by Yeong Sek Yee & Khadijah Shaari
Continuing our search to find answers to what radiation therapy does to the body, we re-read Chapter 4 RADIATION THERAPY: BURNING CANCER found in the best-seller “NATURAL STRATEGIES FOR CANCER PATIENTS” by Dr Russell Blaylock, MD. He was a board certified neurosurgeon and neuroscientist and was the Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical University of Mississippi. ( http://www.russellblaylockmd.com/)
Dr Blaylock’s comments gave us further insights into the hazards of radiation therapy. Some salient points in the chapter are:
- Most cancer patients, upon first learning they will face radiation treatments, have an image of lying down under a death ray. Most know that radiation is dangerous and can cause burns, nausea and vomiting, loss of hair, and even additional cancer. Their fears are not unfounded.
- Authorities in the field of radiation biology do not even agree on the safety of diagnostic X-rays, which involve infinitely lower doses of radiation than radiation therapy.
- Today, many doctors recommend that their cancer patients undergo radiation treatments following surgery just as a precaution. In my (Dr Blaylock’s) estimation, this is not good science. Despite the fact that we have many sophisticated ways to determine who should have post operative radiation and who shouldn’t, we are not using many of these tools with the majority of cancer patients.
- X-ray particles could not only kill cancer cells, but also cause cancer. In fact, Marie Curie and her daughter, Irene Joliot-Curie, both died of leukemia caused by their prolonged exposure to radium.
- Radiation’s harmful effects are accumulative…even when the treatments are fractionated, the damage can accumulate and produce injury to the tissues in the path of the beam. In addition, the beam continues to reflect off hard surfaces, such as bone and surgical implants, with the result being delayed damage.
- Because no way existed to really concentrate the X-ray beam on the cancer, the result was often a wide zone of damage, including to the overlying skin. The effects of this damage were not always immediate.
- Often, patients who undergo radiation treatments experience degeneration of tissues months or even years after their treatments end. For example, delayed radionecrosis can occur following penetration of the brain or spinal cord by X-rays.
The nervous system is not the only tissue that can be damaged by scatter radiation. Most vulnerable are the cells lining the gastrointestinal tract, as well as the cells of the bone marrow, lymph system, spleen, and hair follicles. This is because these are all rapidly dividing cells, easily damaged by radiation.
- Over half of all our immune cells are found in the gastrointestinal tract. Abdominal radiation treatments, especially when combined with chemotherapy, also can kill off the bacteria in the colon, such as the acidophilus and bifidus organisms. This, in turn, can result in an overgrowth of harmful microorganisms such as Candida albicans and pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria. When such bacterial disruptions are severe, which is not uncommon, yeast and bacteria can enter the bloodstream, with significant consequences to the immune system.
- The damage to the cells lining the intestine, colon, and rectum can range from defective absorption (malabsorption) to severe inflammation of the bowel wall with resulting bloody, mucus-filled stools.
- The cells lining the intestine are very complex and delicate. Damage to these cells can significantly alter the body’s ability to absorb foods, vitamins, and minerals, leading to significant malnutrition, despite a healthy diet. The simple fact is that if food cannot be properly digested and absorbed, a healthy diet does little good. This is especially a problem when chemotherapy is combined with radiation.
One hazard rarely considered, even by radiation oncologists, is the danger of blood vessels injury caused by the radiation passing through blood vessels, from small arterioles to larger arteries. Major arteries course very close to a cancerous tumour, and sometimes they are encased by the tumour. This means that the blood vessels receive a large degree of the radiation dose. The artery most often damaged by the radiation was the carotid artery (the main artery supplying blood to the brain)…another most often injured is the vertebral artery, which supplies blood to the brain stem.
It is extremely tragic and incomprehensible that the medical (or cancer) establishment still uses ionizing radiation that is clearly proven and known to be carcinogenic (as established by the International Agency for Research on Cancer).
It is also inconceivable that such conventional cancer treatments should cause so much pain, agony and money and then the patient has to suffer another form of cancer, heart disease or disorders to the bones, etc. Hence the cycle of treatment has to be repeated.
Is this why conventional cancer treatments have been referred to as “the Cancer Industry?” Is this healing or is it “legalized” ???? We welcome your opinion.
To conclude this article, we recommend that you read Dr Blaylock’s article which described…HOW MODERN MEDICINE KILLED MY BROTHER…at the following link: http://www.wnho.net/medicine_killed_brother.htm