According to the National Cancer Institute, the number of
American women expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime during their
lives has increased significantly over the years: It was one in 20 in 1950
-- one in 9 in 1995 -- one in 8 in 1999. The probability of an American woman
developing any type of cancer is 1 in 3. Ninety-five percent of all breast
cancers have a dental involvement.
In 1998, the respected British medical journal Lancet
published an article that shocked the cancer-treatment establishment. It
revealed that precautionary radiation given to patients who had successful
cancer surgery was not effective. In fact, those who received
post-surgical radiation were 21% more likely to die than patients who received
According to an analysis published in Current Cancer
Research, chemotherapy is credited with remission in only 7% of cases and
prolonged survival in only 15%. In other words chemotherapy is utterly
useless 80% of the time.
Numerous studies have found a direct association between low
vitamin D levels and cancers of the breast, prostate, colon and skin.
Tranquilizers and antidepressants have been linked to breast cancer,
particularly in premenopausal women.
Studies show women taking statin drugs have breast cancer
rates 12 times higher than other women. Also cancer risks for women double
when taking blood pressure drugs and some beta blockers for 5 years.
In October, 2002, the Journal of the National Cancer
Institute published a study proving that breast self-exams are ineffective.
Researchers studied 266,000 women for 10 years. Half of them were carefully
trained and instructed to perform periodic breast examinations and the other
half did nothing. At the end of the 10 years, there was no difference between
the breast cancer death rates of the two groups.
A report from Reuters Health states, "Men who receive prostate
cancer screening and treatment do not appear to gain a survival benefit compared
to men who don't, study findings show." Doctors from the University of
Connecticut Health Center studied over 200,000 men in the states of Washington
and Connecticut for 11 years. The rate of PSA testing and biopsy between 1987
and 1990 was 5 1/2 times higher among the Washington men yet the number of men
who died from prostate cancer in the two groups was essentially identical.
Mammography: Facts You Should Know
According to previous studies, a 25% to 30% decrease in mortality was
expected with the use of mammography. However, a dramatic study from Sweden of
600,000 women aged 50 to 70 screened every two years showed instead, the
reduction in breast cancer mortality was only 1% over the seven years of the
study. [Laekaren Tidningen (Swedish Medical Journal), February, 1999]
Sweden leads the world in perfecting mammography techniques. These
disappointing results lend credence to the notion that by the time a cancer is
found on mammography, it has been in the breast for five years or more.
According to Dr. Judah Folkman, renowned surgeon and scientist, it takes 10
years for a cancer tumor to grow to the size of the head of a pin (approx. one
million cells), at which time it looks like healthy tissue. By the time a tumor
is large enough to be detected by existing x-ray technology, it has doubled
25-30 times. (40 times is a potential lethal burden)
He says that the only way a carcinoma can continue to grow is by building a
blood supply network (angiogenesis) and the only technology that can detect
angiogenesis is thermography (see DITI below).
The Lancet (a well established medical journal) reported in 2000 that
several randomized trials aimed at determining the effect of mammography
screening on mortality from breast cancer concluded that "screening for breast
cancer with mammography is unjustified" especially for women under age 50.
Click here for seven more reasons why Mammography is considered dangerous &
ineffective by Samuel S. Epstein MD.
Breast Thermography aka Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is a
radiation free, contact free, non invasive, state of the art, clinical screening
test recommended for women of all ages. This test is part of an early breast
disease detection program that provides women an opportunity to greatly increase
their chances of detecting early stages of breast disease. DITI is completely
safe for pregnant women, women with breast implants and dense or sensitive
breasts since there is no contact or compression of the breast. All screenings
include an interpretation by a Certified Thermologist M.D.
This technology is particularly appropriate if your AMAS test is positive
(see below). A tumor must grow to nearly the size of a small grape, before it
becomes visible on a mammogram. DITI is the only screening method available that
detects angiogenesis (a group of blood vessels formed by the tumor for food and
oxygen) when the tumor may be no larger than the head of a pin. It takes years
for a tumor to become life threatening. Early detection is the key.
How does DITI work?
DITI is a non invasive technique that allows the examiner to visualize and
quantify changes in skin surface temperature. An infrared scanning device is
used to convert infrared radiation emitted from the skin surface into electrical
impulses that are visualized in color on a monitoring screen. This visual image
graphically maps the body temperature, pixel by pixel, and is referred to as a
thermogram. The spectrum of colors indicate an increase or decrease in the
amount of infrared radiation being emitted from the body surface. Since there is
a high degree of thermal symmetry in the normal body, subtle abnormal
temperature asymmetry's can be easily identified.
Medical DITI has been used extensively in human medicine in the USA, Europe and
Asia for the past 20 years. DITI's major clinical value is in its high
sensitivity to pathology in the vascular, muscular, neural and skeletal systems
and as such can contribute to the pathogenesis and diagnosis made by the
Cancer: Treatment and Prevention
Finally, it must always be pointed out that cancer of any type should be
treated as a systemic disease. To identify a cancer on mammography and then to
proceed to remove the cancer locally is not the best treatment. Surgery is
always an option but just as important is an entire systemic nutritional
protocol aimed at strengthening the immune system to fight the cancer, which in
all cases is systemic (throughout the body). Please see the
immune system section of
this web site for more information on how to strengthen your immune system.
The Most Accurate Test for Cancer -- AMAS Test
You may also want to have your doctor do an annual blood test
known as AMAS (anti-malignin antibody screen) that will detect cancer antibodies
anywhere in the body. It works best for detecting cancers in their earliest
stage, before gross tumor masses form, and for determining whether all signs and
activities of cancers have disappeared following treatment. It is not for
end-stage cancer patients who have undergone immunosuppressive therapies such as
chemotherapy or high-dose radiation because they cannot produce enough anti-malignin
antibody to make the test positive. For a personal story about how this author
dealt with positive test results, click
The AMAS test was approved by the FDA in 1977 but the clinical
trials on 4,278 patients were not completed until 1994, validating the test's
effectiveness. It is 95% accurate on the first test and 99% when repeated. The
AMAS test can detect cancer up to 19 months before conventional medical tests
for cancer can find it. It is available to doctors worldwide through Dr.
Bogoch's Oncolab, 36 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02215, (800) 922-8378, at a cost of
$135. For more information on early detection and prevention of cancer see
Burton Goldberg's book, ALTERNATIVE
MEDICINE: Definitive Guide to Cancer.
The Cancer Profile or CA Profile
This series of tests is more expensive than the AMAS test above but may be
more accurate with hard to find cancers. It is used for early detection
and can detect cancer 10 years ahead of clinical diagnosis. Unlike the AMAS
test, it can also be used as a follow-up for end-stage cancer patients who have
undergone immunosuppressive therapies. It costs about $258 and must be
ordered by your physician from American Metabolic Labs, 1818 Sheridan Street
#102, Hollywood, FL 33020, (954) 929-4814.
UltraPheresis: A New Cancer Therapy
Sometimes known as the Lentz Treatment
/Therapy: UltraPheresis is a selective form of apheresis, a well-established
technique of separating and processing blood components. UltraPheresis removes
immunosuppressive components, known as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors,
from the blood of a cancer patient. TNF inhibitors both "protect" the cancer and
suppress the immune system by inhibiting inflammation. When TNF inhibitors are
removed, the patient's natural immune system can recognize and attack the
cancerous tissue. This therapy stimulates the natural immune response that the
cancerous cells suppress.
The TNF inhibitors were discovered by Oncologist, M. Rigdon Lentz, MD, and
his associates. Their findings have been published in the Journal of Lymphokine
Research, Cell and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Dr. Lentz
discussed clinical results to date in an April 17 presentation at the
International Society for Apheresis meeting in Saarbrucken, Germany. Dr.
Lentz can be found at the Lentz
397 Wallace Road, Building C,
Suite 314, Nashville, Tennessee 37211
(615) 831-1222, Fax: (615) 834-8004.
Amazon Herb knocks out Chemotherapy Drugs
Specific acetogenins in the graviola tree have been reported to be
selectively toxic to tumor cells, including those found in multi-drug resistant
(MDR) cancers. The primary mode of action is the inhibition of NADH,
ubiquinone oxidoreductase, that is peculiar to the plasma membranes of cancerous
cells. In 1997, Purdue University researchers reported that "14 different
acetogenins tested thus far demonstrate potent ATP (the chief source of cellular
energy) blocking properties, including several found only in graviola." They
also reported that 13 of these 14 acetogenins tested were "more potent against
MDR breast cancer cells than all three of the standard drugs (adriamycin,
vincristine, and vinblastine) they used as controls." So far, specific
acetogenins in graviola have also been reported to be selectively toxic to
human: lung, breast, prostate, pancreatic, colon, liver, and lymphoma cell lines
without the toxic side effects of their drug counterparts.
The Link between DHEA & Breast Cancer
If you believe you are at risk for breast cancer, you may want
to have a doctor check your DHEA levels every year. In a long-term study of 5000
women, it was found that DHEA levels fell drastically up to nine years before
the onset of clinically proven breast cancer. The researchers concluded that the
highest risk factor for breast cancer was a low level of DHEA.
AVAX Technologies of Australia has developed a new
personalized vaccine for the most aggressive kind of skin cancer, melanoma, that
has spread to other parts of the body. The vaccine tricks the body's immune
system into fighting tumors.
The vaccine was remarkably effective in trials on hundreds of
skin cancer patients but is only available in Australia. The manufacturer is
currently exploring ways to make it available in the UK.
The vaccine is made by removing the tumor and sending it on
ice to AVAX whose experts use radiation to kill the cells then alter them
chemically to make them more recognizable to the patient's own immune system.
The finished vaccine, called M-Vax, is injected on a weekly basis back to the
patient over a six week period with a booster shot six months later.
In trials on patients with 'stage three' melanoma, which had
spread to the lymph nodes, M-Vax was associated with up to 55% five-year
survival with no serious side effects.
Fight Cancer from Within with Photoluminescence.
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Photoluminescence is an excellent way to strengthen your
immune system which is helpful in all forms of disease. This treatment uses
ultraviolet light to irradiate the blood. Make sure the doctor you see has the
right protocol for treating breast cancer. For more information on
Photoluminescence, read Dr. William Campbell Douglass's book,
INTO THE LIGHT. There is a list
of Doctors who use this treatment in the back of the book.
Bone Marrow Transplants for Advanced Breast Cancer
Bone marrow transplants are now being suggested for women with
advanced breast cancer. As consumers, we need to know there is no scientific
proof that women undergoing this risky and painful procedure do better long-term
than women given standard doses of chemotherapy and radiation.
The dismal truth about bone marrow transplants, chemotherapy
and radiation is that they are all experimental and they all destroy the immune
system. It has been documented that only people with immune system deficiencies
get cancer. Why compound the problem? The only way to effect a true cure is to
rebalance the body to strengthen the immune system, and then let the immune
system do its job. The key is in early detection and a willingness to switch to
a more healthy lifestyle to prevent recurrence. For some excellent suggestions
on what to do if you have advanced breast cancer, see Burton Goldberg's book,
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: Definitive
Guide to Cancer.
The Truth About Breast Cancer and Fat
If you want to prevent breast cancer or a recurrence of breast cancer, you do
not need to eat a low-fat diet. Rather, you need to make a major switch in the
type of fats you consume.
Eat less fat that contains omega-6 fatty acids -- mostly vegetable oils and
altered, fried or treated foods like the ones that come pre-made in packages. In
turn, switch to foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids -- whole foods in their
natural state, like butter, fish, fish oil, olive oil and flax oil.
According to Dr. Bruce West of Health Alert, "There is no doubt that
breast tissue can be significantly altered for the good by consuming more
omega-3 fats and less omega-6 fats. The changes that occur in the breast tissue
will discourage breast cancer growth."
Can Bras cause Breast Cancer?
Medical anthropologist Sidney Singer recently compared the
incidence of breast cancer in two groups of women in Fiji. Half of the women
wore bras and the other half did not. The diet, environment and lifestyle of
both groups were the same. He discovered that those who went bra-less
experienced practically no breast cancer while those who wore bras had the same
rate of breast cancer as women living in the United States.
Can Organochlorines Cause Breast Cancer?
Individuals with breast cancer routinely have very high tissue
levels of organochlorines. There are more than 10,000 different varieties of
organochlorines, including compounds like benzene, chlordane, DDT, dioxin, vinyl
chloride, atrazine and CFCs. Groups of individuals who have increased exposure
to organochlorines, like farmers and chemical workers, have exceptionally high
rates of breast cancer. Organochlorines are absorbed very easily into the body
and tend to accumulate in fatty tissues like the breast. Their effect is
cumulative and the health problems they cause show up later rather than
immediately after exposure.
Public Service or Private Scam
Imperial Chemical Industries, a multinational manufacturer of
pharmaceuticals, organochlorines and their end-products, plastics and
pesticides, has been accused of dumping DDT and PCBs. They were also one of the
original sponsors of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Through their
sponsorship, they had control of press releases, advertisements, brochures, and
other promotional material associated with the
awareness campaign. Could this be why organochlorines were not featured as a
contributing factor to breast cancer?