Cancer, in general—a summary of some astounding truths


Millions people are running, walking and skydiving for cancer research---but most of that research is driven by commercial interests in treatment of cancer---not true prevention.

Millions people are running, walking and skydiving for cancer research—but most of that research is driven by commercial interests in treatment of cancer—not true prevention.

This post is all about cancer in general. To date, I have posted 42 well-referenced blogs on the topic of cancer, and you can find them all in the drop-list of over 60 categories in the upper right column of my Home page. Most of them are about the big three cancers in our country, but there are quite a few other blogs about cancer in general—and I have listed many of those at the bottom of this page.

Like heart disease and type 2 diabetes, cancer is not a natural event and can easily be prevented in most cases with a healthy diet and lifestyle. But unlike those other diseases, cancer is not that easily reversible. Sometimes it takes decades before it’s even detected and oftentimes, that detection comes too late to save the patient’s life.

So why aren’t we being told about the ability of a whole foods, plant-based diet to prevent most cancers? I will let Dr. T. Colin Campbell (of Cornell) answer that question—with a few lines from The China Study (Chapters 1, 3 & 8)

Want to learn the truth about nutrition? This is a good place to start.

Want to learn the truth about nutrition? This is a good place to start.

1. Despite thirty years of the massively funded War on Cancer, we have made little progress. Contrary to what many believe, cancer is not a natural event.

2. Adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle can prevent the majority of cancers in the United States. Old age can and should be graceful and peaceful.

3. [C]asein (the protein in cow’s milk) and very likely all animal proteins, may be the most relevant cancer-causing substances that we consume.

4. There is enough evidence now that the U.S. government should be discussing the idea that the toxicity of our diet is the single biggest cause of cancer.

5. There is enough evidence now that doctors should be discussing the option of pursuing dietary change as a potential path to cancer prevention and treatment.

6. Our institutions and information providers are failing us. Even cancer organizations, at both the national and local level, are reluctant to discuss or even believe this evidence.

7. Food as a key to health represents a powerful challenge to conventional medicine, which is fundamentally built on drugs and surgery.

The good news. At least the “system” is now realizing that large scale screening (for many forms of cancer) is not getting the job done when it comes to the prevention of cancer. But the information is out there if you’re willing to look for it. Hopefully, this page will help open your eyes and help lead you to the best solution for you and your family

This pile of $100 bills wouldn't pay half of the annual cost of Mr. Lalli's cancer drug.

Cancer is a huge business that would almost disappear if everyone chose a whole foods, plant-based diet for most of their life. Sadly, it is sometimes too late to prevent or reverse this horrible disease.

The bad news. The “system” still refuses to tell us all about the leading cause of cancer according to Dr. T. Colin Campbell, as stated in his book. Quite simply, it is our toxic Western diet. And our “system” NEVER fully explains to the public—exactly what we should be eating to give ourselves the best possible chance of avoiding ALL chronic diseases, including cancer.

Getting help. If you or someone you love wants to learn more about this disease before having the screening test or scheduling surgery, I recommend that you include the following dozen articles in your research. In these well-reseached blogs, there is a wealth of information which may prompt some ideas that may help you plan your strategy. Also, in case you want to consult with a “plant-based savvy” medical doctor about cancer, take a look at my MD Help page below.

President Richard Nixon signs the National Cancer Act on December 23, 1971.

President Richard Nixon signs the National Cancer Act on December 23, 1971.

For your convenience, I have provided a dozen of my earlier blogposts about cancer in general. The first one (and the last three) are all about the huge industry that cancer has become since Richard Nixon declared war on cancer in 1971. Blogs 2 through 9 provide general information about cancer that might be helpful for you and your family as you learn more about how to deal with this horrible disease.

  1. The “war on cancer” turns 41; now a major industry…(7-16-12)
  2. Early Detection; then slash, burn and poison… (5-7-12)
  3. Sleep Apnea Tied to Increased Cancer Risk? (5-27-12)
  4. Cancer survivors are on the rise. Is that good news? (6-17-12)
  5. So now they tell us…about “secondary cancers.” (7-20-12)
  6. Reversing cancer; not quite as simple as heart disease (7-26-12)
  7. Cancer “Breakthroughs” that Cost Too Much and Do Too Little (10-4-12)
  8. Who can you trust when it comes to what causes cancer? (12-13-12)
  9. Drugs for preventing cancer — now everyone can be a customer! (6-6-11)
  10. Searching for the cure—now has a life of its own. (5-18-12)
  11. Screening for cancer…a very big business (2-21-11)
  12. Riding the cancer train to fame and fortune (10-6-12)
Consecutive daily blogs

Consecutive daily blogs

One-on-one MD Help. Sadly, 95% of our medical doctors are not aware of the power of plant-based nutrition to prevent or reverse many chronic diseases, including some cancers. Further, oncologists can only recommend the treatment regimens for which they have been trained.

If you would like a second opinion (about prostate cancer) from a medical doctor who truly “gets it” about food, you may wish to visit our MD Help page and schedule a telephone consultation with one of the MDs listed there.

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The contents of this blog now appears in the alphabetical, drop-down list below the Diseases tab. Please forward this page to anyone you know who may be interested in learning more about the causes and prevention of prostate cancer. Click here to view the list of other “diseases” that will posted soon.

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Blogging daily at hpjmh.com…from the seaside village of Stonington, Connecticut – Be well and have a great day.

—J. Morris Hicks, board member, T. Colin Campbell Foundation

About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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One Response to Cancer, in general—a summary of some astounding truths

  1. CJ says:

    Jim, another great, informative post. I count myself as truly fortunate to have discovered Dr. Campbell’s book just about a year and a half ago. Eye-opening, enlightening and life-changing are just a few points for this incredible compilation of research. Everyone needs to read this book… but unfortunately not everyone will “get it”. Hopefully with your efforts and your book as well, many more people are getting it and will appreciate this incredibly readable, foundational work on nutrition.

    I just wanted to add that yesterday my wife and I learned of the passing of a truly inspirational person who touched our lives, his name was Huell Howser, a truly genuine person, and the public television host of “California’s Gold”. Sadly, Huell died of prostrate cancer last week at the age of 67. His shows on PBS introduced us to so many beautiful people and locations throughout California. He and his work will be truly missed. For those that care to see his show archives, Huell donated them to Chapman University — http://blogs.chapman.edu/huell-howser-archives/

    Wishing you good health and thanks for your work.

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