Cancer screening myth
Cancer Screening Myth Unravels
Thank God September’s over!
In case you missed it — and I hope you did — it was National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which is a perfectly good way to ruin an otherwise terrific month.
But here’s something I hope you didn’t miss: Another new study confirms — AGAIN! — that while prostate screenings may succeed in getting you under the knife, they won’t do a thing to save your life.
Researchers reviewed some of the same evidence I’ve been telling you about for years: Six studies involving 387,000 men who were randomly assigned to either regular screenings, or no screenings at all.
If you’re a longtime reader, you already know where this is going — because while the researchers found that PSA tests detected about 20 cancers for every 1,000 men screened, those detections had zero impact on survival rates and no effect on the odds of dying specifically from prostate cancer.
And those 20 in 1,000 men diagnosed with cancer end up facing incontinence and impotence when they’re treated for a disease that never would have hurt them.
Still want that PSA?
Of course you don’t! But despite dozens of studies that prove screenings are unnecessary and unreliable, you can’t turn on the TV without some media know-it-all begging you to get a PSA test.
There were even some “cute” stories planted in newspapers recently about Fred Flintstone. Since he just turned 50, the stories said, it’s time for him to get his PSA test.
But those stories were planted by an organization called “Zero Cancer,” and while it may look like a public service group, it’s really sponsored by a who’s who of drug companies, surgical equipment makers and even prostate surgeons.
You might say they have a vested interest in your screening… and even more in your surgery.
And if you think cancer screenings can give you stress, you should see the treatments.
A treatment worse than the disease
Chemo doesn’t work and the mainstream knows it — and now, they’re practically admitting it.
A new study found that cancer cells can use a stress-related protein to survive and even repair themselves despite being poisoned by radiation.
But the researchers behind this study aren’t blaming the chemo.
No, no, no — the chemo is fine… it’s YOUR fault it doesn’t work.
That’s the actual conclusion of this bizarre new study in Molecular Cancer Research, which finds that anyone who gets stressed out before chemotherapy — essentially, anyone forced to undergo chemo — can awaken the stress protein HSF-1, or heat shock factor-1.
In a lab-dish experiment, Ohio State University scientists gave the radiation treatment to breast cancer cells. And when HSF-1 was present, the cancer cells were able to survive — and then even repair themselves after the zapping.
But instead of realizing that chemo is by nature both stressful and sickening and this is just one reason it doesn’t work, the researchers say cancer patients should simply avoid worrying before their treatments.
Are these guys for real?
If you’re stressed out over chemo, it’s because you should be. Here’s how it works, and I’m oversimplifying this — but not by much: The radiation that’s supposed to kill cancer cells actually kills everything, including you.
Doctors just hope the tumor dies before you do (especially if you haven’t paid up front), so they can cut this slow murder short just in time to “save” you.
It’s pure insanity — and the reason why 75 percent of docs say they wouldn’t get chemo themselves if they were diagnosed with cancer.
I know it’s hard to imagine fighting cancer without stress OR chemo, but it’s possible — and I have the science to back me up. Click here to read more.
Zapping the chemo crew,
William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.
Have Mammograms Helped?
Mammograms don’t prevent breast cancer. “You see this message that the best prevention is early detection, but that’s not prevention; that’s finding a cancer that’s already there,” says Dr. Susan Love, a breast cancer surgeon at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine.
More importantly, the United States Preventive Service Task Force revised its breast cancer screening guidelines to recommend fewer mammograms, because radiation from them can actually increase cancer risk. They realized a premenopausal woman could receive 5 rads of radiation exposure in 10 years from mammograms. This is the same exposure experienced by a woman standing one mile from the detonation of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.