Originally Posted by Mel52
I would be interested in reading your source of information as I know many people who have had cancer 20 years ago and are still having a great time glowing in the dark.
Years ago breast cancer had a much higher mortality rate but thanks to early diagnosis via a mammogram, it is a cancer you CAN survive and live well. My mom is one.
I don't take hormones either. My mom didn't take hormones, so where did she get her breast cancer from? Don't tell me from having a mammogram. It saved her life by detecting it at stage one.
I wish you well.
I can see you never took statistics in college. I never said there aren't people alive twenty years after a cancer diagnosis (hopefully not one of the false positive ones). Hormones are only one cause of breast cancer.
To determine whether chemo works , you need to divide people diagnosed with breast cancer into two groups and assign them at random to get chemo or not to get it and then see who is alive in ten or twenty years and when this is done one finds that the same percentage of people are alive in ten or twenty years in both groups which shows that chemo does not work except as a carcinogen , sterilizer , heart destroyer and more.
Early detection appears to make a difference (until one looks at the situation closely) simply because you are more likely to detect a few cells that would not kill people in thirty years, treat people and declare that you saved their lives.Chemo is a trillion dollar business.
There are groups of people in diferent regions of the world whose incidence of cancer is about one in a thousand . If they start eating the American diet their incidence goes up to one in three.The incidence of breast cancer should decline becasue more and more women are refusing to take hormones but the cancer industry will take credit for the decline . If everyone stopped smoking the cancer industry would take credit for curing lung cancer