Younger Florida Women Face Rising Breast Cancer Rates

Key West Florida: More Florida women, under 50 years old, are being diagnosed with invasive breast cancer each year.  In 1984 only 53 out of 100,000 younger women in the state were diagnosed; by 2008 that number had jumped to 74 out of 100,000; a  1.7 percent annual increase, according to the Florida  Statewide Cancer Registry.

Florida women are not alone. In 2007, 83 out of 100,000 Massachusetts women under 50 were diagnosed with the invasive disease, while in Colorado that year, the  number was 70/100,000.   Since the mid 80’s, younger women under 50 in all three states have faced annual increases of 0.9 to 2.3 percent.

In contrast, British women under 50 are at 1970 U.S.levels with only 42/100,000 women under 50 being diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2010.  Why this great disparity between the two countries?

“Much higher use of birth control drugs by U.S. women and no federal laws banning growth hormones from  U.S. dairy and meat products  are two contributing factors to our high  breast cancer rates,” according to Susan Wadia-Ells, founding director of the National Breast Cancer Prevention Project/Busting Breast Cancer, now based in Key West.  The six- year- old virtually-volunteer non-profit is focused on translating new research on the causes of breast cancer into healthy prevention steps  individual women can follow.

Most breast cancer funds in Florida and elsewhere still ignore teaching this new prevention information; instead 98% of breast cancer funding remains focused on detection or mammograms and on “finding the cure.”

Bucking the tide, Wadia-Ells’ non profit teaches individual women 7 Simple Steps, including  using vitamin D3 supplements,  safe tanning;  choosing hormone-free birth control methods, using shower filters and eating a low-white/ high-greens diet; all  simple, inexpensive and yet significant ways to help stop breast cancer before it starts.

“Given our for- profit sick care system, U.S.women are currently the only group with the self -interest and the ability to stop most breast cancer before it starts.” said Wadia-Ells.

For more information:  www.bustingbreastcancer.org

 

 

 

No Need for Women to Amputate Their Breasts if Have Mutated BRCA Cancer Gene!!

  • Avoid most sugar-based food and beverages  each day and make sure your body remains  alkaline most of the day by drinking green smoothies
  • Raise your vitamin D3 blood level to 50-80 ng/ml with safe year-round tanning and D3 supplements and keep Vit D3  at this level year- round
  • Have a radiation-free thermogram each year, no matter what your age, to find out if your breasts are inflamed or if your lymph system within your breasts is clogged; If inflammation is found, then  lose weight, move to an alkaline diet and dry brush your skin to change this pre-cancerous situation
  • Always choose  a hormone-free IUD or have a tubal ligation instead of using birth control drugs that contain  the breast cancer causing progestin chemical hormone

These are four critical, significant, healthy  and inexpensive lifestyle changes  a woman can choose to  adopt if she wants to help stop breast cancer before it starts.

These and many other healthy, inexpensive  lifestyle changes can ratchet down all women’s risks of developing breast cancer… even women born with a defective cell repair gene (BRCA1) .

A  recent  New York Times article describes how women in Israel are being tested for the “breast cancer gene”….. and then left in a quandry about what to do, it they test positive.

Being born with one of these defective genes can  increase a woman’s life time risk of developing  breast cancer…BUT only if she then  refuses to make  any or all of these or other  simple lifestyle changes.

The international research exists. It shows us what is causing all of this breast cancer in women in Israel, in the United States and around the world.

This same research also shows us that there are simple, yet significant ways that all women can stop this invasive disease before it starts, even women identified as carrying a broken cancer-fixing gene.

The problem with these lifestyle changes…

Nowhere in the Times article was there mention of  any of these  lifestyle change that can significantly help stop breast cancer before it starts.

Why not?

These  lifestyle changes  don’t offer any income  to cancer centers, surgeons, radiography clinics, genetic testing companies, and others who now profit from the growing numbers of  younger and older women who are pushed into having their healthy breasts amputated.

Also… these cancer centers  continue to believe that cancer is a genetic disease... not a metabolic disease. This means that most  mainstream oncologists and breast surgeons continue to tell women  they don’t understand why a woman has developed breast cancer. Therefore these same medical practitioners also believe it  difficult to impossible to stop breast cancer before it starts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book; authors not interested in prevention

Stopping Breast Cancer Before it Starts is Not Their Job

Women are the only group with the self-interest and power to prevent most breast cancer

You might think the authors of The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book, each a clinician and senior professor in the field of breast cancer research, would offer readers the most up-to-date information on how to prevent breast cancer from happening.

 

But… you would be wrong.

 

Instead, the new book devotes only 12 out of 412 pages to educating women on the importance of prevention. Here are the book’s  major recommendations:

  • Have doctors remove your ovaries & breasts
  • Take folate supplements if you drink alcohol
  • Exercise

Sadly, the authors have ignored more than twenty years of research that now provides us a long list of specific known and probable causes and subsequent lifestyle changes that can significantly reduce a woman’s breast cancer risk.  Here are three choices that are natural, safe, healthy, simple and inexpensive.

  • Use hormone-free IUDs or have a tubal ligation so you can avoid taking birth control drugs.     WHY? The progestin in all contraceptive drugs can initiate breast cancer and exponentially accelerate the growth of tumor cells.
  • Use safe year- round tanning and/or D3 supplements to raise your vitamin D3 blood serum levels above 50 ng./ml.   WHY?  This level of D3 enables your healthy breast cells to destroy any mutated cells.

Like most breast “health” books and breast cancer “awareness” organizations, The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book  appears intently focused on diagnosing the disease: (think… “Are you sick yet?”) and on treating the disease (think…” Let us help you!’).

Yes… these are important tasks; they are also the profit-making end of our national breast cancer industry.

Sadly, The Mayo Clinic, like most other non-profit and for-profit cancer centers in the U.S. , remains strictly focused on the bottom line.  Helping women stay healthy is not a profitable undertaking. Stopping the disease from happening in the first place is apparently not their job.

Meanwhile, an increasing percentage of U.S. women,  of all ages, and those under 45,  are  being diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.

  • A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found a 2% annual increase over the past three decades in late-stage metastatic breast cancer in women under 40 years, using 8 % to 18 % population samples, created by the National Cancer Institute.
  •  American Cancer Society estimates show an 11.8 % annual increase since 2007 in new cases of invasive breast cancer in women under 45 years old.
  • Between 2006 and 2009,  an average of 22,500 women , under 45 years old, were diagnosed each year  with invasive breast cancer,  according to state -based data from 99% of the U.S. population, as reported by the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR).

Why is  more breast cancer happening to our younger women, than ever before?

Who is helping women learn how to stop breast cancer before it can start?

How can we turn off this faucet of more and more breast cancer?

 

 

The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book ignores these three questions. Instead, the Clinic’s book, published in 2012,  is a dramatic example of why women cannot depend on the Mayo Clinic,  or virtually any cancer center or breast health center (aka mammogram clinic),  to be up-to-date on how individuals can stop breast cancer before it starts. (mammograms may detect; they certainly do not prevent.)

We  need to realize that given our current for-profit sick-care system, individual women are the only group in the United States today,  that has both the self interest and the power to actually stop most breast cancer before it starts.

Put these three books on your reading list today if you are serious about lowering your breast cancer risk:

Busting Breast Cancer: 7 Simple Steps Ebook Series –Volume 1.. Birth Control Drugs by Susan Wadia-Ells PhD

This short $3.99 ebook encourages women to try a hormone-free IUD or have a tubal ligation as alternatives to birth control drugs. The book also discusses natural ways to balance hormones if you now use birth control drugs for skin, menstrual or other hormone-related issues. Finally this small ebook offers a good summary of the most important  studies linking birth control drug use to breast cancer, including Josef Penniger’s recent and startling  research on how progestin drugs ( think all birth control drugs, some HRT drugs and some fertility drugs) exponentially increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. This is the only book like it on the subject.

 

The Vitamin D3 Solution:  A 3 Step Solution to our Most Common Health Problem, by Michael Holick, MD, PhD

More and more research shows that most women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer have vitamin D3 levels under 50 ng/ml, while women with D3 blood levels over 50 ng/ml are rarely diagnosed with the disease. Dr Michael Holick’s book describes how using safe levels of indoor and outdoor tanning can offer most people enough UVB rays to make their own vitamin D3. Holick also helps readers choose appropriate levels of D3 supplements, with or without tanning, to raise your blood level up to that protective 50-80 ng/ml level.  This is the only book like it on this subject.

 

The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now! by Mark Hyman, MD

Numerous studies show how cancer busting  foods we eat everyday can balance hormones, lower inflammation,  and thus block breast tumors from happening.

·        avoid dairy products with added hormones or switch to a dairy-free diet

·        increase your intake of cruciferous vegetables and omega 3 fatty acids

·        avoid high amounts of  sugar from high glycemic foods

·        drink chlorine-free filtered water

Anti-Cancer, by the late David Servan-Schreiber MD, a 20 year cancer survivor, was the first best seller in this field. Now Mark Hyman MD, a functional or prevention-oriented physician,  has just published an up-to-date best seller on this critical subject of cancer-blocking foods.

Now Go Read!!!!

 

 

Dr. Michael Holick, Vitamin D3 Expert, Joins Busting Breast Cancer’s National Advisory Board

Dr Michael Holick Ph.D, M.D.,  Professor of Medicine, Physiology, and Biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine,  recently joined Busting Breast Cancer’s National Advisory Board.

Dr Michael Holick receiving General Clinical Research Centers Program Award for Excellence in Clinical Research,at the National Institutesof Health, Washington, DC, March, 2006.

We are honored that Dr Holick has agreed to join us at Busting Breast Cancer, as we work to teach women  how to increase their vitamin D3 blood levels in order to  help stop breast cancer before it can start.

Dr Holick’s most recent book The Vitamin D3 Solutionreveals a well-kept secret: our bodies need a sensible amount of unprotected sun exposure to protect us from bone loss, lowered immune function and breast and colon cancers.

Using safe outdoor and indoor tanning/taking sufficient levels of Vitamin D3 supplements to increase one’s blood serum level to 60-80 ng/ml,  is one of Busting Breast Cancer’s 3 Easy Ways to help stop breast cancer before it starts.

Commenting on Holick’s recent book, New York Times bestselling author,   Christiane Northrup, MD,  said,  “This information can save your life. Really.”

For more information www.bustingbreastcancer.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raise your vitamin D3 blood levels … and say NO!! to breast cancer & the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force!

It would be devastating if women learned how to stop breast cancer before it started.

More than  200,000 women in the U.S. would not need to purchase expensive treatment  and drugs each year. Billions of dollars in profits would be lost overnight.

For example,  tens of thousands of women would have no need to purchase Taxol, Tamoxifen,  Arimidex, Herceptin or other breast cancer drugs.  Oncologists would lose millions of dollars in  drug company commissions from these prescriptions and  even more dollars each year from patient insurance and co-pays.

If women stopped developing invasive breast cancer, an untold number of jobs would soon  be lost within medical centers, radiology clinics and pharmaceutical companies as the demand for breast cancer drugs and services ground to a halt. Worse,  new construction for expanded breast surgery and reconstruction clinics would be cancelled, most mammography centers might need to close and research dollars for new breast cancer genetic tests, vaccines and   find- the- cure drugs would dry up. Susan G Komen and a good portion of the American Cancer Society would shut down operations.

Also, agency chiefs and middle managers in our national cancer agencies, (National Cancer Institute, Centers for Disease Control and Food and Drug Administration) would no longer switch between  higher paying government and private sector cancer jobs as much. This current revolving-door culture  means  that government reports sometimes appear to support  Big Pharma, or the radiation industry, instead of keeping women informed on how to stop breast cancer before it starts.

Just take a look at a recent government Vitamin D3 report that says  women should  stop taking Vitamin D3 supplements.

What a silly idea!!!

What should we make of this document by the Preventative Services Task Force that actually ignores dozens of  recent studies supporting higher levels of D3 and instead tells us that vitamin D3 is fairly useless when it comes to protecting bones, or helping  prevent a breast cancer diagnosis??!!

I won’t comment on the individuals selected to serve on this  current national  Task Force, the group that  issued this out -of -date report.  It is more important to focus on the research its  members were asked to review.

You know the saying.. junk in.. junk out. Well the Task Force was asked to review or comment upon two older studies where women took very low doses of vitamin D3 each day (400 IU).

Surprise!! These research studies  showed  that taking only 400 IUs (international units) of D3 supplements daily,  had little to no effect on improved bone density. These same research studies  also found that these low levels of vitamin D3 supplementation did not have any effect on breast cancer prevention.

Using these two studies as their information base, the Task Force’s report says  taking Vitamin D3 supplements is useless.

Duh!!!!???

I would encourage the Task Force to erase their current report and try reviewing at least five of the most recent, most comprehensive studies of what happens to breast, prostate and colon cancer rates when  a person uses safe tanning and  adequate  vitamin D3 supplements (2,000-5,000 IUs/day) in order to  maintains  50-80 ng/ml of vitamin D3 in their blood serum.

PRESTO… cancer prevention happens!!!

Read these studies yourself & don’t miss seeing the video by Dr Cedric Garland of the Moores Cancer Center in San Diego, as he describes the biological mechanism that happens as vitamin D3 blocks tumor growth.

Garland’s DINOMIT theory of cancer shows how breast, prostate and colon cells, when given enough vitamin D3,  become  a coordinated safety net, protecting each specific organ from developing cancerous tumors.

If you want a book on the subject, try Dr Michael Holick’s  2010 book, The Vitamin D3 Solution.  Visit www.bustingbreastcancer.org  to see these and other resources.

Women (and those who love us), it turns out, are the only group within the U.S. culture today with the self interest and the power to stop breast cancer before it starts. So  women must take charge of boosting their individual D3 blood serum levels.

 

Five Recent Cancer/Vitamin D3 Studies:

Fedirko V, Torres-Mej¡a G, Ortega-Olvera C, Biessy C, Angeles-Llerenas A, Lazcano-Ponce E, et al. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and risk of breast cancer: results of a large population-based case-control study in Mexican women. Cancer Causes Control. ;23:1149-62, 2012.

 

Garland CF, French CB, Baggerly LL, Heaney RP. Vitamin D supplement doses and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D in the range associated with cancer prevention. Anticancer Research; 31:617-22.2011.

 

Garland, C , et al,  Vitamin D for Cancer Prevention: Global Perspective Annals of Epidemiology Vol. 19, Issue 7, Pages 468-483 July 2009.

 

Goodwin, P J, et al, Prognostic Effects of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels in Early Breast Cancer, Journal of Clinical Oncology, , vol 27 no 23 3757-3763, Aug 10, 2009.

 

Marshall DE, Savage SJ, Garrett-Mayer E, Keane TE, Hollis BW, Host RL, et al.,  Vitamin D3 supplementation at 4000 international units per day for one year results in a decrease of positive cores at repeat biopsy in subjects with low-risk prostate cancer under active surveillance. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, jc.2012-1451 April 16, 2012.

 

Busting Breast Cancer North of Boston

How can a lone woman help stop breast cancer before it starts?

1. MEMORIZE your Vitamin D3 (sunshine vitamin) blood level! The magic number to help stop breast cancer tumors from forming is  60/80 ng/ml.

Don’t assume your doctor knows  the latest research on how vitamin D3 can  stop breast cancer before it starts.

2. EAT low hormone foods EVERY DAY

Think miso soup, tempeh and other fermented organic soy products; Think organic milk (no rBGH) and drink/eat  very little  dairy no matter what; think smart chickens,  fed no hormones or antibiotics .

3. STOP using birth control DRUGS, especially if you are over 40.

All recent research indicates that birth control drugs are  increasing the rate of breast cancers in younger women across the U.S. . Using an  IUD  or having your tubes tied is safer, more effective and less expensive.

Last week , The National Breast Cancer Prevention Project/Know Breast Cancer launched our first Busting Breast Cancer Initiative on Boston’s North Shore, at the gorgeous Rockport Art Association –  donated  for the event.

Here is the slide that got the most attention!

 

 

 

What are the reaons for this reality?  Here’s what Lisa Vincent, Busting Breast Cancer’s  team leader in Rockport had to say:

Massachusetts has the 5th highest breast cancer rate of all 50 states.

Essex County (north of Boston) has the 3rd highest rate in the state.

Since breast cancer is rarely caused by one event or a single long-term toxic exposure, here are some logical possibilities:

1.Essex County is one of the highest income areas in the state.. and more money allows you to:

  • hire more professional cleaners for your house, car and gardens , probably using toxic chemicals;
  • go to a doctor who may recommend using birth control drugs and HRT drugs for many reasons;
  • have annual mammograms before and after menopause. Research shows that radiation, at any level is a cumulative carcinogen, especially if you are younger than 50 (pre menopausal)

2. Essex County uses  shallow municipal water sources  where chlorine, combined with with twigs and other organic matter, create chemical hormones that you injest or absorb when bathing, cooking and drinking.

3.  Essex County is in the cold north eastern section of the U.S. .  From    October through May,   weak sunshine during these eight months keeps average vitamin D3 blood levels low.

Jane Stephens, breast cancer warrior, and volunteer for the Essex County Busting Breast Cancer Initiative stands beside the Charles Movalli original oil painting donated in honor of Carleen Muniz (1947-2009).  Movalli’s painting is valued at 6k by most galleries.
 
 

Raffle Tickets are $25@,  available online until October 23rd – when the grand prize drawing will take place at  NBCPP’s  Know Breast Cancer Month Reception, Sunday October 23rd from 3pm – 6pm, at the John Archer Estate in Danvers, MA  at 2 pm, featuring the Honky Tonk Women

New Vitamin D3 mouse study smells fishy

Millions of dollars are again being spent to scare the public away from taking effective level of vitamin D3 supplements, that can block the development of invasive breast cancer in U.S. women.

Last summer Big Pharma sponsored a Vitamin D3 report by experts, most of whom currently received significant income from pharmaceutical companies, that ignored twenty years of solid research on the many benefits enjoyed by Americans taking much much higher levels of vitamin D3. Using the Institute of Medicine, a pharmaceutical-industry funded organization, the July 2010 report urged Americans to limit their intake of Vitamin D3 to 1,000 IUs or less per day.

Now someone is paying big bucks to publicize a small mouse study out of Georgetown University Hospital, that mentions how high levels of vitamin D3… although clearly helpful in stopping most types of breast cancer, was not helpful for skinny mice who were “pre-destined” to develop one type of estrogen negative breast cancer. This.. after feeding the poor mice 15,000 IUs or more of vitamin D3 a day!

It will be important to see what leading Vitamin D3 researcher at University of California’s Moores Cancer Center or their education organization Grassroots Health, or the Vitamin D Council, or researchers at Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research or the well-respected Vitamin D researcher, Dr Michael Holick, at Boston University has to say about this latest publicity effort to limit Americans’ intake of this inexpensive food supplement that can help stop breast and colon cancer and many other conditions before they start. See Dr Cedric Garland’s video on how higher levels of vitamin D3 protects against these types of cancers in humans.

Remember… as more and more Americans use adequate levels of inexpensive Vitamin D3 supplements to protect ourselves from breast and colon cancers, the pharmaceutical companies lose billions of dollars each year in chemotherapy sales.

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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Birth Control Pills Now Linked to Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Recent research out of Seattle  shows a disturbingly strong link between young  women (40 years and younger) who used oral contraceptives  and their tendency to develop triple negative breast cancer, a rapidly growing estrogen-negative type of the disease.

Among women (40 years and younger) the relative risk for triple-negative breast cancer associated with oral contraceptive use (of more than one year ) was 4.2. (95%confidence interval, 1.9-9.3)

This study, Risk Factors for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer in Women Under the Age of 45 Years,  involving over 1,000 women, led by Jessica M. Dolle, at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle,  and published in the academic journal, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention in April of last year, did not find a similar link between   other kinds of  breast cancer and the use of oral contraceptives in this  same  group of breast cancer patients.

( one page abstract/summary of study)

http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/18/4/1157.abstract

( full study: ten page PDF)

http://www.jillstanek.com/Abortion%20Breast%20Cancer%20Epid%20Bio%20Prev%202009.pdf

Most types of breast cancer seem to be  caused by a  cocktail of various ingredients that appear to be unique to each person, that  mixed together can create  a perfect toxic storm.

Triple Negative breast cancer strikes  younger women more often than older women, and strikes black women at double the rate of white women. Younger black women are currently the most at- risk population for developing this type of breast cancer.

Sadly 90+%  of the dollars earmarked for  triple negative breast cancer research,  by Susan G Komen for the Cure, by  the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation, by government and other private grant makers are only focused on developing  expensive drugs that can “find a cure”  for this disease.

Last week  a recent  market research report predicted that by 2018 a new breast cancer drug, BSI-201 will enjoy  $1.7 billion in worldwide sales, with special potential for the triple negative market.

http://www.drugstorenews.com/story.aspx?id=131607&menuid=345

For women fighting this disease, this is wonderful news as such drugs can be critical. But we also need  to figure out how to stop triple negative breast cancer before it starts... even if there is no $1.7 billion drug at the end of the rainbow.

Audre Lorde,  poet, lesbian, feminist leader,  African American and   author of The Cancer Journals, who  died  in 1992 after a fourteen-year struggle with breast cancer,   was one of the first to notice society’s interest in profit making, rather than in trying to stop  breast cancer before it starts.

…what would happen if an army of one-breasted women descended upon Congress and demanded that the use of carcinogenic, fat-stored hormones in beef-feed be outlawed?

Each year, about 30,000  women in the U.S.  are now being diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer and this number continues to grow.  Most of these women are younger than 40 and more than 15% of these young women are  black.

We need to ask  foundations and government agencies to fund Jessica Dolle and other cancer prevention researchers as they try to  understand more about what chemicals, foods and drugs are causing all of this triple negative.

Meanwhile, do not expect your birth control pack  to mention Dolle’s recent research linking birth control drugs to triple negative breast cancer; in fact do not expect the American Cancer Society or even most major breast cancer foundations to breathe a word of  Dolle’s 2009 study.

Birth control pills and breast cancer drugs are both multi-billion dollar a year markets. The   pharmaceutical companies that sell these drugs also give many millions of dollars each year to the American Cancer Society, Komen and other.  Few organizations, I suppose,  want to bite the hands that feed them.

From a practical, personal  point of view, younger women who want to continue using birth control  pills should  counterbalance their risk of developing triple negative by getting a Vitamin D3 blood test.. and taking 2,000 IUs or more of Vitamin D3 supplements every day until your blood test shows you have a level of 60-80 ng/ml of vitamin D3. New research shows that this level of vitamin D3  should protect a huge majority of all women against developing all types of breast cancer.

For more  ideas on how to help lower your risk of developing any type of breast cancer, at any age, see  Know Breast Cancer’s 7 Easy Ways at www.knowbreastcancer.net



Thinking of Sara Palin and Breast Health Centers…or.."Why our hospitals don't talk about real or natural breast cancer prevention

January 5, 2010

Manchester by the Sea, MA

Our  local  Breast ” Health” Centers,  located in medical centers, community hospitals and free-standing clinics around the U.S.,  currently do next to nothing about educating women on how to keep our breasts naturally healthy.

You can put lipstick on a pig, but as Sara says, “It’s still a pig.”

Breast “Health” Centers are currently breast cancer diagnostic centers; places where women are given screening x-rays and possibly more diagnostic  x-rays in the form of mammograms or MRIs with toxic dyes, along with needle aspirations,  and lumpectomies.

But real breast health is something different. Now that we know so much more about how breast cancer begins or grows; now that we know so much more about how to actually limit the number of women who ever develop breast cancer; it’s time for medical centers to also set up real Breast Health Centers or real Breast Cancer Prevention Centers.

Real or natural breast cancer prevention is no longer rocket science; getting the word out to women seems to be a more difficult task.

Here is a sampling of what real Breast Health Centers could offer women today:

  • A blood test to determine your vitamin D3 levels with info sessions on how much vitamin D3 and calcium supplements  you should be taking every day to gradually reach the new recommended level of 60-80 ng/ml of vitamin D3 in your blood serum levels.

For more info on how 60-89 ng/ml of vitamin D3 can amazingly block the first stage of breast cancer development, go to Easy Way #1 at www.knowbreastcancer.net

  • Individualized birth control counseling for women over 40, to help you switch off of birth control pills, patches, rings and estrogen-based IUDs. Women in their  40’s,  who still use these drugs,  significantly raise their risk of developing aggressive estrogen negative breast cancers.

To see some of the research showing that  contraceptive drugs are considered unsafe for women  over 40 years of age, go to Easy Way #3 at www.knowbreastcancer.net

  • Cooking classes for women who want to include dairy-free recipes and other breast cancer-protecting foods, such as Japanese miso and fermented black beans in their families’ daily meals. The Japanese and Chinese, with their dairy-free diets and numerous fermented soy dishes, have one third the breast cancer rates of North American and Northern European women!

For more info on how organic fermented soy foods can be more effective and safer than taking Tamoxifen or Arimidex, see Easy Way #6 at www.knowbreastcancer.net

  • Education groups for women who want to put less alcohol, less nicotine and less sugar into their bodies each day. This is obviously not an easy task, but offering such support under the label of  breast cancer prevention, will take some of the stigma out of treating these dangerous lifestyles.  Using one or more of these toxins every day can triple a woman’s risk level if trying to avoid a second breast cancer diagnosis. Carrying twenty extra pounds of fat can double any older woman’s risk of developing invasive breast cancer. Also heavy drinking and/or  any level of smoking appear to cancel out any protection offered from Vitamin D3 supplementation.

For the latest research on alcohol, smoking, excess body fat and increased breast cancer risk levels, go to Easy Way #7 at www.knowbreastcancer.net

This is all pretty sobering, exciting and hopeful info, but sadly don’t expect our local medical centers to open up any real Breast Health Centers any day soon.

Why not??!

A real or natural Breast Health Center is a low-tech, low-profit service, geared to decreasing the number of community women who will ever develop breast cancer. For these two reasons alone, medical centers do not believe it is in their financial self interest to create such centers.

Remember… most non-profit and for-profit medical centers and clinics operate as for-profit corporations. Executives are often paid a six or seven figure income when they are able to snuff out competing medical centers,   recruit more cancer patients, and continue to offer highly profitable medical services  to these individuals until they die.

Until we have a  health care system that is detached from any profit motives (such as your  local fire department is)  where people’s health (your burning home) comes before corporate profits, medical  centers will never be interested in sponsoring real breast health centers.

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Together, one woman at a time,  we can stop this unnecessary epidemic.

Thanks so much,

Susan

www.knowbreastcancer.net

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