The Conspiracy Theory That the Cure for Cancer Is Being Hidden By the FDA, Government, Big Pharma


Extremely popular on social media platforms such as Facebook and twitter that the cure for cancer is already out, but the government is trying to hide it from the public. The reasons given for the suppression are same universally. The premise stands that many institutions stand to make more gains when they treat the chronic diseases as compared to when they cure it. It is always the nature of human beings to become upset by the particular forms of behavior they perceive to be unfair. If people are told that they wealthy individuals are prolonging people suffering for wallet gains people are inclined to be upset. Many people tend to focus on outrage and come up with conclusions that are baseless (“Peer-Reviewed Study Debunks “Chemtrail” Conspiracy Theory” 21.)

Arguments For

The overall conspiracy theory centers on money. The government, not just the United States have discovered the cancer treatment medication, but they discharge it to the shelves because they will end up losing billions of dollars in revenue. They wouldn’t need millions of medical practitioners who earn a lot of money and also pay a lot of taxes; they would need to prescribe the available drugs which the government benefits from. Furthermore, the government recognizes that there are so many pharmaceutical companies all over the world that produce the cancer treatment medication (MacDonald, Ross 29). Any attempt to release the treatment medicines will drive these companies out of business which will have adverse impacts on the economy for instance loss of the employment opportunities and loss of revenue. The government is also of the opinion that the society cannot handle cancer treatment at the moment. If the cure was released today, only a handful people could benefit a fact that is likely to bring divisions (“Peer-Reviewed Study Debunks “Chemtrail” Conspiracy Theory” 21). The society seems to be run by money, and the cancer cure is something that the government is not willing to give away.

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The world’s population is also rising at an alarming rate. The government has to keep the country underpopulated but at the same time make money to fund its projects. Many countries all over the world already have the cancer treatment, but they cannot release it because of population control. At present there are different types of cancer conditions that victims recover; however, the state has declined to release the medication for terminal cancer because it is a great way to helping the overpopulated countries (Nygård, Mari 73).

Arguments Against

An obvious implication of the conspiracy of hidden cure is that business owners and researcher are willing to put the shareholders and the company ahead of their lives and the lives of loved ones. The conspiracy is based on the belief that those individuals that are involved in research are so obedient and that they are never tempted to help those people they care for (Xu, Zhihong 24). It requires a single-minded hive mentality immune to grief, pain, anger, and compassionate to put the individual aspiration and even above the self-preservations. Based on this assumption no institution on the planet can operate in such a manner. The concept is even impossible in movies.

It is impossible that the insurance company’s all over the world can continue paying a high price for inefficient treatment when the cancer treatment is already available. If the conspiracy theorist can easily find information, the insurance companies must also be having it. The insurance company could have already exposed and uncovered the suppression of cheap and superior treatments. It is impossible to imagine that insurance companies are sitting idle making massive losses without trying to expose the fraud.

Many of the conspiracy theorists rely on the corporation between the pharmaceutical companies and the government, yet those nations with socialized medicine could reduce the cost of medication if they exposed the hidden cancer cure. It is unbelievable that they’d be sitting idle making huge expenditure toward the healthcare sector at the expense of few wealthy individuals who seek to make huge profits (Strombeck, Andrew 39).

If the conspiracy theorists are of the opinion that the cure for cancer can reduce the number of profits made by the pharmaceutical companies, then they should also be proclaiming that if a particular company finds the cure for cancer, then it could competitively beat the rest. If one company is selling drugs that only cure the symptoms, the new entrant with cancer treatment needs to set a price below the cost of that regimen to make a supernormal profit while also devastating the rivals. Releasing the cure for the cancer treatment can even be more profitable because the companies will enjoy millions of dollars in promotions and marketing. It will also be an added advantage watching loved ones get healed from the incurable diseases so that they continue protecting the shareholder’s profits (Wood, Michael J. 30).


The notion of hidden cancer cure is dependent on seeing pharmaceutical organizations as profit generating machines that are monolithic and faceless and that these organizations only employ obedient drones. However, these firms are made up of people with feeling and flaws and families just like the rest of the members of the society.


Work Cited

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Nygård, Mari. “Screening For Cervical Cancer: When Theory Meets Reality.” BMC Cancer, vol 11, no. 1, 2011, Springer Nature, doi:10.1186/1471-2407-11-240.

“Peer-Reviewed Study Debunks “Chemtrail” Conspiracy Theory.” Physics Today, 2016, AIP Publishing, doi:10.1063/pt.5.0210036.

Strombeck, Andrew. “Whose Conspiracy Theory?.” Postmodern Culture, vol 15, no. 2, 2005, Johns Hopkins University Press, doi:10.1353/pmc.2005.0015.

Wood, Michael J. “Some Dare Call It Conspiracy: Labeling Something A Conspiracy Theory Does Not Reduce Belief In It.” Political Psychology, vol 37, no. 5, 2015, pp. 695-705. Wiley-Blackwell, doi:10.1111/pops.12285.

Xu, Zhihong. “Pancreatic Cancer And Its Stroma: A Conspiracy Theory.” World Journal Of Gastroenterology, vol 20, no. 32, 2014, p. 11216. Baishideng Publishing Group Inc., doi:10.3748/wjg.v20.i32.11216.