Did you know that many commonly used chemotherapy drugs are actually known and probable carcinogens. If you don’t know what a carcinogen is, it means it causes cancer.
Yes, you read that right.
This is why almost all people who have used chemo for treatment get a secondary cancer.
The damage that chemotherapy drugs cause to the body is extensive unfortunately. The side effects can feel even worse.
It breaks my heart that people get bamboozled into thinking that chemotherapy is some magic bullet that will cure them. One of the biggest problems with chemo is that it doesn’t just kill cancer cells, it kills healthy cells too. This means your immune system is destroyed…and your immune system is what naturally heals your body.
Everyone’s body creates cancer cells. But the immune system, when it’s healthy and strong, kills those cancer cells before they form into tumors and metastasize (spread through the body).
Cancer occurs when the immune system isn’t strong enough to kill those cancer cells. So common sense would tell us that we need to make the immune system healthier and stronger…..not weaker.
But, unfortunately that’s exactly what chemotherapy does.
Even the U.S. Government admits that “conventional” treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation cause cancer.
Patent No. 5,605,930 is for “Compositions and methods for treating and preventing pathologies including cancer.”
Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Date of Patent: Feb. 25, 1997
Under section 22 on page 56 it clearly states,“Current approaches to combat cancer rely primarily on the use of chemicals and radiation, which are themselves carcinogenic and may promote recurrences and the development of metastatic disease.”
NTP (National Toxicology Program). 2014. Report on Carcinogens, Thirteenth Edition. Research Triangle Park, NC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service.The Report on Carcinogens is a cumulative report that includes 243 listings since 1980. This 13th Report replaces previous editions.
Both Chemotherapy and radiation are listed.
The Medical Director for The American Cancer Society even says that Chemo drugs cause cancer!
CNN.com Expert Q&A updated October 6, 2010
One of the least talked about Chemotheraphy side effects is addressed by none other than
Dr. Otis Webb Brawley, M.D., the chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, The Conditions Expert for CNN, and whom is noted by CNN as “A world-renowned cancer expert and practicing oncologist.”
He says, “It is ironic but true that many cancer chemotherapies are known to cause cancers…Nurses and pharmacists who mix and administer cancer chemotherapies take precautions to minimize their exposure to these drugs because of the potential for harm.”
Dr. Brawley mentions the DNA damage done by chemotherapy as well.
“…doxorubicin, etopiside and cyclophosphamide are commonly used chemotherapy drugs that can damage the DNA chain.”
Dr. Brawley also talks about how the immune system kills cancer cells!
“…cancer patients may get cancer because their immune system is not able to conduct good surveillance for aberrant cells and destroy them.”
The U.S. Government publishes safety bulletins for people who handle toxic chemotherapy drugs
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2004−165 September 2004
Preventing Occupational Exposures to Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs
This bulletin is a wealth of information on the health hazards of chemotherapy drugs.
Nurses who handle chemotherapy drugs can get cancer!
British Journal of Industrial Medicine, 1992; 49:855-861
Leukaemia and reproductive outcome among nurses handling antineoplastic drugs. By: Skov et al.
“During the past decades conclusive evidence has accumulated that alkylating antineoplastic drugs (ADs) can cause cancer, most notably acute non-lymphocytic leukaemia, and that most ADs are reprotoxic.”
If these chemicals are so dangerous to the doctors, nurses and pharmacists dispensing them, how can they be considered “safe enough” to inject into patients who are already dying from cancer?
“…Nor shall any man’s entreaty prevail upon me to administer poison to anyone; neither will I counsel any man to do so…”
Since we know that many commonly used chemotherapy drugs cause secondary cancers, I’ve made a list of most of chemo drugs that are known or “reasonably anticipated to be” carcinogenic.
Every chemotherapy drug on this list is on the 13th Report on Carcinogens from the National Toxicology Program: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
1) Doxorubicin (Adriamycin) (2 studies)
Known to be a probable human carcinogen since 1985.
Treatment for leukemia, non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma, bone cancer, cervical cancer, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, ewings sarcoma, liver cancer, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, stomach, thyroid, uterine, bladder, breast, and renal (kidney) cancer.
3) Cisplatin (Platinol, PlatinolAQ)
Known to be a probable carcinogen since 1989.
Treatment for lung, bladder, ovarian, and head and neck cancer.
4) Tamoxifen (Nolvadex, Soltamox)
Known carcinogen since 2000.
Treatment for breast cancer.
5) Thiotepa (Thioplex)
Known carcinogen since 1981.
Treatment for bladder, breast, head, neck, lymphoma, and ovarian cancer.
6) Cyclophosphamide (Neosar Injection, Cytoxan Injection)
Known carcinogen since 1980.
Treatment for leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, breast cancer, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, ewings sarcoma, hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma, ovarian cancer, and small cell lung cancer.
7) Procarbazine (Matulane)
Known to be a probable human carcinogen since 1981.
Treatment for brain tumors, non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, small cell lung cancer, hodgkin’s lymphoma.
8) Melphalan (Alkeran Injection, Alkeran Tablets)
Known carcinogen since 1980.
Treatment for multiple myeloma, prostate, breast, chronic myeloid leukemia, ovarian, and testicular cancer.
9) Chlorambucil (Leukeran)
Known carcinogen since 1981.
Treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, hodgkin’s lymphoma, and non-hodgkin’s lymphoma.
10) Dacarbazine (DTIC, DTIC-Dome)
Known to be a probable carcinogen since 1985.
Treatment for skin and hodgkin’s lymphoma.
11) 1,4-Butanediol Dimethanesulfonate (Busulfan, Busulfex, Myleran)
Known carcinogen since 1985.
Treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia and to prepare the body for a stem cell transplant.
This is not all of them. Also, please note that if it is a ‘probable human carcinogen’, it means it has been proven to cause tumors and cancer in animals. ‘Known’ means it has been proven to cause tumors and cancer in humans.
Why are people treating cancer, with drugs that cause cancer? Since it’s been known for years by the government that these chemo drugs cause cancer, why are they still legal?
Using a cancer causing drug to treat cancer is like using a flamethrower to fight a house fire.