No. They happen. In a long career, an oncologist is likely to encounter several such cases. But these cases are rare. We’re talking about unexpected recoveries from cancer–people who beat the odds and completely recover, without conventional therapy.
Some such reports are scams. Others downplay or go mum on the conventional therapy they freely used, and give all the credit to an alternative treatment.
A few cases report on disappearance of unbiopsied abnormalities that were never confirmed as cancerous.
However, when unexpected recoveries are properly diagnosed and rigourously documented, they are acknowledged and labeled “spontaneous remissions.”
Even with legitimizing label attached, these very special events are ignored by most cancer researchers. However, these are not “spontaneous” remissions, events that occur without cause. There are solid, scientifically-valid reasons for these occurrences. We just don’t know what they are.
What caused the cancer to simply disappear in these cases? Genetics? Diet? Herbs? Supplements? A combination of the above? An infection? (Yes, certain infections have been observed to reverse some cases of cancer!)
If only we knew what caused this rare and happy event–recovery from cancer without conventional treatment–how many other people with cancer might benefit!
Ask your legislators to support government-sponsored research into unexpected or “spontaneous” cancer remissions. Here is one such case several colleagues and I published in a peer-reviewed journal recently.