The “C” word…
We hear about it all the time and have all been affected by it in some way, shape or form.
Everybody at least knows (or has known) somebody who has dealt with this horrible disease, and this is why I often talk about it.
I truly feel that most people (doctors and patients alike) aren’t going about cancer’s prevention or treatment correctly these days, and I say this based on the amount of people being affected.
The truth is that the cancer epidemic we are now facing is not slowing down: it’s actually gaining momentum and becoming more of an issue.
Today, I want to discuss some information involving cancer that I found to be troubling and extremely eye-opening.
It involves the drugs that are typically in place to treat it…
Cancer drugs causing cancer?
Pretty ironic, right?
It’s called Tamoxifen: a drug that works with the body’s endocrine system by means of binding to estrogen receptors. It is also sold under the trade names Istubal, Nolvadex and Valodex.
This drug is theorized to prevent certain cancers from developing (breast cancer mostly), but other discoveries had come with the research that was put forth. Scientists have in fact found the exact opposite: cancer development after subjects were administered the drug.
Tamoxifen is usually recommended for women so that they can have a better chance of “preventing” breast cancer or beating it after being diagnosed. The really bad part is that women are taking it for a very long time – over 5 years in some cases!
The study’s main findings
Published in the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, and titled ‘The risk of developing uterine sarcoma after tamoxifen use,” this research pretty much says it all within its headline.
To give you a shortened version of what was concluded upon, we’ll give you a glimpse of what we found…
- The treatment of breast cancer with tamoxifen resulted in an increased risk of uterine cancer.
- Eight hundred seventy-five women in the study had used tamoxifen (59%).
- Uterine sarcomas were found among many of the the tamoxifen users.
- No sarcomas were found among non-users.
- Some of the subjects had died of uterine cancer and not breast cancer. Again, trading one problem for another.
- This study concludes that tamoxifen use was associated with elevated risks of uterine cancer. Uterine sarcomas appear to be prevalent among women who use tamoxifen.
In conclusion to the research, tamoxifen was found to increase one’s chances of developing uterine cancer.
This entire situation is pretty much trading one problem for an equally (or worse) problem.
Not a fair trade-off if you ask me…
Also to note, these types of drugs are VERY expensive, and they typically only give those who are fighting cancer a little bit more time to live – nothing too extended in most serious cases.
- ERBITUX - colorectal cancer drug – $10,000 per month to take.
- ABRAXANE – Over $4,000 per dose.
- AVASTIN – $100,000 per year.
One must ask if these price tags are worth the cost being that most of these cases result in death after begin prescribed such medications. These aren’t magic pills, they’re toxic, and very expensive, poisons.
There’s more than one answer for cancer
And it’s obvious that society has hit a level of fear in which most are willing to do nearly ANYTHING to avoid this horrible disease. NOBODY wants to get involved with this mass killer; therefore, millions are willing to go to immeasurable lengths by means of preventing it from ever becoming a problem.
This also means that people are doing things (like taking hardcore drugs) as a type of “preventative measure,” when in reality, such choices are actually increasing their chances of developing it.
How does this make any logical sense?
The truth is that very few people are fighting this epidemic the correct way.
Sorry to say my friends, but it seems that most people are misled in their approaches toward preventing sickness and disease these days – cancer especially! This MUST change if we, as a society, are to lead healthier lives.
Why do I bring this up?
Because people (doctors included) are not understanding what truly needs to be done in order to stomp this disease out for good!
You know, things like:
- Eating healthier (real organic) foods
- Limiting sugar intake
- Eating more vegetables
- Exercising more outside of most conventional routines
- Being less stressed
- Drinking pure water
- Avoiding toxic medications (hint hint)
How much money does cancer make these days?
A lot! ANd this is why I’ve always look at cancer as being a HUGE business!
Ever think of disease as being a HUGE multi-billion dollar business?
Well it is, and people need to start seeing it as such.
Obviously, there are MANY factors that go into increasing one’s chances of developing this killer disease: consider this just one of the many.
By staying in tune with what’s going on within the science community (or on blogs like ours), you’re definitely doing yourself a big favor regarding your health and the health of your loved ones.
Remember, knowledge is power!
Share this post if you know somebody that has been touched by cancer.
And remember, the answer to cancer does not lie within medication, it lies within lifestyle reformation.
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