Chemotherapy causes and spreads cancer

 

http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-08-14-chemotherapy-causes-cancer-science-study-finds-confirming-big-pharmas-repeat-business-model-for-cancer-patients.html

A new study that was just published in the journal Science Translational Medicine reveals chemotherapy increases the number of cancer cells circulating in the body and in the lungs. The chemotherapy drugs not only created new cancers, but spread them to other parts of the body where they are nearly always lethal.

Patients with breast cancer who are given chemotherapy drugs prior to surgery shrink their breast tumors in the short run while triggering the spread of deadly cancer around the body.

Martin Shkreli Is Found Guilty of Fraud

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/04/business/dealbook/martin-shkreli-guilty.html

For the boyish-looking Shkreli …  purchase in 2014 of rights to a life-saving drug that he promptly raised the price from $13.50 to $750 per pill. Several potential jurors were kept off the panel after expressing distain for the defendant, with one calling him a “snake” and another “the face of corporate greed.”

The brash Mr. Shkreli was convicted by a federal jury in Brooklyn.

Martin Shkreli, 34 …. bulldozing his way into Wall Street and the drug industry, raising the price of a lifesaving drug by 5,000 percent overnight, boasting that he would outwit prosecutors in his federal fraud case, and live-streaming and tweeting throughout his five-week trial.

But on Friday, after five days of deliberations, jurors convicted him on three counts of fraud in federal court, and he now faces up to 20 years in prison on each of the first two counts, and up to five years on the final count.

Mr. Shkreli looked shaken as the judge read the verdict. But not long after, he appeared outside of court and returned to form, saying that he was “delighted, in many ways,” with the verdict. “This was a witch hunt of epic proportions, and maybe they found one or two broomsticks,” he said.

Later in the afternoon, he was live-streaming once more, sipping beer and joking about prison life from his Manhattan apartment.

More Doctors Confessing To Intentionally Diagnosing Healthy People With Cancer To Make Money

Read more: http://www.antinewsnetwork.com/doctors-confessing-intentionally-diagnosing-healthy-people-cancer-make-money/

It happens more often than you can imagine, but more doctors are finally getting caught in the act of misrepresenting their oath and fraudulently diagnosing healthy patients with cancer to turn a quick buck from kickbacks on chemotherapy poisons.

Why shouldn’t Doctors lie when the entire cancer industry is one gigantic fabrication from start to finish? 

Is it any wonder that cancer societies worldwide put a far greater financial initiative on chemotherapy and radiation research than disease prevention techniques? Preventing disease doesn’t make money, but treating disease certainly does.

Take Dr. Farid Fata, a prominent cancer doctor in Michigan who admitted in court one year ago to intentionally and wrongfully diagnosing healthy people with cancer. Fata also admitted to giving them chemotherapy drugs for the purpose of making a profit.

Were his patients shocked? You bet they were. Who would ever suspect a Doctor of faking a diagnosis to collect money. It’s unconscionable. Yet it happens with cancer and almost every disease that medical doctors can generate income through kickbacks and commissions based on the volume of patients treated with specific pharmaceuticals. Like anything people are used as a comodity.

“Many of these unscrupulous Physicians are like businessmen without a conscience. The only difference is they have your health and trust in their hands–a very dangerous combination when money is involved,” said Dr. Sayed Mohammed, a retired Oncologist who admits seeing the trend more than a decade ago.

“It is my choice,” Fata said on Tuesday of his surprise guilty plea, which included rattling off the names of numerous drugs he prescribed for his patients over the years. In each admission, he uttered these words:

“I knew that it was medically unnecessary.”

Fata was charged with running a $35-million Medicare fraud scheme that involved billing the government for medically unnecessary oncology and hematology treatments. 

The government says Fata ran the scheme from 2009 to the present, through his medical businesses, including Michigan Hematology Oncology Centers, with offices in Clarkston, Bloomfield Hills, Lapeer, Sterling Heights, Troy and Oak Park.

According to the government, Fata had a patient load of 1,200 people and received $62 million from Medicare; he billed for more than $150 million.

 

 

 

Small improvements to eating habits may prolong life: Study

MIAMI — It’s hard to eat right all the time, but making small improvements by choosing healthier foods now and then may significantly boost one’s chances of living longer, said a US study on Wednesday (July 12).

The report in the New England Journal of Medicine is the first to show that improving diet quality over at least a dozen years is associated with lower total and cardiovascular mortality.

Researchers at Harvard University tracked dietary changes in a population of nearly 74,000 health professionals who logged their eating habits every four years.

Researchers used a system of diet-quality scores to assess how much diets had improved.

For instance, a 20-percentile increase in scores could “be achieved by swapping out just one serving of red or processed meat for one daily serving of nuts or legumes,” said a summary of the research.

Over the 12-year span, those who ate a little better than they did at the start — primarily by consuming more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and fatty fish — saw an eight to 17 per cent lower risk of dying prematurely in the next 12 years.

Those whose diets got worse over time saw a higher risk of dying in the next 12 years of follow-up, on the order of a six to 12 per cent increase.

“Our results highlight the long-term health benefits of improving diet quality with an emphasis on overall dietary patterns rather than on individual foods or nutrients,” said senior author Frank Hu, professor and chair of the Harvard Chan School Department of Nutrition.

“A healthy eating pattern can be adopted according to individuals’ food and cultural preferences and health conditions,” he added.

“There is no one-size-fits-all diet.” AFP

Source: http://www.todayonline.com/daily-focus/health/small-improvements-eating-habits-may-prolong-life-study

Yet again, research shows chemo can make your cancer worse

Yet again, research shows chemo can make your cancer worse

Source: https://www.canceractive.com/cancer-active-page-link.aspx?n=3926&Title=Yet%20again,%20research%20shows%20chemo%20can%20make%20your%20cancer%20worse

Chemotherapy can actually encourage cancer spread, according to new research findings (1) by a team of scientists from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Dr. George Karagiannis, Jessica Pastoriza, and others from Departments of oncology, surgery, pathology and radiology studied breast cancer patients and showed that while chemotherapy could ‘knock back’ a cancer tumour by killing some cancer cells, it could also make matters far worse by encouraging cancer spread (increasing metastases). It is metastases that limit survival times and cause death.

The study was done in mice which had been given breast cancer, but the system found by which cancer cells started to metastasise was identical to that proven clinically in humans.

Cancer cells leaving tumours were already known get into the blood supply through special ‘doors’ called Tumour Microenvironment of Metastasis (TMEM). This new research showed that chemotherapy actually increased the number of doors, increased the activity through them and promoted distant metastases in the body.

Chris Woollams, former Oxford University Biochemist and founder of CANCERactive said, “This research is damning of chemotherapy, especially as it is not the first study to make this claim.

Drug companies and charities such as Cancer Research simply cannot wriggle out of these findings by looking at this research in isolation and/or claiming that this was shown in mice not humans, because TMEM is proven to be exactly the system in humans too.

This is now about the fourth time in the last 5 years that Chemotherapy has been shown to actually encourage cancer growth – to make matters worse. For example, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle showed in 2012 that chemotherapy also attacked ‘fibroblasts’ next to the cancer cells and these released a protein, WNT16B, that could be then used by cancer cells to protect themselves from further chemotherapy, increase growth and increase invasion rates. It talked about chemotherapy ‘Backfiring’ – or making matters worse (2). A similar result.

And it is not just ‘Old fashioned Chemotherapy’ that can be blamed. As anyone with breast cancer who has had a Personal Prescription with me will know, I am extremely concerned about Paclitaxel (Taxol) because it has been shown to CAUSE metastases too! A paper (extract 6014) presented at the 27th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer SymposiumGerman researchers from the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena found that the action of Taxol causes a massive increase in metastases around the body, which could appear as cancer some years after treatment had finished (3). 

The problem is simple. These drugs are chemical toxins. Too often their performance is simply compared against the performance of existing drug combinations. And that is inadequately measured by the ability to reduce tumour size.

The FDA has reported that anyway more than 40 per cent of Clinical Trials with drugs are inaccurate.

Meanwhile, cancer charities talk about increasing survival in a way that is totally meaningless to cancer patients. To Cancer Research UK it is an issue of extra days or weeks. To people with cancer it is an issue of beating cancer – of not having the disease any more. There is a complete lack of patient understanding going on.

We have only recently seen research from Oxford University showing that orthodox treatment for Prostate Cancer does not make a jot of difference to survival times (4). This too was the fourth such study. In any other business, the propagators of the over-claimed orthodox treatment usage, if they continued after such a finding, would be sued for fraud.

At least reason and honesty is starting to come through in the Medical Profession. The Academy of the Royal Medical Colleges in the UK talked of drugs for palliative care ‘creating false hope’ and ‘doing more harm than good’ (5), while NICE withdrew four out of every five drugs used in the Government special Chemotherapy fund, ‘because they didn’t work’. Even the Queen’s Doctor and former-President of the Royal College of Physicians, along with six other top Doctors, has talked of the heavy and negative influence of Big Pharma on Public Health (6) providing ‘useless and sometimes harmful drugs’. 

Frankly, the current situation on chemotherapy and other drugs is a mess and it needs a completely independent body to come in and sort it out because leading cancer charities, Health Authorities and Western Governments are all infiltrated by the misleading propaganda machine – from pharmaceutical companies to skeptics – and the power, fraud and corruption, a $70 billion market brings. 

Cancer drug treatments are letting the patients down, and the taxpayers too”.

Go To: 

1. http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/9/397/eaan0026

2. https://www.canceractive.com/cancer-active-page-link.aspx?n=3266

3. https://www.canceractive.com/cancer-active-page-link.aspx?n=2562

4. https://www.canceractive.com/cancer-active-page-link.aspx?n=3837&Title=Study%20finds%20no%20survival%20advantage%20in%20prostate%20treatment

5. https://www.canceractive.com/cancer-active-page-link.aspx?n=3852&Title=Chemotherapy%20gives%20‘False%20hope’%20and%20can%20‘do%20more%20harm%20than%20good’

6. http://www.junkscience.co.uk/2016/02/junk-science-number-92-big-pharma-providing-useless-and-sometimes-harmful-drugs/

 

For America to survive, we must declare independence from Big Pharma’s failed medical monopoly

Read: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-07-04-for-america-to-survive-we-must-declare-independence-from-big-pharmas-failed-medical-monopoly.html

A literal conspiracy across the FDA and state medical boards criminalizes natural medicine while pushing high-priced prescription drugs that cure nothing and only guarantee repeat business for the pharma drug cartels. The result is a massive, nationwide “wealth extraction” operation run by the drug companies…

To save America, we must declare independence from Big Pharma’s drug cartels

America spends almost one out of every four dollars of its GDP on “sick care” services. This is largely money that’s spent on a broken health care system dominated by Big Pharma’s toxic drugs that simply don’t work to prevent sickness and disease. This disastrous drug cartel serves only to transfer wealth from the population to the pockets of drug company shareholders and CEOs, and if America is to financially survive, it must reject this failed system of unaffordable, toxic medicine.

The FDA’s federally-enforced drug monopoly must end, and we as a nation must legalize natural medicine for everyone, including protecting doctors and health practitioners who wish to prescribe natural medicine to their patients (but will currently lose their medical licenses if they attempt such things).

The primary enforcer of the toxic pharmaceutical cartels that are bankrupting America — the FDA — must be gutted from top to bottom. The agency serves as nothing but a drug-pushing protection racket enforcer, targeting natural medicine manufacturers for destruction while colluding with drug companies to keep dangerous, costly prescription medications widely available even when they are killing hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. Thanks to the FDA, for example, prescription opioid deaths have now surpassed all gun-related deaths in America

Prominent oncologist suspended for professional misconduct

Dear Dr. Chris,
How are you and Mdm. Beng Im? Hope everything is okay.
I’ve just got this information from my friend in Singapore a couple minutes ago.
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Prominent cancer doctor Ang Peng Tiam given 8-month suspension by Supreme Court

Dr Ang Peng Tiam of Parkway Cancer Centre has been given an eight month suspension in lieu of a $25,000 fine.

SINGAPORE – Prominent cancer specialist Ang Peng Tiam of Parkway Cancer Centre, who had appealed to the Supreme Court against a Singapore Medical Council (SMC) fine of $25,000, has been given an eight-month suspension instead of the fine.

It would have been a 16-month suspension had the SMC acted on the complaint more expeditiously, said Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, who delivered the Court of Three Judges’ decision on Tuesday.

Two daughters of a former patient made a complaint against Dr Ang in 2010. The patient died in October that year. But the SMC served the notice of enquiry on Dr Ang in April 2015.

The SMC’s disciplinary tribunal had found Dr Ang, 59, guilty of two of the charges: That he made false representation to the patient who was suffering from lung cancer that there was a “70 per cent” chance of responding to the treatment he suggested and that he failed to offer her surgery as an option.

The disciplinary tribunal found that Dr Ang “had no reasonable basis” for saying there was a 70 per cent chance of response and felt that he had “wrongly held out false hope” to the patient and her family.

It also found him guilty of not offering surgery when that was “the preferred initial treatment option”.

A statement from the SMC on Wednesday (June 28) said the disciplinary tribunal found that there was an “intentional, deliberate departure from standards observed or approved by members of the profession of good repute and competency”.

Dr Ang had claimed that he has seen about 16,000 new patients over the past 16 years, of whom 10 to 15 per cent suffered from lung cancer.

It felt that his actions “merit severe penalty” but given testimonials in favour of Dr Ang as well as his community work, it decided against a suspension.

Instead, it imposed a fine of $25,000, a censure, an undertaking not to repeat the offence and for him to pay 60 per cent of the cost of the proceedings.

Dr Ang appealed against the tribunal’s decision to the Court of Three Judges which on Tuesday (June 27) upped his sentence from a fine to an eight-month suspension.

The SMC had also filed an appeal against what it considered was a light penalty from its disciplinary tribunal and had urged the court to impose a six-month suspension for each of the two offences for which Dr Ang had been found guilty.

Instead of taking his “eminence and seniority” as a mitigating factor, the court saw it as an “aggravating” factor and his “unblemished record” of more than 30 years had limited relevance in mitigation.

However, the court took into account the 41/2 years it took the SMC to serve notice of enquiry on Dr Ang after receiving the complaint. This “inordinate delay” caused suffering to Dr Ang.

Justice Menon said the appropriate sentence in the light of the seriousness of the offence would have been a suspension of 16 months for the two charges. But given the long delay by the SMC, it halved the sentence to an aggregate of eight months.

Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/prominent-cancer-doctor-ang-peng-tiam-given-8-month-suspension-by-supreme-court?xtor=CS11-88

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Well-known cancer surgeon gets 8-month suspension for professional misconduct

PUBLISHED: 5:23 PM, JUNE 28, 2017     UPDATED: 7:05 AM, JUNE 29, 2017

SINGAPORE — Prominent cancer surgeon Ang Peng Tiam’s punishment for giving a former patient suffering from Stage 2B lung cancer false hope about her disease has been upped to an eight-month suspension.

The suspension for his “aggravated” professional misconduct would have been double that, said the Court of Three Judges which heard his appeal, if not for the 4½-year delay in the disciplinary proceedings by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC).

In its grounds of decision released on Wednesday (June 28), the court made clear that the penalty it is imposing had nothing to with whether Dr Ang — a 35-year veteran and medical director of Parkway Cancer Centre — was correct in his treatment plan for the 55-year-old, who died about six months after seeing him.

Rather, Dr Ang had no basis to tell the patient there was a 70 per cent chance of her tumour shrinking with the treatment plan he had. He also should not have taken away her right to choose surgery, even if he assessed it to be an unsuitable course of action.

“A doctor might believe that a particular treatment option is in his patient’s best interests, but ultimately, it is the patient who must make the decision on her treatment,” said Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, delivering the judgment on behalf of the court on Tuesday.

Dr Ang first saw the patient in late-March 2010. She had a 8cm, fast-growing and aggressive tumour, as well as a few smaller growths, in her right lung.

He recommended combining chemotherapy with a drug called gefitinib, telling her, in Mandarin, this treatment would give her “at least a 70 per cent chance that the tumour will shrink”.

Dr Ang also explained to the patient, her husband, and their two daughters that his assessment of her chances was based on her being Chinese, female, someone who had never smoked, and a tumour diagnosed with adenocarcinoma.

But he had no justification for his claim because this rate of success was only applicable to patients with these characteristics who had also tested positive for epidermal growth factor receptor mutation. Dr Ang did not send the patient for a test to determine her status.

He also did not tell her that surgery was an alternative way to treat the cancer.

The patient went with his plan but did not respond well to treatment, dying a little over six months later. Her daughters lodged a complaint with the SMC later.

After a 13-day hearing, a disciplinary tribunal fined him S$25,000 for two counts of professional misconduct, relating to his unjustified claim about the patient’s chances and his failure to provide surgery as a treatment option. Dr Ang appealed against his convictions.

The Court of Three Judges, which included Judges of Appeal Andrew Phang and Judith Prakash, upheld the tribunal’s decisions on both counts.

This was not a case where Dr Ang had made a mistake, misjudged or misinterpreted medical papers on the effectiveness of his treatment plan for the patient, it said. Instead, he made the claims intentionally even though he knew or ought to have known there was no basis for him to do so.

On not giving the patient the option to go for surgery, which was the preferred option with similar conditions as this patient under the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines, Dr Ang argued that as a doctor, he was obliged to exercise his clinical judgment instead of blindly and rigidly following the guidelines.

While they agreed that doctors should not suspend their clinical judgment and slavishly adhere to the guidelines, the judges said doctors were obliged to present the range of viable options and what the pros and cons of each of these were. Patients must get to decide for themselves what treatment they want, the judges added.

“It was not Dr Ang’s role to decide, but to inform,” the judges said.

In deciding on the sentence, CJ Menon said the priority in this case was in general deterrence, rather than preventing reoffending.

Noting Dr Ang’s senior position — he has been president of the Singapore Society of Oncology and Singapore Cancer Society, among others — he is “expected to set an exemplary standard and to serve as a role model for fellow practitioners”, he added.

“Seniority and eminence are characteristics that attract a heightened sense of trust and confidence, so that when a senior and eminent member of the profession is convicted of professional misconduct, the negative impact on public confidence in the integrity of the profession is correspondingly amplified,” CJ Menon said.

Dr Ang’s unblemished record and past contributions to society were also of little relevance. “The law must also not be misconstrued as providing those with an established good track record a free pass for misconduct on the basis that it is out of character,” said CJ Menon.

Source: http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/well-known-cancer-surgeon-gets-8-month-suspension-professional-misconduct