Angelina Jolie’s Breast Amputations: Not the only option

Increasing vitamin D3 & avoiding birth control drugs can also  block breast cancer

As folksinger Melissa Etheridge recently said when asked about actress Angelina Jolie’s decision to have both of her healthy breasts amputated, “I wouldn’t call it the brave choice. I actually think it’s the most fearful choice you can make when confronting anything with cancer.”

Etheridge, like Jolie, was born with a defective “cancer fix-it” gene. Unlike Jolie, however, Etheridge was actually diagnosed with breast cancer nine years ago. However, the singer, now cancer-free,  is among an increasing number of women who understand there are alternatives to the poison, burn and cut prevention options that traditional western medicine continues to offer women as their best choices when confronted with an increased risk of developing breast cancer.

“My belief is that cancer comes from inside you and so much of it has to do with the environment of your body,” Etheridge told a reporter last week.

Recent critical research finally tells us lots about why 240,000 women in the U.S. currently develop invasive breast cancer each year. This same research offers all women logical, healthy and inexpensive ways to stop most breast cancer before it can start.

  •  Increasing your vitamin D3 blood serum levels
  • Avoiding birth control and other progestin-based drugs

are two easy and  incredibly significant ways to actually block most breast cancer from taking root.

How does vitamin D3 stop breast cancer before it starts?

The DINOMIT theroy of breast cancer, developed by epidemiologist Cedric Garland, during three decades of research at the University of California, San Diego, shows how sufficient levels of vitamin D3 in the body enable breast cells to interlock with one another, forming a protective shield when a single breast cell becomes mutated. These interlocking cells block cancerous tumors from forming.

 How or why can  all contraceptive drugs, including Yaz, Seasonale, and the Mirena IUD, along with  Prempro, (used by  post- menopausal women),  and progestin-based fertility drugs,  also cause breast cancer?

Ask Josef Penninger! This young Viennese geneticist, founder of the Institute of Molecular Biology of the Austrian Academy of Science, recently discovered that progestin can activate the protein RANKL in breast cells; RANKL can then mutate a cell and can exponentially increase cell duplication of a single breast cancer cell, causing breast tumors to form. This dramatic finding won Penninger a $7.4 million Innovators Award from the Department of Defense’s Breast Cancer Research Fund last fall.

But even today, most medical centers, along with our wealthiest breast cancer foundations, Susan G. Komen For the Cure, Avon Walk for Women, and the American Cancer Society, continue to warn women, “We really don’t know what causes breast cancer.”

Using their huge misinformation campaigns, these well-heeled breast cancer giants, financed largely by pharmaceutical and radiology companies, generate more fear, followed by more breast amputations, and more breast reconstructions each year.

Enter Angelina Jolie and the 100,000 other women in the U.S. who had one or both breasts amputated last year.  These individuals have usually been diagnosed with one of three conditions:

  • invasive breast cancer
  • some type of non cancerous breast condition
  • a positive test  for being born with  a mutated “cancer fix-it” gene…called BRCA 1 or BRCA 2

Sadly, oncologists, mammogram clinics and major cancer centers rarely talk to women about increasing their vitamin D3 blood serum level to 50-80 ng/ml, and avoiding any progestin-based drugs as options that can also stop the disease before it starts.  Why not?

  • Most physicians don’t follow the newest research on the protective effects of vitamin D3; nor do most doctors follow the new research that explains how progestin causes breast cancer. Stopping breast cancer before it starts, after all, is rarely their job.
  • Also, most physicians believe that the well-publicized “national” Vitamin D3 reports, conducted by the Institute of Medicine during the past few years, are valid. These doctors do not realize that the Institute’s study panels, which continue to find Vitamin D3 useless in preventing breast cancer, are designed and funded by pharmaceutical company interests.
  • Meanwhile, most physicians believe that contraceptive pills and patches and other progestin-based drugs do not   “significantly” increase breast cancer rates.  However, this statement, still published by pharmaceutical companies and the American Cancer Society, is contradicted by 97% of studies done on the subject in the past decade.
  • Also … and very sadly…most physicians say that their liability insurance may not cover their practice if they recommend increasing vitamin D3 and stopping progestin drugs, instead of advocating surgery, radiation (mammograms)  or pharmaceutical drugs as the best ways for a client to stop breast cancer before it starts.
  • Finally …most oncologists don’t make much money recommending more vitamin D3 supplements and increasing vitamin D3 by limited safe tanning, or by having a client stop using progestin drugs. Don’t forget…cancer specialists make a good portion of their annual income prescribing radiation, drugs and/or surgeries.

No wonder most women, including Jolie, remain fearful when they hear they are at high risk to develop breast cancer. Double breast amputations are even more likely if the woman’s health insurance will pay for these new perky breasts, with nipple-saving surgery that also offer a firm bra-free existence until the silicone or saline implants need to be  replaced  every ten years.

However, for more and more women, including Melissa Etheridge and myself,  avoiding progestin drugs, taking vitamin D3 supplements, getting more D3-producing UVB rays from safe (very limited)  indoor and outdoor tanning, and making other lifestyle and dietary changes, create a much gentler,  happier and better-informed wellness choice.

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References:
Increasing incidence of invasive breast cancer in U.S
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/2/prweb10453661.htm
 
Low vitamin D3 linked to increased breast cancer incidence
http://articles.latimes.com/2008/may/16/science/sci-breast16
 
DINOMIT theory of cancer (how/why increased levels of Vitamin D3 block tumor growth) 
http://naturalhealthperspective.com/supplements/dinomit-model-cancer.html

Institute of Medicine’s corporate-financed reports on vitamin D3 and breast cancer 
http://experiencelife.com/article/the-vitamin-d-debate/
http://holisticprimarycare.net/blog/erik-goldman-blog/1051-the-great-d-bate-integrative-physicians-respond-to-ioms-new-vitamin-d-guidelines

Birth Control Drugs: Learn the terrible truth, VOl 1, Busting Breast Cancer Ebook Series, Susan Wadia-Ells
http://www.amazon.com/Busting-Breast-Cancer-Terrible-ebook/dp/B00AB6AM2Y

Penninger given $7.4 million Innovators Award for understanding how progestin causes/accelerates breast cancer
http://www.imba.oeaw.ac.at/news-media/news/news/breast-cancer-advance-wins-imba-74m-us-award/
 
Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program
http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/2013/13bcrppreann.shtml
 
Melissa Etheridge is interviewed by The Washington Blade, June 13, 2013 
https://www.washingtonblade.com/2013/06/13/rippin-tearin-strippin/

 

 

 

 

Why is Breast Cancer Increasing in Younger Women?

You probably won’t like this answer

Manchester by the Sea, MA: All sorts of statistics are confirming growing suspicions that invasive breast cancer is increasing among American women of child bearing age.

Seattle-based physician and breast cancer survivor, Rebecca Johnson, wondered what was up when,  at 27 years old, she was diagnosed with the disease.

“…and after that, I’d meet young women patients with breast cancer and it seemed like a lot of friends of friends had breast cancer. And yet the literature kept saying that breast cancer in younger women was rare.” said Johnson, a pediatric cancer specialist at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Johnson’s recent statistical study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, based on small samples of the U.S. population (9.5% – 28%) from 1976 to 2009, estimates  there has been an average annual increase of 2.07% in highly advanced or “distant” invasive breast cancer incidence in women under 40, during the past   three decades.

“Given there’s such a change over a short amount of time, we may find modifiable risk factors or potentially toxic exposures that are fueling this increase,” said Johnson.

A second estimate, compiled from state cancer board data, based on 85%-86% of the U.S. population, as reported by the American Cancer Society,  and published in volume 1 of the new ebook series, Busting Breast Cancer,  shows that invasive breast tumors, in women under 45 years old,  increased by 11.8% a year between 2007 and 2011.

“It appears that American women of child bearing age are facing an epidemic- like increase in invasive breast tumors,” said Dr. Susan Wadia-Ells, PhD, founding director of the National Breast Cancer Prevention Project, a small non profit that translates international research on the known, probable and possible causes of breast cancer into lifestyle changes that women can adopt, to help lower their breast cancer risk.

Wadia-Ells, author of the new Busting Breast Cancer Series, is also willing to talk about birth control drugs as a significant cause behind these emerging numbers.

“I know it is politically incorrect right now to criticize birth control drugs, while Republican lawmakers and the Catholic Church continue to try and limit a woman’s right to receive  contraceptive insurance coverage or choose  a legal abortion,” said Wadia-Ells.  But this outspoken  prevention advocate believes the progestin chemicals found in all birth control drugs are a significant cause of the uptick in invasive breast cancer among younger women.

In her new ebook, Wadia-Ells  points to dozens of epidemiological studies, along with a 2010 lab study led by Austrian geneticist, Josef Penninger, showing how chemical progestin in contraceptive drugs activates the RANKL protein in breast cells, causing or accelerating tumor growth.

“Ten years ago we formulated the hypothesis that RANKL might be involved in breast cancer and it took us a long time to develop a system to prove this idea… I have to admit it completely surprised me just how massive the effects of the system were. Millions of women take progesterone derivatives in contraceptives and hormonal replacement therapy,” Penninger said, after winning a $7.4 million Innovator Award from the Department of Defense’s Breast Cancer Research Program last October, for identifying a key molecular pathway showing how hormone replacement therapies and contraceptive pills can lead to breast cancer.

Wadia-Ells recommends that American women follow the example of  European and Chinese women, and choose safer and more effective contraceptive methods such as hormone-free IUDs or tubal ligation.

 

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“Think Beyond Pink” Radio interviews Busting Breast Cancer

Think Beyond Pink talk show host, Linda Bamber

interviews BBC’s Susan Wadia-Ells

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Listen to the Dec 10, 2012 Interview

Learn about the Busting Breast Cancer : 7 Simple Steps Ebook Series

Listen to great interview and learn how you can make some  lifestyle changes that can  significantly  lower your individual breast cancer risk today. tomorrow and in the coming years.  These changes are also  simple, inexpensive and healthy!!!

Learn why so few foundations and government agencies are interested in teaching women  actual research-based ways to stop breast cancer before it starts.

Women need Prevention not Profits!

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Birth Control Drugs: Learn the Terrible Truth

Birth Control Drugs: Learn the Terrible Truth

Why did an Austrian medical researcher receive a $7.4 million “Innovator’s Award” last month from the U.S. Government?

Because the good doctor recently discovered exactly why birth control drugs and hormone replacement drugs increase a woman’s risk of developing invasive breast cancer while a woman is using either type drug.

Austrian geneticist, Josef Penninger, finally hit the nail on the head. His new research shows that progestin (a chemical found in all contraceptive drugs and  some hormone replacement drugs),   activates a protein called RANKL, which actually causes breast cancer cells to multiply rapidly.

Listen to what Dr. Penninger has to say about his discovery.

Ten years ago we formulated the hypothesis that RANKL might be involved in breast cancer and it took us a long time to develop a system to prove this idea, …I have to admit it completely surprised me just how massive the effects of the system were. Millions of women take progesterone derivatives in contraceptives and for hormonal replacement therapy.”

The new ebook, Busting Breast Cancer: Birth Control Drugs  includes this breaking news, along with never-before-published government statistics on the double digit annual increase in invasive breast cancer rates among  U.S. women of childbearing age.

Don’t miss Birth Control Drugs: Learn the Terrible Truth: Volume 1 of the  Busting Breast Cancer: 7 Simple Steps Ebook Series, by Busting Breast Cancer’s founding director, Susan Wadia-Ells…available next week on Kindle and in early December on Nook and iPads.     ——————————————————

Schramek et al. (2010), “Osteoclast differentiation factor RANKL controls development of progestin-driven mammary cancer”, Nature, volume 468, number 7320:98-102.

Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, “Researchers find how HRT and the Pill can lead to breast cancer and suggest possible treatment,” IMBA Press Release, (September 29, 2010).

Innovator Award to J. Penninger for project “Novel Approaches to Breast Cancer Prevention and Inhibition of Metastases,” (contract number W81XWH-12-1-0093) through the US Department of Defense. Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program: http://cdmrp.army.mil/bcrp/  (October 2012).

 

Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

Progestin: An Unnatural Hormone

Women of childbearing age in Colorado, Florida and Massachusetts,   now face the same invasive breast cancer rates that women of all ages faced in the 1960’s, according to  state cancer board data.

What is pushing up (pun noticed)  breast cancer among younger women in the U.S.?  One of the causes just might be  fake progesterone… called progestin, that lurks in  every birth control drug and in the popular Mirena IUD.

….with birth control drugs now commanding a $3.8 billion a year market in the U.S. alone, watch for lots of push back when this subject is  mentioned.

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Thankfully, Dr. Susan Love  and her Army of Women,  is finally going to study the progestin- in- birth- control- drug situation. Are these drugs worth taking to prevent pregnancy. .. or is there a safer and more effective way?

In her  good natured and far-reaching book,  Breasts:a natural and unnatural history, science writer, Florence Williams,   introduces us to the lively  South African researcher,Malcolm Pike, who discovered back in 1983, that unnatural  progestin was as risky or more risky than unnatural estrogen when it came to popping hormone drugs and worrying about breast cancer.

Women should never forget, it was those unnatural progestins  in the combo hormone replacement therapy (HRT)  pill  that  older women were told to take, that pushed up their  their breast cancer risk by 26%.

It took a $625 million national study, let by a woman physician, Bernadine Healey, to finally convince the public in 2002, that HRT was a bad idea.

In one year,  this $4 billion a year U.S. HRT drug market collapsed in half and for a few short years, post menopausal women  saw their hormone-positive breast cancer rates dive by 15%.

Now lots of research is  again pointing to unnatural progestins as a significant  culprit ,  as more and more  women of childbearing age,  using all  types of  hormonal birth control, reach a tipping point,  and end up with invasive breast cancer.

We need to thank Malcoln Pike, Bernadine Healey, Susan Love,  and now Florence Williams,  for their past, recent and future research and  writing  that encourages women to question this problematic and unnatural hormone.

 

Coming Up:  War on Women

Hormone-free IUDs are  safer and more effective than any hormone drug or hormone IUD.

But why does this IUD cost $1, 000 in the U.S. and $1.00 in the U.K.?

 

 

U. S. Breast Cancer Epidemic Hitting Young Moms and Other Women of Childbearing Age

In   2009, about 62,520 women of childbearing age in the United States were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.  This is a whopping 41% increase from 2001, when approximately 44, 300 women of childbearing age were reportedly diagnosed with the disease, according to recent American Cancer Society statistics.

These younger American women are being hit with triple negative, HER2 positive and estrogen positive breast cancers; diseases  that usually maim, sometimes kill and often bankrupt a woman’s current and future financial situation.

In recent years young media leaders and celebrities have shared their personal breast cancer diagnoses, including Fox News political reporter Jennifer Griffin (triple negative); ABC’s Good Morning America host,  Robin Roberts (triple negative); National Public Radio’s Tavis Smiley Show Executive Producer,  Sheryl Flowers, who died from triple negative breast cancer in 2009 at the age of 42, folksinger Melissa Ethridge (HER2 positive) and film star, Christina Applegate.

Why is this new epidemic happening to our younger women? How can younger women help stop breast cancer from happening to them ever… or never again?

For more information on why younger women in the U.S. are facing this current breast cancer epidemic, and for specific ways each woman can help lower her risk of developing breast cancer ever… or never again, sign on to The Truth About Breast Cancer blog  http://www.thetruthaboutbreastcancer.com
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