Do radiation, tamoxifen (Novaldex), mammograms, and chemotherapy help or hurt breast cancer patients?

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Do radiation, tamoxifen (Novaldex), mammograms, and chemotherapy help or hurt breast cancer patients?

How can we be so bold as to state that conventional medical treatments for breast cancer aren't working? It's very well documented. It seems as if every time we open a medical journal lately, there's an article showing conventional breast cancer treatments are ineffective, harmful, or both. Just in the past few years, major studies published in the prestigious peer-reviewed journals meeting all the conventional medical criteria for so-called evidence-based medicine ahve shown that:

--Mammograms don't really save lives (G. Sjonell et al.; "Lakartidningen 96[1999]:904-913).

--Radiation doesn't save lives ("The Lancet", 22 May 2000).

--Tamoxifen (Novaldex) doesn't really save lives (Mitchell et al., "Journal of the National Cancer Institute", November 1999).

--Chemotherapy doesn't save lives (which isn't news; we've known this for a long time).

So what's left for the conventional medical doctor to treat breast cancer patients with? Nothing but the same surgical removal of the cancer that they were doing 50 years ago. More Americans physicians need to face the hard, cold facts that current therapies just aren't working and open their eyes to alternatives for prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

John R. Lee, MD

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