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Scientists and researchers around the world have been trying to find a cure for cancer for decades. It is complicated because cancer isn’t just a single illness, there are dozens of types of cancers and they all behave differently and respond differently to treatments.

Even the same cancer in the same person can behave differently at different sites in the body. And as if that wasn’t enough cancer cells can be significantly different in the same tumor from one day to the next.

Being diagnosed with stage 3 or stage 4 cancer will give you a survival rate of less than 10% with current treatment methods. That means there is a 90% mortality rate under the “standard of care” treatment options which are radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery.

What if there was a way to make cancer patients better 90% of the time?

There already is a method that works across all cancer types and across all demographics of people.


If you catch the cancer early the chances of beating it go up dramatically.

If you detect the cancer early your survival rate goes from less than 10% to over 90%!!

This essentially means that early detection is a cure for cancer.

So if we already have the cure for cancer… and the cure is early detection, shouldn’t we be monitoring ourselves more closely?

Shouldn’t we be screening for all cancers frequently?

Cleo Abrams produced a video about the “real cure for cancer” which, you guessed it is early detection. But she also emphasizes the reason more of us are getting cancer than in the past is because we are living longer and because cancer is a disease of aging.

Nobody is immune to cancer as people of all age groups do develop cancer but the older you are the more likely it is you will get it.

The question is…

If we know that early detection is a cure for cancer then why aren’t we putting a ton of resources into early detection?

It would be a better investment and save a lot more lives than the current system where we use heroic medicine to try and save people from advanced and untreatable late-stage cancers.

Treating late-stage cancers offers little benefit to the patient. The patient suffers from the side effects of the treatment and the terrible financial burden of the cost of treatment can impact the whole family.

Cancer caught early would have a high chance of survival with a lower financial cost.

Azra Reza, an oncologist that has been seeing cancer patients for well over 30 years is saying it is time to change the way we look at cancer. We have to start trying to detect the FIRST CELL instead of treating late-stage cancer.

Her book, The First Cell, tells the story of her patients and her own personal tragedy with cancer. And outlines ways we can use current (and future) technologies to detect cancer in our bodies at its inception instead of waiting until we don’t feel well and then finding out that it has advanced to a stage that leaves little hope.

Azra says that the drugs she uses to treat her patients have not changed since the 1970s.

It has been over 50 years since President Nixon declared WAR on CANCER.

But the weapons haven’t changed much since then.

There are new immunotherapy treatments but these are so far only used in rare cancers that don’t affect a lot of people.

And they have their own risks associated with them for now.

But these new treatments are incredibly promising and we need to have new treatments to help people who have advanced cancer. But Azra’s point is that some of the resources going to end-stage treatment should be diverted to the proven cancer cure that we already have. Early Detection!

Azra talks about blood tests that can screen for multiple cancers at once. Bed sheets have been developed that can detect a hot spot in your body which is a sign that there is something happening that could be the start of a tumor forming. And many more early detection technologies.

Some of these monitoring technologies are available right now and could screen everyone for cancer on a daily basis. And if something is detected it can be tested and treated early if there is a problem.

So if there is a reliable and effective treatment for most cancers the question remains… Why are we focussing on saving people who can’t be saved? If we focus on early detection 90% of the people with end-stage cancers would never end up getting that sick in the first place.

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