There must be a very compelling reason why a bag of chemotherapy must be handled with gloves.
No doubt about it, the cytotoxic drugs used in cancer chemotherapy are hazardous. They work by disrupting the growth and reproduction of cancer cells. Unfortunately, that action often afflicts certain healthy cells as well, causing toxic side effects in the patients who receive chemotherapy and posing health risks to the nurses who administer it without taking protective measures…
Accidental exposure to such agents can occur in several ways: by direct absorption of a drug through the skin; by ingestion while eating or drinking after hand contact with a drug; and by inhalation of airborne droplets…
The development of secondary malignancies such as leukemia, bladder cancer, and lymphoma is well documented.”
Susan Newton, RN, MS, AOCN, “Handling chemo safely: Your concern, too“
“As a chemist trained to interpret data, it is incomprehensible to me that physicians can ignore the clear evidence that chemotherapy does much, much more harm than good.” Alan Nixon, Ph.D. , Past President, American Chemical Society.
Aside from the above precautionary introduction, there are empirical factors showing that chemotherapy should not be part of one’s menu when dealing with cancer and other severe maladies, that even the experts are not willing to subject themselves to it…
75% Physicians Won’t Take Chemotherapy
The great lack of trust is evident even amongst doctors. Polls and questionnaires show that three doctors out of four (75 per cent) would refuse any chemotherapy because of its ineffectiveness against the disease and its devastating effects on the entire human organism. This is what many doctors and scientists have to say about chemotherapy:
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