I’ve compared 2017 cancer stats with 2010 cancer stats and I’ve found something very insane. This is based on the official ACS reports.
I’ve decided to make this post since a lot of people are angry because I don’t support chemo. I’ve asked for sources about the benefits of chemo (starting with the stats) but instead, they keep insulting. So, this is my research using the 2017 stats published by American Cancer Society (ACS) and also the 2010 stats published by ACS.
The ACS makes this first statement:
“How Many People Alive Today Have Ever Had Cancer? More than 15.5 million Americans with a history of cancer were alive on January 1, 2016. Some of these individuals were diagnosed recently and are still undergoing treatment, while most were diagnosed many years ago and have no current evidence of cancer.” – p.1 | Cancer facts and figures 2017 | cancer.org | Cancer Stats
This number is very weird, you’ll see that when we start to talk about new cases and deaths per year.
Before anything here’s a natural option that I recommend and it’s completely free, you can follow it in your home: [Natural Treatment for Cancer]. That’s my contribution/solution for the problem.
Now continuing with the report, they say this:
“Relative survival is the percentage of people who are alive a designated time period (usually 5 years) after a cancer diagnosis divided by the percentage of people expected to be alive in the absence of cancer based on normal life expectancy. It does not distinguish between patients who have no evidence of cancer and those who have relapsed or are still in treatment, nor does it represent the proportion of people who are cured because cancer deaths also occur beyond 5 years after diagnosis.” – p.3 | Cancer facts and figures 2017 | cancer.org
Here I want to highlight that the percentage of effectiveness on cancer treatments (as chemo) talks about a 5-year life expectancy because as they say, after those 5 years patients keep dying.
Now they give some interesting tables if you want to see them directly then go to the link at the bottom. Because here I’m only going to use the total numbers.
- Estimated Number of New Cancer Cases and Deaths, US, 2017: 1,688,780 (new cases) and 600,920 (estimated deaths).
- Incidence Rates, US, 2009-2013: 512.1 (male) and 418.5 (female) per 100,000.
- Death Rates, US, 2010-2014: 200.4 (male) and 141.5 (female) per 100,000.
Please notice that the “per 100,000” talks about any people and not “per 100,000 people with cancer”. So we yet don’t know how many people with cancer survived (using chemo) after 10 or 5 years of treatment.
“increases in average survival time occur if screening results in the detection of cancers that would not have caused harm if left undetected (overdiagnosis). Screening also results in artificially inflated survival rates when early diagnosis, before symptoms arise, does not increase lifespan.” – p.9 | Cancer facts and figures 2017 | cancer.org | Cancer Stats
Notice one thing, they are saying that the survival results might be high because they included cancers that would not have caused harm if left undetected (overdiagnosis). In other words, they say that the survival rates might be inflated due to overdiagnosis.
So, the survival rates are not precise.
Costs of Cancer
“The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality estimates that the direct medical costs (total of all health care expenditures) for cancer in the US in 2014 were $87.8 billion” – p.9 | Cancer facts and figures 2017 | cancer.org | Cancer Stats
New cases and deaths
- New cases for 2017 (male): 836,150.
- New deaths for 2017 (male): 318,420.
In other words for each person (male) with cancer that die there are 2.6 new cases of cancer on 2017. That is, for every new 100 cases of cancer, 38 die that same year. (Keep in mind the 5-year lapse fighting cancer with chemo)
- New cases for 2017 (female): 852,630.
- New deaths for 2017 (female): 282,500.
In other words for each person (female) with cancer that die there are 3 new cases of cancer on 2017. That is, for every new 100 cases of cancer, 33 die that same year. (Keep in mind the 5-year lapse fighting cancer with chemo)
This stats are on page 10.
Note that the person who dies is not necessarily the same on the new cases. So don’t think that 100-33=67% is of effectiveness/survivals.
I don’t focus on selected types of cancer, although if you’re interested they talk about them on page 10-38, including rare cancers.
I would only say that:
- The most common new cancer on a male is prostate cancer.
- The most common new cancer on a female is breast cancer.
- The most common death on a male is by Lung & bronchus cancer.
- The most common death on a female is by Lung & bronchus cancer.
Consider that the cancer of their death not always is the first type of cancer detected in the patient.
From page 45 to 48 they recommend a lot of things to improve nutrition. And yet when I recommend that, some nutritionists (especially from Spain) said that I’m crazy and that I’m killing cancer patients.
Wanna know what the American Cancer Society says about nutrition?
“The World Cancer Research Fund estimates that about 20% of cancers that occur in the US are due to the combined effects of excess alcohol consumption, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and excess weight, and thus could be prevented. Thus, for the 85% of adults who don’t smoke, maintaining a healthy body weight, being physically active on a regular basis, eating a healthy diet, and limiting alcohol consumption are the most important ways to reduce cancer risk. In fact, studies estimate that adults who most closely follow these healthy lifestyle recommendations are 10%-20% less likely to be diagnosed with cancer and 20%-30% less likely to die from the disease.The American Cancer Society’s nutrition and physical activity guidelines emphasize the importance of weight control, physical activity, healthy dietary patterns, and limited, if any, alcohol consumption in reducing cancer risk and helping people stay well. Unfortunately, the majority of Americans are not meeting these recommendations. The Society’s guidelines also include recommendations for community action because of the substantial influence of physical and social environments on individual food and activity choices.” – p.45 | Cancer facts and figures 2017 | cancer.org
Wanna know what the American Cancer Society recommends?
“Consume a healthy diet, with an emphasis on plant foods.
• Choose foods and beverages in amounts that help achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
• Limit consumption of red and processed meat.
• Eat at least 21⁄2 cups of vegetables and fruits each day.
• Choose whole grains instead of refined-grain products.” – p.47 | Cancer facts and figures 2017 | cancer.org
“Many Americans encounter substantial barriers to consuming a healthy diet and engaging in regular physical activity. Among those barriers that have collectively contributed to increased obesity are: limited access to affordable, healthy foods; increased portion sizes, especially of restaurant meals; marketing and advertising of foods and beverages high in calories, fat, and added sugar, particularly to kids; schools and worksites that are not conducive to good health; community design that hinders physical activity and promotes sedentary behavior; and economic and time constraints.” – p.47 | Cancer facts and figures 2017 | cancer.org | Cancer Stats
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein
Let me go back to 2010 stats, where I had found this:
- Estimated New Cancer Cases and Deaths, US, 2010: 1,529,560 (new cases) and 569,490 (deaths).
This table is on page 4 of 2010 report.
Let me compare. In 2010 the rate between new cases and deaths was that per 1 cancer death there were 2.6 new cases of cancer that year. In 2017 (7 years later) the rate between new cases and deaths was that per 1 cancer death there were 2.8 new cases of cancer that year.
The sad thing is that the deaths by cancer on 2010 were 569,490 and on 2017 were 600,920. The new cases of cancer on 2010 were 1,529,560 and on 2017 were 1,688,780.
The main treatment used was chemotherapy. Call me crazy but I don’t think that is a successful treatment. Therefore is time to give a chance to natural treatments as in [Natural Medicine].
A lot of people tell me that chemo is a successful treatment, but with the numbers, I see that chemo is raising the deaths and new cases of cancer. Besides that, their definition of successful chemo is to extend life up 5 years from diagnosis. Also, consider that mutilation of organs is part of that treatment.
What did doctors say about chemo?
Here I’ve made a recompilation of what some doctors –with important positions– said about chemo: [Chemo – When doctors talk].
Here again, I leave the natural treatment that I recommend for cancer, in case you to take the decision to make the difference: [Natural Treatment for Cancer].
I can only share information. It’s your life, it’s your choice so don’t feel obligated to follow either treatment.
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