The Truth About Surgeries and Biopsies
Obtained from the Book: Laetrile Case Histories by Richardson, John A.
One of the primary problems with surgery is the fact that any cutting into the tumor --even for a biopsy-- usually results in spreading the cancer to other parts of the body. This is a grim fact that most physicians fail to tell their patients when they recommend biopsy. According to Clinical Oncology for Medical Students and Physicians (published jointly by the University of Rochester School of Medicine and the American Cancer Society) even massaging the tumor should be avoided. It says:
"Massage of tumor is followed by massively increased numbers of circulating tumor cells in the blood stream... Experimental data further suggest that surgical trauma decreases natural host resistance to the formation of metastasis... Needle biopsy is occasionally used, [but]... a needle track may harbor nests of cells which may form the basis for a later recurrent spread. Incisional biopsy of certain highly malignant tumors through an open operative field may be contraindicated because the risk of spread of the tumor throughout the operative field" - (Clinical Oncology for Medical Students and Physicians, op. cit, pp.32 , 34)
Writing in the Annals of the NEw York Academy of Sciences, Dr. Warren Cole spoke a truth that is well-known within the medical profession but almost completely unknown to the public at large: Speaking of a series of surgical experiments, he wrote:
"Ten of our patients underwent an unsuccessful attempt by a surgeon to remove the tumor. All surgeons know that this procedure is usually followed by an increased growth of the tumor... Although the most common factor related to spontaneous regression in our monograph was excision (removal) of the primary [tumor], I cannot attach much importance to it because metastasis (spread of the cancer) develops so commonly after excision of the primary [emphasis added].
*Spontaneous Regression of Cancer: The Metabolic Triumph of the Host!", op. cit.,pp. 136, 137.