An Untold Truth About Cancer

Why we keep losing our loved ones to the big ‘C’ despite knowing what causes it.

6 min readSep 8, 2020


Years ago, I lost my aunt, Angela—‘Hela’ to the family. She died of pancreatic cancer. Once diagnosed, her deterioration from health to death was swift. The family cried at her funeral, but still mourns her passing today.

Last year, my girlfriend’s grandmother died of brain cancer. Her grandmother’s path from health to death was quick, too. My girlfriend is still mourning.

I don’t think there’s anyone who hasn’t been affected by cancer, either directly or indirectly. Cancer’s destruction does not discriminate. But my question to you is: If someone discovered how to stop cancer and maybe even reverse it, would you want to know? I would. That’s why I put together this short piece as an intro to Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s work.

In the 1970s, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a renowned nutritional research scientist at Cornell University, stumbled upon the cause of cancer and began what would be a years-long study to try to understand why some people get it and others don’t. What he discovered could change how we treat and prevent cancer. So, why hasn’t it?

Campbell’s discovery

While coordinating technical assistance for a nationwide project in the Philippines, Campbell would uncover startling evidence about a prevalent occurrence of liver cancer in Philippine children.

“I was on a trail to promote better health by advocating the consumption of more meat, milk and eggs. It was an obvious sequel to my own life on the farm and I was happy to believe that the American diet was the best in the world.” —T. Colin Campbell, Phd.,The China Study

What he discovered was…

Children who ate the highest-protein diets were the ones most likely to get liver cancer.

About that time, Campbell noticed a research report out of India. Indian researchers had studied two groups of rats. One group of rats was fed cancer-causing aflatoxin and a diet composed of 20% protein. The other group was fed aflatoxin and a diet of only 5% protein. The second group avoided liver cancer entirely, a 100 to 0 score.




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