Chris Beat Cancer

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Chris Beat Cancer is a popular[1] anti-chemotherapy website created by Chris Wark, who claims he cured his bowel cancer by adopting a "raw vegan diet".[2]

The saga began in Chris's colon[edit]

By his own admission, Chris Wark had surgery to remove the cancer from his abdomen.[3] According to Professor David Gorski MD PhD, (a surgical oncologist who was not involved in Chris's case), that surgery alone, (without chemotherapy), had a ~60% chance of curing Chris's stage-III bowel-cancer, and that probability would have increased to ~75% had Chris also received adjuvant chemotherapy,[4] which Chris refused.

So Chris's survival is not necessarily due to his unusual diet, and/or him worshiping a particular God.[note 1]
Long-term large-population studies have been done to determine the impact of going veggie after a cancer diagnosis, e.g. WHEL.[5]

Chris recommend$ many forms of "alternative" medicine[edit]

The Chris Beat Cancer website promotes a panoply of quackery, for which Chris is paid commission.[6] As an example of the measly income he receives from his website, Chris states he earns "8 cents" for posting a link to a product on Amazon.[7] However Chris's income from other links on his website is over 1000 times higher: a reader clicking on a link to Ty Bollinger's "TTAC", (The Truth About Cancer), products can earn Chris over $100.[8]

Chris promotes other pusher$ of cancer quackery, such as Cancer Tutor,[9] Cancer Control Society,[10] Dr Veronique Desaulniers,[11] American Anti-Cancer Institute,[12] CancerCrackdown,[13] CANCERactive,[14] "Yes To Life",[15] Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby,[16] and Ty Bollinger.[17]

Chris repeats the conspiracy-theory that cures for cancer are being suppressed, e.g. amygdalin,[18] found in apricot kernels, ("suppressed", despite the fact apricots are readily available[19]).

Chris has compiled his accumulated wisdom into an own-brand "healing cancer coaching program", which only costs $297 $197.[20][21]
For some of those who follow Chris's advice and eschew chemotherapy, it will cost them more than money.
Chris does offer 100% refund to dissatisfied-customers, valid for 1 year[22], but as a good-fraction of his customers will be dead within that period, it's not going to harm his income too much have such a generous returns-policy.

Chris Beat Cancer is a Limited Liability Company, registered in Nevada,[23] despite Chris being in Tennessee.[24]
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External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Chris does bang-on about God, e.g. in writing here, here & here, and on video here, here & here

References[edit]

  1. March 2017, "Hypestat.com" states "ChrisBeatCancer.com" gets 279,000 views per month.
  2. Archived copy of http://www.chrisbeatcancer.com/the-raw-vegan-diet/
  3. Archived copy of http://www.chrisbeatcancer.com/cancer-surgery-2003/.
  4. Professor David Gorski's article about the ChrisBeatCancer website
  5. Conclusion of WHEL study.
  6. The affiliate disclaimer page on the ChrisBeatCancer website: a legally-required acknowledgement that he's being paid to promote.
  7. Chris's example of his website earnings is "8 cents".
  8. Commission on TTAC products can exceed $100
  9. Chris Wark promotes the "Cancer Tutor" website
  10. Chris Wark promotes the "Cancer Control Society" website
  11. Chris Wark promotes chiropractor "Dr V" Desaulniers.
  12. Chris Wark promotes the AACI website
  13. Chris Wark states he donates %age of proceeds to CancerCrackdown.org, who in-turn promote him as a "hero".
  14. Chris Wark promotes CANCERactive website
  15. Chris promotes "Yes To Life" on Facebook
  16. Chris plugs Keith's book on cancer
  17. Chris says teaming-up with Ty Bollinger has been good for growing his online bu$ine$$
  18. amygdalin is "suppressed" says Chris
  19. Chris poses with a bag of apricot kernels, which release cyanide when eaten.
  20. Chris's "SQUARE ONE" healing cancer coaching program", $297 $197
  21. Save yourself $197: Chris's "Square One" videos are on YouTube
  22. Chris's "1 Year 100% Money-Back Guarantee"
  23. http://NVsos.gov/sosEntitySearch for "Chris Beat Cancer LLC" in 2017.
  24. http://www.intelius.com/people-search/Christopher-D-Wark/Memphis-TN
  25. Chris recommends ONCOblot® & RGCC tests on his website