_Cropped_Headshot_10-29-2013People are often appalled that I do not support the American Cancer Society, or any number of other non-profit organizations that are centered around “cancer research and prevention”. They say, “What is wrong with you? I thought you were concerned about health and wanted to do all that you could to promote good health. So how come you don’t support these organizations?”

It’s true that I am dedicated to promoting optimal health, and it’s also true that I do not support most of these organizations. That may seem like a contradiction, but I don’t think it is. Here’s why:

I honestly do not believe that these organizations are committed to finding cures, promoting real prevention and empowering people to be healthier. In fact, I believe that these organizations mostly impede such efforts and that their agenda is quite different from what they put forth to the public. They do a wonderful job of convincing us all to donate our money, to host and participate in athletic events and other public events to “promote their work”, etc. They are great at that. But then what do they do with the money that they raise. Do you know?

It may be more valuable to look at what these organizations do NOT do. They do NOT go around the world finding practitioners, countries and populations that may already have much better cancer prevention and cure technologies than we do. They steadfastly ignore such seemingly important areas of research. They even ignore amazing cancer breakthroughs when they are right here, in our own backyard.

Dr. John Lee, M.D. and his whole family have been dedicated to finding ways to prevent and cure reproductive cancers in men and women for more than 50 years. They have one of the best track records on the planet. And yet, neither the American Cancer Society, nor the Breast Cancer Society have even been willing to review the massive amounts of research as well as documented clinical experience they have accumulated over more than half a century. I know, first hand, that Dr. Lee’s approach works. When I found that I had early stage prostate cancer a little over 4 years ago, I declined conventional treatment, (radical surgery and radiation), and followed Dr. Lee’s protocols. I was very quickly cancer-free, with no side effects, nothing invasive, and at a small fraction of the cost that would have been accrued with conventional treatment.

My urologist at Kaiser was astonished when a few short months down the road I showed up for an exam without the cancer. He declared it a miracle, since I had “declined treatment”, despite his very strong urgings and insistence that I was probably committing suicide. I assured him that this was no miracle at all, but rather that it was just a different approach, based on hard science, and that it was fully replicatable. I explained to him that Dr. Lee had been consistently attaining similar results in thousands of patients for many years. I even brought him the research, which he told me he did not have time to read! He insisted that I was an anomaly and a miracle and that there must not be any scientific backing for what I had done and for the outcome. His comment: “Occasionally miracles happen.”

Does that sound strange, that a doctor who is dedicated to helping people get well, (and I honestly believe that he was and is), would not even take the time to look at the research surrounding an amazing cancer cure? Here’s my theory: Organizations like The American Cancer Society, are so committed to the “conventional information” and approach to dealing with cancer that they are unable to consider anything outside those models. And that even when confronted with information that would normally cause any rational being to question the conventional wisdom, they are unable to let go of what they think they already know. And in fact, under the false idea that they are protecting patients from risking their lives by trying “quackery” they act to suppress anything that may be outside their models.

It is interesting to note that in Germany, for example, where the big pharmaceutical companies do not control what research gets funded and how the results are reported, they are all over all these “new” ideas, (some have been around for a hundred years or more), and they spend a fraction of what we do on health care, and have far superior outcomes. Their cancer cure and survival rates make ours looks ridiculous. We find similar situations in many other developed countries, where there is nothing like The American Cancer Society, (an 800 pound gorilla in the non-profit arena if ever there was one), and where big pharma does not call the shots.

In summary, I make no claim of knowing what the real agenda of these big non-profits might be. But from their actions it is clear to me that they are NOT committed to overcoming cancer, and in fact, appear to be actively suppressing the research and information of those who are.

So think about how your money is being used when you support these groups. It may not be being used in the way you expect and think it is.

If you want more information about this whole topic, I would recommend: “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Breast Cancer” by Dr. John Lee, M.D. and Dr. David Zava, Ph.D. and Virginia Hopkins. Despite the scary and maybe “limiting” title, this book is about much more than breast cancer. It covers a very wide and critical area of reproductive health, both cure and prevention, for men and women. If you want to begin to understand the socio-economic forces that explain why this most advanced country is so terribly backward in our approach to preventing and dealing with cancer, I recommend: “The Politics Of Cancer Revisited” by Samuel Epstein. Both of these books are now out of print and may be hard to find. However, if you are interested, send me an e-mail and I can direct you to a source. jeff@myhealthoptimizer.com

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  1. Bill Sanders
    Posted November 4, 2009 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Outstanding article! I actually had a discussion on LinkedIn with a woman who worked at the American Cancer Society. She wanted everyone to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of that organization. I asked if we should celebrate the fact that, in 100 years, they have failed in their stated mission? She got highly defensive and argued that they follow every lead available… Being a frequent reader of Mercola.com I knew better and told her so. And the beat goes on….

    • admin
      Posted November 4, 2009 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

      Thank you for reading the article and for commenting on it. I am not surprised that the American Cancer Society and many similar organizations do not have as their highest priority to fix the problems that they were created to address. Not only would that put them out of a job, (short-sited for them to thik think that way, as there is always worthy work that desperatately needs to be done), but there are staggering sums of money involved. In the case of the U.S. cancer industry, I have heard annual amounts exceeding 100 billion! Some estimates go far higher.

      For them to say that they pursue every lead to a possible cure is a flat out lie. On the contrary, they are guilty of helping the medical establishment and Big Pharma to suppress many promising and possible cures.

      Here’s a shocker to add to the story: Oncologists are the only set of doctors in the U.S. who are allowed to profit from the drugs that they prescribe. That’s right, oncologists are allowed to buy chemotherapy at wholesale from Big Pharma and then mark it up quite steeply and sell if to their patients. That is a major portion of their revenue. When you add in this fact it is enough to make you sick: In a recent, widespread survey of U.S. oncologists they were asked if they would take chemo if they had a life-threatening cancer. 71% said, “No!”. And yet they routinely prescribe it for the rest of us. I can’t even think of a way to express my outrage.

      Next time you are communicating with the lady from the American Cancer Society, ask her to explain some of these points. I would love to hear here response.

      Then maybe ask her to put her money where her mouth is: If she wants to demonstrate that the ACS follows up all promising leads, ask her to just compile the case histories and come up with a number of people in the U.S. who have used MMS to erradicate their cancer. The number will be somewhere in the many thousands. Do ya think that maybe qualifies as a promising lead and warrants some significant funding to complete the research that has so far all been done at the grass roots level?

  2. Tom Bartlett
    Posted April 6, 2017 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing Truth about these so called cancer research organizations. You’ve expressed my views and opinions perfectly.

    • Jeff Bell
      Posted April 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

      Hi Tom,

      Thanks so much for your comment. I think it is true that if most people ever learned how their hard-earned money is really being spent they would have a cow. Or maybe if they were vegan they would have a redwood tree! LOL.

      It truly is shameful. I find it hard to believe how short-sighted these organizations are. Their actions indicate that they are terrified that the truth will get out about the real ways to cure cancer and they will then be irrelevant and cease to receive the support they need to continue to exist. It seems to obvious that if the truth about existing cancer cures became common knowledge, they would still have a HUGE job to do for at least many decades, educating people about the most effective cures, teaching people about prevention, etc.

      Meanwhile, I do all that I can to expose the absolute fraud that these so-called charities actually are. Towards that end, I try to get everyone I can to watch “Pink Ribbons, Inc.”, which does a good job of introducing people to just was these organizations are really all about.

      Short term thinking combined with unmitigated greed may truly put an end to humanity as we know it. What a shame!

      On that happy note!

      To your great health!

      Jeff Bell

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