Because apparently life is not worth living without a photogenic wellness blogger, a woman named Candice-Marie Fox has emerged to take the place of Jessica Ainscough and Belle Gibson. I guess we just cannot live cancer-free lives without one of these around. Candice-Marie Fox claims that she had thyroid cancer which she has cured using pineapple juice. Now apparently she also had surgery and radiation for her cancer, but of course that does not count and it was her nutritional approach to cancer which is responsible for her current good health. She also claims that her cancer has returned to her liver and that her doctors only have given her five more years to live, but that she now has no more tumors inside her due to her nutritional approach. The Daily Star quoted "oncologist" Mark Simon as saying:
"Her tumour markers which reflect the number of cancerous cells has been well within the normal range for over two years, so we can confidently say that her stage four thyroid cancer is under effective management. I can tell you that most thyroid cancer patients with similar circumstances to Candice who follow the conventional path do not survive or experience a very poor quality of life. Cancer is an infection of aberrant cells and treating cancer is like dealing with a Bacterial infection. We attempt to maintain an environment not conducive towards tumour growth and proliferation. Diet plays a major role along with regular exercise, positive attitude and even spirituality."
The only problem is that Mark Simon is not an oncologist at all and he has no business diagnosing or otherwise giving a prognosis to a cancer patient. He is a "CN" which I assume stands for certified nutritionist. I can find no source for him having any sort of medical education whatsoever. Now, did he or Candice-Marie put him out there as being an oncologist, or did The Daily Star just get it wrong? If it is the latter, then I expect both these people to publicly and immediately clear this up. It is not just unethical, but illegal to hold yourself out to be a doctor if you are not one.
I still could not help but wonder why Fox would have a non-oncologist confirm that her disease has been kept in check using pineapple juice. It is incredibly fishy to me and that is why I am here to demand the truth from Candice-Marie Fox. Her new business called Healthy Candy is set to launch in a month. I assume that it will heavily promote fantasy-based medicine as a substitute for real treatment. She will be using her own story of how she cured herself of cancer to promote this business and make money from it. Thus, I put forth the following to Candice-Marie Fox:
You will publicly post all medical records pertaining to your cancer and your treatment, including a recent medical check-up from a real oncologist. At least three independent oncologists will be able to look over the entirety of your medical records which pertain to your cancer and render a professional commentary as to the original diagnosis, treatment and current prognosis. If your story is true then you have nothing to fear and no reason not to do this. In fact, all it would do is help your business because you will have publicly and without any doubt confirmed that your story of healing is true.
This is her facebook page which has not yet been deleted. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Healthycandyme/298350183626122?fref=ts
Please stop by and demand that she post irrefutable proof of her claims. Also, she needs to publicly rectify the lie that Mark Simon is an oncologist.