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Breast Cancer Deception
by Sherrill Sellman
Tamoxifen: Cure or Cause?
Since Zeneca researched and patented the
most popular breast cancer treatment, Tamoxifen, grossing 500 million dollars a
year [Tamoxifen is actually the generic
name. The brand name is Nolvadex.],
perhaps we can forgive their involvement with carcinogenic
chemicals... Perhaps not. On May 16th, 2000, the New York Times reported that the
National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences listed substances that are
known to cause cancer. Tamoxifen was included in that list!!7
It is known that Tamoxifen
causes uterine cancer, liver cancer, and gastro-intestinal cancer. After just
two to three years of use, Tamoxifen will increase the incidence of uterine
cancer by two to three times. The treatment for uterine cancer is a
hysterectomy. In addition, Tamoxifen increased the risk of strokes, blood clots,
eye damage, menopausal symptoms, and depression.
The biggest shock of all is the
fact that Tamoxifen will increase the risk of breast cancer! The journal Science
published a study from Duke University Medical Center in 1999 showing that after
2 - 5 years, Tamoxifen actually initiated the growth of breast cancer!
Zeneca: Two Sides to the Coin
So, Zeneca, the originator of
Breast Cancer Awareness month is the manufacturer of carcinogenic
petrochemicals, carcinogenic pollutants, and a breast cancer drug that causes at
least four different types of cancer in women, including breast cancer. I ask
you to stop and think, "Is something wrong with this picture?"
So, since the Breast Cancer
Awareness Month spin doctors claim that breast cancer is "simply not a
preventable disease", the focus has shifted to the theme of early
detection. Women are now encouraged to get their early mammogram. At one time,
only women 50 years or older were told to get this screening. Now the campaign
is targeting 40 year olds and even women as young as 25. However, detecting
breast cancer with mammography does not protect women from breast cancer.
Mammograms: Adding Injury to
More questions are being raised
about the validity of mammograms. A mammogram is an x-ray. The only acknowledged
cause of cancer by the American Cancer Society is from radiation. When it comes
to radiation, there is no safe level of exposure.
"There is clear evidence
that the breast, particularly in premenopausal women, is highly sensitive to
radiation, with estimates of increased risk of up to one percent for every RAD
(radiation absorbed dose) unit of x-ray exposure. Even for low dosage exposure
of two RADs or less, this exposure can add up quickly for women having an annual
mammography," notes Samuel Epstein, M.D., Professor of Occupational and
Environmental Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Public Health.
"More recent concern comes from evidence that one percent of women, or over
one million women in the United States alone, carry a gene that increases their
breast cancer risk from radiation fourfold."8
In addition, mammography
provides false tumor reports of between 5 and 15 percent of the time. False
positive results cause women to be re-exposed to additional X rays and create an
environment of further stress, even possibly leading to unneeded surgery.
Dr. Epstein, "while there is a general consensus that mammography improves
early cancer detection and survival in post-menopausal women, no such benefit is
demonstrable for younger women." Still, the American Cancer Society
recommends annual or biannual mammography for all women ages forty to fifty-five
"Mammograms increase the
risk for developing breast cancer and raise the risk of spreading or
metastasizing an existing growth," says Dr. Charles B. Simone, a former
clinical associate in immunology and pharmacology at the National Cancer
Institute. Safer and even more effective diagnostic techniques like infrared
thermography has been vigorously attacked by the Breast Cancer Awareness
It is also noteworthy to point
out that General Electric, a major polluter in PCB's in the Hudson River, N.Y.
area, manufactures mammography machines.
So all the hullabaloo that comes
each October, enlisting women's support and hard-earned cash does nothing to
really eliminate the cause of this devastating disease. Instead, women's
heart-felt desires and good intentions to find the cause and cure are usurped by
the hidden agendas of major transnational corporations pushing their toxic drug
treatments and diagnostic tools that are shown to contribute to even more breast
cancer. It makes one wonder if the cancer establishment is really interested in
a cure at all.
Can We Do Anything?
Women can make a difference. The
causes of cancer are already known. Toxic diets, toxic lifestyles, toxic
environments, toxic drug treatments, and toxic diagnostic techniques cause
cancer. Corporations are only interested in increasing their profits and
ensuring their tentacles of control, not in actual solutions. When it comes to
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women must invest their time and money into
projects, initiatives, and treatments that will truly make a difference.
Perhaps it is time to turn in those pink ribbons.
References for this article: click
Another article by Ms.
of the Dark Side of Tamoxifen
Sellman's eight years of research
in writing the book "Hormone
What Women Must Know About Their
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Heresy: What Women Must Know About Their
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SELLMAN is a psychotherapist, lecturer, and Women's Health Educator. Sherrill actively writes for health
magazines in over 12 different countries and presents public and
corporate lectures and trainings in Australia, New Zealand, America,
Canada, and England. Sherrill offers a Hormonal Balancing Coaching
Program by phone consultation at (918) 437-1058. For further info visit www.ssellman.com
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