The business of cancer

The best advice I can give a patient diagnosed with cancer is to get a second opinion. I’ll tell you exactly where you should go for that second opinion in a moment. But first, let’s back up and take a look at how we got into this situation in the first place…

I have been reporting over the last few years about all the scandals surrounding failed, dangerous, and useless routine cancer screenings. For example, studies show routine mammograms don’t prevent deaths from breast cancer any better than regular physical examinations of the breast, as we reported again earlier this month.

When it comes to prostate cancer, experts no longer recommend the useless PSA test for routine screening, although some urologists persist in using it.

The entire approach to skin cancer misses the mark. More than 90 percent of skin growths detected in routine screenings don’t invade, metastasize or kill the patient. And many experts question whether they should call these growths “cancer” at all.  They are completely curable with routine treatment and surveillance. Plus, increased screenings for melanoma — the one, truly deadly form of skin cancer — has not brought down death rates.

When it comes to thyroid cancer, overdiagnosis is a massive problem. In fact, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, 70 to 80 percent of women diagnosed with, and treated for, thyroid cancer between 1987 and 2007 never really had cancer in the first place!

When it comes to colon cancer, the mainstream pushes routine colonoscopy as the only proven way to lower colorectal cancer rates. But that view is simply wrong and outdated. A recent study shows the majority of “pre-cancerous” intestinal polyps found during colonoscopy would never actually have become cancerous if simply left alone. You can learn more about that study in the November 2016 of my Insiders’ Cures newsletter. (If you’re not already a subscriber, sign up by clicking here.) You can also learn more about the problem of routine colonoscopies and your safe, effective alternatives by visiting

But in the meantime, why is all of this happening?

False positives plague all the routine cancer screenings

Routine cancer screenings suffer from a plague of false positives. In other words, they find a “cancer” where none exists. Even findings labeled as “cancerous” or “pre-cancerous” tissue cells detected in the breast, skin, prostate, colon and other tissues often never end up behaving like cancer in the patient. In other words, they would never harm the patient.

Doctors should leave these growths alone. Instead, the “catch-it-early” engine goes into overdrive, subjecting patients to the dangers, complications, costs, and worries of “cancer” treatments for something that would have never caused harm in the first place.

At one point in time, this particular road to hell may have been paved with some good intentions. But today, it’s paved in gold.

The business of cancer

Cancer is big business. And the oncologists run the show. They work directly with big pharma to control all aspects of prescribing and administering the toxic chemotherapy treatments.

In fact, since most of the drugs are too toxic to take orally, oncologists administer the poisons directly into your veins in the controlled conditions of their clinics. So they get to charge more for offering this “service” to their patients. Interesting, isn’t it? The deadlier the drug…the more money the oncologists make.

It’s bad enough to use treatments that can kill you, if you really have a cancer that can kill you. But some hucksters knowingly pretend you have a deadly cancer so they can sell you an expensive “treatment” for a disease you don’t have in the first place.

It might sound too devious to be true. But this tragic scenario happens all too often…

Doctors profit from poisoning healthy patients

Michigan oncologist Dr. Farid Fata recently admitted under oath that he intentionally and wrongfully diagnosed healthy people with cancer so he could administer expensive and profitable chemotherapy treatments.

Of course, he is not being prosecuted for criminally poisoning and harming innocent patients, but instead for billing the government for unnecessary treatments in a $35 million fraud scheme using taxpayer money. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Fata had a patient load of 1,200 people and received $62 million from Medicare, while he billed for more than $150 million.

Other oncologists use unethical scare tactics to terrorize patients into taking expensive toxic treatments they don’t need, so they can then collect millions of dollars in insurance payments for unethical treatments. Meanwhile the oncologists sit back and collect their fat paychecks, while patients who never truly had cancer go home after these “treatments” with permanently damaged brains, kidneys, livers, hearts, and other organs.

We should also question giving chemo to terminal stage-4 cancer patients who oncologists know they can’t save. But they’ll take their money to “treat” an incurable case anyway. I can personally attest to this practice.

If you ever receive any diagnosis of cancer, make sure to seek a second opinion.  Arrange your care at one of the many federally funded “comprehensive cancer centers” around the country. The National Cancer Institute certifies these facilities. And they must also follow competent, thorough and ethical protocols for diagnosis and treatment. You will still be dealing with the built-in biases of the mainstream cancer industry. But you’ll eliminate the possibility of being a victim of outright unethical fraud.