“It’s My Body, So Leave Me Alone”


Barbara Morris

Barbara Morris

The mantra of our libertine culture is, “It’s my body – don’t tell me what I can or cannot do to it or with it.” Sounds good but when it comes to treating cancer, apparently the government has the primary say about what you can or cannot do to or with your body.

Want to try an unapproved cancer drug? The government says you can’t have it. Not because it’s harmful or that it doesn’t produce good results. You can’t have it because it hasn’t undergone government approved trials. The government loves you and cares about your welfare so much that it’s willing to let you die because approved trials are more important than possibly saving your life with an unapproved non-toxic substance. 

This past month I watched a video, “Burzynski: Cancer is Serious Business”. I’ve known about Dr. Burzynski and his use of non-toxic antineoplastons to successfully treat a variety of cancer tumors, and I’ve heard about how he has been persecuted by the government for doing so. But I had no idea how far the government has gone to try to prevent him from treating cancer patients. 

This video documents Burzynski’s legal battles and the government harassment that have gone on for years. I cannot begin to describe what this courageous doctor (and his patients) has been through because of the government’s unrelenting attempts to shut him down and send him to prison. You have to watch the video. It is bone chilling. 

On the plus side, the video offers hope, documenting many success stories, especially “there is no hope left” stories of kids with brain tumors, sent home to die, but as a last resort, treated successfully with antineoplastons. 

I support every cancer victim’s right to use any treatment desired, whether or not the government approves it. (Did I mention it’s your body?) You want to use traditional chemo and radiation? Great. Hope it doesn’t kill you before it kills the cancer. Want to go on a juice fast? Want to try intravenous Vitamin C? Want to try Burzynski’s antineoplaston treatment? Want to try everything? Go for it. It’s your body. 

Dr. Julian Whitaker, a major supporter of Dr. Burzynski sums up my thinking in a report he published, “What I Would Do If I Had Cancer”: 

“Cancer is serious business, and there are no guarantees. The therapies in the report have merit, but no one therapy is right for everyone. Surgical removal of a tumor may be appropriate and necessary, and in some types of cancer, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are effective. But you don’t have to choose just one therapy. You can create your own program by combining conventional treatments with safer, less toxic modalities, which are often overlooked by conventional medicine. Treatment choices are very personal. No one should pressure you to undertake a specific therapy. The only pressure you should feel is to educate yourself regarding your options. The final choice is yours.”

“Burzynski: Cancer is Serious Business” is an educational tool. When it comes to cancer it’s smart to know as much as possible. You never know when you or someone you love may be stricken and you’ll be looking for options. Get a copy of the video from the Freedom of Health Foundation website: www.thefhf.org. 

If you choose to be a scoffing skeptic, consider this quote attributed to Herbert Spencer: 

There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance -That principle is condemnation before investigation.




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