~ November 2007 - Why Aren't More Cancer Patients Being Cured?
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- How Much Abuse Should Cancer Patients Have to Take?
By William Faloon
In this eye-opening report, we reveal how and why effective FDA-approved treatments are often ignored by the cancer establishment and what cancer patients can now do about it.
Over the past twelve months, Life Extension has been interacting with a group of oncology researchers and clinicians to develop a program that would enable cancer patients to gain access to the most advanced science-based treatments.
While preparing to launch this aggressive new program, the New York Times published an article that further emphasized the need to radically change the way cancer treatment is delivered.1
Most lay people are not familiar with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, but it is the fifth most common cancer in the United States and causes 20,000 annual deaths.2 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in May of 1994.
The New York Times reported on FDA-approved drugs that have been shown to be more effective in treating non-Hodgkin's lymphoma than existing chemotherapies.1 The problem is that oncologists don't make as much money prescribing these better drugs because they have to be administered in the hospital setting.
How much better are the newer drugs? In a 2002 study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, 80% of patients who received one of the new drugs (Zevalin®) with chemotherapy showed tumor shrinkage, compared with only 56% of those who received the older drug (Rituxan®) with chemotherapy.
In patients who received Zevalin®, 30% went into complete remission compared with only 16% who got Rituxan®.3
The New York Times conducted interviews with the few fortunate lymphoma patients whose oncologists prescribed these newer drugs. These human beings are convinced they would be dead if they had to rely on the older drugs, which had already failed them.
Conventional chemo drugs are big money-makers for oncologists who administer them intravenously in their offices. Instead of referring non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients to a hospital setting for the better drugs, some oncologists commit the barbarous act of administering the older, less effective drugs in order to earn more money for them.
Examples of patients being exposed to toxic and less than optimal treatments run rampant in clinical cancer practice. While radiation therapy has a place in treating certain cancers, it has become so profitable that it is being inappropriately used in many settings, as are other conventional treatments that Medicare fully and unquestionably reimburses.
For 27 years, Life Extension has been battling an entrenched cancer establishment that places its profits over cancer patients who entrust their very lives to this corrupt system. With the establishment of the new International Strategic Cancer Alliance (ISCA), enlightened cancer patients can now gain access to the very best treatments, without any financial bias to distort what should only be a scientific decision-making process.
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- Slashing Breast-Prostate Cancer Risks
By William Faloon
Failure to understand the basic cause of a disease can negate the effects of well-meaning prevention strategies. At any given time, popular myths surround the real causes of human disorders.
While you may have heard all kinds of reasons why increasing numbers of people are contracting cancer, the underlying cause (that few doctors address) is the aging process itself.1
One reason this fundamental cause has been neglected is that up until recently, there was little one could do to protect against this proven risk factor.
In this article, we are going to explain how aging increases cancer risk and what you can do to protect against this pathological phenomenon.
To enable you to fully understand the carcinogenic effects of aging, we have reprinted on this page a chart showing women's breast cancer risk by age.
A quick look at this chart clearly documents that aging is the underlying cause of breast cancer. Next we are going to tell you why and what you can do to protect yourself.
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- Protecting Your Hearing
Natural Strategies for Preventing Hearing Loss
Alarmingly, nearly half of all baby boomers today suffer from some degree of hearing loss. While its onset can be almost imperceptible, the end result is an impaired ability to interact with the world that significantly detracts from quality of life.
For more than 20 years, leading otolaryngologist Dr. Michael Seidman has been searching for the underlying causes of age-related hearing loss and for natural strategies to prevent and even reverse this debilitating condition. His remarkable research and clinical experience shows that it is now possible to slow the progression-and sometimes even reverse hearing loss-using an integrative approach that includes optimal nutritional and lifestyle choices.
In the following excerpt from Save Your Hearing Now (Warner Wellness, 2006), Dr. Seidman reveals the intimate link between aging and hearing loss, and how you can implement a program today to protect your hearing against the ravages of aging.
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- Preventing Cognitive Decline
By Julius G. Goepp, MD
As a result of normal aging, key hormone levels decline, resulting in a detrimental impact on memory and cognitive function. Scientists believe that the hormone pregnenolone has vast potential for maintaining healthy cognitive function and may be "the most potent memory enhancer yet reported."1
Pregnenolone is the first hormone in the pathway that generates a host of key neurohormones in the brain that are known to affect nerve cell growth and to modulate various moods. Pregnenolone therefore has a dominant effect in a wide range of nervous system functions. This is borne out in research that has demonstrated pregnenolone's ability to reduce the risk of dementia and improve memory, while also alleviating anxiety and fighting depression.
Increasing cognitive function is a key goal for any aging baby boomer. As natural levels of pregnenolone fall, ensuring optimal levels may represent a crucial cornerstone to every adult's cognitive wellness program.
The formation of memory is still one of the most fascinating functions of the brain. Scientists are learning more each day about how molecules and memories interact.2 An essential molecule in this interaction is pregnenolone, a key hormone that is the starting point for the production of many other important hormones in the body. There is strong evidence that pregnenolone levels diminish with advancing age and that restoring these levels may help alleviate deteriorating brain function. Before we review how pregnenolone boosts memory, let's start with a look at the physiology of this essential hormone.
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Women today face a growing number of health issues, including the need to support gene structure in the breast. Detrimental factors such as the aging process, along with the daily bombardment of damaging environmental estrogen-like compounds, demonstrate the need to support a woman’s breast cellular structure.
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