Chemotherapy or better if you call it ‘fake chemotherapy’ is the new way for quacks to extract money out of the masses.
The name cancer itself scares the life out of people and the fear of being diagnosed with it is making people more frequent for medical examinations. This shows the growing fear in people for this disease and the quacks are feeding on this fear.
We all know that chemotherapy is an effective process to cure cancer. But besides it being effective, it is also pretty expensive. Also do not forget it has numerous side effects like massive hair loss, chemo brain, vomiting, loss of appetite etc.
All this is nothing compared to the will to live and when diagnosed with cancer people flood in for chemo sessions.
But what happens when you have been wrongly diagnosed by your crooked oncologist? How to be sure that cancer has gotten a grip on your body? All this is answered in the article below.
$100 Billion A Year Earned Through Fake Cancer Treatments
Women go in for breast cancer checkups, men have their prostate checked and almost every health conscious person on the planet goes for a full body examination.
The most common thing they enquire about is the presence of any kind of cancer or tumor in the body. This gives the smart quacks to put the fear of cancer in your mind by making a fake diagnosis and lure you in for expensive chemo sessions.
These fake cancer diagnoses are contributing to a turnover of $100 billion a year in chemotherapy revenues.
Another common thing in cancer diagnosis is overdiagnosis. This means often a tumor is detected when it would never have been detected clinically in the patient’s lifetime.
This overdiagnosis leads to treatment of a tumor which would not have proven harmful. Also, it means spending a fortune for unnecessary treatments.
National Cancer Institute’s Shocking Revelations
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) reveals that they are taking steps to prevent overdiagnosis and overtreatment of cancer.
According to them,premalignant conditions like ductal carcinoma in situ and high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia should be reduced from the status of being called a “cancer”.
To further simplify what the NCI means is that there are certain complications or conditions to which the scary word ‘cancer’ is applied and this is creating misconceptions in people’s mind.
The NCI is hence making tedious efforts to erase the heavy implications of the word ‘cancer’ from disorders which can be commonly treated.
How To Not Fall Prey To Quacks?
Falling for misleading and fake diagnosis can take a toll on your pocket as well on your body.
Following are a few steps to protect you this:
- If your doctor diagnosis you with cancer, do not get scared and do right away what your doctor suggests.
- Take a second or a third opinion and be totally sure of the possibilities of cancer.
- Search for treatment methods from various physicians.
- Do not go in for expensive and new techniques to cure cancer. They are often risky and expensive. Also, quacks can use this as a way to get you to eat the cheese.
- You should have knowledge about the food that can cause cancer. So, to keep you out of trouble.
Being aware is the key which helps and protects you. Do not get blinded and run in for treatments which might cost you a fortune. Cancer is not a big catastrophe as it used to be in earlier times. Be calm and search for treatments in all fields of medical sciences.