What Kathy Downer discovered

Everyone is, potentially, an amateur epidemiologist. You see something that, well, just seems odd. So you investigate further. You understand that something can be a coincidence, so one or two examples simply won’t cut the mustard. You also understand that something can be true even though we don’t understand why it is true. Or we might suspect a reason but be totally unable, through lack of resources, to prove it. Continue reading “What Kathy Downer discovered”

Tamoxifen

I am in the process of updating my Cancer Survivor’s Bible in the hope that I can attract a mainstream publisher who has the distribution facility to get this book into bookshops. Currently the book is only available from on-line bookshops. The last time I updated my book I lost all my status and was unable to transfer testimonials – so went from page 1 on Amazon UK and Amazon USA to the further reaches for cyber-Siberia. Not a pleasant experience and even years later I have not managed to get back – so I won’t be updating this on-line book. However, I will post portions of my new version on the blog. Here is my updated discussion of Tamoxifen: Continue reading “Tamoxifen”

Cancer Survivor’s Bible – Contents list

Contents

The Cancer Survivor’s Bible
Introduction

Section One:

Preamble

Part 1:  Overview of Basic Facts & Concepts
Part 2:  Knowing Yourself
A Questionnaire: what kind of patient are you?
Part 3: The Four Sensible Strategies
Part 4: Resources Continue reading “Cancer Survivor’s Bible – Contents list”

Book description

This book aims to provide a complete orientation to the subject of cancer for the purpose of informing and arming the cancer patient who needs to make treatment decisions.

This book tells you what cancer is; what the diagnostic tools are; what the pros and cons are of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy; how to protect yourself from damage; what the other new mainstream treatments are; why cancer research is failing to come up with cures; what the alternative therapies are that many people are doing – often with great success: the additional diagnostic tests you might want to consider; the detox regimes; the diets, herbs, vitamins, supplements and other approaches that have helped. Continue reading “Book description”

The Place Of Radiation In Cancer Treatment

The Place Of Radiation In Cancer Treatment – According To Mukherjee

Siddhartha Mukherjee is an oncologist and author of the best-selling history of conventional oncology, The Emperor of All Maladies. In that excellent book he looks at surgery and the development of drug approaches to cancer. But he hardly mentions radiation at all! Continue reading “The Place Of Radiation In Cancer Treatment”

Radiation Damage Caused By Medical Experiment Scandal

Yesterday I was honoured to be the guest speaker at RAGE’s AGM. RAGE is a group of old ladies who were deliberately given high doses of radiation every other day (as opposed to smaller doses every day) on an experimental basis (they weren’t told it was an experiment) over 20 years ago. The result was Continue reading “Radiation Damage Caused By Medical Experiment Scandal”