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Here are a few excerpts from the Beware of Online Cancer Fraud published by the FDA. This document is very important for all cancer patients and caregivers who use the internet. There are way too many scammers out there trying to take advantage of sick people.While health fraud is a cruel form of greed, fraud
involving cancer treatments can be particularly
heartless especially because fraudulent
information can travel around the Web in an instant.Signs of Health Fraud
All consumers seeking information about any health product or medical treatment should be familiar with the following signs of health fraud:
- Statements that the product is a quick and effective cure-all or a diagnostic tool for a wide variety of ailments.
- Suggestions that a product can treat or cure serious or incurable diseases.
- Claims such as scientific breakthrough, miraculous cure, secret ingredient, and ancient remedy.
- Impressive-sounding terms, such as hunger stimulation point and thermogenesis for a weight loss product.
- Claims that the product is safe because it is natural.
- Undocumented case histories or personal testimonials by consumers or doctors claiming amazing results.
- Claims of limited availability and advance payment requirements.
- Promises of no-risk, money-back guarantees.
- Promises of an easy fix for problems like excess weight, hair loss, or impotency.FDA--Products Claiming to "Cure" Cancer Are a Cruel DeceptionFDA Takes Action Against Fraudulent Cancer Products
SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07
-65 lbs in 2 mo, no caregvr
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo xtended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line IV antibx 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3x in 3 years
very happy to be alive
Jan 16th, 2020