Business is business is business is …

Cancer is a serious business; that’s in the video title.

Noone would be foolish enough to rebut the statement; Cancer is both a serious subject and a highly profitable business. Not for the patients; you’d be hard pressed finding any ‘profit’ for the patients for all their suffering and stress.

However for the Cancer industry, things have never looked better! Latest reports put the Cancer industry at $200 billion a year.

In fact, some go as far to say that the Cancer industry is too big for a cure to happen.

Chemotherapy is the biggest money spinner; in many cases ‘chemo’ is the first line defence. Some patients are refused treatment, including surgery, until chemo has been undertaken … and yet over 70% of those doctors who insist on chemotherapy being undertaken and administer it to their patients, would not undergo the treatment themselves.

Dr Stanislaw Burzynski has had a tough time of it. In fact, he’s been under the kosh of the big boys for 14 years now. The NCI, FDA, state official, medical boards – you name it – every brand of kitchen sink, every size of kitchen sink, every variety of model of kitchen sink, has been thrown at Burzynski.

As described on the site promoting his movie;

Burzynski, the Movie is the story of a medical doctor and Ph.D biochemist named Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski who won the largest, and possibly the most convoluted and intriguing legal battle against the Food & Drug Administration in American history.

His victorious battles with the United States government were centered around Dr. Burzynski’s gene-targeted cancer medicines he discovered in the 1970’s called Antineoplastons, which have currently completed Phase II FDA-supervised clinical trials in 2009 and could begin the final phase of FDA testing in 2011–barring the ability to raise the required $300 million to fund the final phase of FDA clinical trials.

When Antineoplastons are approved, it will mark the first time in history a single scientist, not a pharmaceutical company, will hold the exclusive patent and distribution rights on a paradigm-shifting medical breakthrough.

This is like the medical version of Rocky.

It’s compelling, it’s exciting, everyone is rooting for the underdog to come from the clutches of defeat and to succeed over the cocky and arrogant champion. It’s the stuff dreams and legends are made of.

Even the most stern and committed cynic would have to be impressed with Burzynski’s results, in particular with those Cancers which ‘mainstream medicine‘ won’t touch with a barge pole, due to their fatality rate, or more accurately, lack of survival rate.

The Dr is dedicated, determined, resilient and committed to his methods and his patients; a real Rocky Balboa of the ‘white coats’.

You want him to win; to bring down the multi-billion dollar, fraudulent Cancer industry.

You quietly and internally cheer him on with every body blow he delivers to the NCI or left hook he lands on the FDA’s jaw … “go Rocky Burzynski!” you scream, “bring down the bad guys”. Every fibre of your body will the good Dr on in his monumental efforts to stop the ridiculous flow of funds going into the coffers of the Medical Mafia, for treatments that don’t work, only deal with symptoms and never the cause … the reasons for cheering in the good Dr’s corner are too numerous to mention.

But … and there is always a but …

I can’t prevent the involuntary curl of my lip developing into a cynical snarl, when the financial details of Dr Burzynski’s treatment is at hand.

There’s always a seed of hope, whenever a ‘Cancer Cure’ is hinted at, that the eradication of the disease would be affordable to Joe and Mary Average. That Cancer cure is but a mere $29.99 away, with a free t-shirt thrown is as a ‘thank your’ for shopping with Cures-R-Us.

At least, that’s the dream, right?

Something just doesn’t ‘feel right’ when you hear of medical bills in the six-figure range for traditional Cancer treatment. Equipment costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, drug research, Big Pharma investment into synthesising natural products to try and get a jump on the competition by capturing and patenting God’s pharmacopeia. Doctors receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in ‘incentives’ from drug companies, for every patient put onto a chemo list or radiation course. It just stinks of business first, health … ummm … well it’s on the list, somewhere.

So to have so much anticipation and hope invested into Dr Stanislaw Burzynski’s efforts, and after throwing every punch with Rocky Burzynski in the 15 round epic against the Alphabet Agency Heavyweights, it was really soul destroying to discover that for a 12 month, managed treatment programme with Dr Stanislaw ‘Balboa’ Burzynski costs in excess [on average] of $230,000.

Now, if your Cancer is particularly medication intensive or requires a higher level of management, over a 12 month period, it is possible for that treatment to run in excess of $300,000.

How on earth are Joe and Mary Average going to afford that?

We all agree that Cancer is a serious business; but so, it seems, is providing non-traditional Cancer treatment.

I genuinely hope Dr Stanislaw Burzynski succeeds and his treatment gains approval and acceptance in the greater medical community. Maybe from that point the costs will come down … maybe. But until that time, the whole Cancer industry just looks and feels like a Casino for the ‘high-rollers’. Just like the Casino’s, the Medical Mafia know a sucker is born every minute, and fear is a wonderful motivator for parting naive innocents from their hard earned money.

Business is business is business is business …

 

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