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Sound off! Are we really winning the war on cancer?

President Richard Nixon declared "war on cancer" in 1971. After 43 years I believe it is time for cancer organizations to come clean on the results of this "war". Because many of these organizations provide little more than fundraiser opportunities, who in the world is going to be truthful when we ask if we are winning or losing this war? Aren't their paychecks at stake? In my opinion, if the war is being lost, most all need to lock their doors and go home. I get offended when I see celebrities like, Josh Groban, seeking donations (begging for money) for The American Cancer Society (ACS) on TV. However, he is like most Americans who feel that we are duty bound to assist large fund raising organizations like ACS to find a cure. To overcome dismal statistics, they seek well-known celebrities who are asked to raise yet more money, and I know that they believe they are helping. To me, however, this is a fairly transparent tactic, and apparently it is working.

Article after article are published about "Winning The War on Breast Cancer." The statistics are compelling and seem to indicate that soon, breast cancer will be a thing of the past. Of course, with billions of raised dollars to invest, hyperbole exists ill the halls of breast cancer research. Are we really winning the war on breast cancer? I don't think you'll ever convince the 100 grandmothers, mothers, aunts, daughters or sisters that are either diagnosed or die every day in America from breast cancer that we are winning this war. Just like the paid celebrities, our robotic media just keep telling us that everything is going to be fine if we just have a few more dollars to "invest" in the war against breast cancer. Of course, this is nonsense. Since declaring war on cancer, money and new drugs haven't gotten us anywhere.

It is my hope that we will start to deal with the subject of breast cancer more openly and honestly. We haven't won the war and we know that. Despite this failure, fund raising organizations that purport to be concerned about "the cure" continue in business. One day, I suspect, we will wise up and know that these organizations exist, to a large extent, to raise funds for the powerful pharmaceutical industry, as though they needed more money. Recently, researchers in Bend, OR and Seattle, WA, have discovered that the incidence of metastatic breast cancer is actually on the rise in younger women. Winning the war? Advanced stage breast cancer is now afflicting women aged 25 to 39. Amazingly, a short time ago, studies showed that this age group might forego annual mammograms because their risk of breast cancer is significantly less than older women. This breast cancer news is simply the tip of the iceberg, and I predict that the cancer industry will soon begin seeking help from the lay public rather than continuing to use statisticians to make it appear like the war on cancer is being won. In lieu of begging for cash, I believe begging for help may soon begin. And women aren't the only ones statisticians and researchers are keeping in the dark. To put it mildly, our PSA "man test" doesn't work. Unfortunately, I feel like the right hand of medicine has no idea what the left hand is doing ... especially when it is gloved.

More than 1,000,000 women may have been unnecessarily treated and diagnosed using mammography.

The New England Journal of Medicine, 2012

"More than 1,000,000 men have been over diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer."

Richard Ablim MD, developer of the PSA test

It's time to unveil the cause of cancer or the war will never be won, and you and I know that. We know that knowledge will ultimately prevail. Until such time as knowledge begins to surface, the promise of new drugs, better cancer imaging and earlier detection continues to instill hope and make headlines. Please learn to see that for what it is. Why, do you suppose, these young women are getting advanced stages of breast cancer? Is it an inflammatory disease? Is it diet? Is it increased antibiotics? Is it a weakened immune system? Is it a fungus? How about oxidative stress and emotional stress? Or Dental toxins? Let's separate the facts from the marketing hype and see if perhaps we can figure this out without one dime of donator or pharmaceutical company money.

1. In 2010 Harvard Medical School researchers published that alcohol of any kind increased a woman's chance of getting breast cancer, but didn't tell us why.

2. In 2004, The Journal of The American Medical Association (JAMA) taught us that antibiotics increased the risk and incidence of fatal breast cancer, but failed to tell us why.

3. In 2009, The International Journal of Cancer published that a diet high in carbohydrates increased the risk of breast cancer, but why?

Hmmmm. ... common factor in the above 3 studies is fungus. With that said, you'll never understand the role of proper diet in cancer without a general understanding of the diet that parasitic fungi must eat. When most researchers see the word carbohydrate, they see grains like corn, wheat and sugar, and for the most part I agree with that, because grains probably make up most of the carbohydrates in the average younger woman's diet. Many young women take many antibiotics. Young men and women of all generations still consider alcohol one of the major food groups. Again, I can see why each of these three papers was accurate ... but how does this information help young women prevent breast cancer? It doesn't, until it is properly interpreted within a fungal context. Once informed with this interpreted information, she might wish to commit to change.

When familiar with fungus, one immediately sees the commonality in all three of these research papers. Many fungi make poisonous substances called mycotoxins and each of these three papers expounds upon mycotoxin producing fungi, unbeknownst to cancer researchers. Even though the American Cancer Society (ASC) refers to mycotoxins as "genotoxic carcinogens", they continue to hire celebrities to beg for money. If they'd use their own internal information and existing scientists, they wouldn't have to beg anymore, because they would begin to understand the effect of fungus in developing cancer. Their war tactics would immediately change. You see, genotoxic carcinogens are capable of causing DNA damage and cancer, so it makes sense to me that breast cancer would logically ensue following exposure to mycotoxins. And chronic exposure like daily grains, daily alcohol or many rounds of antibiotics, would increase the risk of breast (or any) cancer. The proof, is in the pudding. Let's wrap this up with some factual breast cancer science that links mycotoxins with breast cancer.

1. "Alcohol is the mycotoxin of the Saccharomyces yeast-brewer's yeast. Producers often use grains that are too contaminated with fungi and mycotoxins to be used for table foods."

2. Do antibiotics cause cancer? "Certainly physicians would not believe such a risk exists for penicillin, an antibiotic given to billions of humans. However, it is, by definition a mycotoxin, and mycotoxins do cause cancer."

3. The American grain supply is "commonly contaminated" with mycotoxins.

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References:

(1.) Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST), Mycotoxins: Economic and Health Risks. Ames, IA. Nov 1989

(2.) Costantini, AV;

(3.) JAMA, 2002; 287: 425-427

by: Elena Morreale, DC
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