There are several popular meme’s making the rounds on social media, saying that a cure for cancer has been found, but is suppressed because….money.
Of course, the idea that someone would withhold a cure for anything, even the common cold, simply to make money is reprehensible to everyone. Strong feelings cause people to stop thinking, however, and blindly follow whatever is popular and easy to understand, even if it’s wrong.
Let’s take a look at the top reasons why those “cancer conspiracies” don’t work.
- Researchers and Their Families Get Cancer Too
To believe in the hidden conspiracy, you would have to agree that researchers and those who “know the cure” are willing to let their family members, friends, and others die because of money. To do this, you would have to believe that an entire company or group of scientists have all vowed to not release this information so others can make money off of chemo and surgery. It’s simply not human nature and it’s simply not possible.
- Researchers Would Be Famous, as Well as Rich
If a single scientist, or a group of researchers, were to discover a cure, they would not only be rich, but they would be famous for all eternity! Think of Louis Pasteur and Jonas Salk, people who didn’t find a cure for cancer, but helped to stop disease. Everyone knows their names! The researchers who discovered the cure would get far more money than their salary, including a Nobel Prize, schools and buildings named after you, and a legacy beyond compare. Do you honestly think someone would give all that up so a chemo company could make some shareholders happy?
- Think the Fed’s Are In on It?
Many of these conspiracy theories believe that the government has told these companies to suppress the secret, but there are two glitches in this equation:
- Governments with socialized medicine would drastically cut costs. Why should they sit by and struggle for money while other nations get rich off of the chemo and surgery route?
- They would literally have to kill everyone who knows about the cure. If you knew, but were paid to keep it quiet, and found out your mother, husband, sister, etc., had cancer – would you sit by and watch them suffer?
- What Profit Would Insurance Companies Get from This?
If anyone with an internet connection can Google the “cure”, then why wouldn’t insurance agencies, who often pay millions of dollars per person for cancer treatment, want to get to the bottom of this? They aren’t going to spend one dime on you that they don’t have to. If there was a conspiracy somewhere, they would find it.
- There Would be Competition
If you are assuming that releasing a “cure” would somehow destroy pharmaceutical companies, think again. There are plenty of companies that would investigate the findings, check out research, and do all kinds of things to try to find a mistake, so they could come up with their own version of the “cure”.
Even if you think that the cure is “natural” and that there is no money for pharmaceutical companies, they would have no trouble marketing their brand of “whatever”. They would make beautiful boxes of, let’s say, Cancer Curing Dandelion Tea.” The marketing potential alone would be astronomically profitable. Some company would be sure to research how mixing dandelion with other elements, such as cinnamon, would somehow be better for you. Companies already do this sort of thing with orange juice. What makes you think they wouldn’t do it with a “natural” cure and make money?
- Not All Medical Research Companies Are For Profit Agencies
Many people mistakenly believe that all research is funded by corporations. This isn’t true. Many Universities around the world conduct research and rely on donations, such as from the American Cancer Society. Many scientific breakthroughs come from non-profit organizations. There is nothing to stop them from finding the “cure.”
The truth is that, when faced with the ugly consequences of cancer, people become desperate and seek out something, or someone, to blame. Very few people like or trust big companies, believing they got there through theft or deceit. When it comes to cancer, you should trust your doctors that they are doing whatever medical treatment has been deemed to be the best for your situation. There really is no such thing as big pharma conspiracy, folks, no matter what Facebook or Twitter might say.