Dr. Peter Glidden fills in for Dr. Joel Wallach. Starting the show discussing his backgroung and how he came to know Dr. Wallach. The citing a study done on cancer and chemotherapy. The study found that 97% of the time chemotherapy does not work as a treatment for adult onset cancer. Contending that the reason it is still used is because it makes the hospital and oncologist a boat load of money.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Glidden discuss a news article concerning a study of cancer advertisements. The study funded by the National Institute of Health examined 409 TV and magazine ads. The direct to consumer ads were either promoting a cancer clinic or treatment. Researchers found that 85% made emotional appeals, 61% talked about hope, life extension or cures. Some 52% discussed innovations, advanced technologies or treatements. While 30% used fear of death or loss to scare patients into treatment. Almost half of the ads used patient testimonials with only 15% had disclaimers regarding patient outcomes. Not one ad told about outcomes of "typical" patients. A violation of a Federal Trade Commission mandate.
Jennifer's brother's doctor wants to perform a knee replacement procedure.
Leon has a friend who has bouts of uncontrollable rage.
Allen has been diagnosed with a torn bicep tendon but wants to avoid surgery.
Joan has several health challenges including chronic fatigue, hyperthyroidism, hypertension and osteoporosis.
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