Knockout by Suzanne Somers, Questions Cancer Treatment by Jeffrey Dach MD
Suzanne's new book, Knockout, relates her personal story with cancer in which she searches for doctors curing cancer with new techniques. In the book, Somers interviews pioneering MD's who successfully treat cancer patients using new or innovative treatments not recognized by the cancer establishment. The book brings to light new information that the cancer establishment desperately seeks to suppress, and indicts chemotherapy and mainstream cancer treatment as largely ineffective.
The Establishment Fights Back- Larry King Canceled
Suzanne's scheduled Book Interview on the Larry King Live show Monday night at 9 PM was canceled and hastily replaced by Wolf Blitzer's pablum. The canceled Larry King Show with Suzanne included two of the doctors from her book, Stanislaw Burzynski and Nicholas Gonzalez. Wolf says the show has been rescheduled for Friday night at 9 PM.
Why the cancellation? I suspect the networks are being pressured by the cancer establishment not to air the show. After all, cancer treatment is a big business run by large corporations that fund the television networks with huge advertising revenues. Allowing Suzanne Somers to highlight alternative cancer treatments that work is not in their best interest, nor is it in the best interest of the TV networks who depend on advertising revenue from these corporations. The last thing their shareholders want is a huge bite out of annual profits.
Book Interview With Ann Curry Today Show
Suzanne appeared with Ann Curry on the Today show Monday Oct 19, in a brief 4 minute Book Interview.
Susan's Cancer Scare
Susan relates a frightening experience when she entered the hospital with respiratory symptoms and was told she had cancer spreading throughout her lungs. Thankfully it was a false alarm. A lung biopsy showed it was not cancer, rather it was a common fungal illness, Valley Fever, also called coccidiomycosis. Years ago in my training days as a radiologist, we commonly saw evidence of old "Valley Fever" infections on Chest X-Rays as characteristic small rounded calcifications in the lungs. These were incidental findings that required no treatment.
The Failed War Against Cancer
Regarding cancer treatment, I sense a general feeling of frustration in the population. On a personal note, I can tell you that many people in my community are stricken and dying from cancer with little help from the mainstream medical system. The medical treatments with cytotoxic chemotherapy are cruel and barbaric treatments, serving to prolong agony and suffering for a few additional months. Friends and family stand by, helplessly, watching their loved one gradually succumb.
This dismal failure of conventional cancer treatment was recently highlighted by the rapid demise of Ed Kennedy with a fatal brain tumor, a glioblastoma. In spite of the best care available in the US, a high profile personality who had actually crafted health care legislation himself, suffered the same dismal 6-12 month survival as any one else.
The Time is Ripe for Health Reform
Perhaps Suzanne Somers also correctly reads this public frustration with cancer. and her new book is perfectly timed to take advantage of the changing tide of sentiment.
Suzanne Somers trots out onto the stage three MD's working outside of the mainstream cancer paradigm with considerable success. Here they are: