Originally published August 20 2015
Fake cancer doctor busted selling dirt as medicine: Are ALL oncologists scam artists selling snake oil to cancer victims?
by Jonathan Benson, staff writer
(NaturalNews) A former "pharmaceutical designer and consultant" is being charged with illegally practicing medicine after he was caught dispensing expired pharmaceuticals and bags of dirt as "treatment" to patients dying of cancer.
Vincent Gammill, 69, reportedly charged a female cancer patient by the name of Fern $2,000 for a satchel containing literal garbage, including several plastic baggies filled with soil, empty capsules, expired drugs and other random materials.
Gammill isn't a doctor -- he never received any formal education beyond high school, in fact. But he continues to pose as one at his Richmond, California-based "practice," known fallaciously as "The Natural Oncology Institute."
Fern, who for privacy reasons withheld her last name from the media, says she drove more than 300 miles to meet with Gammill, who claims to be an oncologist. Following their consultation, Gammill told Fern to take a frying pan and "cook" the ingredients before ingesting them by capsule.
When she followed his instructions, Fern says she suffered gastrointestinal upset, to which Gammill allegedly responded that the "burning sensation" was a good thing because it meant that the medication was "working."
"I took one tablet in his office," Fern told ABC7. "He instructed me on how to mix it, told me it was very caustic. There was a frying pan that he gave me. He said, 'Don't let this get on the desk. It'll burn a hole through the desk.'"
Gammill isn't an alternative medicine specialist; he's a quack with a background in pharmaceuticals and vaccines Unconvinced, Fern reported Gammill's operation to investigators who quickly determined that "The Natural Oncology Clinic" was a fraud. Though he claims to offer "alternative and complementary care for those with cancer," Gammill's real training is in pharmaceuticals.
After searching both his home and office, authorities discovered various bottles in Gammill's possession labeled "poison" and "corrosive." They also uncovered tens of thousands of pharmaceutical pills, many of them expired, including a variety of steroids, morphine, and even the sleeping drug Ambien.
"I was very upset that there was somebody who's preying on cancer victims who are desperate to live," stated Fern to ABC7, as reported by The Daily Mail. "I believed he had an answer to my problems. He was mentioned on the Internet as being a guru and that he could do vaccines."
Conventional oncologists dispense some of the same drugs that Gammill does -- does this make them all quacks? As of this writing, the website for Gammill's fake practice is still up and running, and reports indicate that he's currently out on bail awaiting trial. Gammill's charges include practicing medicine and prescribing drugs without a license.
But what's really interesting is Gammill's choice of fraudulent cancer treatment -- dangerous pharmaceutical drugs -- which is what many licensed oncologists dispense legally. Toxic chemotherapy pills are what the conventional cancer industry sells to patients as treatment, even when they don't work (as in the case of breast cancer).
So does this mean that all oncologists are frauds just like Gammill? Chemotherapy, after all, is only effective in about 10% of patients, according to the late Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, M.D. A study recently published in the journal Nature Medicine also questions the effectiveness of chemotherapy, revealing that it can actually make cancer worse.
Being that chemotherapy drugs are often administered in the treatment of cancers for which they've never even been proven effective, it's only logical to conclude that the practice of oncology as a whole is largely fraudulent much in the same way as Gammill's fake cancer practice.
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