Assholery and unsolicited advice

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GCG (October 18, 2011, 08:27:24 AM):
My s/o's mum has been diagnosed with leukemia. she has had chemo last week.
now, obviously, everyone is stressing. me included. so i relate to my boss, who send me a plethora of docs to read. i thought, sweet.
just a smattering of the random bullshite:
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Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three times a day.
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The following table was published in the journal Clinical Oncology in December 2004. The results of this study were astonishing, showing that chemotherapy has an average 5-year survival success rate of just over 2 percent for ALL cancers!
yes, that's exactly what stressing loved ones want to hear.
it goes on and on with random shit.
seriously?
you want to hear good news, not that the medicine that will save her life, is complete crap. and yet, they dont offer a better, proven alternative.
people are such assholes.
Faerie (October 18, 2011, 08:54:51 AM):
Its going to get worse, sorry for that, but when my mom was diagnosed late 2009, I was flooded (still get mails from well-intentioned idiots) with advice. If my poor mother had to follow all that, she'd have been living off lemons and honey only. I physically chucked some of my woo-beneukde family off the property because they were pitching up in their droves with homeopathic rubbish.

Reyd (October 23, 2011, 20:53:30 PM):
Don't be hasty in your decision for chemo before you check out the stats. Many drs have been thrown in prison for advocating natural cures because it undermines the profits made by the pharma companies and of course the oncologists. i personally know a woman who survived pancreatic cancer because she did a 40 day fast on red grapes - the resveratol (in the skin) and vit B17 in the pips did the trick... but don't ever take advice from peeps on websites... research everything thoroughly yourself and rid yourself of preconceived ideas or you'll never be open to anything...
Mefiante (October 23, 2011, 21:41:04 PM):
Many drs have been thrown in prison for advocating natural cures because it undermines the profits made by the pharma companies and of course the oncologists.
Really? Doctors actually got jailed for advocating natural cures because the big pharmaceutical companies felt threatened!? Do you have proof for any of this, including that the cures were (1) natural, (2) actually cures (i.e. effective), (3) threatened any pharmaceutical companies, and (4) that these doctors were jailed at the behest of those pharmaceutical companies?

Or should we simply skip that bit and move your post straight to the “Fun” section of the forum?



i [sic] personally know a woman who survived pancreatic cancer because she did a 40 day [sic] fast on red grapes - the resveratol [sic] (in the skin) and vit B17 in the pips did the trick…
Well, that compelling anecdote finally, completely and definitively settles the whole cancer question, now doesn’t it just?



… but don't ever take advice from peeps on websites... research everything thoroughly yourself and rid yourself of preconceived ideas or you'll never be open to anything...
Yes, that’s brilliant advice, but for it to be an effective strategy, it does require that one has a sufficient ability to distinguish reliable from contrived sources of information.

'Luthon64
Faerie (October 24, 2011, 06:49:23 AM):
don't ever take advice from peeps on websites...

The only sensible thing in that post.

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