I think there's a culture of lies surrounding cancer. What I mean by this is, doctors and pharmacists do not know exactly what cancer is or exactly what it does to the human body. I've had this nagging question for a long time about the disease, How does cancer kill? So the other day, I looked up some information at the library and you know what I found, nothing. I found no answers to that question, only ways to diagnose tumors and ways to treat them. There was no information about the symptoms cancer causes and no theories about how one may die from cancer if it goes untreated. All other disease books contain symptoms and everything else you need to know if you have the said disease. but the cancer books I looked at only gave you methods of detecting tumors and then gave you a rundown of what you can do to get rid of those tumors and a small list of what you can do to prevent tumors. Where was the symptom checklist?? I'm aware that there are a lot of different types of cancers and they each have their own symptoms, but I even looked at specific cancer books and there was nothing. So I go online and researched there and you know what I found, nothing. No one saying anything about how a person actually dies from untreated cancer. I looked up the lifespan of untreated cancer patients... nothing. looked up symptoms after so many years of untreated cancer, nothing. Nothing. Now I know that cancer seems to still be a huge mystery to medical sciences, but it's been over 50 years and I can't even get any information about symptoms or survival rates?? Am I crazy or is something going on here? The rate of cancer death is growing, but due to what?? Chemo? The medicine they are giving these patients? Tumors are removed without question, even benign ones when doctors know that sometimes they go away on their own. It's a source of immense fear for so many people but why? I don't understand. There isn't any factual information. There's just oncologist and specialist who seem to barely know what they are doing and we take it as scripture. Something is not right. I'm not gonna argue that cancer causes a lot of pain and heartache, but I'm just so agitated at the fact that no one really seems knows anything about this disease that seems to be killing everyone. ~~If anyone here knows anyone who's died of untreated cancer (meaning no tumors removed, no meds taken for it), please enlighten me. I am dying to know the truth behind this mysterious disease.