Today we consider the issue of addiction by reviewing an accepted medical industry standard regarding cancer.
This article was posted on Monday, April 18, 2011, by Jonathan Benson, staff writer for Natural News.
“Men diagnosed with testicular cancer often choose to undergo regular computed tomography (CT) scans that monitor progress after treatment. But a new study published in the journal Cancer explains that these CT scans actually cause secondary cancers, and suggests that doctors consider this important fact before flippantly recommending it to their patients.
“This is the first study that I am aware of that shows that diagnostic CT scans cause cancer with statistical significance,” said John Boone, coauthor of the study, professor in the University of California (UC) Davis Department of Radiology, and CT expert. “The organizations that recommend these protocols need to reevaluate this aggressive use of CT and maybe opt for MRI or ultrasound.”
Conducted at UC Davis, the study evaluated the records of 7,301 men diagnosed between 1988 and 2006 with nonseminomatous germ cell tumors, which are the most common type that occur in testicular cancer patients. The team found that men who undergo the typical 15 CT scans in five years protocol after treatment are far more likely to get secondary cancers than men who opt for other forms of post-treatment monitoring.
“The side effect is worse than the disease,” Chamie said, concerning CT scans. “More men are likely to get secondary malignancies than are liable to die from their active disease.”
The study adds to the growing body of evidence concerning the very real dangers of CT scans and other forms of body imaging that involve the use of ionizing radiation. A 2010 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, for instance, warns about the very serious public health threat posed by the overuse of CT scans. And an earlier 2010 study published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine found that CT scans cause roughly 29,000 cancers and 14,500 deaths every year in the US.
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A book I read from on a daily basis is On the Threshold of Transformation, by Richard Rohr. It is a book of “Daily Meditations for Men.”
Today’s entry in this book is for Day 110, and is entitled “Addiction.”
In today’s meditation, Rohr comments, “Addiction happens when we no longer want to feel our feelings. Addiction happens when we don’t want to know our own thoughts or feel our own pain. But you know what? Addiction doesn’t work. In the long run, addiction brings ten times more pain than you would experience by accepting the legitimate pain of being a human being. Religion needs to be teaching this up front and without apology.”
The word “apology” is a Greek word whose etymology means “in defense of.” It is frequently used incorrectly when we mean to be saying, “I am sorry.” Instead, we sometimes say, “I apologize.” These statements are just a side note to Rohr’s comment; we really don’t need to be offering apologies when addictive and destructive activity is so prevalent in all strata and industries in our global society.
We need to be looking in the mirror of our lives. Where is that mirror for you? Is it in your bathroom on the wall? Is it in everything that comes your way in the course of a day, courtesy of your life? Can you look into either type of mirror and say, “I love you.”…..?
In several Journal entries I have defined addiction along the way as any behavior which is the result of a fear of internal growth.
This definition is compatible with Rohr’s description of addiction, and the essence of it is seen in the 2 articles above. We are entrained by outmoded and deleterious paradigms to continue to push harmful solutions as a co-dependent aspect of the addiction.
In the case of the medical industry, as the last Journal entry of yesterday (“A Biochemical Look at Our Obesity Epidemic”) clearly shows, there are plenty of thinkers who are intelligent and creative M.D.s and who are ready, willing, and able to break through with common sense solutions to prevalent disease problems that we literally are addicted to having in this society.
There are some obstinate and intransigent profit driven entities who stand in the way of humanity’s happiness and progress. What if all of these entities changed their creative focus to helping Earth and her inhabitants instead of enslaving her human inhabitants to a deeper addiction?
What if our medical industry broke through just some of the current toxic and lucrative and addictive paradigms of The Cancer Industry with some meaningful education and solutions?
There is plenty to read and ponder in all of those innumerable links above. Please consider the one about Cancer is not a Disease – It’s a Survival Mechanism (Book Excerpt). The concepts presented in this writing are the kinds of thoughts that may lead to a breakthrough in some peoples’ lives.
If you have seen as much cancer as I have seen, and if you have pondered the emotional and electromagnetic and biochemical issues at play in the creation of chaotic cell growth in the human lives that have brought these growths into form, then you are ahead of the paradigm curve of our current treatment addictions.
Please keep thinking about it. We need your thoughts and your creativity and your willpower and your efforts.
Cancer now affects nearly 1 in 3 people. Better solutions are necessary than what is currently being offered.
Signing off from Crestone and Beyond