How the Cancer
Industry Controls Women
already seen the headlines touting October as breast cancer
awareness month. A zillion products are available in "pink"
editions now, and gullible consumers snatch them up at retail
outlets without knowing a single thing about where that money
goes or even what percentage of their product sale is donated
to cancer non-profits. (For many products, the amount donated
is mere pennies, and much of the donated money goes to worthless
cancer maintenance non-profits that have no interest in actually
level of hype and propaganda in this year's breast cancer awareness
month has risen to a new low. The American Cancer Society, as
usual, appears to be absolutely worthless in all this, still
failing to teach women the No. 1 way to prevent a whopping 77
percent of all cancers: Sunlight and vitamin D.
ultra-wealthy ACS non-profit, with all its ties to pharmaceutical
companies and mammography machine manufacturers, still refuses
to openly urge women to prevent breast cancer by getting more
vitamin D through nutritional supplements or sensible sunlight
exposure. In fact, the organization continues to warn people
away from sunlight, actually contributing to the mass vitamin
D deficiency that's now rampant in western nations (including
the U.S., Canada and the U.K.).
D deficiency greatly reduces the body's ability to halt the
growth of cancer tumors. That's why higher amounts of vitamin
D circulating through the blood have been shown again and again
to dramatically reduce the growth of cancer tumors, keeping
them in check and preventing a breast cancer diagnosis. Over
75 percent of all breast and prostate cancers could be avoided
through vitamin D therapy alone.
the American Cancer Society appears to have no interest in vitamin
D. How could it be that this cancer-centric non-profit wouldn't
be interested in a free therapy that could eliminate up to three-fourths
of all future cancers? Shouldn't this be the No. 1 headline
around the world during breast cancer awareness month? Shouldn't
the ACS be screaming this fact to anyone who will listen?
of course not. In my opinion, the American Cancer Society (ACS)
has no interest whatsoever in actually preventing cancer. In
my view, it is only interested in promoting the screening and
treatment of cancer because that's what makes money for the
financial supporters of the ACS. In fact, the ACS recently restructured
its own priorities to focus more on screening and treatment,
and less on cancer prevention.
missing from the risk factors list?
the ACS now says there are only four major modifiable risk factors
that impact your risk of breast cancer. They are:
* Alcohol use
is vitamin D on the list? It remains suspiciously absent.
don't you think? The single most powerful anti-cancer nutrient
known to modern science one that helps halt the growth
of virtually all tumors in the body while reducing breast cancer
risk by 77 percent isn't on the American Cancer Society's
the ACS failed to read the research on this nutrient? Could
the most miraculous anti-cancer nutrient known to modern science
have somehow slipped by the astute scientists at the ACS?
intelligent outside observers might conclude that the ACS is
either hopelessly ignorant about nutrition or that it simply
has no interest in promoting anything that would financially
harm its primary supporters (drug companies and oncology equipment
Before You Pink
all the mindless reporting about breast cancer awareness month
in the mainstream media, there is at least one blip of intelligence
on the radar: The Think Before You Pink campaign by Breast
Cancer Action (http://www.bcaction.org),
a much better informed anti-cancer non-profit led by Barbara
Brenner in San Francisco. Breast Cancer Action has a rare philosophy
of refusing to accept money from pharmaceutical companies or
any corporations that profit from the disease.
American Cancer Society, on the other hand, takes all sorts
of money from companies that profit from cancer. Some might
argue that's why the ACS often called the wealthiest
non-profit in the world seems to have no interest in
actually preventing the disease, but rather focuses on "recruiting"
more women into conventional cancer treatments that earn billions
of dollars in profits for their primary financial supporters.
Cancer Action has an important message for consumers: Think
Before You Pink. It means, essentially, don't be hoodwinked
into buying "pink" products unless you know exactly
how much money is going to cancer research and where the money's
going. A lot of the "pink products" money goes to
the Susan G. Komen foundation, which in my opinion is another
useless nonprofit engaged primarily in pleasing the interests
of its big corporate supporters rather than actually doing anything
useful to prevent cancer. Read the book Pink Ribbons, Inc. to
learn more about what happens behind closed doors at the Susan
G. Komen foundation.
Breast Cancer Action points out, a lot of the "pink products"
marketing is nothing more than Pinkwashing a ploy by
product marketers to boost sales of products that actually contribute
to breast cancer risk! Many cosmetics and personal care products,
for example, are loaded with cancer-causing chemicals that soak
right through the skin and enter the bloodstream, and yet these
products proudly display pink ribbons, enticing gullible women
to purchase them while thinking they're doing something useful
to stop breast cancer.
it wasn't for the fact that so many women are being killed by
toxic products, it would all be quite hilarious. But the sad
fact is that product marketers are exploiting both the pocketbooks
and bodies of women in a quest to generate more profits at any
cost... including the cost in human lives.
to prevent cancer prevention
is interesting to note that with all the toxic chemicals found
in personal care products these days, the American Cancer Society
has actually fought laws and initiatives that would have helped
prevent cancer. As Samuel Epstein explains, "The ACS has
a longstanding track record of indifference and even hostility
to cancer prevention. This is particularly disturbing in view
of the escalating incidence of cancer now striking one in two
men and one in three women in their lifetimes. Recent examples
include issuing a joint statement with the Chlorine Institute
justifying the continued global use of persistent organochlorine
pesticides, and also supporting the industry in trivializing
dietary pesticide residues as avoidable risks of childhood cancer.
ACS policies are further exemplified by allocating under 0.1
percent of its $700 million annual budget to environmental and
occupational causes of cancer."
can read the incredible history of the ACS's opposition to regulation
of toxic chemicals here: www.preventcancer.com/losing/acs/rejects_regulation.htm
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more about the ACS here: www.preventcancer.com/losing/acs.htm
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as usual in the cancer industry
cancer industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that preys
upon the bodies of women, exploiting them for profit. And if
nothing changes, we'll continue to see the same madness that
brought us to this point:
Cancer non-profits that, in reality, have no interest in preventing
The marketing of pink ribbon products that actually
The routine censorship of any information about vitamin
D, which helps to cure cancer
A complete failure of the mainstream media to report
the truth about cancer
Complete failure of conventional doctors and oncologists
to recommend safe, natural, and low-cost cancer therapies
it all up and you get a future with a whole lot more cancer.
Not coincidentally, that's exactly what Big Pharma wants! The
more cancer patients there are, the greater their profits. Actually
preventing cancer would devastate the industry's profits, costing
them billions of dollars in profits they've already banked on!
That's why the industry remains so focused on screening and
detecting cancer but not preventing it! (Detection makes money,
prevention loses money. Get it?)
to believe? Don't be naive...
know a lot of people read this and think to themselves, "How
could the cancer industry be so evil? How could they exploit
the lives of women so callously?" Think Enron. Corporations
are, by their very nature, domineering entities capable of great
evil, even when the people who work in those corporations might
be honest, hard-working individuals. In our current system of
free market economics, only the strong, dominant corporations
survive. And that requires maximizing revenues and creating
new opportunities to sell more drugs to more people, regardless
of the real cost in human suffering or environmental destruction.
of the cancer non-profits have become little more than front
groups for the corporations that make money off of cancer. They
act as commercial cheerleading squads, pumping up the crowd
to go get screened and hopefully get diagnosed with cancer so
they'll end up buying high-profit chemotherapy drugs.
research, by the way, shows that chemotherapy drugs cause heart
damage to women, leading to heart failure. Even mainstream oncologists
are starting to think that maybe the industry should stop using
these toxic drugs to treat breast cancer. As Dr. Pamela Douglas,
a Duke University cardiologist recently said, "In the process
of curing their breast cancer, we've exposed them to some pretty
nasty things. And it's not just one nasty thing, it's a sequence
of nasty things." Those nasty things, it turns out, cause
permanent damage to the heart, kidney, liver and brain.
they're really great for the bottom-line profits of pharmaceutical
corporations. And that's the whole reason why screening and
chemotherapy continues to be so strongly promoted by cancer
non-profit groups, even while highly effect prevention strategies
(vitamin D helps to prevent 77 percent of ALL cancers) are routinely
say the cancer industry actually intends to keep the disease
going as long as possible, with as many people as possible in
order to maximize profits. Anyone who disagrees with me must
ask the all-important question: If these cancer non-profits
are so interested in preventing cancer, why won't they strongly
recommend vitamin D which prevents 77 percent of all cancers?
do we need to spend billions of dollars each year on "the
search for the cure" when we have a substance right now
available for free that prevents nearly 8 out
of 10 cancers in the first place? A 77 percent reduction in
all cancers sounds like a pretty important milestone to me.
Seems like any organization that was actually interested in
the welfare of the people would express some degree of interest
in this natural vitamin, wouldn't you think?
Before You Pink
be a sucker for cancer marketing schemes. Don't support pink
products, and don't be fooled into getting annual mammograms
(which actually cause cancer, by the way). Think before you
get more sunlight and vitamin D. That's the single most
powerful thing you can do to prevent breast cancer, other than
perhaps quitting smoking. But if you don't smoke already, getting
sunlight and vitamin D is the single most important thing you
can do to prevent cancer, period!
Cancer Action Launches 6th Year of Think Before You Pink
Francisco Breast Cancer Action (BCA) today launched its
annual Think Before You Pink campaign with a new focus
"pinkwashing" companies that increase sales
by putting pink ribbons on their products, even though these
products contribute to the breast cancer epidemic.
its inception in 2002, BCA's Think Before You Pink campaign
has been urging consumers to ask critical questions about the
hundreds of pink ribbon products and promotions that are marketed
every October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
(BCA calls it Breast Cancer Industry Month). Calling
for transparency and accountability from companies that use
pink ribbons to sell products, BCA believes that consumers can
and should ask questions about how the money is being raised
and where the money is going.
big question of the campaign this year is which companies are
engaging in pink ribbon marketing while manufacturing products
that are contributing to the epidemic. Toward this end, BCA
is singling out the car, dairy, and cosmetics industries.
pinkwashing companies are trying to have it both ways,"
says BCA Executive Director Barbara A. Brenner. "If they
care as deeply as they say they do about women's lives, they'll
clean up their products."
example, Ford, Mercedes, and BMW are each raising funds with
campaigns that urge consumers to buy and drive cars for breast
cancer awareness and research. However, car exhaust contains
toxic chemicals that are linked to the disease, and by urging
consumers to buy and drive polluting cars in the name of breast
cancer, they are also encouraging consumers to unwittingly help
increase the incidence of the disease.
not telling anyone not to buy these products or not to drive,"
says Brenner. "We're asking that consumers think before
they buy, contact the companies to demand cleaner products,
and remember that they have options. That's why it's called
'Think Before You Pink'."
Think Before You Pink web site, features an updated "Parade
of Pink," a list of some of the hundreds of pink ribbon
products and promotions on the market, as well as a list of
the six critical questions consumers can ask before buying a
pink ribbon-wrapped product.
Cancer Action (www.bcaction.org)
is a non-profit education and advocacy organization that does
not accept funding from pharmaceutical companies or any other
organizations that profit from or contribute to the breast cancer
What is not mentioned regarding the contributing factors
to breast cancer are: The
wearing of bras, and insufficient
nutrition, especially iodine.
Breast Cancer Terror
Found in French Fries, Bread, Biscuits, and Some Interesting
Information about the American Cancer Society
Why Women Should Not Get a Mammogram
Phones and Cancer [don't keep a cell phone in your bra!]
and Vitamin D
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