I was invited to sit in on a lecture/demonstration by Lee Devries about Ozone Therapy. He explained a complicated theory about how cancer develops and what it is. A good deal of his theory is validated in some of the medical literature, but theory is very different from actual practice. And every system, even in practice, must be able to do more than destroy cancer cells. It must also affect a repair to body chemistry so the patient can fulfill his/her life cycle without a recurrence. Judging a cure solely by the reduction of a tumor does not necessarily produce a healthy body that avoids a recurrence of cancer after a time. It is more important to maintain life, than to remove or reduce a tumor and lose the patient.
Conventional so-called, cancer “cures” have always concentrated on destroying cancer cells but have not emphasized making a repair to the dysfunction that produced the cancerous condition originally. Unfortunately under conventional care, cancers recur more often than not in spite of the advertised statistics claiming “cure” in 50% of the cases. What “cure” means in conventional practice is survival time (over five years). If cure was a reality, the research and fund-raising could be discontinued.
Mr. Devries has certainly done his homework and makes a valid case for the ability of ozone to destroy cancer cells. His work is worthy of further research and hopefully will be sponsored by one of the major institutions such as the American Cancer Society or the National Cancer Institute, and subsequently, lead to clinical trials. It certainly shouldn’t be ignored. Especially at a time when cancer is at epidemic levels and increasing constantly, nothing that shows promise should be shoved aside without adequate review.
Since the evidence at this time is a bit limited because of the short time ozone therapy has been in existence, we (the Board of Trustees) at FACT will keep a watchful and interested eye on its progress and keep our readers informed as we collect additional data. We look forward to the data ultimately showing long-term recovery.