Thursday 20 October 2011

50% Breast Cancer Misdiagnoses

What the Doctor's Don't Tell You are good at uncovering the dirt from the medical industry.  They say in their book that there are huge numbers of people who are wrongly diagnosed with cancer.  Here's more evidence to suggest this:-

Half of women told they have breast cancer when they don’t

19 October 2011
More than a half of women who don’t have breast cancer are told they do
have the disease because of a false reading from a routine mammogram
screening, new research has found.

Around 8 per cent of the women will also have an unnecessary biopsy –
which can cause permanent scarring - before discovering that they never
had breast cancer.

Researchers have discovered that around 61 per cent of women who have
an annual mammogram test for detecting breast cancer will get a
false-positive result – ‘detecting’ a cancer that isn’t there – at
least once during 10 years of screening.

The research team are suggesting that routine mammogram screening
should be reduced to once every two years and start when a woman
reaches the age of 50. In the US, screening still begins at 40 years.
By following their guidelines, false-positives could be reduced to 42
per cent, say the researchers of the Group Health Research Institute in

Mammogram screening among the under-50s currently picks up two cancers
for every 10,000 women screened – but also produces 170
false-positives, say the researchers.

(Source: Annals of Internal Medicine, 2011; 155: 481-92).

Tuesday 18 October 2011

Strange Article on AOL News


Even 'Cancer Research' UK (speech marks added on purpose) seem to refute this one!

 Bacteria link to bowel cancer

Jessica Laurence
Filed under: Health & wellbeing
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Scientists have said they believe a bacterium which causes tooth decay and skin ulcers could also be connected with bowel cancer.

The Fusobacterium has been identified in colon tumours by two different studies. Researchers told the Genome Research journal they did not yet know whether the bug's presence meant it was the cause of the cancer or not.

The bug has already been connected with ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease which raises the risk of bowel cancer.

Over 100 people a day are diagnosed with bowel cancer every day and it is the third most common cancer in the UK. More than 80% of cases occur in people aged over 60.

Bacteria link to bowel cancerGetty
The first study, headed by Dr Robert Holt from Simon Fraser University in Canada, managed to identify Fusobacterium's signature in RNA (genetic material similar to DNA) found in bowel cancer tumours.

Dr Matthew Meyerson from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the US headed the other team, which discovered microbial sequences of DNA which indicated the presence of Fusobacterium.

Sarah Williams, of Cancer Research UK, told the BBC: "It's early days and we look forward to the results of more specific, in-depth studies."

"In the meantime, people can reduce their risk of bowel cancer by not smoking, cutting down on alcohol, keeping a healthy weight, being active, reducing the amount of red and processed meat in their diet and eating plenty of fibre."

Sunday 16 October 2011

Raw Nuts Have Arrived in England!


Welcome to my blog.  Exciting times are ahead.  At last I am getting to grips with modern technology!  First a Facebook page, now this!

Anyway, I am glad to say that this week, in our local supermarkets in Devon at least, we have seen the return of raw in-shell nuts including raw pecans, raw brazils, raw walnuts, raw hazelnuts, etc.  Do try to check the crop dates if they are on the pack as I know walnuts especially have been known to be last season's being sold!

If you are lucky enough to live/visit any areas where there are cobnuts or walnuts (or if you are even luckier and live in a warmer climate and can get fresh raw pistachios, etc. from trees) these will always be fresh and better.

Best of luck with your nutty adventures!

Best wishes,