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Forty Years’ War: The Fight Against Cancer

When I was in college, my grandfather died of cancer.

A few years later, a friend of mine died of leukemia when he was only thirty-two years old, leaving behind a wife who was eight months pregnant.

Then my father died of cancer after being on oxygen for eight years. He never thought it would happen to him.

Since my wife and I have a two year old son, Brady, I want to do everything I can to make sure cancer doesn't happen to me or my family.

According to this New York Times article, after man landed on the moon, the next frontier was the war on cancer. President Nixon even went so far as to declare that a cure would be found by 1976, a centennial year. However,
"The death rate for cancer, adjusted for the size and age of the population, dropped only 5 percent from 1950 to 2005. In contrast, the death rate for heart disease dropped 64 percent in that time, and for flu and pneumonia, it fell 58 percent."
Are fundamental mistakes being made in the cancer war? Has any real progress been made over the years?

Why is the general public so willing to go along with traditional medical treatments, even though they have such dismal results?

Should alternative methods, such as concentrated nutrition, be used in the fight against cancer?

One out of three people in the U.S. are now diagnosed with cancer.

What are you doing to beat the odds?