The British Cancer act of 1939 prohibits any person from taking “any part in the publication of any advertisement … containing an offer to treat any person for cancer, or to prescribe any remedy therefor, or to give any advice in connection with the treatment thereof.”
This………. is the only aspect of the act that remains on the books:
the act in no way prevents people from developing or researching cures for cancer. In fact, UK-based entities frequently fund research into cancer cures. The Act merely bars anyone (including UK drug manufacturers) from advertising they have a product that will “cure” cancer.
Implicit in the term ‘advertisement’ is that there is a financial incentive: a person or company is selling something (whether it’s an actual treatment or regime, or advice about treating the disease) claiming to treat cancer.
the Cancer Act says nothing about advertising methods and products for cancer prevention, although these are covered under the wider consumer protection laws. Therapies aimed at managing the side effects of conventional cancer treatment – another common offering from the world of alternative medicine – are also a bit of a grey area.
“advertisement” includes any notice, circular, label, wrapper or other document, and any announcement made orally or by any means of producing or transmitting sounds. https://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2016/02/19/the-1939-cancer-act/
In line with this Act we are not advertising or claiming we have a cure for cancer.
The purpose of the work of Dr Xandria Williams is education. The purpose of the website, the courses we run and whatever we write is also education.
Dr Williams does not treat cancer. As a naturopath, her practical work is based on helping people to restore homoeostasis, the normal and healthy function of the body. Any products that we sell are also for this purpose.