Cancer is not a disease, cancer is a business

The cancer business is second only, in size, to its big brother, petrochemicals. In the 20 years from 1970 to 1990, in the USA alone, the cancer business was worth an estimated 1 trillion dollars ($1,000,000,000,000). If the same percentage of the overall disease bill applies in Britain as in the US, the current expenditure on cancer will be 3 to 6 billion pounds per year. With these kind of amounts involved it is quite understandable why the drug/radiation/scalpel/vivisection cancer cartel have maintained a constant, ruthless campaign to suffocate, at birth, any and all attempts to introduce rational therapeutic regimes to deal with the species-threatening plague.

For more read:  http://www.new-planet.net/wp/cancer-is-not-a-disease-cancer-is-a-business/

 

Lymph Node Study Shakes Pillar of Breast Cancer Care

Denise Grady wrote the above article in the New York Times (8 February 2011):

  • Surgeons have been removing lymph nodes from under the arms of breast cancer patients for 100 years, believing it would prolong women’s lives by keeping the cancer from spreading or coming back.
  • A new study finds that many women with early breast cancer do not need such painful procedure, although this is the standard or routine procedure adopted by surgeons.
  • In the United States about  20 percent of patients, or 40,000 women a year  had their lymph nodes removed but benefit nothing from the procedure. It does not improve survival or make the cancer less likely to recur.
  • On top of the money spent and the pains, the procedure  can cause complications like infection and chronic swelling in the arm that ranges from mild to disabling.
  • Experts say that the new findings, combined with similar ones from earlier studies, should change medical practice for many patients.  But who want to change? Old habits die hard!  “ Such a radical change in thought that it’s been hard for many people to get their heads around it.”

For more, read the following:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/09/health/research/09breast.html?_r=3&adxnnl=1&partner=rss&emc=rss&adxnnlx=1297710051-HMvwEn/d678LyJTLyen0ig

A report of the research in J of American Medical Assoc. 2011 Feb 9;305(6):569-75. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21304082.