My Tumor Shrunk!

"The snake oil salesman is still alive."

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has put up a web site to protect consumers against scams

One of the articles suggests "Red Flags", aka treatment claims that should tickle your antennae.  Among them, (& I quote):
  • "Treats all forms of cancer"
  • "Skin cancers disappear"
  • "Shrinks malignant tumors"
  • "Non-toxic"
  • "Doesn't make you sick"
  • "Avoid painful surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or other conventional treatments"

Now, how in the heck does one avoid spluttering when presented with these claims— usually in combination, mind you!  For an idea of what goes through my head, think on a Lothario-in-heat who promises the sun, moon, & stars, who inflates his person & worth then stands on his head... all in the pursuit of droll short-term ends.  In both cases, shrewd calculations are made of the “sweet nothings” that perceived suckers are wanting to hear.

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