Cancer has become the biggest threat to human lives, and has caused more deaths than all the wars of the world combined. In the U.S. alone, every 60 seconds, someone dies from cancer -- and that's equivalent to losing the number of people we lost on September 11 every 2 days. That's over half a million deaths per year!

Here's another grim statistic: Every 3 minutes, someone new is diagnosed with cancer.

Is it any wonder, then, that celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, America Ferrera, Meryl Streep, Lance Armstrong, Scarlett Johansson, Forest Whitaker, Hilary Swank, Charlize Theron and dozens of other big-name celebrities joined forces to put an end to cancer during a one-hour television special titled Stand Up 2 Cancer? The telethon aired on September 5, 2008 on all 3 networks (ABC, CBS and NBC) and has raised over $100 million for cancer research.

The problem with raising funds for cancer research is this:

The funds eventually go towards cancer research that does NOT cure cancer. In the 95 years that health organizations like the American Cancer Society have been dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem, there has been VERY LITTLE PROGRESS made in the curing of the deadly disease. Even though we've been hearing for decades that cancer research is "on the brink of finding a cure" for the dreaded disease, the incidence of cancer has grown exponentially over the last 50 years.

It's interesting to note that the annual budget of the National Cancer Institute is already about $6 billion (source: New York Times) -- and billions more have been raised by all the cancer fundraising campaigns combined. If a cure hasn't been found after all that spending -- and instead there's still a 41% probability that an individual, male or female, will develop cancer in his lifetime, or die from it (according to the American Cancer Society) -- cancer research is obviously on the wrong track, isn't it?

Why have all the billions of dollars raised for cancer research been futile in curing cancer?

Curing cancer is just a matter of identifying the CAUSE of disease -- and getting rid of that cause. But unfortunately, all the current research is focused on the wrong CAUSE of the disease. What complicates the process of curing cancer is that everybody has a different opinion as to what its cause is.

Some say it's caused by viruses. Others say it’s the toxins in the food we eat, the air we breathe and the substances we consume. Still, others say it’s our genes that make us susceptible to acquiring one disease or another. And then, of course, there are those that believe that the “mother” of all diseases is stress.

Which of the above do you think is the correct answer?

If you picked one or more of the 5 causes of disease listed above, your answer is incorrect. While all of the above do *characterize* most diseases, or might be precursors or by-products of disease, they do not CAUSE disease.

For example, viruses, microbes, germs and harmful bacteria do NOT cause disease. They do “seek their natural habitat -- diseased tissue -- rather than being the cause of the diseased tissue; e.g., mosquitoes seek the stagnant water, but do not cause the pool to become stagnant.”

This is according to the famed “Father of Pathology,” Dr. Rudolf Virchow. Likewise, germs, bacteria, viruses and pathogens do not cause disease, but rather seek out environments where they can thrive best – and that is in oxygen-deprived bodies.

Neither do toxins, genes and stress cause disease. Rather, they bring about a condition in the body (oxygen deficiency) that, in turn, causes disease.

Clearly, the primary physical cause of all diseases is linked in one way or another to oxygen deficiency, and it stands to reason that supplying the body with sufficient levels of oxygen, which is the body's most essential element (without which humans die) is the key to preventing and curing diseases. Two-time Nobel Prize-winning doctor, Otto Warburg, shocked the world when he revealed that most disease is caused by insufficient levels of oxygen in the body.

The problem is that most humans are NOT able to get proper amounts of oxygen in their cells and tissues -- due partly to poor air quality, poor breathing habits and oxygen-depleting activities. More importantly, the human body is NOT always able to deliver oxygen to the cells and tissues.

In order for oxygen to eradicate disease, it must be delivered not just to the lungs -- and not just to the bloodstream -- but to the cells and tissues of the body. That's why other oxygen-based therapies -- such as oxygenated water, oxygen-rich foods or supplements, or treatments that release oxygen into the bloodstream -- are not always effective in treating disease. While they may supply the body with oxygen, they don't always have an efficient mechanism for breaking the oxygen free from the hemoglobin molecule, which means the oxygen is not delivered to the cells and tissues. Such oxygen-based therapies, therefore, are seldom effective in preventing and curing disease.

The secret, then, to curing not only cancer but virtually all diseases is by stimulating the movement of oxygen atoms from the bloodstream to the cells. There is a naturally occurring oxygenating substance which effectively accomplishes this by increasing oxygen and hemoglobin disassociation, thereby maximizing the delivery of oxygen from the blood to the cells. This oxygenating substance has been used by doctors to treat not just cancer, but also other life-threatening diseases like AIDS. Although the substance is not available at drugstores, health food stores, and other retail establishments yet, it is fairly easy to find sources of it if one knows where to look.

If all the funds raised for cancer research were dedicated to putting this simple therapy in the hands of every man and woman on the planet, we could not only stamp out cancer altogether but also have a world that is free of disease.

Author's Bio: 

Madison Cavanaugh is the author of The One-Minute Cure: The Secret to Healing Virtually All Diseases, which reveals a remarkable, scientifically proven natural therapy that creates an oxygenated environment within the body where disease cannot thrive, thus enabling the body to cure itself of disease. Over 6,100 articles in European scientific literature have attested to the effectiveness of this safe, inexpensive and powerful healing modality, and over 15,000 European doctors, naturopaths and homeopaths have recommended this self-administered, one-minute treatment to more than 10 million patients in the past 70 years to successfully treat cancer, AIDS, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, herpes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, asthma and most other diseases. Go to