I can't say that I disagree with you, but Jon knows his own mind about this, and after being there on a daily basis with my wife, I have my own reservations about "orthodox medical practice" for cancer. At least in the U.S., it seems to be "whatever the insurance will pay for", rather than programmed protocols... and I would be hard pressed to dive into chemo if I had to make the choice.
Rather than a "cure", the medical profession has learned to "delay death" from cancer, depending on your age and physical condition... but as for a cure with orthodox medical treatments... it's a stretch. They have "textbook" treatments, and an expected lifespan from each type of cancer and each regimen of treatment... hardly a cure in any sense I would call a "cure".
As you know, they've developed a lot of treatments that virtually eliminate recurrance of some types of cancer, but in general, they're simply putting you on a timetable. As someone once said in a movie, "we all die... but not everyone really lives..." Simply breathing and having a heartbeat isn't a life... and as people we want lives where we can do things, accomplish things, and interact with others... not simply survive for survival's sake.
One of my good friends at church died this past week, and he was 50 years old... and he had a good life. He left a wife and two sons, and the friendship of a lot of people... so he will be missed. All any of us leave behind are the memories of ourselves and our accomplishments.
I hope Jon beats this too... His ex-wife is helping treat him, and she is a TCM practitioner, and his progress with her help was almost immediate. He gained weight, and his numbers changed drastically to the positive side in his tests. I know that could be temporary, but as he put it to me... "I'm not dead and I should be"... "I'm not in pain, and I should be"...
All of us want him to get well.