Can conventional cancer treatments heal cancer?

Saturday, October 27, 2012 by: Dr. Keith Nemec
Tags: chemotherapy, cancer, patient outcomes

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(NaturalNews) Conventional cancer treatment has limited long term success with the cancers that claim the most lives. Curing cancer is quite different than healing cancer. To heal cancer, the physical as well as mental, emotional and spiritual aspects must be addressed. Taking into account these components of health and healing may actually be more important for long term healing than the physical. Standard cancer treatment looks at cancer as a foreign invader instead of realizing that it is that person's own cells that might be trying to adapt to a toxic environment. To heal cancer, a more natural and holistic alternative cancer treatment approach has to become the obvious choice.

Most health conscious people know that conventional medical treatment for cancer is not the best choice if one is diagnosed. Studies have shown chemotherapy's five-year survival in adults was 2.1 percent in the U.S.

To understand healing cancer, you must get to the root of what health and healing truly are. The World Health Organization defines health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." It can be seen from this definition that health is more than physical, but mental, emotional and even spiritual should also be included. So to heal cancer a person is going to have to address all parts of their being.


The body's systems are going to have to be balanced without toxins. These include the nervous system, immune system, hormonal system, digestive system, elimination/detoxification system and the biochemical state.

Mental and emotional

Mental and emotional factors may be the causative factor in cancer up to 90 percent of the time. What one does to their mind is reflected in their body.


If a person is living fully in the moment, if they are the calm in the midst of the storm, if they are walking with an inner peace, if they feel unconditional love and their joy is not dependent upon their circumstances, this is the foundation of all health and healing.

Cured vs. healed

What is curing? It is something done outside a person to affect a change? Take a woman who has breast cancer and had her breast removed; had 30 treatments of chemotherapy and has lived two years since that procedure and is pronounced cured. This is the place of temporary cures.

What is healed? Take another woman who looks at the breast tumor and asks her body and her heart, what they are trying to tell her. This woman stills her mind and learns to listen to the voice of truth spoken into her heart which reveals the path to her healing not only body, but mind, emotions, and spirit as well, seeing them all as one.

The reason standard medical treatment of cancer has limited success is because it looks and cancer like a physical entity. Cancer becomes some foreign invader that needs to be killed. Strong chemicals and poisons are used to kill the cancer cells. Cancer cells are not foreign cells but are that person's own cells trying to adapt to either a toxic physical or mental and emotional environment that has been created.

The standard medical approach to cancer is lacking because it's not properly addressing the physical aspect of cancer and also neglecting the mental, emotional component and spiritual aspects of healing. That means the cancer will return. A more natural, holistic approach must become the path to healing where someone sees the cancer as the body talking to let the person know that all is not well with the spirit, mind and body.

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About the author:
Dr. Keith Nemec is a holistic doctor who has been treating patients for the last 30 years. Dr. Nemec is the director of the Total Health Institute, an alternative and integrative medical facility which offers both inpatient and outpatient services. Total Health Institute is a treatment and teaching facility that has both natural physicians and alternative minded medical doctors working together as a team in Wheaton, Illinois. Thousands of people have restored their health at the Institute over the last 30 years. Dr. Nemec has published three books: "Total Health = Wholeness", "Seven Basic Steps to Total Health", "The Perfect Diet From a Macronutrient Perspective". Dr. Nemec also hosts the radio show "Your Total Health" five days a week in Chicago. For more information about Dr. Nemec and the Total Health Institute visit

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