Cancer - Are they hiding the cure for profit?

@diamania (7028)
Netherlands
September 25, 2009 10:46am CST
It would seem that some people are under the impression that the cure for cancer is being hidden for profit. What do you think? Does it make sense or not? The discussion is open.
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@sender621 (14934)
• United States
25 Sep 09
I would like to believe with all my heart tha a cure for cancer wouldn't be hidden for the profit of some big corporations somewhere. I lost my husband of 18 years to pancreatic cancer just three years ago. I would have given anything for the cure to his cancer. I know that cancer has been a monster for so many years. Everyone is frustrated at how many lives cancer destroys. I pray everyday for the time to come that someone will hand over the cure to wipe out cancer forever!
• United States
25 Sep 09
Sender, there have been cures for cancer and other diseases over the years (and most by non-physicians); but often, these people are discredited and prevented from honest clinical trials by physicians and the FDA. We currently have a cancer doctor in Houston, Texas, who was harassed and shunned for years by other Houston doctors and the FDA because he alleged he found a very simple cure for cancer. When the FDA and major Hospitals finally humored him with a clinical trial, they gave it a sloppy job - so says doctor Burzynski, who has a cancer clinic in Houston.
@Netsbridge (3242)
• United States
25 Sep 09
There have been cures for cancer and other diseases over the years (and most by non-physicians); but often, these people are discredited and prevented from honest clinical trials by physicians and the FDA. We currently have a cancer doctor in Houston, Texas, who was harassed and shunned for years by other Houston doctors and the FDA because he alleged he found a very simple cure for cancer. When the FDA and major Hospitals finally humored him with a clinical trial, they gave it a sloppy job - so says doctor Burzynski, who has a cancer clinic in Houston. There are cures for several diseases; but when the cures or alleged cures are not making tons of money, there are often discredited or pushed aside. And when you consider the fact that most of our "fortified" foods are grown and processed with chemicals not fit for human consumption, one begins to wonder a lot.
@coolcat123 (4390)
• India
25 Sep 09
I dont think that the cure is already prepared.Its becoz people who have cancer at an early stage can be cured but if increased or stage is high or last then its something to panic as doctors say that their is no cure for such cancers.
@peavey (16960)
• United States
25 Sep 09
I don't think it matters whether it makes sense or not, as much as it matters just how low people will go for money. From my experience, they'll go pretty low, but I don't know that they'd hide a cure because more money could be made from the disease. The money made is wide spread and doesn't go to one source, so that wouldn't make sense.
• Australia
25 Sep 09
I don't think that they're hiding the cure for a profit, however, there are a number of ideas for possible cures that never get fully researched because they can't get the funding for every idea. The research costs a fortune and the return for investors is only large if the cure really works, so from that point of view, they could have potentially found something that could cure cancer but until they get the funding they won't know for sure.