What Are Your Odds When You Have Cancer?

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Colleen Huber, NMD

Cancer patients ask a reasonable question:  What are my chances?

It is hard to get true numbers out of oncology clinics.  As oncologist Dwight McKee MD has said, “Oncologists throw chemo at cancer for a little while, then send patients to hospice.”[1]  After several chemo drugs are tried, over the course of months to years, the cancer patient must then hear, “There is nothing more that can be done for your cancer.”  This was after conventional oncology implied to the patient that a cure or at least prolonged remission was possible.

Oncologists also have a habit of telling an outright lie:  “There is nothing else that works against cancer except chemotherapy and radiation.  So you are going to start chemo this week.”

So then when patients learn the hard way how wrong that is, they get discouraged, distrust these doctors, realize that their cancer is now too strong and too widespread to try anything different, and they go to hospice, and then their death is blamed on cancer, rather than deception, poor treatments and mismanagement.

It just doesn’t have to be this way.

We published all the results of our clinic online from 2009 to 2014, each year.[2]  Then when gathering the data each year got to be too detailed, time-consuming and burdensome, we started surveying patients currently in treatment, and with more focused questions.

Every oncology clinic should publish its results.  This is the decent thing to do with cancer care.  People need to know their odds.  Doctors, patients have a right to know what you can and cannot do for them.  If most of your patients die after a year or two of chemotherapy, then you have the obligation to disclose that to the public, so that people can make informed decisions.

And let them know early enough that they can get effective treatment for their cancer!


[1] D McKee.  Integrative Cancer Medicine: Clinical Applications of Cancer Strategies.  Conference, Scottsdale AZ.  April 26 to 29, 2013.

[2] /wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-Cancer-treatment-paper.2017.12.30.pdf

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Dr. Colleen Huber

Dr. Colleen Huber is a licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor and Fellow of the Naturopathic Oncology Research Institute (NORI). She has an active natural cancer cancer clinic, where people come for treatment from all over the world because of her 90% success rate; the highest known cancer treatment success rate in the world. Dr. Huber graduated from and then taught at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe. Her blog contains articles about cancer, alternative cancer treatments, nutrition, and natural lifestyles. Many of these articles have appeared on mercola.com, the world’s most visited natural health website. Dr. Huber’s book, Choose Your Foods Like Your Life Depends On Them, has been featured on four Arizona TV appearances and she has been featured most recently in the book, Defeat Cancer: 15 Doctors of Integrative & Naturopathic Medicine Tell You How. Her groundbreaking and successful alternative cancer treatments and cancer prevention diet have been covered on Channel 3 and Channel 5 in Phoenix. Her academic writing and original research on sugar & cancer has appeared in The Lancet and other medical journals, and received media coverage around the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Huber is one of very few naturopathic physicians/naturopathic oncologists in the United States to have been granted hospital privileges with full scope of practice as licensed in the State of Arizona.