Discord on Mammography Roils the ACS - Parts 1 & 2
It seems to apprear that there is discord at the top of the American Cancer Society (ACS) about the tremendous promotion and effectiveness of breast cancer screening. A front-page article in the New York Times indicates that the ACS has decided to abandon its rigid advocacy of mammography screening of the age 40+ female population.
Taxol and Breast Cancer Abstract
While taxol may promote tumor shrinkage thus providing a clinical "response" there is also evidence that more cancer cells are allowed into the body.
Breast Health: Iodine and Other Nutrients Play a Crucial Role
Cancer became the leading cause of death in the United States in January, 200f. Each year about 211,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in the USA. Back in the early 1990s it was noted that patients who had iodine deficiency had associated benign breast changes.
The risk of developing uterine sarcoma after tamoxifen use
According to this study, the treatment of breast cancer with tamoxifen results in an increased risk of uterine cancer. Uterine sarcomas appear to be overrepresented among women who use tamoxifen.
The "Pink" Fraud - Brought to you by the people who make Breast Cancer
Notice all the pink ribbons that begin floating around during the month of October? Well, itís Breast Cancer Awareness Month and companies along with the American public are urged to support breast cancer research and awareness by displaying the ever-so-popular pink ribbon and purchasing products that wear this symbol. Seems harmless, but what is the real story?
Routine Mammograms - Necessary or Not?
Dr. Lee discusses how mammograms are not evidence-based medicine and how dangerous they can be for women who have undected breast cancer.
Iodine Treatment of Fibrocystic Breast Disease
Fibrocystic breast disease is rapidly becoming one of the most common health concerns in women. A trial involving 108 women who had fibrocystic breast disease were treated with molecular iodine for nine months. 98% were pain free by the end of the study and improvement was observed in 71.8% of the women. Other treatments for fibrocystic breast disease involve dietary changes and supplementation with Vitamin E. Anecdotal reports also suggest that thiamine will help.
Breast Cancer, Tamoxifen, Thyroid & Weight Loss
Discussion about the concerns with radiation and chemotherapy when treating breast cancer. Dr. Derry also discusses the use of treating breast cancer, fibrocystic disease, thyroid and weight loss with iodine. He notes that there as been a general decrease in salt consumption since the 1950ís which has led to iodine deficiency in the general population. Dr. Derry also discusses the use of Lugolís solution to correct iodine deficiency.
American radiologists, with the approval of the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society, have spent the last ten years through media and their healthcare providers convincing women that a mammogram is very prudent for every woman after the age of forty. What has been found in many instances is that early treatment with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy has not prolonged life and, in fact, may actually shorten life expectancy.
Tamoxifen: A Major Medical Mistake?
Is Tamoxifen really the ďend-allĒ that it is made out to be? The popularity of Tamoxifen is now being blurred because of dangerous side-effects which can include other types of cancers. Tamoxifen can act as anti-estrogen or as estrogen which may then cause secondary cancers. There are 25 reverse reactions common to Tamoxifen and some of them prove to be fatal.
Exposure To Light During Sleep Promotes Breast Cancer
Cutting-edge research shows that exposure to light during sleep promotes breast cancer while darkness prevents growth of tumors. It is important for the natural rhythms of the body to sleep in total darkness. We may be seeing more disease because of the electric light and the fact that with night lights, street lamps, computer lights, television lights it is difficult, at best, to sleep in a totally dark room.
Soy - Cause Or Cure For Breast Cancer?
Does soy prevent breast cancer or increase the risk? The debate heats up this month as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Herceptin hype: Big Pharma's new "miracle cure" for breast cancer is inferior to free, natural cures
The drug cartel is jumping up and down with excitement about what they consider to be a new, amazing, miracle-class breakthrough drug for breast cancer. This drug is Herceptin, and it is being described as amazing and unprecedented. However, caution is advised. Is a .06% reduction in deaths something to be so excited about? Many natural remedies get much better results than this.