This addition to our market driven culture is quite fitting for America, I suppose since it was initiated deceitfully and continues to this day masquerading under the guise of benevolence, heralded by celebrity endorsements rather than the dissemination of unbiased information regarding the causes and potential treatments for this modern day scourge.
Although the American Cancer Society considers this one of its most proud traditions, it was the invention of Zeneca Pharmaceuticals (now AstraZeneca)
What is manifestly and patently absent from the histrionic rhetoric of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is the role that our continually expanding toxic environment plays in the development of breast, as well as other cancers. Plastics and other estrogen mimickers, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides in addition to the long list of numerous carcinogenic compounds now routinely released into our environment, if reported upon might lead some to ‘connect the dots’ to Zeneca and other criminal corporations that not only have no regard for human life but see it as an expendable commodity to be devoured for fuel as they doggedly slither up the hideous mountain of corporate greed.
Only about 3%, of the more than 75,000 chemicals in regular use today, have actually been tested for in terms of their overall safety and carcinogenicity. Furthermore, since it is a well established fact that living close to toxic waste disposal areas increases the incidence of breast cancer more than 6-fold as does having well manicured and “pest free” lawns.
It is unfathomable how this data does not constitute the main topic of discussion and serve to target dollars into truly preventable areas of research. When the American Cancer Society fails to mention the role of environmental factors on cancer prevention, it becomes clear that the same people who sit on chemical and pharmaceutical industry boards’ of directors also control the direction, content and extent of public awareness and subsequent dialogue.
Tamoxifen, a monoclonal antibody developed by Zeneca for use in estrogen receptor positive breast cancers, increases the incidence of uterine cancer by three times, as well as blood clots, strokes, depression and eye damage. Duke University, in 1999 was able to conclusively show that if Tamoxifen is used for two and five years, it actually stimulates the development of breast cancer….the condition for which the FDA approved it as first line treatment in this hormonally related variant of breast cancer!!!
There is really no mystery regarding the causes of the epidemic seen in breast cancer in the United States nor, for that matter, in the worldwide pandemic. Toxins, toxins, toxins….in our food, water, air, clothing, homes, workplaces, automobiles and public areas. Toxins are the predominant chemical found in most consumer products outweighing the active ingredients. And, without reading or conducting any research, one can dramatically diminish their own personal risk of contracting breast or any other cancer, by simply eating and drinking non-toxic substances in their original and whole form, carefully selecting the environment in which they will be living, from clothing to paint on the walls to carpets to automobiles to cosmetics and hygiene products. Also, it is necessary to avoid or resolve toxic relationships, learn to sleep appropriately for our species, learn how to mitigate the effects of stress through meditation, laugh with friends and, of course regular enjoyable exercise.
Oh, and did I mention? Avoid mammograms!!!
Thomas Lodi, M.D. is the leading expert in the field of Integrative Oncology. Dr Lodi has dedicated his career to the research and application of comprehensive cancer care by identifying and addressing the root causes of cancer. He is founder and chief physician at An Oasis of Healing; the only Alternative Cancer Care clinic of it’s kind.
For more information please visit StopMakingCancer.com or call 480-834-5414