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Is There a Cure for Cancer?

Monday, March 25, 2013

Bill Saporito, an assistant managing editor of TIME, talks about the magazine's recent cover story, "How to Cure Cancer," in which he looks at the latest developments in cancer research and shares his own story as a cancer survivor.

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Bill Saporito

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Comments [8]

Fran Noorchashm from Holmdel, NJ

Please see the following URL regarding the spread of cancer by morcellation in hysterectomy:
http://www.change.org/petitions/terminate-the-routine-practice-of-uterine-morcellation-during-minimally-invasive-hysterectomy-in-the-united-states-and-abroad?share_id=nSlUaiksts&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

According to OB/GYN experts everyday 2-5 women in the US and more around the world will have a deadly cancer spread because of morcellation. Survival rate for such patients is between 3-6 months after such occurrences. Given the increasing number of hysterectomies performed by laparoscopy including morcellation out of the total yearly 600,000 operations, a thousand young women get such a death sentence every year in the US and many thousands more around the world. This again is based on the fact that 1 in 415 women who go for fibroid surgery actually has sarcoma.

Below are the URLs for the press coverage by Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, NPR and other media. Our hope is that this publicity will educate women themselves to make the right choice, if they get to that point, even if the responsible authorities look the other way

December 18th Boston Globe:
http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2013/12/17/boston-surgeon-and-physician-wife-push-stop-common-procedure-they-say-worsened-her-cancer/UYUCIz92mtQ0RXVBl3FF1L/story.html

December 18th NPR "Here And Now" Show (Please click icon on the top left hand corner immediately above the picture to listen to the interview with Amy and Hooman.
http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/12/18/fibroid-removal-cancer

December 18th Wall Street Journal:
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304173704579264673929862850?cb=logged0.8130382239535269

December 18th Wall Street Journal Interview with Hooman:
http://touch.dailymotion.com/video/x18k9l6_doctors-eye-risk-in-uterine-procedure-and-more_news

December 18th Cosmopolitan article:
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/celebrity/news/uterine-surgery-morcellation-cancer

December 18th JEZEBEL Article:
http://jezebel.com/procedure-to-remove-fibroids-might-actually-spread-canc-1485665953

December 19th Wall Street Journal article:
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304866904579266714199128946?mod=WSJ_hps_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsThird

December 20th IOWA CITY, IA (CBS2/FOX28)
http://www.cbs2iowa.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/fibroid-dangers-24149.shtml

December 20th KMBZ Kansas City
http://www.kmbz.com/pages/18018457.php

December 24th Wall Street Journal online article
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304020704579278600195925942?cb=logged0.792984260642416

Times
http://m.timesdispatch.com/entertainment-life/health/boston-physician-couple-raise-questions-about-devices-used-during-some/article_5ab0ef35-b2e2-5dfd-892b-9f397d0fc3f7.html?mode=jqm

Jan. 22 2014 09:43 PM
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in 2007, a fifteen year old kid from Minuteman Regional High in Lexington MA bought some cancerous crayfish cells and some cancerous neuroblastoma - in his HS lab, he treated these cells with a form of Chi Gong for 5 minutes a day for 4 days and they healed. The Chinese have known this about healing for centuries.

Apr. 09 2013 09:13 AM
Jason Sweet from Saint Louis

I was just thinking on this and think one of the best ways to cure cancer would be to make a custom virus that would replace bad DNA in cells with new healthy DNA. So we'd use a virus to change the bad DNA in cells replacing it with healthy DNA.

Apr. 07 2013 03:56 PM
Arthur Paladino from New Jersey

I had Hairy Cell Leukemia and Osteosarcoma but I'm still standing.
Thank you, Memorial Sloane Kettering & NY Presbyterian at Columbia University.

Apr. 01 2013 07:10 AM

To discuss the ravages of cancer without discussing the complete recalcitrance of the tobacco industry, and its role in creating a huge number of cancer patients--through PR, advertising, government coercion, faux third-party lobbying, and legal shenanigans-- is incredibly disingenuous.

Certainly tobacco is the top cause of lung cancer--a disease that shows no sign of slowing down, killing 160,000 people a year, increasingly women. It's the top cause of cancer deaths among women, higher than breast cancer.

Not to mention tobacco's role in many other cancers, including pancreatic cancer, which the guest discussed at length.

It is this purposeful, willful blindness to root causes that has allowed the tobacco industry to continue addicting our kids, and to continue contributing massively to our cancer toll.

THIS blindness is a large part of why our government has been allowed to basically ignore the situation for 50 years. But those times have changed--or could change.

As Obama told Israeli students last week:

"I can promise you this: political leaders will never take risks if the people do not push them to take some risks. You must create the change that you want to see. Ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things"

But this doesn't happen at all when people don't hear about the urgency of an issue, when people who are supposed to know something, refuse to tell the whole truth.

Mar. 25 2013 11:42 AM
Allison from NYC

Are natural cures being looked at by this new research push? I have a half-sister who beat breast cancer by following a special diet. Her oncologist, who told her she needed a mastectomy, now can't find any cancer in her and she never had surgery. I have two acquaintances who both told me they have friends who were completely cured of cancer by visiting Chinese medicine practitioners who gave them certain mushrooms. There are no side effects, and these approaches are extremely inexpensive. I'm concerned that this new research is taking the point of view that cancer cures must be profitable or else they won't be developed. What about these natural cures that are already available but that don't result in big profits for pharmaceutical companies and researchers? I'm afraid they're going to be forever ignored or slandered by the mainstream.

Mar. 25 2013 11:36 AM
anonymous from harlemworld

(Is Bill too close to the mic? Sounds like we're all in his throat. Not his fault, but annoying.)

Mar. 25 2013 11:23 AM
Jf from truth land

Cannabis oil cures cancer! Look it up!you can grow and make it at home for free. Everything else is for cancer profiteers to perpetuate the economy they make for themselves. Large corporations create cancer by putti.g carcinogens in all of our products and chemical pollution. Lobbyists! Follow the money!

Mar. 25 2013 11:16 AM

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