Over 20,000 people die of cancer every day on this planet, and 1 in every 3 people from the current generation will have to battle cancer at some stage in their life. Every year 1 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer.
Most of those who are diagnosed with cancer will face surgery, followed by radiation and/or chemotherapy, treatments which cause damage to the healthy cells which remain in the body. The cost of these treatments are extortionate, the average American will spend over $50,000 battling cancer, many spend much more.
Cancer: The Forbidden Cures is a 2010 documentary which discusses several natural cancer treatments which have been developed and used to treat patients all over the world, but have subsequently been banned from use. One example is a concotion of herbs called Essiac which was formulated by a Canadian nurse in the early 20th century.
Another is a herbal cure created by Harry Hoxsey in the 1950’s, Hoxsey funded clinics all over America which used the treatment but they were closed by the FDA soon after opening.
Are these treatments banned because they themselves are attempts to make great fortunes out of others misfortune, are they quackery, or have the authorities banned alternative treatments which are actually effective but damage the profits of big pharma?