At the beginning of this year, I agreed to speak at two medical conferences on the fungus link to cancer. Both dispensed Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits to attending physicians and nurses, so both were scrutinized by the universities that govern the CME credits.
Never in my life would I have thought that I, Doug Kaufmann, would lecture on the fungus link to cancer to oncologists and other licensed medical specialists, let alone enable CME credits to them to hear my talk about how fungus either initiates cancerous tumors or mimics cancerous growths. What an honor this has been. I had no idea what to expect from either of these talks, but my knees were knocking while I was giving them!
For those of you who might guess that I might have been castigated for these presentations, that just has not been the case. Every doctor who stood in line to speak with me after each presentation has treated me very professionally and as an equal. Their questions were delivered with enthusiasm and excitement, and it was obvious that their curiosity has been piqued.
How long has it taken me to prepare for such lectures? I began teaching over the airwaves (radio and TV) 25 years ago to anyone who would listen. I taught the information that I gathered from clinical work that I was involved in, from the previous 20 years. 45 years seems like a long time, but to have those years culminate in allowing doctors to a better understanding our nations worst epidemic (cancer), means that it has been well worth my efforts.
I encouraged a brilliant physician to attend last weekends meeting, in which I spoke on the fungus link to cancer. The meeting was entitled, The Mycotoxin Treatment Summit. He is board certified in both pulmonary and internal medicine. Unlike so many physicians I invite to attend these meetings, he gladly accepted my invitation. Nothing prepares me for some of the emails I get after these fungal symposiums, but this wonderful doctor sent me this note (excerpt) the day after the symposium.
Can you even imagine how fortunate his patients and his transitional practice will be, as he begins recognizing and testing for fungus? Everyone loves having their life’s work validated, but to know that yet another physician will be helping patients long after I am gone, does my heart good!