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Preventive Mastectomy Is Not Good Medicine

Published on June 4, 2013

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A Reader’s Question

I´m 40 years old and a carrier of the BrCa1 gene. I had a preventive mastectomy in 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. The doctors that treated me there say I definitely should remove my ovaries at my age. I live in Mexico since 10 years and the doctors I have seen here think that it´s too radical, what do you think? Maybe since Angelina Jolie just talked about her operation it would be interesting for all the people that follow you to hear what you think about it? My lifestyle and food habits are very alternative these days, I don´t regret my breast operation, but maybe if I´d known all I know today I wouldn´t have had it!

My mom died at 40 and her sister at 30 from breast cancer, they both left 3 young children behind, I have two children and the last thing I want to do is leave them without a mother, I´m willing to sacrifice my ovaries for that but I´d rather not! I hope for your answer!

Maj Lindström

My Response to This Reader

Maj please forget this idea of removing your ovaries. Medically speaking it’s ridiculous as is preventive mastectomy. Why can I be so strong in saying this? Let’s just start with 200 mcg of selenium. Science says that little bit alone will cut your chance of dying from cancer by 50 percent. If you want to practice preventative medicine then you have to do a list of the right things and forget the doctors who are always going to be telling you to do such drastic and invasive procedures.

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Read my essay Divine Cancer Mathematics. It will give you a lineup of preventive medicinals and you will again see numbers. What are the numbers they give you for their undesirable, unnecessary surgeries? Using magnesium, bicarbonate and iodine will do much more for you than butchering yourself will. Get yourself a BioMat and prevent cancer from ever forming or taking hold of you. Radiate yourself in light every night while you sleep, ever strengthening your immune system. Read my essay about how they can be used to treat cancer as well as prevent it.

Please learn and take part in breathing retraining, which is one thing a high risk potential cancer patient does not want to overlook. I wonder if the doctors told these women that the BRCA test detects positive mutations in only 25% or fewer of women with a strong family history and will not provide any useful information for the other 75% or more of women with strong family histories?

Testing is not 100% accurate. A positive test result can only estimate your risk of getting cancer, but it cannot predict with certainty whether or not you will get cancer. Test results can’t determine your exact level of risk, at what age you might develop cancer, how quickly the disease might progress, or how likely you are to die of the disease.

Actress Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed article that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

"My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman," Jolie wrote. "Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy."

Obviously these doctors were guessing and not taking into account anything that Jolie could have done instead of letting the doctors mutilate her breasts.

Dear Angelina and Brad

Angelina Jolie wrote, “For any woman reading this, I hope it helps you to know you have options. I want to encourage every woman, especially if you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, to seek out the information and medical experts who can help you through this aspect of your life, and to make your own informed choices.”

Doctors are now convinced that this is definitely the right thing to do. Sorry to say to you Angelina Jolie and to you Brad Pitt that you were misinformed and you are misinforming everyone around you. Your idea of medical experts helping as if they knew the truth about cancer or anything else is just too much of a stretch of blind faith for us to trust.

Informed choices are not something these people offer and that is obvious in your case. And you forgot to mention Angelina, the added dangers of infection, disruption in lymph flow, and dangers of reconstructive implants not to mention the heavy psychological impact on a woman to give up her breasts, the life-giving essence of her being.

Women who receive positive test results for the BrCa1 gene feel anxious, angry and often depressed. They “may choose to have medical treatment, such as surgery, to try to prevent the cancer, and the treatment could have serious, long-term implications and uncertain effectiveness,” writes the Connecticut Department of Health. According to them “not all women with a potentially harmful BRCA mutation get breast or ovarian cancer. If you have a BRCA mutation, your chance of getting breast cancer is about 35 to 84%, and your chance of getting ovarian cancer is 10 to 50%.” Even despite these estimates of risk, the real numbers are still unknown and speculation alone is not adequate justification for such a body and psyche-altering act as is recommended by surgeons today.

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  • getthegoose

    Mark my words. AJ is almost guaranteed to get cancer in some other part of her body in the future. Why? Because she is probably continuing on the same nutrition-devoid, sickness-causing, lifeless/dead, western diet. That should be interesting to watch. Maybe she gets lymphoma or melanoma. Or maybe she finds out she has another gene that gives her a predisposition to brain cancer. Heh! Wonder if she’ll cut out her brain then. Might as well….since she doesn’t seem to be using it anyhow.
    God must be crying now, looking down at the gross and incomprehensible stupidity of us humans, whom he perfectly created, every single one of us. Mutations and illnesses are due to the mismanagement of our planet’s resources and mismanagement of our bodies and health.
    You are a shining supernova in a universe of darkness, Dr Sircus! Please keep up your brilliant work!

  • Will Cougar

    Ms Jolie clearly believed that ultimately she would get breast cancer, so probably no ‘alternative’ therapy/prevention would have worked for her…
    “Belief conditions experience, and experience then strengthens belief. What you believe, you experience.”

  • The problem is, people rely on doctors to ‘know’ so that they don’t have to know; except they don’t know that these doctors don’t know, either, that guessing is all they (really) know. Dr. Sircus rocks.

  • Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD

    Breast Health – Prevention: The Natural Answer To Cancer

    While Angelina Jolie is applauded and revered for her decision to remove her breasts as a strategy to prevent breast cancer, there is another less disfiguring, less expensive and effective strategy to prevent breast cancer.

    Jolie explained—“I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman. Only a fraction of breast cancers result from an inherited gene mutation. Those with a defect in BRCA1 have a 65 percent risk of getting it, on average.”

    Jolie could have made the choice to avoid being part of the 87%. She could choose to be part of the 13%. In fact the majority of the 87% can choose to be in the 13% – which will grow exponentially as women learn how to create and maintain healthy breasts no matter their hereditary history.

    The truth is in spite of sixty plus years of research, chemotherapy, radiation, breasts removed, walking for breast cancer, pink ribbons and parties for breast cancer, cancer is on the rise. The biggest medical myth is that mammograms prevent cancer by early detection. How can a mammogram prevent cancer, when a mammogram is used to detect cancer? How can removing the breast prevent cancer in the breast region?
    To prevent anything – one needs to understand how it is created. We live in a three-dimensional world made up of Universal Laws. Universal Laws are founded on the understanding that everything in the universe is energy, including humans, and that energy moves in a circular fashion. At the microscopic level, every living thing is a whirling mass of electrons and energy atoms spinning rapidly. Humans are intimately connected with this sea of whirling electrons.

    Beliefs, thoughts and feelings are impulses of energy. The combined beliefs, thoughts, feelings, words and actions of everyone on the planet creates our collective consciousness, it creates the world we experience.

    Whose beliefs and thoughts are you thinking? Where your attention goes–your reality is created. Cancer was rare until fear thoughts were programmed into consciousness. Mind Body, Spirit health is your birth right. It is your responsibility to yourself to maintain what is rightfully yours.

    You have greater control of your health than you know. I know first-hand and from the experience of my clients, whom I assist in transforming dire dis-eases–Cancer, Diabetes, Lupus, Hepatitis C, Fibromyalgia, MS, High Blood Pressure, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Bipolar, Anxiety, Panic, PTSD and the list goes on.

    One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is to monitor everything you believe, think and feel. Stop reading popular magazines and newspapers…stop watching TV and listening to radio cancer commercials…and you will be amazed at how differently you think and feel.

    There are nine strategies for creating Breast health:
    1. Think for yourself
    2. Choose your own beliefs
    3. Shift your consciousness to create Health instead of fighting/guarding against a disease
    4. Focus on positive thoughts
    5. Pursue spiritual enlightenment
    6. Create peace of mind and joy
    7. Maintain a healthy food plan for your blood type plus vitamins and supplements
    8. Engage in exercise and leisure pursuits
    9. There is no shame in creating health in Mind, Body and Spirit vis-à-vis a holistic protocol.

    It can be challenging to “manage” all of your thoughts, to keep them in a “positive” vein. Sometimes this is due to emotional trauma or indoctrination and conditioning. My work as a Certified Clinical Hypnosis Practitioner and Forensic Analyst, I assist clients to resolve the deep emotional trauma. My experience is that when the causative emotional issues are resolved, the symptoms of dis-ease disappear.

    You can take responsibility for your health, wellness and happiness. What you envision think and believe is what you will create.

    Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD has 30+ years experience in health and wellness.

  • Suzi

    Living cells are programmed to function to perfection. Every organelle within the cell knows its function and how to integrate chemical processes among themselves. Scientists have discovered these tiny structures and now we know what happens inside the cells. I still think we are missing a tone of information how cells communicate, integrate, and control each other in the whole body. Western medicine is missing the big picture, the holism. Therefore, most of the treatments are not successful, because the tiny little particle is treated to heal the whole body, and its not working well. There is not many cures out there for many diseases and disorders. The treatments are symptomatic and not healing. I consider Anglelina’s breast surgery not admirable or heroic. It sounds like many other money making surgeries:liposuction, gastric bypass, and partial gastrectomy to lose weight.None of these work the way the dr. say they would. So. preventive mastectomy because you have a defective gene may not work either. All these surgeries performed to fix functional disorders so far show no success. I see them as home depot procedures replacing a pipe or cutting and attaching stuff together. We should not forget that our structures and “stuff” is living and perfectly programmed and we are messing with it.

  • Mark Kroger

    I am not a doctor or professional but I totally agree. If I could, I would add that today’s diet leaves us enzyme deficient and enzymes are a catch 22. It takes enzymes to make enzymes. If food is not broken down to micro nutrients, they are either stored as fat [such as empty carbohydrates] or passed on through. Supplementing with digestive enzymes is a great foundation for a healthy conventional doctor free life.
    Thank you Dr. Sircus, for your decision to forgo the big [Pharma] money and teach us how to live and stay healthy. I always read and learn from your articles.

  • teresa smith

    I find this barbaric treatment an insult to women and no, as long as women seek out Western medicine “authorities” they will be given very limited options. I asked myself long ago, Wouldn’t the billions of dollars which have been fed into the medical and pharmacological industries by millions of individuals that there is still no cure for cancer. Really! Many realize there is no money to be made if a cure was to be found so unsuspecting persons wear pink and red ribbons, run for their lives, and give all they can hoping to find a cure. There are known treatments and cures but these courageous doctors are shamed into silence, run out of the country, or lose their privileges.
    It saddens me to think women feel this is a viable option. This is no more acceptable than taking out a man’s prostate for fear of cancer. Men will die of something else long before the slow, growing prostate cancer would kill them and no doubt the doctors who recommend this just skim over the fact that they may very well become impotent, have urinary incontinence and not know who to turn to because of the embarrassment.
    It is truly sad how far down we have gone and seem to now be living in an advanced third world country.

  • boni and clyde

    i find this to be another possible case of media and the medical industry making behind the scenes decisions to influence the fans into following their role model into a costly and seemingly unesassery and dangerous surgical procedure. any celebrity picking up 3rd world orfins to parade around in public are possibly full of encourages middle class people to do what they can for aid orginazations selling morality on street corners with famously (bonos 1 percent scandal)bad records for actually helping any poor people out of poverty.

    all these false profits making profits from profits work, thanks you Dr for your informed and helpfull view point

  • Frank Levey

    I have found a remarkable amount of anger and resentment directed toward me for suggesting that other more life affirming and truly healing alternatives are available. The idea that we have some control over our genetic expression, that we need not be “victims” or “survivors” in this “war on cancer” and that we might want to truly end this war through nurturing our bodies and minds seems to bring about such rage in so many people…I was caught quite off guard. Somehow, this position taken by Angelina Jolie has been viewed as heroic and admirable, a liberating “choice” for women everywhere and my suggestion otherwise cast me as a sexist ignoramus. Thank you, Dr. Sircus, for holding up a light for us to see more clearly in this ever darkening world.

  • Maj Lindström

    Thank you doctor for taking time to answer my question, it´s very helpful.

    I made a mistake in my mail, I had the mastectomy in 1999.