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Breast Cancer Awareness Tips

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. While breast cancer awareness is something that should be discussed all year round, this month we should especially take time to educate ourselves on the second most common kind of cancer found in women.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Did you know that about 1 in 8 women born in the United States will get breast cancer at some point? Shocking, right? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

The good news is that most women survive breast cancer due to early detection and treatment, which is why it’s very important to know and understand when to get screened. A mammogram is the easiest and most effective way to detect the cancer early on. While it’s important for women of all ages to schedule regular mammograms, it’s crucial for anyone over 40 as annual mammography screenings are encouraged at this age.

It’s also important to know your risk. If you have family members who have had breast cancer (especially a mother or sister) and if they had breast cancer before reaching menopause, your own risk of cancer may be higher than average. Some women who experience this high risk are recommended for an annual MRI in addition to a mammogram.

Most importantly, don’t put off getting a screening done because of fear of the results or discomfort from the test. A mammogram isn’t painful and shouldn’t ever cause discomfort. Try to schedule the exam after your monthly period, when tissue is less sensitive. If you’re still experiencing pain, be honest with your doctor about any discomfort you feel. Also, please remember that most abnormalities found in a mammograms aren’t cancer, so there isn’t any reason to be alarmed if the test doesn’t appear “normal.”

National Breast Cancer Awareness month is an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and with the proper self care and education you can be sure to remain safe and healthy.

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  1. Few women question, or have questioned, what’s really behind the war on cancer and the endless calls for breast cancer awareness. Most people would be much smarter and better informed if they had awareness of what this movement or the war on cancer do NOT raise awareness about.

    Knowing that the most prominent cancer charities (Komen, American Cancer Society, etc) are large self-serving businesses instead of “charities” or that these groups suppress critical information on cancer, such as the known causes of cancer (instead they talk about “risk factors” of cancer) or that many “breast cancer survivors” are victims of harm instead of receivers of benefit, or that they’ve been intentionally misleading the ignorant public with deceptive cancer survival statistics, or that government health bodies such as the NIH are merely a pawns for corporate medicine, etc is a good start to get to the real truth (read this well referenced scholarly article’s afterword on the war on cancer: do a search engine query for “A Mammogram Letter The British Medical Journal Censored” by Rolf Hefti, a published author of the Orthomolecular Medicine News organization, and scroll down to the afterword that addresses the ‘war on cancer’).

    The recognition that breast cancer awareness was started by these business interests is another piece of the real awareness about the pink ribbon cult and the traditional war on cancer. Or that the orthodox cancer business has been denouncing many good inexpensive alternative therapies (instead they sold you the lie that only their highly profitable/expensive, toxic conventional cancer treatments are relevant).

    So, raising “awareness” about breast cancer or raising funds for the war on cancer have hardly any other function than to drive more unsuspecting people into getting more expensive and unnecessary tests (think mammography) and then, often, cancer treatments (chemo and radiation therapy).

    The reality is that the war on cancer has been and still is, by and large, a complete failure (read Dr. Guy Faguet’s ‘War on cancer” or Dr. Sam Epstein’s work).

    Since the war on cancer began orthodox medicine hasn’t progressed in their basic highly profitable therapies: it still uses only highly toxic, deadly things like radiation, chemo, surgery, and drugs that have killed millions of people instead of the disease.

    As long as the official “war on cancer” is a HUGE BUSINESS based on expensive TREATMENTS/INTERVENTIONS of a disease instead of its PREVENTION, logically, they will never find a cure for cancer. The upcoming moonshot-war on cancer inventions, too, will include industry-profitable gene therapies of cancer treatment. The lucrative game of the medical business is to endlessly “look for” a cure but not “find” a cure. Practically all resources in the phony ‘war on cancer’ are poured into treating cancer but almost none in the prevention of the disease. It’s proof positive that big money and a total lack of ethics rule the official medical establishment.

    At the same time, this same orthodox cancer cartel has been suppressing and squashing a number of very effective and beneficial alternative cancer approaches. You probably guessed why: effective, safe, inexpensive cancer therapies are cutting into the astronomical profits of the medical mafia’s lucrative treatments. That longstanding decadent activity is part of the fraud of the war on cancer.

    The history of the pink ribbon movement and the alleged war on cancer is fraught by corruption, propaganda, and the hoodwinking of the unsuspecting public. The entire war on cancer is a disinformation campaign. The real war is on the unsuspecting public. Does anyone really think it’s a coincidence that double Nobel laureate Linus Pauling called the ‘war on cancer’ a fraud? If you look closer you’ll come to the same conclusion. But…politics and self-serving interests of the conventional medical cartel, and their allied corporate media (the mainstream fake news media), keep the real truth far away from the public at large. Or people’s own denial of the real truth.

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