Dr. Sherrill Sellman’s book, “What Women Must Know To Protect Their Daughters From Breast Cancer,
says, “Breast cancer will always be a tragedy that befalls a woman. It
tears at the very fabric of a woman’s life rippling out to touch all
those in her word. The fears, uncertainties, and pain are deeply and
profoundly shared by family, friends and co-workers. It is even a
greater tragedy when young women are faced with this crisis because the
tumors tend to be more aggressive. Young women also have to face the
grim reality of a more advanced cancer at the time of diagnosis and
higher mortality rates. Not one of them ever suspected, at their age,
they would be become a breast cancer statistic. A breast cancer
diagnosis always comes as a shock; no one ever expects it, especially
young, vibrant and seemingly healthy women.”
Breast-cancer treatments may be effective at treating many tumors, but
they come with a price. In the latest study on the side effects of these
treatments, published in the journal Cancer, researchers led by Christopher Friese at the University of Michigan say that 42% of women who were treated for breast cancer reported severe side effects.
These included nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, pain,
swelling in the arms, shortness of breath, and skin irritation around
the breasts during the seven months after diagnosis and following
treatment with surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.
A breast-cancer diagnosis is a stressful and emotional experience. Many
women feel as if they have to act quickly, having been trained to think
that treating cancer as soon and as aggressively as possible is ideal.
It is not. Doctors know that even with invasive cancers women do not
need to be treated within days or even weeks of a diagnosis.
There is enough time to try out much safer treatments like iodine and
other natural agents like hemp oil, sodium bicarbonate, slow breathing,
selenium and other medicinals that belong in a complete cancer protocol.
Dr. Tina Kaczor
reported that, “The first report of geographical regions with high
rates of goiter having higher rates of cancer mortality was published in
1924. Ongoing epidemiological data has corroborated the association
between goitrogenous regions and cancer incidence/mortality,
particularly that of stomach cancer. Epidemiological evidence also
suggests that thyroid disorders, particularly goiter, may be associated
with breast cancer incidence and/or mortality. Other cancers associated
with goitrogenic state include prostate cancer, endometrial, ovarian,
colorectal, and thyroid cancer. It is not clear whether these
associations are due to an underlying hypothyroid state, the presence of
occult autoimmune processes, or iodine deficiency itself.”
Dr. Michael Friedman says, “Women are particularly at risk due to
environmental agents depleting iodine reserves and other agents exposing
them to radioactive 1-131. After the thyroid gland, the distal portions
of the human mammary glands are the heaviest users/concentrators of
iodine in tissue. Iodine is readily incorporated into the tissues
surrounding the mammary nipples and is essential for the maintenance of
healthy functioning breast tissue. The radioactive decay of 1-131 in
breast tissue may be a significant factor in the initiation and
progression of both breast cancer and some types of breast nodules.”
Dr. David Derry said, “Lugol's solution is an iodine-in-water solution
used by the medical profession for 200 years. One drop (6.5 mg per drop)
of Lugol's daily in water, orange juice or milk will gradually
eliminate the first phase of the cancer development namely fibrocystic
disease of the breast so no new cancers can start. It also willkill abnormal cells floating around in the body at remote sites from the original cancer.
This approach appears to work for prostate cancer as prostate cancer is
similar to breast cancer in many respects. Indeed, it likely will help
with most cancers. Also higher doses of iodine are required for
inflammatory breast cancer. As well we know that large doses of
intravenous iodine are harmless which makes one wonder what effect this
would have on cancer growth.”
What he is saying, if it is not clear, is that it is possible to replace
highly toxic chemotherapy with iodine but the medical industrial
complex is not interested in such things. Iodine plays a crucial role in
the body’s elimination system by inducing apoptosis, or what is called
programmed cell death, and this is vital because this process is
essential for destroying cells that represent a threat to the integrity
of the organism, like cancer cells and cells infected with viruses.
Doctors seldom know why one woman develops breast cancer and another
does not, and most women who have breast cancer will never be able to
pinpoint an exact cause thanks to their doctors. Breast cancer is the
most common invasive cancer in females worldwide. It accounts for 16% of
all female cancers and 22.9% of invasive cancers in women. 18.2% of all
cancer deaths worldwide, including both males and females, are from
Dr. Brownstein says, “The chance of a woman having invasive breast
cancer sometime during her life is now one in seven. The single most
important nutrient to halt this progression is iodine. Inadequate breast
iodine levels have been associated with the development of breast
cancer in both animals and humans, while iodine supplementation has been
shown to cause cancer cells to shift into apoptosis or programmed cell
death. I have no doubt one of the reasons we are seeing such an epidemic
of breast cancer is due to iodine deficiency.”
Doctors themselves are often the cause of their patient’s cancer
A woman’s breasts are one of her most sensitive areas when it comes to cancers caused by radiation exposure. Dr. David Brownstein
says, “Unfortunately, screening mammograms, used for nearly 30 years,
have never been shown to alter breast cancer mortality. Moreover, to
make matters worse, mammography exposes sensitive tissue to ionizing
radiation, which actually causes cancer. A Norwegian study found that
mammogram screening may reduce the risk of death from breast cancer by
only 10 percent. Mette Kalager, M.D. and colleagues followed 40,075
women, screened and unscreened from 1996 through 2005.”
Dr. Russell Blaylock says studies show mammograms actually increase a
woman’s risk of developing breast cancer from 1-3% per year, depending
on the technique used. If women religiously undergo a mammogram every
year for 10 years, they increase their risk from 10-30%. “By the age of
50, a full 45% of women will have cancer cells in their breasts. This
does not mean that all these women will develop breast cancer, because
in most women these cancer cells remain dormant. What it does mean is
that, if you are one of these 45% of women, you are at high risk of
spurring these cancer cells to full activity (when exposing their
breasts to radiation).”
Perceptive doctors, who know how to listen to their patients, should be
able to create a map of causes, a picture of inner disharmonies that
lead to each woman’s cancer. When it comes to breast cancer Dr. Nalini Chilkov
says, “Cancer risk increases when the immune system is compromised by
stress, loss of sleep, depression, inability to eat, poor nutrition.
When a woman is traumatized by sexual violence and sexual assault,
particularly if it was perpetrated by someone she trusted such as her
partner or a family member her immune system will be compromised and her
risk of many diseases, including cancer will increase.”
We already know that depressed people suffer higher rates of cancer. They die more frequently from it than their happier peers.Individuals who are more depressed are 2.3 times more likely to die of cancer
than their non-depressed counterparts are. Medicine recognizes that
breast cancer patients with a history of traumatic or stressful life
events have a two-fold increased risk of recurrence.
Iodine to the Rescue
The first thing that happens to a woman when she develops an iodine
deficiency is a problem with her reproductive organs: breast
deformation, and general calcification. Dr. David Miller says that,
“Iodine is needed in microgram amounts for the thyroid; milligram
amounts for breast and other tissues, and can be used therapeutically in
High intake of iodine is associated with a lower risk of breast cancer.
Women with a history of low iodine levels (hypothyroidism) face a
significantly higher risk of developing liver cancer. Researchers
led by Manal Hassan of Anderson Cancer Center at the University of
Texas concluded that this finding suggested a clinical association
between hypothyroidism and hepatitis C, which is contributing to the
country’s rising rate of liver cancer.
"Breast, ovarian, and skin cysts - In addition to fixing almost all
cases of breast cysts, iodine also has a remarkable healing effect on
ovarian cysts,” says Dr. Robert Rowen. Though few know it swollen
ovaries is a condition analogous to goiter, when the thyroid swells in
response to iodine deficiency. In the case of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
(PCOS) the starvation of the ovaries causes them to become cystic,
swollen and eventually unable to regulate the synthesis of their
hormones leading to imbalances and infertility.
Russian studies investigating Fibrocystic breast disease discovered that
the greater the iodine deficiency the greater the number of cysts in
the ovaries. Since 1928, the iodine concentration in the ovary has been
known to be higher than in every other organ except the thyroid.
One clinical study of 22 women with breast cancer given 5 mg/day of
molecular iodine (I2) found that PPAR-gamma expression was increased,
along with the expected favorable effects on the cancerous tissue
including increased apoptosis, decreased proliferation, and a decrease
in estrogen's cellular effects.
60 million mainland Japanese consume a daily average
of 13.8 mg of elemental iodine, and they are one of the healthiest
nations based on overall wellbeing and cancer statistics.
Iodine's role in maintaining the health of breast tissue is suggested by
its therapeutic effects on benign breast conditions. In a publication
reviewing three clinical trials of varied designs, molecular iodine
reduced fibrocystic signs/symptoms while iodide (I-) was less effective
and affected thyroidal function more readily.
Transdermal and Oral Iodine for Breast Cancer Treatment
Dr. Tullio Simoncini states, “Every tumor of the skin can be completely
removed with iodine tincture 7%, brushed many times (10-20) once a day.
When the crust is formed, don’t take it away, but treat the area
continuously and wait until it falls without any other intervention
except the iodine tincture. When the crust falls down the third time,
the patient is healed.”
Though caution is always necessary, because iodine can be very caustic
on the skin sometimes, we can use transdermal iodine to directly
saturate breast tissue. What Simoncini never recognized was that we can
saturate the tissues from within with the oral intake of iodine at high
enough levels to beat back cancer and infections.
After iodine dries, the woman or her attending companion or nurse could
tenderly apply a topical cannabinoid salve/cream (regular medical
marijuana or CBD, which is marijuana without THC) to the breasts, thus
soaking them with all of marijuana’s anti-cancer effects. Other topical
treatments to the breasts can and should include magnesium oil massaged into the breasts, clay packs, slow breathing and even infrared treatments.
In the future, we will see sound waves used to heat the tissues to the
point where cancer cells cannot survive but normal healthy cells do.
Every cancer patient should be using sodium bicarbonate to alkalinize his or her tissues.
Dr. Richard A. Kunin says, “Another organ that takes up iodine is the
testicle. Proof of this fact is evident in the fact that treatment of
thyroid cancer with RAI131 is sometimes followed by diminished or absent
sperm counts and elevated pituitary gonadotropin hormone levels up to
three and a half years later. Recovery also occurs but sterility is
clearly a hazard of radioactive iodine treatment. Cancer is another
hazard: One of my patients developed a testicular cancer fifteen years
after radioactive iodine treatment for Grave's disease. His father had
also had a testicular tumor (seminoma) so it would be prudent to avoid
radioactive iodine therapy if one has such a history.”
Dr. Brownstein has found in his research with high doses of iodine that
cysts on the ovaries became smaller and began to disappear. He also
found that libido in women and men increased and that is why painting
the testicles with iodine helps with low libido and erectile
Modern medicine terrorizes women in a typical male oriented aggressive
way using testing and treatments that cause cancer to treat cancer.
Doctors have as little compunction in removing breasts as they do doing
C-sections. Breast cancer confronts women with the deepest issues of
vulnerability and womanhood—things and issues that doctors are not
famous for being sensitive to.
Even if a woman intends to follow orthodox medical treatments, they
should give themselves a month or two to try the above suggestions.
Cancer patients, even after treatment, have to worry about it not coming
“After the treatment, I went back to my crazy lifestyle and basically
lived life the same way as before. I totally believed my doctors when
they told me to just carry on as normal. Don’t change a thing. They told
me that I had a really good prognosis, and chances were really slim
that it will come back”.
To believe in one’s doctors can be the biggest mistake a woman ever
makes in her life. Other women make huge changes in their lives instead
of being passive victims of their doctors. In addition to incorporating
holistic medicine into one’s cancer program women can drastically
changed their diets, eating predominantly organic foods and drinking
pure water with healing anticancer medicinals in it.
The situation with breast cancer is deteriorating as it creeps into the
lives of younger and younger women. Breast cancer is the leading cause
of cancer death in young women ages 15-40 and doctors with all their
dangerous tests and treatments are making matters worse. The overbearing
masculine paradigm of the western medical system targets women’s
breasts with abuse.
The most common sexual side effects of breast removal stem from damage
to a woman's feelings of attractiveness. In our culture, we are taught
to view breasts as a basic part of beauty and femininity. If her breast
has been removed, a woman may be insecure about whether her partner will
accept her and find her sexually pleasing. Whatever does damage to a
woman’s vulnerabilities does damage to her sexuality.
A woman’s breasts need to be treated with the respect, care, love and
tenderness because they hug close to a woman’s deepest vulnerabilities. A
woman’s breasts are not like car doors that you can remove or just
repaint after they have been damaged for they are integral parts of her
womanhood and her deepest being. Qualities of loving care not only have
to come from the woman herself, and any intimate partners she might
decide to share her life with, but also from women’s doctors.
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receptor alfa could be associated with the antineoplastic effect of
iodine in premenopausal breast cancer. Paper presented at: 33rd Annual
San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. December 8-12, 2010; San Antonio,
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