Revisiting the Politics of Cancer

Distinguished public health expert, Cancer Prevention Coalition chairman, Univ. of IL Chicago Professor Emeritus Samuel S. Epstein (1926 – 2018) was an internationally recognized expert on cancer and what causes the disease.

Causes include exposure to industrial carcinogens in air, water, food, consumer products, pesticides, prescription drugs, and workplace environments.

Epstein’s dozen authored and co-authored books include “The Politics of Cancer,” “The Politics of Cancer Revisited,” and “Cancer-Gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War.”

Over half a century after Richard Nixon signed the 1971 National Cancer Act — fulfilling a pledge to “find a cure” for the dreaded disease — cancer rates soared in the US and abroad.

In the 1950s, about one in four Americans contracted the disease.

Today according to the National Cancer Institute, nearly 40% of Americans contract the disease at some time in their lives.

In 2018, the cost of treating cancer in the US exceeded $150 billion, the total likely billions of dollars more today and rising.

Around three-fourths of American families have had at least one affected member.

In 2020, over 600,000 Americans died from cancer.

Nearly every minute of every day throughout the year on average, an American dies from cancer.

The more diagnosed with the disease, the greater the profits for the Cancer Industry.

Curing it would greatly harm Pharma’s bonanza of profits from chemo and other drugs.

According to Epstein earlier:

“The cancer establishment is fixated on damage control —  diagnosis, treatment and basic genetic research — and is indifferent, if not sometimes hostile, to cancer prevention — getting carcinogens out of the environment.”

“The second factor is conflicts of interests, which are significant when it comes to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), but profound and overwhelming (for) the National Cancer Society (NCS).”

Both organizations are “incestuously tied to the drug industry, the mammography industry, the pesticide industry, and other such industries.”

They profit hugely from cancer proliferation and other illnesses. 

The sickness industry is big business. 

The more illness, the greater the bottom line profits.

Wellness is the illness industry’s mortal enemy.

The war on cancer could have been won long ago.

It wasn’t won because it’s only been waged rhetorically.

Real war to eliminate or at least greatly reduce numbers of the disease was never fought.

When active before death, Epstein supported legislation to criminalize complicit corporations and their officials responsible for proliferating environmental carcinogens with maximum profits in mind over going all-out to eliminate them.

The same goes for holding complicit government officials accountable for supporting them over the public interest and well-being they’re sworn to serve and protect but don’t.

The war on cancer was lost because profits take precedence over public health, Epstein saying:

“Cancer is caused mainly by exposure to chemical or physical agents in the environment.” 

“The more of a carcinogen present in the human environment, hence the greater the exposure to it, the greater the chance of developing cancer from it.” 

“There is no known method for measuring or predicting a ‘safe’ level of exposure to any carcinogen below which cancer will result in any individual or population group.”

He noted that hazardous prescription drugs “may pose the single most important class of unrecognized and avoidable cancer risks for the US population.”

He stressed that “the generously funded cancer establishment, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the American Cancer Society (ACS), and (numerous other) cancer centers misled and confused the public and Congress by repeated claims that we are winning the war against cancer.”

“In fact, the cancer establishment has continually minimized the evidence for increasing cancer rates, which it has largely attributed to smoking and dietary fat, while discounting or ignoring the causal role of avoidable exposures to industrial carcinogens in the air, food, water…the workplace” and hazardous prescription drugs.

People in the US/West and elsewhere are greatly harmed by toxins in food, air, water, consumer products, prescription drugs, and workplaces. 

Public awareness, anger, and political action are vital to stop it.

Ordinary people can protect themselves by using safe products over harmful ones.  

Epstein warned that it’s easier to pollute than protect, that so-called regulatory agencies are bought and paid for by special interests at the expense of the public welfare — that many scientific community members compromise their integrity.

It’s in return for generous research grants and other benefits.

What’s gone on throughout the West and elsewhere made cancer a growth industry — at the cost of human health and well-being.

Notably, the more money spent on cancer, the more it proliferates because little goes for prevention.

None goes for removing and prohibiting carcinogens from the environment, workplaces, food, air, consumer products, and prescription drugs.

Epstein earlier stressed that the “only message” understood by the Cancer Industry relates to its bottom line interests, especially what adversely affects them.

A Final Comment

Lawmakers in New Hampshire — the Live Free or Die State — may simplify obtaining ivermectin at pharmacies for its residents.

State House representatives approved legislation to let pharmacies make the safe and effective drug available by standing order.

According to GOP state Rep. Leah  Cushman:

“A standing order is a prescriptive protocol written by a physician or nurse practitioner that allows a pharmacist to dispense a medication without an individual prescription,” adding:

Because the drug is “politiciz(ed), doctors are afraid to prescribe and pharmacies are afraid to dispense” it.

“I have absolutely no doubt that lives will be saved if human grade ivermectin was available to (treat flu/covid) patients.”

What’s going on today needs to change — not just in New Hampshire but nationwide.

The state Senate is considering legislation on ivermectin — similar to what was passed by the House.

One version would make ivermectin easier to get while retaining physician oversight.

At this time, it looks like New Hampshire is heading toward making it easy for residents to obtain ivermectin.

The safe, effective, inexpensive, off-patent anti-malaria drug may successfully treat other diseases.

According to last week:

“At least nine different peer-reviewed studies demonstrate how safe and effective ivermectin wards off the Big C, threatening the multi-billion dollar cancer industry.” 

“There are two industries, in other words, that ivermectin threatens: the (flu/)covid industry and the cancer industry.”

Maybe others not yet discovered.

Is ivermectin a wonder drug?

It’s demeaned in high places because it works and compromises Pharma’s bottom line.

No one should be denied access to this life-saving med.

It’s been included on the WHO’s list of essential meds for some time.

Why not on an essential med list for treating flu/covid and cancer — to include ivermectin!

Note: At this time, 28 US states proposed or passed legislation to make ivermectin available to residents for treating flu/covid, according to the Federation of State Medical Boards.

With undemocratic Dems controlling offices of governor, secretary of state, attorney general, and both chambers of the state legislature, Illinois where I live is not one of them.


3 thoughts on “Revisiting the Politics of Cancer

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  1. Mr Lendman..

    Cell Phones..
    Cell Phone Towers
    Killing people by the millions

    Hey Sparky..

    Wanna stick your head in a Microwave Oven..?


    Well your doing the exact same thing with your cell phone and particularly Cell Phone Towers.

    Same EMFs..
    As your Microwave Oven..
    But one calibration lower ..

    Like if you could put the Oven on the lowest Slow Cook …

    The user will be fried
    Die of Cancer

    But it takes 10-20 yrs
    So the Dipshit can buy 3 or 4 phones and pay a phone bill.

    Hey Sparky..
    TV Man said,

    “Stick your Head in there
    Put it on Pop Corn..”


  2. Most people would be much smarter and better informed if they had awareness of what the “war on cancer” movement (and the “Breast Cancer Awareness” movement) does NOT raise awareness about.

    The official mainstream “war on cancer” has been an unofficial “war” on the unsuspecting public: to keep them misinformed and misguided about the real truth of this “war.” The “moonshot” program is an extension or reincarnation of the enduring deep racket.

    The orthodox cancer establishment has been saying a cure for cancer “is just around the corner” and “we’re winning the war on cancer” for decades. It’s all hype and lies (read Dr. Guy Faguet’s ‘War on cancer,” Dr. Sam Epstein’s work, or Clifton Leaf’s book, or Dr. Siefried’s work on this bogus ‘war’, etc). The criminal medical establishment deliberate and falsely self-servingly claims and distorts a ‘win’ in the bogus ‘war on cancer’ when the only truly notably win is a reduction in lung cancer due to a huge reduction in smoking, which has NOTHING to do with their cancer treatments. Lying is their mode of operation.

    Since the war on cancer began orthodox medicine hasn’t progressed in their basic highly profitable therapies: it still uses primarily and almost exclusively highly toxic, deadly things like radiation, chemo, surgery, and drugs that have killed millions of people instead of the disease.

    As long as the official “war on cancer” is a HUGE BUSINESS based on expensive TREATMENTS (INTERVENTIONS) of a disease instead of its PREVENTION, logically, they will never find a cure for cancer. The moonshot-war on cancer inventions, too, includes industry-profitable gene therapies of cancer treatment that are right in line with the erroneous working model of mechanistic reductionism of allopathic medicine.

    The lucrative game of the medical business is to endlessly “look for” a cure but not “find” a cure. Practically all resources in the phony ‘war on cancer’ are poured into TREATMENT of cancer but almost none in the PREVENTION of the disease. It’s IRREFUTABLE PROOF POSITIVE that BIG MONEY and a TOTAL LACK OF ETHICS rule the official medical establishment.

    It’s just like with any bogus official “war” (‘war on drugs’, ‘war on terrorism’, ‘war on covid’ etc) — it’s not about winning these wars but to primarily prolong them because behind any of these fraudulent “war” rackets of the criminal establishment is a Big Business, such as the massive cancer industry. The very profitable TREATMENT focus of conventional medicine, instead of a PREVENTION focus which these official medical quacks (or rather crooks) can hardly make any money off, is a major reason why today 1 of 2 men and 1 in 3 women can expect a cancer diagnosis at some point in their lifetimes yet that rate was multiple times lower 5 decades ago when the phony ‘war on cancer’ began (1 in about 16). And 5 decades ago when this bogus war began cancer was the second leading cause of death and 50 years later it is STILL the second leading cause of death in the country this “war” was declared in. These facts alone prove we are NOT winning the war on cancer.

    At the same time, this same orthodox cancer cartel has been suppressing and squashing a number of very effective and beneficial alternative cancer approaches. You probably guessed why: effective, safe, inexpensive cancer therapies are cutting into the astronomical profits of the medical mafia’s lucrative treatments. That longstanding decadent activity is part of the fraud of the war on cancer.

    If the public were to scrutinize what the medical industry and its government pawns are telling them about the ‘war on cancer’ instead of blindly believing what they’re saying, they’d find that the cancer industry and the cancer charities have been dismissing, ignoring, and obfuscating the true causes of cancer while mostly putting the blame for cancer on the individual, denying or dismissing the serious harms from orthodox cancer treatments and chemical toxicants, and resorting to deceptive cancer statistics to “educate” (think: mislead) the public that their way of treatment is actually successful — read this well referenced scholarly article’s (“A Mammogram Letter The British Medical Journal Censored”) afterword on the war on cancer at (scroll down to the afterword that addresses the fraudulent ‘war on cancer’).

    What the medical establishment “informs” the public about is about as truthful as what the political establishment keeps telling them. Not to forget, the corporate media (the mainstream fake news media) is a willing tool to spread these distortions, lies, and the scam of the war on cancer.

    Does anyone really think it’s a coincidence that double Nobel laureate Linus Pauling called the ‘war on cancer’ a fraud? If you look closer you’ll come to the same conclusion. But…politics and self-serving interests of the conventional medical cartel, and their allied corporate media, keep the real truth far away from the public at large. Or people’s own denial or indifference of the real truth…


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