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Hiding the true cause

06 10 11 - 13:07

Interesting assertion:


Most pancreatic cancers are aggressive and always terminal, but Steve was lucky (if you can call it that) and had a rare form called an islet cell neuroendocrine tumor, which is actually quite treatable with excellent survival rates — if caught soon enough. The median survival is about a decade, but it depends on how soon it’s removed surgically. Steve caught his very early, and should have expected to survive much longer than a decade. Unfortunately Steve relied on a naturopathic diet instead of early surgery. There is no evidence that diet has any effect on islet cell carcinoma. As he dieted for nine months, the tumor progressed, and took him from the high end to the low end of the survival rate. - Steve Jobs succumbs to alternative medicine


I want to believe. Alas, I am skeptical, even about the skeptics. I don't trust linear evidence without analysis of the individual case subjects. I don't trust analysis independent from genetic strains, for example. However, nothing to me suggests that cancers are easily treated with a naturopathic diet. Surgery and massive doses of vitamin D and antioxidants? Maybe. Scary stuff.

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