In my endless research (some may say obsession) with cancer treatments, I ran across this article from Time Magazine. It is perhaps one of the BEST and WELL written articles on the “other side” of the cancer story. Granted it wasn’t the “AskDrErnst approach,” but it at least acknowledged that not all cancers are lethal, that sometimes doing nothing is better than getting chemo/radiation/surgery and that perhaps we’re putting too many people through the “Cancer Machine” today.
Here’s some key quotes and comments to spark a mental conversation between your two ears.
ONE SIZE DOESN’T FIT ALL
“Doctors are learning that the one-size-fits-all approach isn’t working. They’re also learning that every woman brings with her a unique profile of biological risk–as well as a unique appetite for risk.”
I love that the author finally points out that doctors are realizing you can’t just run everyone through the standards of care with cancer (chemo/radiation/surgery) and expect the same results. In fact, to even expect results is ridiculous. Two of the three standards of care actually themselves cause cancer (chemo and radiation)! To expect life from something that causes death is true insanity
BREAST CANCER RARELY KILLS YOU
“The chance that a woman will die of breast cancer is 3%, and that’s been the case since the early 2000s.”
After digging through thousands of published articles, it becomes quite clear that the majority of people with cancer don’t die from the cancer, they die from the treatment. This quote is proof of that. 97% of the time a woman with diagnosed breast cancer wont die of cancer – i.e. if you did absolutely nothing, you have a 97% chance you will survive LONGER than someone who does standards of care.
Whats even crazier is that on the average, chemo, radiation and surgery only have a 2% success rate! 98% of the time the cancer patient died while under care. And what is even worse is the definition of success is simply living with the cancer for 5 years while undergoing care, i.e., they actually somehow lived for 5 years but still had cancer! To be “cured” of cancer simply means you have to undergo treatment and live for 5 years! With that in mind, the success rate of standard of care is really 0%.
CANCER IS THE FAILURE OF THE PATIENT TO GET TESTED
“Many doctors still say that any breast cancer is a failure of a patient to get a mammogram or failure of a doctor to detect it,” says Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society. “If you look at the science, that is so clearly not the case.”
Did that make your head spin? Doctor’s think the reason you got cancer in the first place is because you didn’t get a cancer-causing high dose xray? Thats like saying your headache is caused by your body not having enough tylenol. It’s quite common for me to get the question, “Dr. Ernst, I have a mammogram scheduled. What do you think? Here are my thoughts:
- According to the cancer.gov, mammograms not only cause cancer when used too frequently, they have approximately a 50% false positive over time. That means 50% of the women getting mammograms are being told they have cancer when it’s actually not the case! Your odds are no better than just flipping a coin!
- 46% of women with known invasive breast tumors have a false negative! This means when a woman with a palpable known, previously diagnosed breast tumor gets a mammogram it comes back “NORMAL” 46% of the time! Again, very small margins of error are to be expected, but ask any statistician, if you’re approaching even 10% error, it’s simply not effective. Why are we doing this?
- Annual mammograms in women from ages 40-80 increases the risk of breast cancer! This is the exact reason just recently the recommendation was changed to first mammogram at 50 not 40.
My advice.. DONT DO IT! Unless you want a 50% chance of being told you have cancer when you don’t, or a 46% chance of having cancer but being told there’s nothing wrong!
BETTER OPTION IF YOUR CONCERNED? – THERMOGRAPHY
Thermography, also known as Breast Thermal Imaging, uses a very sensitive digital infrared camera to measure heat on the surface of the breasts. This can show if one or both breasts or any area(s) in the breasts are “running a fever.” Significantly warmer breasts or areas of the breast may indicate infection, trauma or inflammation. The images also show thermovascularity, the pattern of blood vessels near the surface of the breasts.
The Rainbow View maps heat differences in color and is used by the evaluating doctor to visualize any regional temperature differences. The doctor is particularly interested in seeing if there is a significant difference in temperature in an area of one breast compared to the contralateral (same) area of the other breast.
The Grayscale View is used to visualize vascular pattern(s). Since the concentrated blood in the veins is typically warmer than the surrounding tissue, the veins show up as darker lines in Grayscale View. Irregular vascular patterns can be indicative of abnormal cells forming new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels, a physiological process known as angiogenesis.
Dr. Aaron Ernst, D.C. is host of News Talk 1110 WBT’s “AskDrErnst” show and clinic director of Maximized Living Charlotte.
He specializes in providing customized nutritional and detoxification total body healing programs, utilizing the 5 Essentials of Maximized Living.