Cancer is undoubtedly the disease that the majority of people fear the most.Are you one of those?Why?Is it because a friend or a loved one has cancer or has died of cancer after a debilitating period of excruciating pain, loss of dignity, unbelievable suffering and finally a premature death?Is it because so many people have one or other type of cancer and that the death rate of cancer patients is so high?Or is it because most of us don’t understand the true facts about cancer and all of the treatment options available to us to successfully treat cancer, or the true survival rates of these various options?Confusion and MisinformationIt’s all of these things, but one other thing that is for sure, there is a lot of confusion and misinformation around all aspects of cancer and specifically cancer treatments and survival rates.I hope that some of the facts in this short article will help you to minimise the confusion and give you some guidance on what causes cancer, how you can prevent getting it as well as understanding the various credible and proven natural treatment options that are available to you.So where do you start?”Awareness and Knowledge” are the best medicine. The first thing you need to do is take control of your own healthcare and that of your family. Then you need to become fully aware of all the cancer treatment options available to you. Only once you have this knowledge are you empowered to make the best treatment choice when you or a family member gets cancer. This should include both the devastating “modern medicine” treatments that most people are forced into and the highly successful alternative treatments that very few people are aware of. Only then will you be able to make an informed decision and realise that Cancer does NOT have to be a “Death Sentence.”What is Cancer?Lets start by defining cancer and looking at some of the statistics and the inevitable possibility of you or a family member getting cancer.Cancer is a generic term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body and is often referred to as “malignant tumours”. The main feature of cancer is the rapid creation of abnormal cells that grow beyond their usual boundaries, forming malignant tumours. These tumours invariably invade adjoining parts of the body and metastasise (spread) to other organs, which is usually the cause of death.There are about 10.9 million new incidences of cancer every year worldwide and about 6.7 million deaths a year from cancer. There is still an upward trend in most of the western countries where people live a “Modern Lifestyle”, with 1 in 4 adults expected to get some form of cancer in their lifetime.Are you or one of your loved ones a cancer candidate?We all have Cancer!Did you know that every one of us has cancer cells in our body, but most of us aren’t even aware of it. That is because of the bodies amazing Immune System that continuously patrols our body and eliminates foreign invaders, including the newly forming cancer cells. However if the immune system gets compromised in any way, then it can’t control the cancer cells and they become established usually resulting in one form of cancer or another. Often the cancer may have been developing over many years before it is identified.However, many doctors use this threat of urgency to rush you into a specific cancer treatment regimen of their choice, which may not be the best treatment for you. Unfortunately, most of us are unaware of the various treatment options available and blindly trust our doctors, oncologists and specialists to make the choice for us.Regrettably, a very good friend of mine did that when his wife was diagnosed with Liver Cancer, and she suffered devastating pain, uncontrollable nausea, loss of hair and other bodily functions, and eventually died prematurely from the chemotherapy. He knows now that he could have prevented that and she could have regained her health and wellness if he had been aware of the available “natural cancer treatments”.Once you have the “Awareness and Knowledge” about Cancer and the available treatments then you can participate in that decision, after all it’s YOUR LIFE.So what is the main reason for our Immune Systems being compromised?The “Modern Lifestyles” most of us live!Main Cause of CancerCancer is a “Modern Lifestyle” disease that is mainly caused by the stressful and toxic lifestyles we live.It’s an undeniable fact that in this modern era that we are living in, everyone of us is exposed to a toxic and acidic onslaught, every moment of our lives. Most of us are exposed to toxic air and water pollution, fast fried fatty foods, processed foods, carcinogenic filled groceries, sugar filled foods and drinks, fruit and vegetables grown in pesticide poisoned soil; alcohol, smoking, lack of exercise, prescription and recreational drugs to mention the main culprits. This is exacerbated by the huge stress levels that most people are suffering from, which result in an acidic inner terrain.In addition we are also faced with toxic products in our homes, with some household cleansers, personal care and cosmetic products having carcinogenic ingredients, and what we eat and drink is significantly acidic, with most “processed” and “convenience” foods containing toxic additives.Very few of the modern day degenerative diseases, including cancer, were common just a hundred years ago and are unquestionably caused by our modern lifestyles. As a matter of fact the cancer rate 100 years ago was one in 8,000 while today it is one out of every four adult persons. This correlates directly with the increase in the use of acidic foods and toxic chemicals and pollution.Carcinogens – the Cancer CurseIt is a proven fact that “carcinogens” cause cancer. So the question is, “How exposed are we to these cancer causing chemicals?”The following statement is off the scorecard.org website who monitor air pollution in the US. “Over 4 billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released by industry into the nation’s environment each year, including 72 million pounds of recognized carcinogens”.Friends of the Earth’s analysis of the Environment Agency’s Pollution Inventory shows that Britain’s biggest factories are still releasing over 10,000 tonnes of cancer-causing chemicals into the air every year.The Chemical Industry in a BottleThe Environmental Working Group have researched Personal Care products to establish their safety for five years now, and have published their findings.Here are just 2 of the ways that we are continually exposed to these nasty chemicals.Industrial chemicals are basic ingredients in personal care products.• There are about 10,500 unique chemical ingredients in these products that contain carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, endocrine disruptors, plasticizers, degreasers, and surfactants, which equates to about one out of every eight of the 82,000 chemicals registered for use in Personal Care products in the US• One of every five adults are potentially exposed every day to all of the top seven carcinogenic impurities common to personal care product ingredients – hydroquinone, ethylene dioxide, 1,4-dioxane, formaldehyde, nitrosamines, PAHs, and acrylamide.The real damage is done by what we eat and drink.In recent years, thanks to extensive research into food additives, it has been established that the main “additive killers” are “excitotoxins”.Through a pathological process caused primarily by eating and drinking excess glutamate, aspartate and l-cysteine, powerful excitotoxins that over-activate receptors in the body, cause nerve cells to mutate or be damaged and killed.Put in layman’s terms, excitotoxins “excite your brain cells to death!” and have been found to dramatically promote cancer growth and metastasis. When you increase the glutamate level, cancer just grows like wildfire, however when you block glutamate, it dramatically slows the growth of the cancer.So, if nothing else, you must understand which additives are excitotoxins, what the consequences are of consuming them, and how you identify foods that generally have excitotoxins in them.Although there are about 70 excitotoxins, Nitrosamines (Sodium Nitrite), Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) and Aspartame are the most dangerous, and are the main “additive killers” responsible for cancer and other degenerative diseases.Nitrosamines – Sodium Nitrite is added to meat as a preservative, specifically to prevent the growth of the bacterium that causes botulism and to give it a cosmetic reddish look. When sodium nitrite is added to meat, it combines with the “amines” already present in the meat to form “nitrosamines”. These are highly carcinogenic chemical compounds which can increase your odds of getting brain tumours, leukaemia and certain forms of cancer.MSG – Is the most widely used “flavour enhancer” in the world. It is used in processed food, fast foods, canned, packaged and frozen foods, soups, sauces and in Chinese food.MSG has been linked to cancer, migraines, asthma, neurodegenerative diseases, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, heart irregularities and more recently to obesity.Babies and children are most susceptible. Behavioural and physical problems as well as attention deficit disorder (ADD), have been diagnosed and successfully treated as MSG disorders.Aspartame – Is an artificial sweetener and an “excitotoxin” with a significant history and dubious track record. Aspartame is found in more than 4,000 products and has poisoned and damaged millions of people worldwide over the last decade.The damage also affects pregnant women, unborn babies and newborns. It can produce changes in the brain that are irreversible, depending on when it is stopped. It has been found to re-programme the wiring of the brain, particularly the hypothalamus, so it doesn’t function normally. Children absorbing large volumes of Aspartame are abnormal for the rest of their lives in terms of their physiological function.You should also be aware that these three excitotoxins, significantly compromise the Immune System. A diet drink that includes Aspartame can disable the immune system for up to 6 hours. During this time cancer cells get the opportunity to run amuck and start taking control of certain cells.Wow! That’s a lot of cancer for our Immune Systems to successfully process and keep our bodies “Cancer Free”, so it is no wonder that so many people get cancer.Cancer TreatmentsHopefully you have a better idea of what causes cancer and what you need to avoid, to prevent cancer. Unfortunately not everyone is able to prevent getting cancer so let’s look at the cancer treatment options that are available to you if you or a family member are diagnosed with cancer.The first thing to remember is that cancer is not a “Death Sentence” and can be successfully treated, especially if it’s detected early.”Early Detection”Obviously prevention is the main goal but “early detection” is the next best alternative. There is an excellent Cancer test that can detect cancer long before the symptoms become apparent, and significantly improve the chances of a successful recovery. The test is called the HCG Urine Cancer Test, and utilises the “abnormally dividing cells” concept that can tell you the relative number or level of these cells regardless of where they are in your body or where they started.This test is also very useful to track the progress of any cancer treatment that you might be undergoing, to see if it is successfully treating the disease or not.Conventional Treatment (Orthodox / Modern Medicine)In the US and most other developed countries around the world that practice “modern medicine”, they have adopted a “standard cancer treatment” regimen that all conventional doctors, oncologists and other cancer carers must adhere to and administer.This entails three treatments that are often used in conjunction.• Surgery, to cut out tumours• Radiation, to burn the tumours• Chemotherapy, to poison and kill the cancer cells (and unfortunately – healthy cells)I suggest you do your own research on these treatments to enable you to assess their efficacy and success rates, however here are some pointers from credible doctors and cancer researchers to start your research process.It is important to note that cancer is the biggest and most lucrative “Disease Business” in the world, primarily controlled by “BigPharma”, estimated to be more that a $trillion a year.Consider this. IN 2001 ALONE, AstraZeneca made $630 million on the sale of Nolvadex (a.k.a. tamoxifen), a breast cancer drug. They made $728 million on the sale of Zoladex, a prostate/breast cancer drug. They made another $569 million on Casodex, another prostate cancer drug. Within two years, says Forbes, this company’s sales of cancer fighter drugs alone will top $2.5 billion a year.An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently stated that oncologists (cancer doctors) make an average of $253,000 a year, of which 75% is profit from chemotherapy drugs administered in their offices.Here is what others had to say:”As a chemist trained to interpret data, it is incomprehensible to me that physicians can ignore the clear evidence that chemotherapy does much, much more harm than good.”Alan C. Nixon, Ph.D., Past President, American Chemical Society”As a matter of fact there is evidence that the long term survival rate of cancer patients treated with Chemotherapy is between 3% and 6% whereas most of the best alternative treatments have a proven survival rate of between 50% and 70% when used alone, however using combinations of these alternative therapies that you will get access to in Bill Henderson’s book, “Cancer Free”-Your Guide to Gentle Non-toxic Healing”, boosts survival rates to an amazing 90%.”This is how Ty Bolinger, author of “Cancer – Step Outside the Box” defines chemotherapy.”Chemotherapy is toxic, carcinogenic (causes cancer), destroys red blood cells, devastates the immune system, and kills vital organs. How toxic is chemotherapy? Think about it… your hair falls out, your immune system is destroyed, you are constantly nauseated, you get sick and vomit, you are constantly dizzy, and you have severe headaches.”It is “mindboggling” and unbelievable to accept that cancer can be treated with “carcinogens”, that are known to cause cancer? Obviously the oncologists in Montreal believe so too.”A recent survey of the 64 oncologists on the staff at McGill Cancer Therapy Center in Montreal found that 58 of them (91%) said they would not take chemotherapy or allow their family members to take it for cancer treatment. Why not? Too toxic and not effective. Today, 75% of cancer patients are administered chemotherapy.”Then the final word comes from the highly respected and experienced Dr Glenn Warner.Dr. Glenn Warner is a board certified oncologist and one of the most highly qualified cancer specialist in the Seattle area. He uses alternative treatments on his cancer patients with great success. He has over 1,000 surviving cancer patients. On the treatment of cancer in this country he said: “We have a multi-billion dollar industry that is killing people, right and left, just for financial gain. Their idea of research is to see whether two doses of this poison is better than three doses of that poison.”So lets look at some of the “Alternative Treatment” options mentioned by Dr Glenn Warner.Alternative TreatmentsContrary to current medical rhetoric and “modern medicines” perverted claims, the cause of cancer is easy to understand and is readily preventable and reversible without the dangerous “modern medicine” therapies used as standard treatments in most countries – surgery (slash), radiation (burn) and chemotherapy (poison).”It is pretty clear from all the research I have done that most cancers can be prevented by proper diet, supplements and exercise.” – Bill Henderson in his book “Cancer Cure – Your Guide to Gentle Non-Toxic Healing”.Nobel Prize Winner Dr Otto Warburg, established in his research during the 1930’s that cancer only lives in an “acidic” (low oxygen) environment, like most other bacteria. Every time Otto Warburg lowered the oxygen level by 35% in a healthy cell, it became cancerous.Why is this not common knowledge that cancer cannot exist in an “alkaline body”?Simply put – “Power, Lies, Greed and Profit”.Natural Cancer TreatmentsMost successful “natural cancer treatments” involve 5 main activities:• Assess the patients “Lifestyle Choices” and make the appropriate changes (stop smoking, as an example)• Detox and cleanse the body of heavy metals and poisonous toxins• Adopt a Diet that results in establishing a slightly “alkaline” inner body terrain• Establish a “natural nutrient” supplementation programme that includes all of the necessary nutrients that the body needs on a daily basis to function at its peak• Boosting the Immune System to perform at its peak at all timesWebster Kehr of the Independent Cancer Research Foundation, Inc, established the Cancer Tutor website in 2003. This is undoubtedly the best source of knowledge covering every aspect of Cancer and Cancer Treatments. It is considered to be among the most important websites on the Internet on the subject of alternative / natural cancer treatments.Here are a few pointers from the Cancer Tutor to start you out on your “Natural Cancer Treatment” Journey.”Mother Nature knows how to CURE cancer (i.e. restore the balance)!! In fact, Mother Nature has put more than 400 different ways to cure cancer on this planet!!That is precisely why many people have no fear of cancer. They know exactly what to do if they get cancer.”Webster covers most of the 400 natural cancer treatments in detail on his web site, with special focus on the Stage III and Stage IV cancer treatments. The latter have even been successful in severe cases where “conventional” doctors and oncologists have sent the patient home to die as there is no hope for the patient to recover. As he will show you many did recover using “natural cancer treatments”.”Alternative cancer treatments have cured many, many cancer patients, including many advanced cancer patients!! But even those who do not survive can have a higher quality of life, their life can be extended significantly, they can be in less pain, and so on.””As an example of the effectiveness of alternative cancer treatments consider that the late Dr. William D. Kelley, a dentist by training, used alternative cancer treatments to treat more than 33,000 cancer patients. He used special diets, proteolytic enzymes, and other natural substances. He was able to cure more than 90% of the newly diagnosed cancer patients who went to him first.Now consider that the alternative cancer treatments of today are far stronger than the Kelley protocol because Dr. Kelley did not have access to many of the products which are now available.””All of this is why alternative cancer treatments can have a 30 times higher true cure rate than orthodox cancer treatments. Alternative cancer treatments TARGET cancer cells or they do no harm to non-cancerous cells.Thus, alternative cancer treatments can be used in much, much higher doses than orthodox cancer treatments and thus they can be far more effective.Cancer ClinicsIt is unfortunate that many governments have outlawed all forms of natural cancer treatments, usually under pressure from the Pharmaceutical Industry lobbyists. Most of these highly successful practitioners, have moved their clinics to Mexico, or in some cases to Europe. Webster covers many of these clinics and the services they offer.Finally – Bill Henderson asks the Question, “Would you accept the following ‘odds’? “”If a tumour is found early and removed, it will not regrow or appear elsewhere about 50% of the time. Once a cancer has metastasized (spread to other sites in the body), chemotherapy and/or radiation will heal it permanently only about 3% of the time. I don’t like those odds and would not accept them.Would you?Health and Wellness Beyond CancerI hope this short simplified explanation of what causes cancer and how you can prevent it or treat it, using “Natural Cancer Treatments”, has helped to expel some of the confusion and misinformation that surrounds “cancer”.