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May 23, 2010

My name is Wendy Simmons, and I am an Office Manager of an alternative cancer clinic located in the Tulsa Metro Area of Oklahoma, named Lase Med, Inc. Our clinic has been the center of a lot of controversy, especially in the past few weeks. I am starting this blog to discuss Patients' Rights to receive Alternative treatments, their rights to have them paid by their insurance policies, my own experiences with these issues, and to expose the great lengths that the Medical Establishment and Big Pharma will go in order to bury effective and safe alternative treatments.

I am not going to say that all alternative treatments are good and/or necessarily safe, without the right guidance, but they are certainly better than spending your life doped up on drugs, which cause (sometimes irreversable) side effects, that cause you to need more drugs, until you find yourself taking up to 20 prescription drugs daily, and barely having any quality of life!

They are also preferable to getting cut on, or having limbs and half of your face removed, where cancer is concerned anyway. On this subject, even before the technology and treatment that currently exists at Lase Med, I have always said that if my only choices were to be turtured to death on the premise that an oncologist can save my life, or just accept that my life is over and die from the cancer, I would choose the latter. At least that way, I can get my affairs in order, and still leave something to my children after my death.

Unfortunately, for those who believe those are their only two choices, they do not choose to accept their fate and say goodbye to their loved ones. Instead, they try every treatment under the sun, in the grim hope that they will survive. This is called being in a "Panic Mode", and no good decisions ever result from this line of thinking.

I speak to and see a lot of patients like this, and before scheduling them to come for treatment at our clinic, I say to them: FEAR is your biggest enemy! You CANNOT think logically in "Panic Mode", and should not try to make important life decisions in this state of mind. They must get all of the facts they can on ANY treatment, make up their own minds on which is best for them, and feel good about their decision; ESPECIALLY if they decide to come to us, because people who want to "try" our treatment as a last resort make the worst patients.

So I tell them the pros and cons of receiving our treatment, and warn them of what to expect if they decide to come. Our staff also tells patients that DO come what to expect after treatment, and are given Post Treatment Guidelines that they MUST follow, to get the effects they desire. Not that this matters, because people hear what they want to hear, and get mad at you later when the expectations they created in their heads are not realized.

Which brings me to what I have been personally experiencing in the past week or so. There have been a lot of hateful and cruel statements being made about our facilty, and all of our staff, in addition to cyber-stalking and cyber-bullying of me, my family, and other staff. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to much we can do about it, other than to change our privacy settings on websites where we are each visible to the public.

The Federal Government really needs to pass legislation on Cyber Bullying, because it has gotten out of hand. Just like any good new technology, though, some bad apples always have to ruin it. The internet was so great when it began in the 1990's. All it had was free info, and maybe a few sites to find old friends. Now it is a chaotic mess of porn and cyberstalking, in spite of the good information that is also available, such as alternative treatments. I had never even heard of alternative remedies until the internet came along.

Well, these are my thoughts for my first blog. I hope that you got something out of it, and we'll see how long I keep this up!

 

 

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Posted: May 23, 2010 8:44am
Jul 13, 2007

Thermography for Breast Cancer

October 23, 2000 from AlternativeMedicine .com
http://www.mercola. com/2000/ oct/29/thermogra phy.htm?aid= CD12
In September, a large-sample, long-term Canadian study proved that an annual mammogram was no more effective in preventing deaths from breast cancer than periodic physical examinations for women in their 50s.
The study was co-authored by Cornelia Baines, a professor of public health sciences at the University of Toronto and appeared in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. In the study of almost 40,000 women ages 50 to 59, half received periodic breast examinations alone and half received breast examinations plus mammograms. All learned to examine their own breasts as well.
By 1993, 13 years after the study began, there were 610 cases of invasive breast cancer and 105 deaths in the women who received only breast examinations, compared with 622 invasive breast cancers and 107 deaths in those who received breast examinations and mammograms. "They found smaller cancers, but ultimately the mortality rate was the same,¹¹ said Suzanne Fletcher, a professor of preventive medicine at Harvard Medical School. She added that cancer screening programs are built on the assumption that "finding it earlier is finding it better. . . . This study questions that assumption."
In fact, truly early detection would be better, but by the time a tumor has grown to a sufficient size to be detectable by either a mammogram or a physical examination, it has been growing for several years, and achieved more than 25 doublings of the malignant cell colony.
As Alternative Medicine has maintained for years, mammograms do far more harm than good. Their ionizing radiation mutates cells, and the mechanical pressure can spread cells that are already malignant (as can biopsies). In 1995 the British medical journal The Lancet reported that, since mammographic screening was introduced in 1983, the incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCI, which represents 12% of all breast cancer cases, has increased by 328%, and 200% of this increase is due to the use of mammography. This increase is for all women: Since the inception of widespread mammographic screening, the increase for women under the age of 40 has gone up over 3000%.
Mammogram interpretation is often wrong. In 1996, the journal Archives of Internal Medicine published results of a test of 108 radiologists throughout the United States. The test used a set of 79 mammograms where the diagnosis had been verified by subsequent biopsies, surgeries or other follow-up. The radiologists missed cancer in 21% of the films, thought 10% of the women with no breast disease had cancer and thought 42% of benign lesions were cancerous.
Further, mammograms are not diagnostic and too frequently lead to unnecessary breast biopsies, which are an expensive, invasive surgical procedure that causes extreme anxiety, some pain and often physical harm to many women who do not have cancer.
According to the 1998 edition of the Merck Manual, for every case of breast cancer diagnosed each year, from 5 to 10 women will needlessly undergo a painful breast biopsy. Statistically, this means that any woman who has annual mammograms for 10 years has at least a 50% chance of having at least one biopsy -- even if she never develops breast cancer.
Why, then, does mainstream medicine keep recommending mammograms? Do the math: a $100 mammogram for all 62 million U.S. women over 40, and a $1,000+ biopsy for 1-to 2-million women, is an $8 billion per year industry. There is a superior alternative: advanced thermography, which does not use mechanical pressure or ionizing radiation, and which can detect signs of breast cancer years earlier than either mammography or a physical exam.
Mammography cannot detect a tumor until after it has been growing for years and reaches a certain size. Thermography is able to detect the possibility of breast cancer much earlier, because it can image the early stages of angiogenesis. Angiogenesis is the formation of a direct supply of blood to cancer cells, which is a necessary step before they can grow into tumors of size.
Thermographic breast screening is brilliantly simple. Thermography measures the radiation of infrared heat from our body and translates this information into anatomical images. Our normal blood circulation is under the control of our autonomic nervous system, which governs our body functions without our conscious will.
To screen for breast cancer, a thermographer blows cool air over a woman¹s breasts. In response, our autonomic nervous system reduces the amount of blood going to the breast, as a temperature- regulating measure. However, the pool of blood and primitive blood vessels that cancer cells create is not under autonomic control and is unaffected by the cool air. It will therefore stand out clearly on the thermographic image as a "hot spot."



Dr. Mercola's Comment:
Earlier this month I reviewed a study from the National Cancer Institute, which showed that mammograms don't work to reduce the risk of death from breast cancer. Their analysis confirms what we have suspected for some time: that mammograms are not a good idea.
Most physicians recommend them for fear of being sued by a woman who develops breast cancer after which he did not advise her to get one. Now natural medicine physicians can rest comfortably and encourage women to get a thorough breast examination for abnormalities, as well as perform frequent self-examinations.
Thermography, along with regular breast self-exams, does seem to be a reasonable alternative to screen for this prevalent form of cancer among women.
For more information on this topic, see this week's story by Sherrill Sellman titled "Seeing Deception is your Only Protection: The Breast Cancer Awareness Month Story."
You can also go to the International Academy of Clinical Thermography referral site.
Related Articles:
Mammograms Worthless Over Breast Exam Alone
FDA Approves Electricity Test for Breast Cancer
Mammograms After Age 69 Offer Little Benefit

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The sad fact is that the Susan B. Komen Foundation spends most of the funds they raise on "Breast Cancer Awareness" and screenings such as Mammograms, not research, as many people think!

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Posted: Jul 13, 2007 12:40pm
Jun 27, 2007

FDA unmoved by recent Aspartame/cancer study ....Incredulous!!

Posted by: "Claudia" cfrench180@tampabay.rr.com;   cfrench180@yahoo.com on Medical Conspiracies yahoo group.

Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:54 pm (PST)

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Incredulous that the FDA dismisses this recent study on Aspartame and Cancer.....have not even looked at it yet!!!

FDA says unmoved by aspartame/cancer report

Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:19PM EDT
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. consumer group called for an urgent Food and Drug Administration review of the safety of aspartame on Monday, but the FDA said there was no immediate need to do so despite a new study showing the sweetener may cause cancer.

Italian researchers published a new study last week that showed aspartame -- widely used in soft drinks -- might cause leukemia, lymphoma and breast cancer in rats.

"This is the second study by the same lab showing that aspartame causes cancer in rats," Center for Science in the Public Interest executive director Michael Jacobson said in a telephone interview.

Aspartame is used mostly in soft drinks but is also sold in packets to use in coffee, tea or on food. "People can easily avoid products using Nutrasweet or Equal and keep these products away from kids," Jacobson added.

Morando Soffritti of the Ramazzini Foundation in Bologna, Italy and colleagues tested aspartame in rats, which they allowed to live until they died naturally.

Their study of more than 4,000 rats showed a lifetime of eating high doses of the sweetener raised the likelihood of several types of cancer.

"On the basis of the present findings, we believe that a review of the current regulations governing the use of aspartame cannot be delayed," Soffritti's team wrote in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, which is published by the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

"This review is particularly urgent with regard to aspartame-containin g beverages, heavily consumed by children."

FDA spokesman Michael Herndon said the agency had not yet reviewed the study.

"However, the conclusions from this second European Ramazzini Foundation are not consistent with those from the large number of studies on aspartame that have been evaluated by FDA, including five previously conducted negative chronic carcinogenicity studies," Herndon said in an e-mail.

"Therefore, at this time, FDA finds no reason to alter its previous conclusion that aspartame is safe as a general purpose sweetener in food."

LETTING RATS LIVE

Jacobson said researchers in previous studies all killed rats at the age of two years. Allowing the rats to live longer may have been a better way to assess the natural risk of cancer, he said.

The CSPI said the Acceptable Daily Intake of aspartame in the United States is 50 mg per kilogram of body weight, equivalent to a 50-pound (20 kg) child drinking 2.5 cans of diet soda a day, or a 150-pound (68 kilogram) adult drinking about 7.5 cans a day.

The Italian researchers found a cancer risk at the very highest doses -- double the U.S. Acceptable Daily Intake.

A spokesman for Coca-Cola was not immediately available for comment.

Merisant, which makes Equal, has this statement on its Web site: "The safety of aspartame has been confirmed by regulatory authorities in more than 100 countries, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Health Canada, and the European Commission's Scientific Committee on Food, as well as by experts with the United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organization and World Health Organization. "

Jacobson said people should avoid the product for now.

"People shouldn't panic, but they should stop buying beverages and foods containing aspartame," he advised.
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