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Saudi toddler dies after swab stick breaks inside his nose during CV test

Note: I believe there are two kinds of tests, one is nasal (the one used in this instance) that has been described as a medical procedure because of its invasiveness, and a throat one. Folk have been asking for the throat one in preference. It appears from feedback that this has not been offered as an option. EWR

From khaleejtimes.com

The doctor decided to perform a surgery to remove the stick after administering anaesthesia.

A toddler in Saudi Arabia had a tragic death after doing a Covid-19 test as the swab stick broke inside his nose, Al Arabiya reported on Tuesday, July 14.

The incident happened in Shaqra General Hospital when the parents took the 18-month-old Abdul Aziz Al Gufan to the hospital on Friday, after they noticed a high temperature. Al Gufan wasn’t showing any other symptoms but the doctor said that it was important to conduct a Covid-19 test. While doing the test, the swab stick broke inside Al Gufan’s nose.

The doctor decided to perform a surgery to remove the stick after administering anaesthesia. After the surgery, the medical team told the parents that the stick was removed successfully and the child was fine.

When Al Gufan woke up, his mother noticed that something wasn’t right and asked the medical team to check the child, but they said that the doctor wasn’t available as it was late at night.

In the morning, the child suddenly fainted and the mother informed the nurses in the hospital who found him not breathing. The medical team placed the boy in a ventilator and a scan examination showed that the airway to one of his lungs were blocked. The child’s condition was getting worse and the parents wanted to take him to a speciality hospital in Riyadh.

However, after receiving approval, the family waited in the hospital for more than an hour for an ambulance until the child passed away. Al Gufan’s uncle submitted a report to the authorities to investigate the death of the child and deal with the medical team.

At night, the uncle told Al Arabiya that the Saudi minister of health called him and confirmed that he is following the investigation personally.

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The NZ health issue you probably never heard about that’s causing pain & suffering for 100s of men & women – medical malpractice & the medical mesh debacle

“A clear theme that emerged was the lack of accountability for mesh-injured patients – many of whom, in hindsight, had not been given adequate information about the surgery they were having and whether their surgeons were properly qualified to be undertaking procedures in the first instance”

“Patients injuries and needs have rarely been acknowledged or validated by those in the health system, leaving them feeling desperate and, in many cases, contemplating suicide”

New Zealand Surgical Mesh Restorative Justice Report Finally Released.

Tangible Concrete Commitments… Where Are They?

The use of surgical mesh for medical procedures has come under increasing scrutiny around the world because of high complication rates and problems with patient safety.

Consumer advocacy group Mesh Down Under has been lobbying since 2012 for practical help and changes in health care based on patient safety and rights.

The report, written by the Victoria University Restorative Justice research team dedicated to the 7-month long surgical mesh project (https://www.restorativehealth.net/), was published today by the Ministry of Health.

The researchers analysed feedback that was provided by both patients and surgeons who contributed anonymously to the report. Several surgeons said when they tried to raise concerns about a colleague’s ability to perform mesh surgery, they were severely bullied. That has perpetuated a culture which fails basic patient care and safety standards.

Even more devastating it was noted that when patients have been injured, they have found their original surgeons unable to fix injuries caused by surgery. Their concerns, injuries and pain were reported as often dismissed and labelled as “being in their head”.

That harm continues when the patient then deals with state agencies. Hundreds of patients detailed obstructive and protracted claims processes with the ACC. When they tried to raise concerns with the Health and Disability Commissioner regarding the medical treatment that had led to their injuries, the process was also arduous and difficult.

A clear theme that emerged was the lack of accountability for mesh-injured patients – many of whom, in hindsight, had not been given adequate information about the surgery they were having and whether their surgeons were properly qualified to be undertaking procedures in the first instance.

The report encapsulates the sometimes harrowing details and personal stories from hundreds of men and women in New Zealand who have been harmed by the use of surgical mesh in their treatment.

Stories regale poor health information, surgical incompetence, medical negligence and an alarming lack of accountability among health professionals and other agencies which are supposed to put patient rights and safety first.

Mesh Down Under fully supported this Restorative Justice process. It was an extremely significant and important step to take, although it is several years too late. We commend the way that this process has been undertaken, finally giving the mesh injured community to share their lived experiences of what has been going on behind the scenes.

While the report identifies a raft of proposals, we would like a clear commitment from the Government on these. There is no need for further consultation or review, as they have been identified to be in patients’ best interests and safety numerous times, including as part of the Health Select Committee report three years ago.

The continual delays in the progress of the necessary initiatives and changes that had previously been identified as urgently needed have been reiterated once again within this report. Seeing the same proposals come up yet again, for the specific help that we have been asking for several years, has resulted in a great deal of distress for some of our members.

After a summation meeting in Wellington, last month, Mesh Down Under was told that the relevant individual health agencies would be contacted by the Restorative Justice Team to confirm their commitments to action.

We are yet to see these commitments in full but will continue to push for robust funding. Without it, we wonder how the Government can support these agencies to make any meaningful progress on the proposed programs or ensure change is implemented with urgency.

We are pleased with the few measurable, tangible concrete commitments and timelines identified and we will be watching closely to ensure these promises of action are kept.

Mesh Down Under believe that these questions need to be asked of the government-

1. Will implementing the actions identified in the report meet the needs of those already harmed and prevent future harm?

2.Will the government provide the funding that will be required to implement the actions identified and when?

3.Will New Zealand finally follow overseas action and suspend mesh procedures whilst mandating high vigilance scrutiny on non-mesh procedures, until all recommendations are actioned and fully implemented?.

We look forward to the Government’s timely response.

Link to report: www.

Excerpts from the report:

“Patients emphasized that a meaningful apology must include acknowledgement of harm…….”The loss of trust they now have in health care providers and institutions cannot be overstated”.

“Restoring trust and confidence in clinicians and the healthcare system was considered a major priority” of this process. But patients identified that “this is dependent on “seeing tangible progress” in rectifying the problems created by surgical mesh.”

“Patients injuries and needs have rarely been acknowledged or validated by those in the health system, leaving them feeling desperate and, in many cases, contemplating suicide”.

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MEDIA BACKGROUNDER

By 2002 surgical mesh devices were freely available in New Zealand, which had (AND STILL HAS ) no requirements for pre-market testing or proof of safety or efficacy for medical devices. Surgeons recommended the procedure to patients, who received very little information about what the surgery involved. Research showed that very few, if any, were warned about the potential risks of lifelong complications.

In 2008 a statement was released by the FDA, warning of risks from pelvic mesh such as erosion of vaginal tissues, pain, infection, recurrence of POP, and new onset of SUI. At that time New Zealand’s Medsafe had received only 14 reports of adverse events (such reports are not mandatory, and the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) did not share treatment injury information with Medsafe until 2017. After a review, Medsafe concluded that the benefits outweighed the risks.

This all changed in 2012 when the first US court case against a mesh manufacturer concluded in favour of the patient. The gag order came off and media coverage began. Affected people made the link between their pain and suffering and the mesh implant, and realised they were not alone. As Carmel Berry recalled: ‘The feeling of finally being believed was overwhelming. I wanted to talk to other people, share my story publicly and warn others to avoid mesh.’

The formation of Mesh Down Under

Mesh Down Under was initially conceived as an online support group for people to share their lived mesh experiences. From the initial group of six members, numbers grew to over 50 within a few months. Co-founders Carmel Berry, Patricia Sullivan and Charlotte Korte realised that the number of mesh-injured New Zealanders was increasing and that the issue needed to be highlighted to the health sector and lawmakers.

Over the following two years, calling themselves ‘The Three Meshketeers’, they undertook to fully research the scale and scope of the issue, and endeavour to highlight to health authorities the difficulties faced by these patients, as they searched for the recognition of their symptoms and the help they needed.

They doggedly sought help from many organisations and people in the health sector, including Medsafe, Women’s Health Action, representatives of various medical colleges, the Health Quality and Safety Council, Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC), and ACC. Almost every meeting concluded with a recommendation that they pursue another agency or organisation that ‘may be able to help’.

They also regularly wrote to politicians and ministers asking them to investigate the growing number of mesh-related treatment Injury claims. They established relationships with media contacts and got regular coverage by investigative journalists, who were also seeing the global scandal unravelling.

Taking action

By March 2014 they believed they had enough evidence to convince the government to launch a full inquiry into the problem. They launched a petition calling for the Health Select Committee to recommend an independent and transparent inquiry into the use of surgical mesh in New Zealand. This was followed by their supporting submission, providing ‘overwhelming evidence about the use and issues of surgical mesh and … concrete ways to improve outcomes for patients’.

After numerous gruelling sessions where the women were challenged by top health officials, the Health Select Committee’s report was presented to Parliament on 1 June 2016. It included seven recommendations, in three areas: the investigation of options for a surgical registry, improvement in medical practice, and the role of the regulator in pre-market medical device approval. In a report tabled on 24 August 2016, the government carefully considered the Committee’s report and supported all of its recommendations.

8 critical words were part of the Select Committee recommendations was “take note of the petitioners’ and others’ experiences. And that was the basis for kick-starting and implementing the ‘Restorative Justice Mesh Project which finally began in late 2018.

While Mesh Down Under currently has 911 members.

Full story with references can be found here: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/women-together/mesh-down-under
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Under 16s should be allowed irreversible transgender surgery against wishes of parents & no mandatory counselling – Australian Psychological ­Society

From theaustralian.com.au

Children under 16 should be allowed to go ahead with irreversible transgender surgery against the wishes of both parents and without mandatory counselling, the Australian Psychological ­Society says.

As recently as last year, Family Court approval was needed for this surgery, notwithstanding ­parents and doctors all agreeing it would help an under-age ­patient suffering psychological distress about “being born in the wrong body”.

In an unpublished law reform submission, the peak body representing 24,000 psychologists says opposition of both parents should not stand in the way of a child under 16 consenting to surgery, such as a double mastectomy, as long as the doctors are “competent” in assessing the child’s cap­acity to make decisions.

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Instead of a Medal They Gave Him Prison

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Monday, December 17th 2018 at 12:45 pm

Written By:

Scott Tips, JD

“The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.”  – George Orwell

David Noakes – businessman, philanthropist, pioneer, and NHF Vice Chairman – now sits behind bars in an English prison. His crime? He cured people of cancerand other diseases. Did he make money off of it? Yes. Did he also donate an unheard-of 25% of his GcMAF product to poor people who could not afford it? Yes again. Most importantly, did he make a cancer-solution available to thousands of people who previously had had no hope of living? Absolutely.

GcMAF, the Cancer Cure

GcMAF is not a synthetic pharmaceutical drug, with all of the risks that a newly created chemical may have. GcMAF is a natural protein that is already inside billions of healthy people. There are zero fears as to its safety. GcMAF also exists in less than a billionth of a gram, so even if it had been arsenic it would still have been quite safe. As an added bonus, GcMAF injections are administered at a fraction of the cost of the typical toxic chemotherapy treatment, have no side effects, and are far more likely to result in a successful outcome (1.5-2.5% success rate for chemotherapy; 75%-100% success rate for GcMAF depending upon the type of cancer).

In fact, 100% of those treated by Noakes’ clinics for liver and pancreatic cancer survived. Both cancers are typically death sentences for anyone diagnosed with them and the survival rate is invariably one year from the time of diagnosis. Indeed, Maureen Kennedy Salaman, the NHF president before me, died of pancreatic cancer in 2006, unfortunately before GcMAF came onto the market.

It was health writer, author, and researcher Bill Sardi who really first broke the story about GcMAF research back in 2008, published in Health Freedom News that year and the next. The story then took off from there and will not go away.

Autism Helped Too

In May 2011, Doctor Jeffrey Bradstreet called Noakes from Georgia, USA. He wanted to use Noakes’ GcMAF for autistic children. Although Noakes doubted it would work, Bradstreet insisted. Just eight weeks later he called Noakes back saying he had the best results he had ever experienced. Of his non-verbal autistic children, some were speaking normally, and no longer autistic. He later stated 15% recovered, and a further 70% were improved to some extent. He and Noakes co-wrote two scientific research papers, one in the journal Autism Insights. Inspired, Noakes and his scientific team developed Goleic, an improved form of GcMAF in June 2013, and they then saw that 25% of autistic children were recovering. Two years later, Bradstreet was murdered soon after the authorities raided his clinic. His killer has still not been found.

Ten other “autistic” doctors went with Noakes’ GcMAF and treated 3,000 children. From April 2012, Dr. Nicola Antonucci treated 400 children; he found GcMAF the most effective treatment he had ever used with autism; it improved 80%, and he wrote a laboratory research paper with Dr. Siniscalco and Dr. Bradstreet on the endocannabinoid system and the evaluation on genes and proteins activated by GcMAF in autistic children. They found that “GcMAF treatment was able to normalize the observed differences in dysregulated gene expression of the endocannabinoid system of the autism group.” That is part of the reason GcMAF works with autism.

Thugs for Big Pharma

Well, thanks to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), and various other EU regulatory authorities, true and effective GcMAF is no longer on the market. Sporting no soul consciousness whatsoever, the FDA and MHRA thugs dutifully carried out their marching orders to suppress all competition to the $200 billion cancer industry.

David Noakes’ product did not hurt a single patient but instead cured or helped the vast majority of them (11,500), all while costing those patients either nothing at all or a mere fraction of the cost of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, the only permitted cancer treatments allowed in Anglo-Saxon countries like the United States and the United Kingdom. One could almost be led to think that the authorities wish to never find a cure for cancer. After all, it is way too profitable.

So, it should be no surprise to anyone then that while the FDA blocked GcMAF shipments into the United States, the other rogue-agency MHRA in England and on the Crown-island of Guernsey swooped down on Noakes’ and others’ GcMAF manufacturing and distribution facilities, conducting 33 persecutions that included Noakes being forced to watch 12 formerly terminal patients, who had been recovering from cancer, die on Guernsey after the MHRA banned GcMAF, 14 raids by over 100 officers, all of his savings seized, the closure of his bank accounts and company, 4 scientists, 7 doctors and 27 staff members put out of work, arrests with David Noakes seeing the inside of jail cells including the infamous Wandsworth Prison, being transported in prison lorries, the confiscation of all passports, bail and a court case. In all, the MHRA’s ban of GcMAF killed 200 patients outright (not to mention the countless others denied effective treatment), while GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) gets not even a hand slap for the drug Avandia, which killed over 83,000 people. Did I forget to tell you, though, that the MHRA board is peppered with former GSK executives?

So, for three and three-quarters years, that is until the week of November 19, 2018, David Noakes and many of his colleagues lingered in that twilight zone of anxiety, apprehension, and forced impoverishment while awaiting trail and possible imprisonment of up to 20 years. One person, David Halsall, had already in fact been thrown into French prison without charges, where he languished in misery until only recently released to await trial there.

The Plea Hearing

On September 24th, I was in London at the Southwark Crown Court to meet with David Noakes and his attorneys before a hearing later that day where he was to enter his pleas to the seven charges confronting him (six counts for distribution of an unlicensed medicinal product and one count of “money laundering,” which is always present as a charge if anyone makes even one penny off of the sale of an “unlicensed” medicine and is really unfair “double jeopardy”). While David Noakes did not want to plead guilty to any of those charges and certainly not to the completely bogus charge of “money laundering,” the unique British justice system funnels (i.e., strongly encourages) its defendants into pleading guilty at the earliest possible stage of any criminal proceeding.

If a suspect admits his or her guilt immediately upon arrest, then the Judge at the time of sentencing has the most leeway in showing mercy, whereas by law that leeway declines with time until at trial if the defendant loses, then the Judge will have no leeway whatsoever in showing sentencing mercy.  And since Noakes was facing 10 years or more in prison for what is considered a “strict liability” crime with no jury trial possible and conviction probable, he was effectively forced to plead guilty to all charges except one, which his attorneys negotiated away and was dismissed.

The MHRA case was heavily based on fraud: They had never heard of GcMAF. Even to the end, the MHRA and its court counsel, Gillian Jones of Red Lion Chambers, seemed totally incapable of informing themselves by reading research papers and didn’t even look at PubMed (the U.S. National Library of Medicine), which has 70 GcMAF papers stored in an easy-to-find location. Indeed, in court, Ms. Jones ignored all of the evidence presented and simply steamrollered ahead on her ridiculous mission to present David Noakes and GcMAF as a fraud. For those who think that women in law bring a higher level of ethics to the profession, they only need to see amoral Gillian Jones as complete disproof of that silly notion. She was Evil Personified, sporting a powdered wig as her only disguise.

David Noakes’ defense had always been the truth: That the MHRA has Big-Pharma directors, has always failed in its stated mission to support new treatments and instead shuts down natural treatments like Vitamin B17, CBD oil, Zara’s tea (Combretastatin), and now GcMAF. MHRA would rather license pharmaceutical drugs that kill. Opiods, Vioxx, and Avastin have killed 450,000, while GcMAF never killed anyone. Moreover, eleven public bodies and persons have stated that the MHRA is unfit to do its job. MHRA would clearly never give Noakes a license for GcMAF. The Medicines laws have been put in place by Big-Pharma lobby money for no other purpose than to create a monopoly for themselves alone that excludes innovative, new treatments and small companies such as Noakes’. And the public’s health be damned.

The Sentencing Hearing

During the entire week of November 19, 2018, David Noakes’ legal team was allowed to produce witnesses and other evidence in favor of a more lenient sentence before the Honorable Nicolas Loraine-Smith, who by all appearances was tough- but fair-minded. Indeed, during Noakes’ own time upon the witness stand, the Judge treated David Noakes more gently and kindly than did Noakes’ own attorney!

In the event, of the 20 witnesses whom Noakes wanted on the witness stand to testify on his behalf, his own counsel only placed one of those witnesses on the stand and even then only for a very brief time. David Noakes himself had to carry the testimonial burden.

As one of those 20 proposed witnesses, I myself had flown across the Channel on November 20th, prepared to testify as an authority on food-and-drug law and the predatory practices of the MHRA and FDA.  However, at the very last minute, just before I was to take the stand, Noakes’ counsel told me that they would not call me to the stand. David Noakes was horrified, and I was not happy either. I flew home that day thinking very ill thoughts of his trial attorney.

Ian R. Crane did a very creditable job of reporting on this week of hearings, and his somewhat verbose daily reports can be viewed herehereherehereherehere, and here. The unsung heroes and heroines of this week, though, were the numerous friends and supporters who turned out despite the cold, rainy weather every day to attend the hearing and who packed the courtroom’s public gallery with friendly and sympathetic faces. These angels were a strong counter-weight to the MHRA minions lurking around and darkening the doorway of the courtroom.

As it turned out, David Noakes held up well, despite being on the witness stand for hours and with unfriendly questioning by both his own attorney and the prosecuting witch. (I saw her and, yes, she does look like a witch to me, although I do not intend by this to insult witches with such a comparison.) On the witness stand, and even though admitting that he was not a scientist, Noakes showed an amazing grasp and knowledge of GcMAF, the science behind it, and its current application. In fact, Noakes knew more about GcMAF than all of the people in the courtroom put together.

The Sentence Handed Down

With the hearings over by Friday, November 23rd, it was then up to the prosecution and defense to submit written summations to the Judge on the following Monday (November 26th) with the Judge to then issue his decision on sentencing on Tuesday the 27th. The Judge did just that.

Now, keep in mind that Noakes was facing 8 years in prison.  That is what the MHRA badly sought and argued for. There was no hope that Noakes could escape without any custodial time (time in prison) as his ex-wife Lorraine Noakes was to get when she received no prison time and probation for the “crime” of distributing GcMAF and saving lives.

So, on that Tuesday, Judge Nicolas Loraine-Smith decided that David Noakes had attempted to save lives and that GcMAF could be effective to treat cancer and other diseases. Still, the Judge did not award David Noakes the medal that he deserved.

Instead, the Judge sentenced him to twelve months in prison for the “marketing medicinal products without a license” charges and an additional three months in prison for the bogus “money laundering” charge. While this was not what we had hoped for, in the light of the 96 months in prison that he could have received, this was comparatively light (and gracious of the Judge), especially when we hear that Noakes’ legal team thinks he could be released in only four months’ time.

The MHRA promptly issued a statement, gloating about their victory. They claimed that the conviction showed that they had been right to stop Noakes, ignoring the hard fact that by doing so they had caused hundreds, thousands, even millions of deaths both now and in the future. Instead of being ashamed, these thugs celebrated their own ignorance and stupidity while doing what most bureaucrats around the World invariably do: Glorify procedure over outcome.

Matt Waterman, a commentator based on the island of Guernsey, aptly pointed out the MHRA’s complete and utter hypocrisy: “So the very next day the Health Department comes, apparently unashamedly, to [Guernsey, where this GcMAF adventure all started] with a proposal to save lives using methodology which is reckless to put it kindly. … The Health Department could have achieved the life-saving objective without the risks which they have taken, whereas in the Noakes case his opponents argue that there is not enough evidence that GcMAF is a life saver.” In other words, the MHRA launches into a very risky project that supposedly is to save lives while at the same time taking down humanity’s best hope at present for defeating cancer with zero harmful side effects. The MHRA’s paymasters must be especially proud of such obedient lap dogs.

Final Points

So, David Noakes now sits in jail, while the real criminals continue to roam freely, killing people right and left with their mindless greed and stupidity. Maybe he will be released from prison in four months or maybe he will not. Either way, this selfless and generous man deserved a medal and not the prison term that a corrupt system forced upon him.

Please sign our Petition to the Government to ask Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for a Royal Pardon for David Noakes here. And please write David Noakes words of support at: David Noakes – A7081DY, P.O. Box 757, Heathfield Road, Wandsworth, London SW18 3HU England.

NHF will keep you current on David Noakes’ situation. Thank you all for your support!

 

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Removing Children’s Tonsils and Adenoids Increases Risk for 28 Diseases, Study Finds

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Saturday, July 7th 2018 at 2:30 pm

Written By:

Sayer Ji, Founder

While the conventional medical establishment calls for the removal of “broken” or “defective” body parts, a watershed study on the long-term effects of tonsillectomy and adenoid removal calls into question the propriety of this surgery, performed on nearly half-a-million children in the United States each year

If you were a child born in the U.S. from the 1950s through the 1970s, odds are high that either you or someone you know has undergone a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy. I was one of those children. When I was in kindergarden, I had my adenoids removed. I was already suffering from severe bronchial asthma, requiring emergency treatment at the hospital several times a year, and somtimes as often as three times a month. The adenoid surgery was performed ostensibly to ‘relieve’ sinus obstruction. But following the procedure, my symptoms worsened. By the time I was sixteen I needed another sinus obstruction surgery, this time for sinus polyps and a deviated septum.

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Chemotherapy Losing (Lost?) Its Luster

Story at-a-glance

  • Research dating back over a decade suggests many women with breast cancer can opt for gentler versions of chemotherapy, or skip it altogether, without harming their chances of recovery
  • According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), many cancer patients are being overtreated to their detriment; an estimated 70 percent of women with early stage breast cancer probably do not need chemotherapy, and fare just as well without it
  • The Oncotype DX test can help determine whether a breast cancer patient might benefit from chemo by measuring the activity of 21 genes involved in cancer recurrence
  • According to ASCO’s findings, women with estrogen-sensitive breast cancer that test negative for HER2, and whose tumors are smaller than 5 centimeters, have not spread to the lymph nodes, and have an Oncotype DX score between 11 and 25, can forgo chemo
  • An increasing number of cancer patients are now electing not to use chemo. A recent survey found the overall use of chemo declined from 34.5 to 21.3 percent between 2013 and 2015

By Dr. Mercola

Surgery, drugs and radiation — aka the “cut, poison, burn” strategy — are typically the only solutions offered by most conventional oncologists to treat cancer, and upon receiving a cancer diagnosis most people are willing to do just about anything to get better. Unfortunately, the standard of care for cancer is not necessarily the most effective.

Research dating back over a decade suggests many women with breast cancer can opt for gentler versions of chemotherapy, or skip it altogether, without harming their chances of recovery. One 2007 study found some breast cancer patients had better outcomes when given Taxotere, a milder chemotherapy drug than Adriamycin, which had been the standard for decades.1

Another suggested the Oncotype DX test2,3 may be able to help determine whether a breast cancer patient might benefit from chemo by measuring the activity of 21 genes involved in cancer recurrence. At the time, Dr. Eric Winer of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston said,4 “We are backing off on chemotherapy and using chemotherapy more selectively.” Now, a number of additional studies have come to the same conclusion: Many breast cancer patients do not need chemotherapy, and have better outcomes without it.

Many Cancer Patients Fare Better Without Chemo

According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), many cancer patients are being overtreated to their detriment; an estimated 70 percent of women with early stage breast cancer probably do not need chemotherapy, and fare just as well without it.5 As reported by NPR:6

“One dramatic example revealed at the [2018 ASCO] meeting relates to the most common form of breast cancer, known as hormone-positive, HER-2 negative disease. For many women who have this diagnosis, but for whom the disease has not spread to lymph nodes, a new study7,8 finds that anti-hormone treatment after surgery is enough, and women won’t benefit from rounds of toxic and uncomfortable chemotherapy.

Treatment of breast cancer for this large group of women will become easier. And for the many women who already choose not to undertake chemotherapy, they can be reassured that it’s the right call. Likewise, researchers from France presented evidence that people with severe colon cancer don’t benefit from a common treatment, which involves heated chemotherapy administered at the time of surgery.

This treatment has been in use for 15 years, without good evidence that it actually works … The study9 of 265 patients found that it didn’t work … The study is ‘an excellent example of how less is more,’ when it comes to certain cancer treatments, says Dr. Andrew Epstein, an oncologist from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center who spoke on behalf of ASCO.”

A Christchurch Surgeon speaks out & tells why he has started a Charity Hospital

From Bryan Bruce’s facebook page and shared on the new independent public television channel (The NZ Public Television Trust).

Christchurch Surgeon Phil Bagshaw tells why he started a Charity Hospital on New Zealand Public Television’s Voice Of The People (www.nzptv.org.nz)
It’s shameful Phil had to do this but many Cantabrians are grateful that he has done it.
If we want a better health system we need to support health professionals who have the courage to speak out.
So please share.
If you want to have your say simply record a 1 minute piece on your phone or camera and send it to Liz Gunn at liz@nzptv.org.nz

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Twenty early warning signs that cancer is growing in your body

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theheartysoul.com  Before relying on testing for answers, you are already gifted with a natural testing machine: your body. Listening closely to your body, it can provide you with some helpful hints on spotting diseases, like cancer, that you might otherwise overlook.

Signs to Look For

Indirect Symptoms

1. Wheezing/shortness of breath

Lung cancer patients remember noticing this as one of their first symptoms but didn’t initially connect it to cancer.

2. Frequent fevers or infections

Frequently a sign of leukemia, a cancer of the blood cells that starts in bone marrow. It causes the marrow to produce abnormal white blood cells that hinder your body’s infection-fighting abilities.

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Check our our Cancer pages in the menu. Educate yourself on the alternative treatments others have used with success. Be proactive on this before you receive a diagnosis. Chemo is shown to have a tiny 3% success rate, there are other options with far higher that you won’t be offered.

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Natural Cancer Cures and Why You Don’t Know About Them

Truth and common sense here about cancer. A must watch. All encapsulated in a 10 minute listen. Much of what is told here is also elsewhere in our site, in longer versions. Do the research before you fall ill. Be proactive …  EnvirowatchRangitikei

From Blythe Metz’s Youtube channel

Published on May 29, 2014

“I love you and want you to thrive, and I KNOW you can. We are fed bollocks about cancer by the monied interests. Two out of the three legal treatments for cancer are themselves carcinogenic and kill 2/3 of patients who try them. Treatments that really work and heal people like herbs and natural foods are illegal for practitioners to practice. We MUST as a culture use our innate wisdom and acknowledge the body’s brilliant self-healing design. Watch this video to gain understanding of how we got to the place of illness being a trillion dollar business and how to get back to the basics for self-healing. Self-healing is enjoyable and effective.

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For further info visit also our Cancer pages for success stories from NZ

A Breast Cancer Survivor Who Declined Chemo & Mastectomy Enrages Her Doctor

From truthkings.com

When Theresa DiNallo was diagnosed with breast cancer, her world was turned upside down. Like most women who are diagnosed with the deadly illness, life changes drastically. According to BreastCancer.org, 12% of all women will develop breast cancer.  246,660 new cases are expected this year alone. Breast cancer is serious business to those diagnosed with it as well as a profitable business to pharmaceutical companies.

“After completing a mammogram, they called me and put it very delicately, saying they think there is a mass in a certain area,” DiNallo told news-herald.com. “That’s when I immediately got scared and I remember being petrified the whole time.”

Theresa was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. Theresa was immediately confronted with all the generic options, such as chemotherapy, she, however, chose to be more forward-thinking and started investigating. One of her first findings was that poor nutrition and alcohol use highly increased cancer risks. She also noted that fat-free, sugar-free and low-fat diet items were laden with dangerous chemicals. Of course, the medical world gave her the “there is no definite cause” company line.

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For other links visit our Cancer pages. Educate yourself on this plague on humanity, there are alternatives people have used successfully that mainstream medicine will not encourage. Chemo has a mere 3% success rate.

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Cancer Cures Exposed! Natural Medicine Finally Revealed As THE Answer

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Natural cures for cancer not only exist, but have a huge body of scientific literature supporting them. Why don’t more know about it? Both GreenMedInfo.com and Ty Bollinger’s documentary, The Truth About Cancer, provide a powerful combination of awareness raising tools to help move the paradigm of cancer prevention and treatment out of the Dark Ages into a compassionate, natural, effective and affordable, root cause resolution approach. 

GreenMedInfo.com’s #1 health advocacy is cancer, measured both by the sheer density of research we have collected and reported on the subject over the past seven years, and the primary interest of our user base measured by traffic to cancer related topics, which includes an average of over one million unique visitors monthly. Our cancer database — a byproduct of a decade of work — now contains thousands of abstracts from published studies documenting the therapeutic or preventive value of natural interventions for cancer, as well as the unintended adverse effects of conventional appraoches. You can view this free resource here.

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The very many suppressed cancer treatments you’re never told about

From the Youtube channel: mik3

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http://www.TheBigCancerLie.com

Shocking evidence proves there are inexpensive alternative cancer therapies that are used by doctors all across the world. You must watch this!

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See the scientific evidence proving it is possible to reverse and eliminate cancer once and for all without drugs, pills, themo, radiation, or surgery.”


 

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Also visit our Cancer pages here on envirowatchrangitikei for further info and local stories of successful reversals of this terrible condition that is taking our loved ones. Especially watch Dr Leonard Coldwell’s videos on Youtube.

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Modern Medicine’s cure rate for cancer is only 3%

Written by Webster Kehr, Independent Cancer Research Foundation, Inc.

“According to an oncology journal, the overall five-year cure rate of medical doctors (i.e. oncologists), on newly diagnosed cancer patients, is 3% (Clinical Oncology (2004) 16: 549-560).

Let me say this another way: in five years after diagnosis, 97% of the cancer patients of the medical community are dead.

You probably think that this “cure rate” is excellent because cancer is such a mysterious disease and it is so hard to cure. You have been told that DNA damage is what causes cancer and that it will be 50 years before a cure for cancer will be found.

The truth is that the 3% cure rate is inexcusable. If you can safely target and kill cancer cells, what difference does it make that cancer cells have DNA damage!! Killing sick cells should be easy, even if they have DNA damage.

Is there proof that someone has had a cure rate higher than 3%?

Dr. William D. Kelley, a cancer researcher, worked with more than 33,000 cancer patients and his five-year cure rate on newly diagnosed cancer patients was about 90%, not 3%.”

Read More: http://www.cancertutor.com/index4/

Medical Doctor concludes cancer patients live longer without chemotherapy

This is an eye opening article on chemo and cancer from NaturalNews. They say with no treatment at all, and without chemotherapy, patients live longer than with chemotherapy. In The Truth About Cancer’s series of interviews with Medical Doctors and Oncologists (at their website) they also confirm this. (You will also find some of the videos on Youtube).

Here is the NaturalNews article:  

syringe-435809_1280“Dr. Hardin B. Jones, a former professor of medical physics and physiology at the University of California, Berkeley, had been studying the lifespans of cancer patients for more than 25 years when he came to the conclusion that, despite popular belief, chemotherapy doesn’t work. He witnessed a multitude of cancer patients treated with the poison die horrific deaths, many of them meeting their fate much earlier than other patients who chose no treatment at all.

After investigating this further, Dr. Jones found that cancer patients who underwent chemotherapy actually died more quickly, in most cases, than those who followed their doctors’ recommendations by getting the treatment…”

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/048827_chemotherapy_cancer_treatment_patient_survival.html#ixzz3ipQt9UJZ