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Cancer Therapy
© 1992 by Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D.

How to Use This Book & Introduction

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK:

By their very nature, most of the treatments in this book act on the immune system and therefore can apply to almost any kind of cancer. However, many readers are primarily interested in Þnding treatments for a single kind of cancer. And in fact much research has been done along those lines. The Summary Chart on pages 18-21 [not yet on-line, ed.] will help quickly locate treatments that have been shown to act on particular kinds of cancer. The chart will also guide people to treatments that have shown promise against HIV viral infections. References to less common kinds of cancer and a number of related conditions are found in the index.

  Words in bold face are the subject of their own chapters elsewhere in the book. Please consult the table of contents or index to locate them.

 In addition, there are three devices used throughout:

The handshaking symbol [not reproduced on-line] indicates that the substance under discussion works well in conjunction with conventional treatments, by either enhancing their cell-killing power or decreasing toxic side effects.

The lighthouse indicates a resource guide [not reproduced on-line]. These pages throw light on the practical aspects of therapy, such as how to obtain the treatments discussed. They are found at the end of each of the nine major sections of the book rather than after every particular chapter. In addition, there is a General Resources section at the end of the book.

The globe [not reproduced on-line] indicates a bibliographical reference section, which follows each chapter. The globe refers to the international nature of scientiÞc research. Cancer is a worldwide problem and consequently we have attempted to scan and reþect the entire world¹s effort against this problem. It is our view that no one country¹s research is intrinsically better than any other¹s. We need to learn from the efforts of all nationalities and cultures if we are to overcome this disease.

The footnoted citations in these reference sections refer to articles in peer-reviewed scientiÞc journals or occasionally to standard medical texts. Reference to some other works are embedded in the text of the book. The references are intended as a representative sample of the work in each Þeld. The square brackets found in some of the references indicate that the article is written in a language other than English.   Actual citations from scientiÞc or other texts are given in double quotes. Single quotes are used when alluding to unusual expressions or for the sake of emphasis.

This book summarizes many studies derived not just from human clinical trials but from test tube and animal experiments. How relevant are laboratory studies to the human situation? Most scientists believe that animal or test tube studies can predict anticancer activity. This is precisely why animals have been widely used in cancer research for over Þfty years. In fact, the entire development of modern pharmaceuticals is inconceivable without them. Such studies are part of a very long process of testing that may end in human clinical trials.

Of course, research on people is even more valuable and we report on many such trials in this book. But clinical trials are expensive and difÞcult to arrange and are often inconclusive. As non-toxic therapies emerge into the mainstream, scientists will hopefully obtain more resources and more opportunities for clinical trials. However, people with cancer cannot wait, and deserve to be told whatever is currently known about such treatments.

Introduction

This book provides crucial information for medical consumers who want to actively participate in making decisions about their health.

It is especially directed towards people who:

  • have been diagnosed with cancer and need to make important decisions on what sort of treatments to choose.

  • have friends or family members with cancer. They are in a difÞcult position, trying to act as adviser to their loved ones. This book will quickly bring them up to date on what is available around the world in cancer treatment.

  • do not have cancer, but are concerned that someday they or someone close to them might face this situation. After all, two out of three families eventually will confront cancer. This book will prepare the reader in advance on how to deal with a situation we all fervently hope will never arise. It contains information on many simple and inexpensive ways of preventing cancer from ever attacking you or your loved ones. This information is based on scientiÞc research from around the world.

  • have decided to follow the conventional route and take surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. This book can also help them. It offers a discussion of many non-toxic substances that can reduce the side effects of chemotherapy while increasing its effectiveness.

    This Independent Consumer¹s Guide is "independent" in two ways:

    First, it is written for people who think for themselves. For example, these are the type of people who ask doctors for full explanations of procedures and who want to see their own medical records.

    Second, the book itself is independent of vested interests in the cancer Þeld. It offers positive and objective information, but also points out any negatives, drawbacks or side effects of the therapies, when they are scienti-Þcally-veriÞed and relevant to the discussion. This pertains to both chemotherapy and to the less-conventional treatments discussed in the book.

    The word consumer in the title recognizes the fact that there is a marketplace of cancer treatments and the cancer patient is a shopper in that market. Being a good consumer means understanding what your choices are and how they rate when stacked up against the competition. This information is being brought to the public for the Þrst time in Cancer Therapy: The Independent Consumer's Guide.

    The research cited comes from books and articles in the world¹s peer-reviewed scientiÞc literature. These are the same reputable publications that scientists all over the world publish in and learn from. This means that other scientists in the same Þeld have checked the work and found it sound enough to be published.

    These references demonstrate that non-toxic treatments are now passing from the fringes of medicine into the mainstream. They are increasingly being adopted and veriÞed by conventional scientists around the world. This is a heartening fulÞllment of the World Health Organization¹s (WHO) call for a "New Medicine," which integrates the best of both scientiÞc and traditional practices. The OfÞce of Technology Assessment of the US Congress has called for a thorough investigation of these cancer therapies and a committee of the National Institutes of Health has now been established to do so.

    Your doctor probably does not yet know about many of these treatments, for most of this information has been culled from specialized journals from around the world, which few practicing doctors have time to read.

    We have tried to make this book a dependable 'guide for the perplexed' in cancer. We hope you will be helped by what you read about these treatments. But we can use your help, as well. Were any of these treatments beneÞcial to you? Were the resource sections helpful in obtaining the therapies under discussion? Do you have new phone numbers or addresses you could add? We would like to hear from you on your experiences--positive and negative--in using this consumer's guide. We will integrate such information into future editions and updates of this book. Please send your comments to: Equinox Press, 144 St. John's Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217 (or Email us at mail@ralphmoss.com).

    US readers attempting to obtain these therapies will Þnd that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has barred the marketing of some of the substances discussed in this book, such as IAT and the medicines of Dr. Hans Nieper. (For a full explanation of why this is so, the reader is referred to The Cancer Industry, chapter 17.)

    In most cases, however, the FDA explicitly allows people with cancer (or AIDS) to obtain almost any substance for their personal use. In other countries, readers should contact their government¹s equivalent of the FDA.

    The goal of Cancer Therapy: The Independent Consumer's Guide to Non-Toxic Treatment and Prevention is to empower you, the consumer, with the information you need to make intelligent choices in today¹s international medical marketplace.


    Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D. is director of the The Moss Reports for cancer patients. Dr. Moss is the author of eleven books and three documentaries on cancer-related topics. He is or has been an advisor on alternative cancer treatments to the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, the American Urological Association, Columbia University, the University of Texas, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the German Society of Oncology. He wrote the first article on alternative medicine for the Encyclopedia Britannica yearbook. He is listed in Marquis Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in the East, and Who's Who in Entertainment (as a film documentarian). This Web site does not advocate any particular treatment for cancer. We urge you to always seek competent medical advice for all health problems, especially cancer. Before consulting our site please read our full Disclaimer statement.



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