The book The Cancer Cure That Worked: 50 Years of Suppression (ISBN 978-0982513866), by Barry Lynes, claims that:

there are Rife instruments which, combined with dedicated practitioners and carefully developed protocols, are accomplishing stunning healing [of cancer].

(p. 168).

The book's summary page on Amazon.co.uk (81% 5-star reviews) claims that:

Unlike the chemotherapy treatments currently in use, Rife's therapy was 100 percent effective and engendered no adverse symptoms.

Yet, 53 years after the arrival of Rife's Frequency Instrument, hundreds of thousands of people still die each year of diseases that Royal Raymond Rife cured.

Do "Rife machines" (aka "Rife Instruments", "Rife Frequency Instruments") cure cancer?

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    Rife himself said it didn't cure cancer. Since then, no one has been able to prove that it ever killed bacteria, either. Lots of fraud around selling the machines (pyramid schemes.)
    – JRE
    Sep 21, 2019 at 15:22
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    @ArcanistLupus: There are various types of cancer that are triggered or caused by virus infections. Like the human papillomavirus.
    – JRE
    Sep 21, 2019 at 16:37
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    @LorenPechtel: Yes, that's true. It is also true that truly random events sometimes cluster. It can be really tricky differentiating between clustering from a common cause and clustering from random events.
    – JRE
    Sep 22, 2019 at 6:44
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    @AE: I don't expect the reviews are by the general public. Either by convinced followers, or by folks who sell the machines. I just have my doubts about his family being responsible for all te reviews.
    – JRE
    Sep 22, 2019 at 9:53
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    "100 percent effective and engendered no adverse symptoms" should be an automatic red flag. No medical intervention that actually works is ever 100% effective, and no medical intervention that has effects doesn't have side-effects.
    – GordonM
    Sep 23, 2019 at 13:34


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