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Wrestling With Breast Cancer

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Wrestling With Breast Cancer

By Melanie Bates

As I sit here drinking my sixth cup of java, my best friend is walking sixty grueling miles across San Francisco with a gnarly head cold.  It’s hard for me to fathom putting foot to pavement like that when I have to motivate myself to rise and patter to the coffee pot each morn, but she’s been inspired to help put an end to breast cancer.  So, when Save the Ta-tas – an organization simply slathered in Awesome – asked me to be a guest blogger for Breast Cancer Awareness month I knew this was my unique chance to help women and earn a pink ribbon while still drinking my coffee.

I like boobs. I’m particularly attached to my own but I’ve never had breast cancer.  I’ve only known a few tough birds who’ve had it and they knocked it on its ass. However, I have had to strike a bargain with thyroid cancer and that’s close enough for me.  Not to mention that I once found a lump in my breast and had to lay on an ultrasound table while a stoic technician squirted cold goo on my chest and proceeded with a New York style photoshoot sans heavy make-up or the pretty poses. Don’t think for a moment that I wasn’t laying there mentally arranging the calla lilies at my funeral and picturing my family keeling over in grief. Fortunately, for me, I’m just cyst-y.

Breast cancer is a savage beast and I imagine it wearing a ruby red Luchador mask lined with golden swirls and silver glitter sporting a name like La Cobra Más Macho.  It wrestles women to the ground, it pile drives them, it pulls out its aerobatic fancy and it double nelson’s them into submission.


But I would prefer “sometimes” to become “never.”  So I’m offering up five unique strategies for wrestling breast cancer into submission:

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8:25AM PDT on Oct 12, 2011

I healed myself without any allopathic treatment by changing to a raw vegan diet. no meat, dairy, fish, alcohol, caffein, sugar, salt, having fresh wheatgrass juice and fresh fruits and vegetables, that was more than 15 years ago.
If anyone is interested, I have a list of books on the subject and you can contact me through Care2.

8:19AM PDT on Oct 12, 2011


Early detection meant accelerated treatmentand early death.
Finally, chemotherapy, actually shortens lives. This powerful drug (actually 13 drugs) has damaging side effects because as it zaps cancer cells, it also damages healthy tissue. Side effects as listed by the drug itself include: destruction of immune system, leukopenia, hemorrhage, gonadal suppression, bone marrow depression, phlebosclerosis (hardening of the veins), severe cellulitis, vesication (blisterinng), tissue necrosis (death), fever chills, nausea, prolonged vomiting, partial or total hair loss, lethargy, disorientation, ataxis (inability to cordinate muscle movements), dysarthria (impaired speech), anorexia, enteritis, stomatitis, erythema (morbid redness of skin), anemia, liver failure, cancer & death.
Thus according to expert medical opinion, cancer patients would do well to avoid many of the current treatments now being offered.

8:17AM PDT on Oct 12, 2011

Here is some breast cancer info that is of interest:

The late Dr. Hardin B.Jones, Professor of Medical Physics and Physiology at Berkeley, California, made a study lasting 25 years of lifespan of cancer patients, had concluded that untreated patients do not die sooner than patients receiving orthodox treatment (surgery, radiation and chemotherapy), and in many cases they live longer.
Dr. Jones, a cancer researcher for 40 years stated, “people who refused treatment lived for an average of 12 1/2 years. Those who accepted other kinds of treatment lived an averge of only 3 years. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, radical surgeryy on cancer patients does more harm than good.”
The Journal of the American Medical Association in their February 2, 1979 issue, published an article on the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer by Dr. Maurice Fox, a biologist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. On the basis of studies carried out at the Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Fox found, among other things, that:
Breast cancer was diagnosd twice as frequently in 1975 as in 1935. The death rate was also double, showing no progress had been made.
Those who refused medical procedures had a lower mortlity rate than those who submitted.
Early detection meant accelerated treatmentand early death.
Finally, chemotherapy, actually shortens lives. This powerful drug (actually 13 drugs) has damaging side effects because as it zaps cancer cells, it also damages healthy tiss

7:20AM PDT on Oct 12, 2011

A friend of mine sent me the link below to a blog about breast cancer. I thought it was very interesting and is good food for thought about the CAUSES versus the 'cure,' which is pretty questionable based on what the author laid out.

10:06PM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

An encouraging info.

7:27PM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

Superb article; thank you for posting.

5:48PM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

Thank you Melanie! Good info.

5:01PM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

computer acting up, encouraging people. There got it.

5:00PM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

Thats encouraging I know. sorry forgot a wording.

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