Something that always gets me is when people come out saying 'blah blah blah the medical establishment doesnt want to cure you' and when people go 'look at radiation/chemo, people look pale and sickly and look how many of them die anyways'. You also have these 'natural methods' saying look how many people survived without the medical establishment, etc etc. This brings me to the question of how many people, by %, live beyond expectation on these pseudoscience methods vs. how many people live beyond the same expectation while taking traditional medicines vs. how many people live beyond the same expectation with no treatment at all? The idea of blaming "big pharma" is becoming front page news, that treudoe guy is a best seller, and peoples anecdotal evidence is all there seems to be in the general public. I always want to know the non-pop culture viewpoint on things and having a godparent on chemo, i would like to know what's the reality on such problems. I put cancer in the thread topic because that normally seems to be the most publicized problem and hte problem that everyone seems to have hteir own opinion on but this really applies to all serious illnesses.