Despite millions of Internet links, still no cure for cancer

The best thing I can say about conspiracy theorists is that they have good imaginations.

Cancer: It's more complicated than this.

Cancer: It's more complicated than this.

They also have short memories.

I say this because, if you pay attention, you will see the same conspiracy theories popping up over-and-over again.

A recent one is that scientists have cured cancer but big pharmaceutical companies are withholding its release because they can’t make money off it. University of Alberta scientists published a paper on the cheap drug in 2007 and were optimistic it could advance cancer treatment.

Then, conspiracy theorists got ahold of the story and the treatment became a full-blown cure that the media refused to report. That same story is once again being trotted out on Facebook by those who believe 9/11 was an inside job and fluoride in water is turning Americans into zombies.

There’s links about the alleged cancer cure everywhere. (Here, here, here.)

Unfortunately, cutting and pasting an Internet link does not make a story true.

Scientists at the University of Alberta said this month they’ve NOT cured cancer.

“We are still a long way from a treatment, but this opens the window on drugs that target cancer metabolism,” says Evangelos Michelakis of the University of Alberta.

Here’s the truth: Some form of cancer kills more than 500,000 Americans each year. If there was a cure, it would be sitting on every drugstore shelf in the world.

Anyone that says otherwise deserves to live in a Unabomber shack.

5 comments Add your comment

Jean

May 18th, 2011
5:30 pm

Actually there is a cure… but these sites don’t tell you the truth, they are just out to get the money…

Look up Essiac… http://www.scribd.com/doc/499837/The-TRUTH-ABOUT-ESSIAC-Rene-Caisses-Herbal-Cancer-Treatment-Essiac-Tea-Essiac-Info
It has to be prepared exactly as described, but ANYONE can make it at home.
There is also a lot of conflicting info on Essiac…

I also know a native healer who has cured over 100 cases of what medical doctor’s said was terminal breast cancer, cancer that had already spread to other areas. The doctor’s had told the women to go home and wait to die, that there was nothing they could do. He cured them, with no bad side effects. The government shut him down, even though he was saving lives that everyone else said could not be saved. He was using all natural methods, which he put together for each individual.

Old Geezer

May 19th, 2011
9:26 pm

^ this is about as much bunk as chiropractors claiming to cure disease.

MrLiberty

May 20th, 2011
12:00 pm

And despite billions and billions being spent on research and on radiation treatments that actually cause cancer, chemotherapy that kills most patients eventually, western “medicine” has yet to come up with anything either. What’s you point?

renegade

June 1st, 2011
9:55 pm

Those ssholes aren’t about to tell you if they did have a cure. they cant make money off you if they cured you to them you are a walking ATM. Same thing for diabetes,Hiv,Aids. Big Pharma is the real Cancer they’ll suck you dry just like a cancer or a leach.

Manbat

June 3rd, 2011
10:31 am

There’s no need to fear…MANBAT IS HERE!

Manbat’s tears can cure cancer. Too bad Manbat never cries.