01/03/12 People look forward to New Yearâ€™s Day because it brings feelings of renewal, a promise of new beginnings and an acknowledgment for change. Most importantly, January 1st gives people a sense of hope. A hope that the New Year will bring prosperity and that perhaps major change will be made in our own lives.
Isnâ€™t this is the idea behind New Yearâ€™s resolutions? Resolutions are made hoping that, if we create promises to ourselves, weâ€™ll be held accountable; that we work diligently to change the things in our own lives that we find unacceptable. Things can often get complicated and they arenâ€™t always simple, but we must start the process and take the steps to ensure that one day it will be different.
Itâ€™s January 1, 2013, and I propose that we all take a few moments to envision a new era; an age when treating cancer is not synonymous with harsh side effects or devastation. Some of us can remember back to a time when cancer wasnâ€™t the epidemic that it is today. Others (and I fear most of us) have no idea what a world with no side effects would look like.
Letâ€™s start that process.Â Imagine a world where the words â€śchemotherapyâ€ť and â€śradiationâ€ť are no longer synonymous with a cancer diagnosis; a time when cancer is treated humanely and successfully.
Treating cancer without side effects means that children wonâ€™t have to see their parents suffer the debilitating result of using traditional chemotherapy. Parents wonâ€™t have to miss work or their childâ€™s school program because they are too weak. Grandparents, aunts and uncles will have the chance to watch younger generations grow old.
Imagine an era when cancer patients of all ages will focus their energies on getting well and moving on with their lives instead of enduring lengthy treatments that cause side effects that are often worse than the very disease being treated.
I could go on and on about why cancer treatments need to be different but, you know that all too well. What we need is change.
John Kanzius envisioned a change in cancer treatments when he saw how harsh current methods were on the children seated right next to him.Â He knew there had to be â€śa better wayâ€ť in how we treat cancer and that was when the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment was born. The methodology is simple: direct small metallic particles specifically to cancer cells and pass a controlled radiowave past them, which will heat up the metal and destroy the cancer without affecting the healthy, neighboring cells.
Who could have imagined that an idea so simple would treat a disease so complex?Â Only the desperate, the daring, the tenacious.Â Those who were willing to be accountable for the change that needs to take place. Followers of Johnâ€™s â€śbetter wayâ€ť make up the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation. Â They are a group who wonâ€™t accept a side effect as adequate.Â They are enduring; willing to test and retest the methodology until it is proven â€śbeyond doubtâ€ť under a scrutinizing FDA eye. They are believers.
The Kanzius Foundation believes in the hope that this change offers and thatâ€™s why we only fund research that will make the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment a reality. â€śA better wayâ€ť is only possible if we believe, if we act, if we resolve to stand together to take the steps for change in cancer treatment. A new era for a cancer treatment with no side effects â€“ a reality?
Yes! Do you believe?
MARK A. NEIDIG SR. is executive director of the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation (MNeidig@Kanzius.org).