According to an Associate Press article, "Cancer is the world's top "economic killer" as well as its likely leading cause of death, the American Cancer Society contends in a new report it will present at a global cancer conference in China this week.
Cancer costs more in productivity and lost life than AIDS, malaria, the flu and other diseases that spread person-to-person, the report concludes.
Chronic diseases including cancer, heart disease and diabetes account for more than 60 percent of deaths worldwide but less than 3 percent of public and private funding for global health, said Rachel Nugent of the Center for Global Development, a Washington-based policy research group."
And it doesn't have to be that way, as I have discovered many low cost treatments that are more effective than the standard treatments given by modern medicine today. The continued out of control costs for health care are obviously due to the increase in the number of cases of cancer, diabetes and heart disease. All of these are curable or preventable or both by proper nutrition and exercise.
We need to lobby our state legislatures to allow alternative treatments to be accepted by health care plans and licenses practitioners. Modern medicine needs to rethink natural remedies as they work with the body's immune system effectively. Unlike drugs that suppress autoimmune functions, natural remedies compliment and support immune system health. And what drug made by humans can be more affective against disease than what nature created?