The deadly treatments that can boost your risk of cancer

Cancer treatments are a cause of untreatable cancers.

Yes, sorry to say, you read that right. The American Cancer Society (ACS) released a report recently that shows that the more radiation or chemotherapy someone with cancer receives, the more likely that person is to develop a second cancer directly caused by that cancer treatment.1

And these second cancers aren’t simply recurrences of the original cancer. They’re brand new cancers that are typically even worse than the first cancer.

So even if the radiation or chemo “cures” the primary cancer, you may wind up with another, different, more aggressive cancer. It reminds me of the old saying, “the operation was a success, but the patient died.”

A 300% increase in “second cancers”

Even more disturbing: In this report, the ACS admits it has known radiation causes cancer since the atomic bombs were dropped on Japan at the end of World War II.

When I served as an associate medical director at Walter Reed Army Medical Center during the late 1980s, we found hidden behind an exhibit (that had not been changed for decades) the original human tissue pathology slides collected by the U.S. Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Japanese government petitioned for us to return these materials, since they were the ones still dealing with the fallout, literally, and we held high-level meetings to arrange their repatriation to Japan.

(Of course, the ABCC was meant to be a short-term commission, but like every government program, it never really died. The ABCC led to the Atomic Energy Commission and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. And finally, all these commissions were rolled into the Department of Energy. But the bigger the ABCC got, the more useless it became.)

But back here in the U.S., despite 70 years’ worth of knowledge that radiation causes cancer, the ACS still keeps recommending this outdated, barbaric, deadly “treatment.”

Even in light of a study that was released in 2014, which found that the rate of second cancers has risen by an astounding 300% since the 1970s, when radiation therapy for cancer became more widely available.2

By comparison, the researchers note that the occurrence of first (primary) cancers has increased 70% since the 1970s. Meaning that cancer treatments have made the incidence of second cancers skyrocket more than four times as fast.

Radiation and chemo put you at high risk to get a deadlier cancer

The study also reports that second cancers have increased from 9% of all cancer diagnoses in 1975-79 to 19% in 2005-09.

And, even worse, the researchers note that people who get a second cancer are at “particularly high risk” for developing a third or even fourth type of cancer.

The researchers report that second cancers of the breast, thyroid, skin, central nervous system, and gastrointestinal tract are the most likely to occur as a result of radiation.

And the ACS admits in its report that people who have radiation or chemo for one type of cancer are more likely to get leukemia after that treatment.

Children are also being affected by cancer treatments. The study found that radiation therapy during childhood results in lifelong increases in the risk of developing multiple types of new cancers later in life.

My Ph.D. dissertation research 30 years ago demonstrated that early childhood experiences and exposures determine the lifelong risk of developing breast cancer — which is one reason why all the misdirected mainstream attempts at preventing breast cancer in adult women have never really worked.

Radiation exposure during youth also affects the development of bone, colon, stomach, thyroid, and lung cancers later in life. (Government policies certainly won’t help with that cause of lung cancer by focusing only on telling children to avoid smoking. But that’s all the government bureaucrats have to offer due to their politically correct decisions 30 years ago regarding lung cancer prevention.)

So how does this happen?

Cancer screening is just as much a culprit as cancer treatments

The increase in radiation-caused cancers is not just from cancer treatments, but also from cancer screening procedures like mammograms. Not to mention other diagnostic procedures such as heart and brain scans.

Of course, I’ve reported before about research concluding that routine mammograms don’t really work for reducing cancer deaths in the population. It may be that any small benefits (if there are any benefits at all) of mammograms are offset by the fact that they increase the risk of causing cancer as a “side effect” to preventing cancer.

The double whammy of radiation and chemo

It’s bad enough that radiation therapy can cause all of the cancers I just mentioned. But the news gets even worse.

In the 2014 study, the researchers discovered when a patient is given both radiation and chemotherapy, the risks of developing second cancers soar even higher.

Chemotherapy is considered to be a greater risk factor than radiation for causing leukemia. It has been linked to acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), as well as testicular cancer.

And unfortunately, chemotherapy-induced second cancers are difficult to treat and typically have a poor outcome.

So what are your alternatives?

Mainstream medicine seems willing to trade all of these second (and third and fourth) cancers for what some statisticians estimate to be an actual overall “cure” rate of only 3% using chemotherapy and radiation for the first cancer.

Why such a shockingly low percentage? Because these toxic treatments kill healthy cells and often make the primary cancer worse, not to mention the negative impacts on overall health of brain, mind, and body.

On the other hand, there are thousands of scientific studies showing the ability of vitamins, minerals, dietary supplements, and simple diet and lifestyle modifications to reduce the risk of cancer…and to increase quality of life and survival among people who do get cancer.

You can learn more about these natural cancer cures by reading my special reports “The One-Word Battle Plan for Crushing Cancer” and “Classified Cancer Answers.”

You can download and view these important reports for free by logging on to my website, www.drmicozzi.com, with your username and password.

 

SOURCES:

[1] http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002043-pdf.pdf

[2] http://meetinglibrary.asco.org/sites/meetinglibrary.asco.org/files/edbook/144/pdf/zds00114000e57.pdf


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