Latest Cancer Information from Johns Hopkins
After Years Of Telling People Chemotherapy Is The Only Way To Try And Eliminate Cancer, Johns Hopkins Is Finally Starting To Tell You There Is An Alternative Way …
1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.
2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.
3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors. Read more..
Hoax or Fact:
This message, claiming to be from the reputed Johns Hopkins has been circulating widely from 2007, through emails and social networking websites like Facebook. The message says that after years of telling people that Chemotherapy is the only way to try and cure cancer, Johns Hopkins is finally telling people that there is an alternative way - by following the effective diet prescribed, and then maintaining a positive and healthy lifestyle. Although it is a fact that some of the health tips mentioned in the message can prevent/fight cancer to a 'certain' extent, the message was NOT released from Johns Hopkins.
About Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins was a famous American entrepreneur and philanthropist of 19th-century who lived in Baltimore, Maryland. The people who carried his legacy founded numerous institutions in his name, which undertake education, research and clinical care in the public health sector that have developed worldwide reputation. They also have a Comprehensive Cancer Center that deciphers the mechanisms of cancer and new ways to treat it.
About the Authenticity of the Message
The message titled 'Latest Cancer Information from Johns Hopkins' is not released/supported by Johns Hopkins. The Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Cancer Center has in fact released an official statement calling it a hoax. The warning message was also published on their website:
Information falsely attributed to Johns Hopkins called, "CANCER UPDATE FROM JOHN HOPKINS" describes properties of cancer cells and suggests ways of preventing cancer. Johns Hopkins did not publish the information, which often is an email attachment, nor do we endorse its contents.
Facts about the Message
The anonymous writer whoever has written this message must have used the reputed name of the Johns Hopkins institution only to gain credibility. The viral email claimed that the standard cancer therapies of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy will not work against the disease and so people should instead choose the variety of dietary guidelines prescribed.
Research studies in the past have shown that these traditional therapies of treating cancer do work, the evidence of which is the millions of cancer survivors around the world. It is a fact that these treatments can be associated with some side effects, and do not work in every patient, and sometimes these therapies work for awhile and then stop working. These are the types of cancers that are difficult to cure, and for this, there is ongoing cancer research around the world.
In their statement, the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Cancer Center has discussed and clarified each and every point mentioned in the message. You can read it from the reference section below.
This message was not released/supported by the Johns Hopkins. Although there might be certain benefits associated with the anti-cancer dietary and lifestyle suggestions, it may not prevent or cure the cancer. So following such instructions can be life threatening to the people suffering with cancer.
Although people share these kind of public health messages with a good intention, it is important to check the facts before sharing it with others, because it can endanger someone's life.