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The Breast Business


The Breast Business

Womenâ??s breasts continue to grab the attention of the Western world, and for all the wrong reasons. Perhaps the most obvious and offensive of these is sexploitation.

Women’s breasts continue to grab the attention of the Western world, and for all the wrong reasons. Perhaps the most obvious and offensive of these is sexploitation. But the most alarming and insidious is the focus on the breast cancer factor.

In an increasingly profitable cancer industry, breast cancer might be the most lucrative business yet. The scope is wide: high technology, drugs, surgeries that can go on and on with more drugs and finally the expensive and dangerous implants that are still used despite the scandal of ruined health and personal grief that surrounds them. (See implant story page 48.)

The breast cancer propaganda comes from the highest sources: government, medical science (so-called) and international corporate industry. Taken together, what emerges is a conspiracy against the health and life of the female population, and through them to following generations.

The Canadian Radiation and Imaging Societies in Medicine mounted a conference in Toronto last June. It was a "three-part strategy for building up recent gains in the fight against breast cancer." Doctors were invited to "come and see" the latest technology in "diagnostic medical imaging" with a focus on breast cancer. The conference included the detection, treatment, genetics and imaging of tumors in breast tissue, and actually ended with a play! It was called Handle With Care.

About the same time a new private breast imaging centre opened in Vancouver "to meet growing demand and need." Mammograms have never been proven beneficial and can cause breast pathology through radiation. But it’s big business. The society employs over 15,000 technicians, not to mention the money invested and the people employed in the manufacture of the technology.

And of the many national cancer runs, races, concerts, fund-raisers and other community events, the biggest is undoubtedly the Lee National Denim Day fund-raiser. That was in June, too.

The jeans people, Lee Apparel Company, a division of the world’s largest publicly-held apparel company, announced "One Day, One Cause, One Cure."

Denim Day has raised more than $16.5 million in the last four years, for---guess what? Breast cancer research! Along with "innovative and collaborative breast cancer education, screening and treatment projects."

On a grander scale is the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. It’s a federally designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and Teaching Affiliate of Harvard Medical School with ?"30 new clinical trials of new therapies for breast cancer. . . giving patients access to the most advanced treatment protocols available."

Coincidentally, also in June, the Dana-Farber Gillette Centers for Women’s Cancers hosted a workshop for women called, "What Every Woman Should Know--to help you take greater control of your health and keep you informed of the latest developments in cancer prevention and treatment."

And in its glossy magazine, Paths in Progress, the Institute introduced some of the highly paid team of research specialists who are busy spending all the money collected from frightened donors all over the continent. Doing what? Inventing high tech toys and playing with them!

One of the games they play is to take genetic "fingerprints" of tumor cells to determine the way differences in cells behave and respond to treatment. It’s all being done, apparently, to diagnose a cancer precisely, so that chemotherapy treatment can be "tailored to each patient’s condition."

You see, it improves their game to give all the cells a name. They want to know how many varieties cancer comes in and the new technology has provided tools to trace the genetic "fingerprints" of cancer cells throughout the body. Tumors that begin in the breast, for instance, are still called breast cancer even if they break free and spread.

"The key is in the genes," they insist.

No one suggests that the key to cancer prevention and cure might more likely be found in the kitchen!

I’m mad because in the game these people are playing there are losers. Governments and corporations are using your money to finance their game, because the world is still hoping for that "breakthrough" in research. But an end isn’t in the game plan.

How else could this elite, international group of people totally ignore the indisputable evidence of government-approved chemical pollution everywhere--and the healing power of whole, organic food and herbs?

That’s what I call a conspiracy.



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