We can't beat cancer with drugs alone; prevention crucial: WHO

LONDON Mon Feb 3, 2014 10:04am EST

Sample analysis tubes are seen in a lab at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton, July 15, 2013. Picture taken July 15, 2013. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Sample analysis tubes are seen in a lab at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton, July 15, 2013. Picture taken July 15, 2013.

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LONDON (Reuters) - Governments must make better use of vaccines and preventative public health policies in the fight against cancer as treatment alone cannot stem the disease, a World Health Organization (WHO) agency said on Monday.

The WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said cancer was growing "at an alarming pace" worldwide and new strategies were needed to curb the sometimes fatal and often costly disease.

"It's untenable to think we can treat our way out of the cancer problem. That alone will not be a sufficient response," Christopher Wild, IARC's director and co-editor of its World Cancer Report 2014, told reporters at a London briefing.

"More commitment to prevention and early detection is desperately needed... to complement improved treatments and address the alarming rise in the cancer burden globally."

The World Cancer Report, which is only produced roughly once every five years, involved a collaboration of around 250 scientists from more than 40 countries.

It said access to effective and relatively inexpensive cancer drugs would significantly cut death rates, even in places where health-care services are less well developed.

The spiraling costs of cancer are hurting the economies of even the richest countries and are often way beyond the reach of poorer nations. In 2010, the total annual economic cost of cancer was estimated at around $1.16 trillion.

Yet around half of all cancers could be avoided if current knowledge about cancer prevention was properly implemented, Wild told reporters.

SHARP RISE IN CASES EXPECTED

The report said that in 2012 - the latest year for which data are available - new cancer cases rose to an estimated 14 million a year, a figure expected to grow to 22 million within the next two decades.

Over the same period, cancer deaths are predicted to rise from an estimated 8.2 million a year to 13 million per year.

The data mean that at current rates, one in five men and one in six women worldwide will develop cancer before they reach 75 years old, while one in eight men and one in 12 women will die from the disease.

In 2012, the most common cancers diagnosed were lung, breast and colon or bowel cancers, while the most common causes of cancer death were lung, liver and stomach cancers.

As populations across the world are both growing and ageing, IARC said developing countries were disproportionately affected by the increasing numbers of cancers.

"Behind each one of these numbers, there's an individual and a family faced with a tragic situation," Wild said.

More than 60 percent of the world's total cases occur in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America, and these regions account for about 70 percent of the world's cancer deaths, it said. The situation is made worse in poorer countries by the lack of early detection and access to treatment.

"Governments must show political commitment to progressively step up the implementation of high-quality screening and early detection programs, which are an investment rather than a cost," said Bernard Stewart, another co-editor of the report.

The experts highlighted efforts to curb rates of smoking, the use of vaccines to prevent infections that cause cervical and liver cancers and policies aimed at bringing down rates of obesity as key areas in which more should be done.

"Adequate legislation can encourage healthier behavior," said Stewart.

(Reporting by Kate Kelland, editing by Gareth Jones)

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ZibdyHealth wrote:
A simple knowledge of your own family medical history can be very helpful in prevention – knowing that there is a history of breast cancer will encourage woman to get tested early and often in their life. Men with prostate cancer family history will benefit the same way. There is huge push toward genome sequencing but most people around the world can’t afford even $1000 genome. In-addition, recent studies (Dr. Eng from Cleveland Clinic) and news reports (NYT 12/30/2013) show that DNA sequence interpretations are not accurate yet whereas family medical history is free and accurate.

Feb 03, 2014 11:39am EST  --  Report as abuse
The comments about Cancer below have been posted several times. The article above should say “We Can’t Beat Cancer With Drugs”. WHO knows the Truth, but if they admitted to it, all Cancer funding would stop according to the Law, which say all funding for Cancer will Stop Once A Cure Is Found.
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It’s a shame, after over a Century of actual cure for cancer, which usually has nothing to do with drugs or Chemo, modern medicine is still looking for health in a bottle.

Cancer was cured in the U.S. prior to 1913 and all the doctors and holistic practitioners, who actually cured “Cancer” were victimized by the American Medical Association (AMA), the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the actual cures were suppressed because the remedies cost pennies on the dollar. The Drug Companies, or the Medical Industry, who seek profits over cures for health, cannot patent those remedies or cures.

People who cured Cancer;
1. Dr. William F Koch, Identified Cause and Cure of Cancer, 1914-1920
2. Dr. Royal R Rife, cured every known and unknown disease from 1920 to mid-1930’s
3. Dr. Max Gerson, Cured Cancer with Gerson Therapy 1928-1959, Institute still open
4. Dr. Johanna Budwig, Cured Cancer in 1951
5. Harry Hoxsey, Cured worse cases of Internal and External Cancer from 1920’s to 1950’s
6. Biochemists Dr. Ernst T Krebs and his son produced Vitamin B-17 in the 1950’s, which cured Cancer.
7. Dr. Paul Goss, Master Iridologist of New Body Products does not treat Cancer specifically, but has restored the health of a number of people who had Cancer, using Herbs and change of diet.

Ref:
1. Politics in Healing: The Suppression and Manipulation of American Medicine by Daniel Haley
2. The Persecution and trial of Gaston Naessens: The True Story of The Efforts to Suppress an Alternative Treatment for Cancer, AIDS and Other Immunologically Based Diseases, by Christopher Bird.
4. DVD, VACCINES, What CDC Documents and Science Reveal, by Dr. Sherri J. Tenpenny
5. “Full Disclosure”, by Dr. Gary L Glum (AIDS Evidence of Dr. John Seale)
6. Nutrition Against Disease, Roger J. Williams
7. Racketeering in Medicine, The Suppression of Alternatives, James P. Carter, M.D., Dr.P.H
8. DVD, Cancer, The Forbidden Cures, Massimo Mazzucco
9. DVD, Dying To Have Known, The Evidence Behind Natural Healing, Steve Kroschel
10. Murder By Injection: The Story of The Medical Conspiracy Against America, by Eustace Mullins
12. The Gerson Therapy: The Proven Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses, by Charlotte Gerson and Morton Walker
13. A Cancer Therapy: Results of Fifty Cases and The Cure of Advanced Cancer by Diet Therapy, by Dr. Max Gerson
14. The Budwig Cancer & Coronary Heart Disease Prevention Diet: The Revolutionary Diet from Dr. Johanna Budwig, the Woman Who Discovered Omega-3s, by Dr. Johanna Budwig
15. Cancer: The Problem and The Solution, by Dr. Johanna Budwig
16. Royal R. Rife: Humanitarian, Betrayed and Persecuted, by Gerald F. Foye
17. The Cancer Cure That Worked: 50 Years of Suppression, by Barry Lynes
18. Suppressed Medical Science, by Jack Phillips
19. You Don’t Have To Die! by Harry M. Hoxsey
20. The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And The Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss And Long-Term Health, by T. Colin Campbell
21. DVD, Burzynski, The Movie (Dr. Burzynski in Texas and has Cured Men, Women & Children of Cancer)

Feb 04, 2014 12:09am EST  --  Report as abuse
The comments about Cancer below have been posted several times. The article above should say “We Can’t Beat Cancer With Drugs”. WHO knows the Truth, but if they admitted to it, all Cancer funding would stop according to the Law, which say all funding for Cancer will Stop Once A Cure Is Found.
********

It’s a shame, after over a Century of actual cure for cancer, which usually has nothing to do with drugs or Chemo, modern medicine is still looking for health in a bottle.

Cancer was cured in the U.S. prior to 1913 and all the doctors and holistic practitioners, who actually cured “Cancer” were victimized by the American Medical Association (AMA), the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the actual cures were suppressed because the remedies cost pennies on the dollar. The Drug Companies, or the Medical Industry, who seek profits over cures for health, cannot patent those remedies or cures.

People who cured Cancer;
1. Dr. William F Koch, Identified Cause and Cure of Cancer, 1914-1920
2. Dr. Royal R Rife, cured every known and unknown disease from 1920 to mid-1930’s
3. Dr. Max Gerson, Cured Cancer with Gerson Therapy 1928-1959, Institute still open
4. Dr. Johanna Budwig, Cured Cancer in 1951
5. Harry Hoxsey, Cured worse cases of Internal and External Cancer from 1920’s to 1950’s
6. Biochemists Dr. Ernst T Krebs and his son produced Vitamin B-17 in the 1950’s, which cured Cancer.
7. Dr. Paul Goss, Master Iridologist of New Body Products does not treat Cancer specifically, but has restored the health of a number of people who had Cancer, using Herbs and change of diet.

Ref:
1. Politics in Healing: The Suppression and Manipulation of American Medicine by Daniel Haley
2. The Persecution and trial of Gaston Naessens: The True Story of The Efforts to Suppress an Alternative Treatment for Cancer, AIDS and Other Immunologically Based Diseases, by Christopher Bird.
4. DVD, VACCINES, What CDC Documents and Science Reveal, by Dr. Sherri J. Tenpenny
5. “Full Disclosure”, by Dr. Gary L Glum (AIDS Evidence of Dr. John Seale)
6. Nutrition Against Disease, Roger J. Williams
7. Racketeering in Medicine, The Suppression of Alternatives, James P. Carter, M.D., Dr.P.H
8. DVD, Cancer, The Forbidden Cures, Massimo Mazzucco
9. DVD, Dying To Have Known, The Evidence Behind Natural Healing, Steve Kroschel
10. Murder By Injection: The Story of The Medical Conspiracy Against America, by Eustace Mullins
12. The Gerson Therapy: The Proven Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses, by Charlotte Gerson and Morton Walker
13. A Cancer Therapy: Results of Fifty Cases and The Cure of Advanced Cancer by Diet Therapy, by Dr. Max Gerson
14. The Budwig Cancer & Coronary Heart Disease Prevention Diet: The Revolutionary Diet from Dr. Johanna Budwig, the Woman Who Discovered Omega-3s, by Dr. Johanna Budwig
15. Cancer: The Problem and The Solution, by Dr. Johanna Budwig
16. Royal R. Rife: Humanitarian, Betrayed and Persecuted, by Gerald F. Foye
17. The Cancer Cure That Worked: 50 Years of Suppression, by Barry Lynes
18. Suppressed Medical Science, by Jack Phillips
19. You Don’t Have To Die! by Harry M. Hoxsey
20. The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And The Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss And Long-Term Health, by T. Colin Campbell
21. DVD, Burzynski, The Movie (Dr. Burzynski in Texas and has Cured Men, Women & Children of Cancer)

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