EDITORIAL:
A MUCH-NEEDED VACATION

From The Cancer Chronicles #17
© Sept. 1993 by Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D.

After a hectic two years, my wife and I finally decided to take a much-needed summer vacation. We went to a secluded island for a couple of days, then followed that with a few days of meandering the blue highways of southern New England. "One condition," she said. "No cancer."

I knew what she meant. Our last so-called vacation had been a frenetic tour of the radio stations and health food stores of southern Florida. And so, I pledged to be good. No cancer. No motor-mouth lectures on the intricacies of the OAM.

But, unfortunately, cancer is in the air. In an island restaurant, people at the next table whispered "Šwent in for a biopsy," with ominous looks all around. At a Connecticut tag sale, the suburban housewife was nervously selling "tumorous mice," two for five cents. "I don¹t know what happened," she ponders. "We bought them as pets for my son, and then, these bumps appeared on their backs." Forgetting my pledge, I tell her about the rate of spontaneous tumors among such rodents.

We were having a leisurely Saturday brunch at a Middle East deli in Lenox, MA when we heard the news about Dr. Atkins: a radio announcement via the AP wire that "Dr. Bob¹s" license had been suspended. My wife and I stared at each other in amazement. You can run, her look seemed to say, but you cannot hide.


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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