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By Dr. James Howenstine, MD.
August 23, 2011

In 2005, cancer passed heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States.
An American life is lost to cancer every 21 seconds.
Cancer now kills more children between the ages 3 and 14 than any other illness.
Cancer is responsible for 1 out of every 4 deaths in the U.S.A.

Who Is at Risk of Developing Cancer?

EVERYONE! Statistics show that in the year 1880, when records were first kept, 1 in 35 people developed cancer in their lifetime. That figure is currently 1 in every 2 men and 1 in every 3 women. Since the occurrence of cancer increases as individuals’ age, most cases affect adults middle-aged or older.[1]

Prostate cancer is the most common major cancer in America, even though it affects only one sex. Lifetime odds of getting it are 1 in 6. Prostate cancer gets a fraction of what is spent on breast cancer research, and virtually nothing is known about what causes it.[2]

Incidence of breast cancer in women has increased from 1 in 20 in 1960 to 1 in 8 today.

Worldwide, 10.9 million people die each year from cancer.[3]

The U.S. spends a conservative 1.4 trillion dollars a year on "healthcare," with another 34 billion spent on complementary and alternative methods - a high percentage of that being spent on cancer; more per capita than any other nation on earth. But the quality of life for the average American stops at age 51. After that, it takes medical intervention to manage their symptoms. Using conventional methods, the war on cancer is being lost; many people die not from the disease itself but from damage caused by the treatments.

In ancient days, leprosy was the plague that struck fear in all hearts. Cancer is the modern day equivalent of that disfiguring condition. Today cancer is the most dreaded of all. Death by cancer is humiliating, debilitating, painful and sometimes agonizingly slow. After your body has been subjected to the arsenal of weapons that modern medicine uses to fight cancer, it may seem that just staying alive isn't worth the effort. Be that as it may, we willingly submit ourselves to the physical destruction of surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy just to gain a few more precious days of life. No matter how you perceive life and death, being a cancer patient is no picnic. Every year, 700,000 Americans die of cancer--the equivalent of more than three fully loaded Jumbo Jets crashing every day, this is despite the fact that record sums of money have been spent on cancer research and treatment. Cancer is a symptom of an inefficient immune system, a red flag signifying that the immune defense forces are falling down on the job. But, even the best cancer specialists are still confused about what cancer is and what it isn't.

In 1971 when the U.S. declared war on cancer, scientists still hadn't identified the body’s immune system defense force, which was already fighting that war, along with many others. All the doctors, scientists, the American Cancer Society, call cancer a disease. Cancer is not contagious, it doesn't have an incubation period, and there are no foreign invaders that have been identified. Cancer is not a disease, you can’t catch It--it's a symptom of a naturally occurring condition in the body that the immune system normally keeps under control. The problems come when the body’s immune system becomes compromised and can no longer maintain this control. As long as they have cancer misclassified, it will continue to remain both their biggest challenge and a major scientific mystery. Scientists, medical doctors, authors, mass media reporters, even cancer patients, think of cancer as a whole group of diseases, because they have cancer in the wrong category. All the research and efforts go into fighting the symptoms, and not the cause, which is a weakened immune system. Cancer is the scientist's playground. Because cancer kills, scientists have been able to request and receive billions of dollars in grants from the federal government, non-profit health-oriented organizations, major corporations, and private sources.

The New England Journal of Medicine reports that the war on cancer is a failure. "Despite $30 billion spent on research since 1970, cancer remains "undefeated," with a death rate not lower but actually higher than when they started. The effect of new treatments for cancer has been largely disappointing. The failure of chemotherapy to control cancer has become apparent even to the oncology establishment." John C. Bailar III, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman of the Dept; of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University.

The late H.B. Jones, Professor of Medical Physics, was a leading U. S. cancer statistician. He said in a speech before the American Cancer Society that no study has proved that early intervention improves the chances of survival. On the contrary, his studies proved conclusively that untreated cancer victims live up to four times longer and with better quality of life than treated ones.

The prestigious British medical journal The Lancet wrote, "If one were to believe all the media hype, the triumphal of the medical profession in published research, and the almost weekly miracle breakthroughs trumpeted by the cancer charities, one might be surprised that women are dying at all from breast cancer." Noting that conventional therapies--chemotherapy, radiation and surgery--had been pushed to their limits with dismal results, the editorial called on researchers to "challenge medical dogma and redirect research efforts along more fruitful lines."

TAXOL is the most commonly prescribed medication in the world today for breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and lung cancer.

TAXOL was discovered in the mid 1960’s and yet with all the research being conducted in the following 50 years, it is still the number one seller. In order to make it appear that cancer medications are improving, they just rename the same product from time to time. In addition to the brand name Taxol, it is also known as Paclitaxel or Onxol. In Canada Taxol is sold under the names Abraxane and Apo-Paclitaxel. In Mexico it goes by the names Aclixel, Asotax, Bristaxol, Cryoxet, and Praxel. It’s interesting because as old as Taxol is, and as long as it has been manufactured, it remains to be one of the most costly.


The truth is that TAXOL is completely ineffective in treating any of the three cancers for which it is prescribed, as proven by the fact that more people are dying of these cancers than ever. However, chemotherapy is made to look increasingly more effective by simply changing the way we determine survival rates. It used to be that anyone going 15 years without dying was considered a survivor. In order to improve the numbers that was lowered to 10 years, now its 5 years. But the big improvements in the number of cancer survivors came when they changed the way you were classified. Let’s say someone is diagnosed with breast cancer and it metastasizes to bone cancer, and perhaps lung cancer, and they die, having three types of cancer raging in their body. To improve the survival rate, and make everyone believe we are winning the war on cancer, they will determine which cancer of the three actually killed the person, in this case say it was the lung cancer, they will then be counted as both as a breast cancer and a bone cancer survivor, as technically they did not die from either of these cancers. The fact is the person was dying from all three of them as the chemotherapy and radiation treatments were failing miserably; the death is just attributed to one of the three and a victory is claimed in the other two types of cancer. As misleading as this is, it is how the numbers are currently being calculated, and as most of you know, the majority of people that succumb to cancer will end up with cancer that has metastasized into one or more other types.

The truth is that the large pharmaceutical companies are making record profits, many billions of dollars every year, and are not going to change direction anytime soon.

We may be losing the war on cancer, but they are winning the war of statistics.

At this point I think we have pretty well covered the first part of this articles title, “what are your chances of getting cancer,” now let’s discuss the second part of the title, “will you survive it.” I’m am going to give you the same advice I give every patient that comes through my door, and if you take it, you will have more than a fighting chance to survive.

FIRST, and most important – TAKE CONTROL. You are the one with cancer, not your physician, and you need to always remember that. When you walk into the oncologists’ office for your first consultation, you are considering if you should hire his services or not. If you do decide to continue with this person always keep in mind that he works for you, he is there to advise you, but the decisions are always made by you. I see too many times where the patient is told what they must do if they want to survive, or even if they want to continue with this particular physician, and they are given no choice or options in the matter. And all too many times if the patient dares to question the oncologist they are treated with indignation and contemp. If this happens to you, I advise you to run from that office.

SECOND, there are always options. Actually this is truer with cancer than many other conditions or diseases, and because you are in control, you need to do your homework. Go on-line and look at your options, study them, and then take them to your physician for his advice; if they are a good oncologist they will talk them over with you. Don’t let them hurry you into a treatment; you have time, remember it took the cancer a long time to get to the stage where it could even be detected. You have time to consider which direction you feel is best for you; it is one of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime. It is definitely a high priority decision but don’t get pushed into making it by anyone, this is about you and no one else.

THIRD, get a second opinion, and maybe a third or even forth opinion. Physicians are people and as such they are not perfect. Just like car mechanics, there are good ones and there are bad ones. And just like car mechanics, no one ever admits to using a bad one. Everyone always have the best, and this is even more true with physicians, everyone will tell you their physician is the absolute fantastic, but the fact is, not all physicians are equal. It is possible that a mistake has been made but without a second opinion you will never discover if that is the case. There are some very good physicians out there but there really are some bad ones, get a second opinion. You will only know what you have if you have something to compare it to. My advice for obtaining a second opinion is to NOT ask your current physician if they could recommend someone. Most physicians are aware that people will want to discuss their case with someone else and they belong to a network of physicians that support one another, don’t fall into this situation, you will just be wasting your money. And now that I have brought up money, let’s move to number four on my list of advice to help you survive.

FOURTH, the insurance companies are not on your side. Despite what you see on TV commercials, insurance companies are not there for you, they are not your friend, or your neighbor, and you are not in good hands. Also keep in mind that your physician works very closely with the insurance companies because they pay the bills, and your physician is going to remember that in prescribing a treatment for you. At the end of the day, insurance companies do not want to pay, and all physicians want to get paid, and because of this fact you will be given limited options for your treatment. Most physicians will not prescribe treatments that are not covered by your insurance no matter how effective they are, and at this writing the insurance companies are only covering mainstream treatments that are largely ineffective. This is your life; please do not let the insurance companies dictate to you a form of treatment that will result with you being just another statistic. Remember, sometimes no treatment results in a longer, better life, and I should note the following fact here; the percentage of oncologist who say they would NOT receive chemotherapy if diagnosed with cancer is 75%.[4]

FIFTH, investigate on your own the vast amount of natural treatments available. The numbers of all natural, non-toxic cancer treatments are increasing every day, and they are producing amazing results when compared to the real results of the major pharmaceutical companies. I have been personally using a product called the LifeOne Formula for the past 9 years with near 100% results and I am an avid advocate of this product. When I receive a new cancer patient I find myself excited to share the LifeOne information with them, and get them started on their journey to recovery.

The first place I advise them is to click here because they have the most complete information available on LifeOne. When my patients begin the LifeOne treatments they will very quickly feel better, look better, and have a renewed vigor for life. By comparison, what happens to patients that are given chemo injections, they become emancipated, frail, sickly, and their hair falls out. These are not the effects of the cancer; these are the effects of the poison that has been injected into their systems. To see just how toxic these chemo injections really are, follow this link to see the effect that a small spill of chemo had upon a hand, and while looking at the photo imagine what the effect this poison has on the inside of your body.

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For a comparison with the LifeOne Formula, TAXOL, the number one chemotherapy ingredient in the world, is derived from a single natural ingredient that comes from the bark of the Pacific Yew tree which is then chemically reproduced in pharmaceutical laboratories and it no longer has anything natural about it. The LifeOne Formula contains more than 8 active natural ingredients obtained from around the world, all of which work synergistically in a liposomal delivery system to produce an unequalled attack against cancer. The complete story and history of the LifeOne Formula can be found here. I encourage you to go to this website and pour over the vast amount of information they have available on this amazing product. The LifeOne Formula was originally conceived, manufactured, and patented as an immune system enhancer, and that is its sole intended use. The body’s immune system is every person’s most important weapon in the war against cancer. Good Luck and please live a long and healthy life.

Dr. Jose Benavente
Surgeon - General Medicine
Occupational Medicine
C.M.E.C. 3095
MPPPS 57335


1. How many New Cases are expected to Occur this yaer?
2. Prostate Cancer Research and Advocacy Lag
3. How many people are killed by cancer each year?
4. Vast Majority of Oncologists Would NOT Use Chemotherapy If They Got Cancer.

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Dr. James A. Howenstine is a board certified specialist in internal medicine. The Second Edition of his book A Physicians Guide To Natural Health Products That Work is available.

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