Cancer: Another Whisper, Another Wait

Almost as widespread as the real tragedy of cancer is man's morbid fear of the disease. Cancer quacks grow rich milking the gullible sufferer who is prone to grasp at the vaguest suggestion of a cure. Even the proper reluctance of doctors to submit their patients to dangerous experimentation or useless treatment sometimes generates an unpleasant side effect—a paranoid suspicion that organized medicine is actually trying to prevent the use of effective but unorthodox remedies. As a result, an unofficial underground information system operates throughout the U.S.; a whispering campaign starts with every rumor that a new...

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