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. Mercola Urges Increases in Vitamin D3 Levels

The Truth About Breast Cancer is ecstatic to learn that a leading holistic MD, Dr. Joseph Mercola, has now joined KnowBreastCancer in urging all women to increase their Vitamin D3 levels ASAP!

Dr. Mercola, with the most popular natural health website on the internet, www.mercola.com, agrees with Dr. Cedric Garland’s DINOMIT Theory of cancer as the fastest way we can turn breast cancer into a rare disease.

If women can get their Vitamin D3 blood levels up to a level of 60-80 ng/ml, mastectomies and reconstruction surgeries may soon become history!

Currently, the American Cancer Society, the Institute of Medicine, and national pink ribbon groups don’t talk to women about this inexpensive and effective option as a way to stop breast cancer before it can start. Unfortunately, their focus is  usually limited to finding a cure; with much of these non-profits’ budgets supplied  by big pharma and radiology companies that give millions of dollars in donations each year to these for- the- cure groups.

Another helpful site that encourages women to use enough  vitamin D3 supplements every day to reach 60 ng/ml – 80-ng/ml, to help stop breast cancer before it can start is Grassroots Health, a national public health  organization www.grassrootshealth.net.

Coming up next time on The Truth About Breast Cancer:  The relationship between inflammation and  breast cancer.

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Thermography: safer, more accurate than mammograms

February 13. 2010

I recently had a full body European thermogram instead of a screening mammogram. Happily,  I learned that I have no tumors in my breasts, nor do I have any inflammation there, which can be an early warning sign for future  atypical cells (DCIS) or various types of actual breast cancer.

The thermogram took place in the practitioner’s office, where she had me wear a long sleeved  button-down- the- front shirt with no bra and had me strip to my underpants.

She then touched her electromagnetic wand to   various points on my body… from head to pelvis, while the computer compiled the temperature of each point.

The worse part was having to stand fairly naked for ten minutes while my body cooled down! The practitioner again passed the wand over those same body points, as the computer took a second reading of my now cooled- off body.  BRRR!!!!

Five minutes later, the computer printed off a diagram, along with  an analysis of my body’s cool and hot spots!

I   recently  learned that there are two types of thermography,  both types  being safer and more accurate than screening mammograms.

The full- body European type, that I experienced, uses electromagnetic pulses, while the more common type of thermogram uses thermal imaging.

The European type offers a functional assessment of the nervous system and is more readily accepted by medical insurance companies. But both types of thermograms are usually done on the entire body, as the breasts are integrally linked to the rest of your body!  duh!!

For example, if your left breast shows inflammation, but not your right breast, your full body thermogram might show a core of inflammation in your left shoulder  that radiates over to your left breast; Hence as in everything in life.. it is always important to get the full picture, so you can  locate  the actual  source of a problem.

Two clinics that offer European Thermography (also called computer regulated thermography ) in New England are : Jackie Bell Natural Health in Cambridge, MA  www.naturalbell.com and Sojourns Community Health Clinic in Westminster, VT www.sojourns.org

As more and more women use some type of thermography,  instead of choosing to have an annual or biannual mammogram, I predict that breast health clinics and medical centers will complain or shout  that “mammograms are safer” … until these same  clinics decided to switch over to thermography as well!

But right now, many breast health clinics and medical centers  need to pay off the cost of their new digital mammography machines , so there will probably continue to be huge marketing pressure put on women of various ages to have an annual screening mammogram rather than a thermogram.

For those of us who like to think for ourselves, and limit the amount of radiation that touches any part of our bodies, it is nice that some of us now have the     thermography option.

Dr Mercola,   America’s #1 on-line natural health MD, agrees that thermograms are safer and better than mammograms. Check out this link to his video on thermography and vitamin D3 for breast cancer prevention)

Choosing thermography over a screening mammogram is one of Know B rest Cancer’s  7 Easy Ways to help stop breast cancer from happening to you.  To learn about all 7 Easy Ways, please  visit www.knowbreastcancer.net