In the fight against cancer, we need all the help we can get. Every therapy should be exhaustively studied, no matter how strange. One such approach is that of Dr Ryke Geerd Hamer, who has advocated that cancer is a response to some emotional conflict.
His theory has been tested on thousands of end-stage cancer patients, and anecdotal evidence suggests that it has been very successful.
So can we assume the medical establishment is busily researching his theory? Sadly not. Instead he's been arrested and put in a prison in Madrid, and is to be extradited to France where he can look forward to three years in jail.
He was arrested outside his Madrid home recently under instruction from the French authorities, which have given him a three-year prison sentence for practising medicine without a licence.
The trial results from a visit to France that Dr Hamer made in 1993 when he attended the funeral of a friend. Although he was in France for just a few hours, he apparently saw three cancer patients who could not be saved by conventional treatment. All three subsequently died, and Dr Hamer has been blamed for their deaths.
And so the fight against cancer goes on.