What is the contribution or role of chemotherapy in curing cancer?
Read this scientific article entitled "The contribution of cytotoxic chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adult malignancies" by Graeme Morgan, Robyn Ward and Michael Barton published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology Volume 16, Issue 8, December 2004, pages 549-560.
Their study was based on data from randomised-controlled trials (RCTs -- the gold standard of medical evidence) published from 1 January 1990 to 1 January 2004. Data were also obtained from the cancer registry in Australia and USA. The contribution of chemotherapy to survival of those over 20 years old and who suffered from 22 major cancers were studied.
The shocking results!
"The overall contribution of curative and adjuvant cytotoxic chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adults was estimated to be 2.3% in Australia and 2.1% in the USA."
In short, they said that the contribution of chemotherapy is not more than 3%.
Why do cancer patients not aware of these results?
First, no one informs them.
Second, they have no access to such findings.
Third, the mass media is silent.
Fourth, when the truth stands in opposite position to parties with special interests, it is often ignored.