Could the cure for cancer have been ignored for 30 years?

Over the past 30 years, a qualified surgeon based in Perth, Australia has been treating cancer patients with a novel form of radio-wave therapy. A news story on the popular Australian television show "A Current Affair", hosted by Ray Martin has sparked great interest from the Australian general public and the wider Australian medical community.

The doctor has had some resounding successes with his radio-wave therapy, treating 1000's of cancer patients. His treatment is most successful when treating lymphomas, Hodgkin's disease, bladder and early breast cancers.

The radical treatment has not won Dr. Holt many friends in the Australian medical community, with many saying that there is no scientific basis for his claims.

Dr Holt's treatment works by giving the patient an injection of a glucose-blocking agent. He then bombards the body with "radio waves" at a specific frequency. Dr Holt doesn't offer any guarantees for curing cancer but many patients in the interview cited 'the last resort' scenario and a relatively cheap treatment cost (around U.S. $700 for a 3 week course) as reasons for initially going to the doctor.

Born in Bristol, England 80 years ago and a member of the Royal Colleges, Dr Holt has 26 medical letters after his name. He was also in charge of Western Australia's main cancer institute, until the late '70's, when he was blacklisted by his medical colleagues and politicians.

Doctor Holt in a humble manner claimed his treatment to be far superior to chemotherapy. Ray Martin closed the story with the news that the TV station had been subsequently overwhelmed by interest from the general public. Thousands of emails had been lost presumably due to web server overloads and Dr Holt's own surgery had been swamped in enquiries since the show aired.

The main interview can be viewed here: dial-up | broadband or click this link to go to the show's website


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