And it is not just women. Men are also being talked in to prophylactic prostectomies to prevent possible future prostate cancer, which has also been linked to various viruses including HPV.
Maybe more research and less sarcasm is in order!
Last edited by JamesS; 08-09-2012 at 01:10 PM.
Last edited by JamesS; 08-09-2012 at 01:17 PM.
Since this thread is way off track anyway.
You seem to have done a lot of looking into alternative cancer cures,
What do you think of Burzynski and antineoplastins, his site link below:
Burzynski Clinic | Advanced Alternative Cancer Treatment | Houston, Texas
I looked into all this stuff a while back including Hosley, some nurse with "Herbs" and Gerson therapy amongst others, obviously data is lacking so they may all be quacks or all or some of them may actually be onto something.
I centred on the Burzynski one after watching a Doco(?) on U-Tube, his battles with the FDA seem to be well documented, there is footage of senate hearings with real patients and documented diagnosis being healed and there seems to be some evidence of conspiracy to steal his patents, so just just wondering if you or anyone else has more to add on that one?
Link to movie below.
Dr Burzynski movie (Full Version) .flv With Extra Burzynski Links - YouTube
"During the study period, there were 803 breast cancer deaths in the study group (7.3 million person-years) and 1238 breast cancer deaths in the control group (8.8 million person-years). The average follow-up was 16 years"
So they make it sound like the "study group" who had the mammograms had a lower death rate than the "control group" that did not get mammograms. Wow, sounds impressive if you only read that part instead of the whole study design. If we read the rest of the study though we find something very interesting. There was a total of 7,261,415 women in the study group yet 8,843,852 women in the control group. There was only 435 more deaths in the control group, which is minimal to begin with. But the control group also had a total of 1,582,437 more women in their group. Therefore, on a per capita basis the study actually proves that mammograms had a negative effect on survival rate.
The study does not say much about allopathic medicine's treatments either being that so many diagnosed women still died from their cancer.
Last edited by JamesS; 08-09-2012 at 11:48 AM.
Quote below from the breast cancer study, if I am reading it right there was a higher death rate in the control group before the study period, so this already suggests a confounding factor. In addition to that it would be interesting to actually know how many diagnosis and treatments there were in both the control and study group to determine if the screening was actually effective or not. I also wonder about the definition of deaths and how many may have been classified as another cause some time after treatment and if it was related possibly.
By using the definition of refined mortality, there were 607 breast cancer deaths during 4.8 million person-years in the study group and 846 breast cancer deaths during 6.3 million person-years in the control group during the reference period (from 1970 to 1985; ie, before the start of service screening), resulting in an RR of 0.94 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.85-1.05). For the study period (from 1986 to 2005), there were 803 breast cancer deaths during 7.3 million person-years in the study group (Table 2) and 1238 breast cancer deaths during 8.8 million person-years in the control group (Table 3), resulting in an estimated crude RR of 0.79 (95% CI, 0.72-0.86), (Table 4). The crude cumulative breast cancer mortality per 100,000 person-years is illustrated in Figure 2. The curves start to diverge after 3 years and continue to diverge throughout follow-up.
I personally have problems with all of the above as well as their ignoring the fact that excess iodine can cause or aggravate Hashimoto's thyroidosis.
I also have a problem with the iodine peddlers claiming that high dose iodine cures pretty much everything under the sun including all forms of hypothyroidism. There are actually a number of things that can cause hypothyroidism and not all can be treated with iodine since not all forms of hypothyroidism result from an iodine deficiency.
They also claim that high dose iodine has been used to treat hyperthyroidism. Although this is true they are overlooking the mechanism. When doing excessive levels of iodine the thyroid actually shuts down to protect itself from the poisonous levels of iodine. I am taking care of someone right now that developed iodine poisoning from his medication. This initially threw him in to hyperthyroidism and the thyroid started shutting down. We took him to a new cardiologist who confirmed the drug was the problem and cut his dosage in half. This caused his thyroid to go in to a severe state of hypothyroidism. He is now off the drug completely and taking an herbal formula to support his thyroid and is quickly recovering.
People need to realize that yes iodine is essential to the body, but they also have to use some common sense and realize that iodine is also poisonous in high amounts. Look at these examples:
After using a treatment, please share your results
Great example of excess iodine side effects
And more on the bogus brominism claims:
Iodism debunked? Not even close!!!
Toxic Bromine In Our Food Supply?
More misinformation from the iodine forum.
And on iodine safety issues:
MedCapsules Forum - Iodine Safety/Issues
Last edited by JamesS; 08-09-2012 at 11:49 AM.
Yeesh. I stopped reading after the third post.
This is all I want to know:
I like nori and kombu kelp. Is one serving every other day or so (1 mg/day total I and I-) going to help me, harm me, or make no difference?
5'0" female, 44 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently keeping food tracker.
I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and should tweak Primal to their own needs.
I think your "dose" of sea veggies sound very much the norm for that hypothetical healthy Japanese person we keep discussing.
Whole foods are good. Munch on.
Last edited by Paleobird; 08-09-2012 at 10:06 AM.