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Medicine or Chemical Warfare?
by Steve Ransom

WARNING: Leukeran (chlorambucil) can severely suppress bone marrow function. Chlorambucil is a carcinogen in humans.
label on a Glaxo chemotherapy bottle

Mustard gas
During the Second World War, a ship carrying mustard gas exploded. In the autopsies carried out on the crew-members, it was noticed that exposure to the mustard gas had caused destruction of fast growing tissue and had slowed down the reproduction of white blood cells. It was surmised that since cancer grew rapidly, these poisons could kill cancer tissue swiftly.

Fighting for breath
Mustard gas was one of the most lethal of the poisonous chemicals used during the war. Almost odourless when breathed in, it can take up to twelve hours to wreak its havoc. Yperite, its main constituent, is so powerful that only small amounts have to be added to high-explosive shells in order to render them 'effective'. Once in the soil, mustard gas remains active for several weeks. Victims present skin blisters, sore eyes and violent vomiting.

Mustard gas causes internal and external bleeding and attacks the bronchial tubes, stripping off the mucous membrane. This is extremely painful and most soldiers had to be strapped to their beds. It usually took a person four or five weeks to die of mustard gas poisoning. On the effects of mustard gas, one nurse, Vera Brittain, wrote:

"Sometimes in the middle of the night we have to turn people out of bed and make them sleep on the floor to make room for the more seriously ill ones who have come down from the line. We have heaps of gassed cases at present: there are 10 in this ward alone. I wish those people who write so glibly about this being a holy war, and the orators who talk so much about going on, no matter how long the war lasts and what it may mean, could see a case - to say nothing of 10 cases of mustard gas in its early stages - could see the poor things all burnt and blistered all over with great suppurating blisters, with blind eyes - sometimes temporarily, sometimes permanently - all sticky and stuck together, and always fighting for breath, their voices a whisper, saying their throats are closing and they know they are going to choke."

The scientists were right; exposure to these gases did kill cancerous tissue, but, as Ralph Moss states in his book Questioning Chemotherapy:

"The amount of toxic chemicals needed to kill every last cancer cell was found to kill the patient long before it eliminated the tumour."

While these poisons and the ones that followed did cause some tumours to shrink, these reductions in mass did not increase the lifespan of the patients and the patients' quality of life suffered enormously. This is no wonder, as we can now see that taking chemotherapy is equivalent to being exposed to chemical warfare. On this point, authors of Toxicity of Chemotherapy, M C Perry and J W Yarbo note:

"Almost without exception, every drug developed for four decades that is active against cancer has produced side-effects that are reminiscent of the outgrowth of these agents from research on chemical warfare."

Ralph Moss again:

"I remembered the story of a celebrated Sloan-Kettering chemotherapist who, when he found out that he had advanced cancer, told his colleagues, 'Do anything you want - but no chemotherapy….' It was an open secret that an official of Sloan-Kettering sent his mother to Germany for unconventional treatment."

In an article entitled "Chemotherapy: Snake-Oil Remedy?" Dr Martin F Shapiro explained that while "…some oncologists inform their patients of the lack of evidence that treatments work, others may well be misled by scientific papers that express unwarranted optimism about chemotherapy. Still others respond to an economic incentive. Physicians can earn much more money running active chemotherapy practices than they can providing solace and relief to dying patients and their families."

The following label accompanies the GlaxoSmithKline cancer drug Alkeran:

WARNING: Alkeran (melphalan) should be administered under the supervision of a qualified physician experienced in the use of cancer chemotherapeutic agents. Severe bone marrow suppression with resulting infection or bleeding may occur. Melphalan is leukemogenic in humans. Melphalan produces chromosomal aberrations in vitro and in vivo and, therefore, should be considered potentially mutagenic in humans.

DESCRIPTION: ALKERAN (melphalan), also known as L-phenylalanine mustard, phenylalanine mustard, L-PAM, or L-sarcolysin, is a phenylalanine derivative of nitrogen mustard.…

And Glaxo's leukaemia drug Leukeran has the following label attached to the bottle:

WARNING: Leukeran (chlorambucil) can severely suppress bone marrow function. Chlorambucil is a carcinogen in humans.

Danger! Toxic spill!
The result of a spill of chemotherapy onto the bare hand is burning and scarring. Is it any wonder that people are worried about what might be happening to their insides as chemotherapy is intravenously fed into the body? Is it any wonder that chemotherapy nurses wear protective gloves? Is it any wonder that so high a percentage of oncologists refuse to submit to the treatments they advocate to their patients? Hazel had every right to be concerned about the internal damage taking place as she was being intravenously administered chemotherapy for her breast cancer.

Go immediately to
the Emergency Room

The following information is taken from a medical college website, specialising in bone marrow transplant accompanied by chemotherapy 'support'. The site is not for the faint-hearted. This particular text discusses the procedures in place to dispense with clothing and other contaminated apparatus after a chemotherapy spill. The lady overleaf is wearing the regulatory, full-protective suit to deal with such a spill.

"Contaminated pads and towelling, the outer pair of gloves, and shoe covers are placed in the first chemo waste disposal bag, which is then knotted and placed in the second waste disposal bag. The remaining protective clothing and gloves are placed in the second chemo waste bag.

Goggles can be reprocessed and are bagged separately in a zip-lock bag and sent to pharmacy with the chemo spill kit after they are removed. The chemo waste bags must be sealed securely and disposed of in the biohazard waste containers. A "Medication Incident Report" must be filled out after any chemotherapy spill.

If skin comes in to contact with the drug:

· Remove gloves and protective clothing.
· Rinse the contaminated area thoroughly with warm water.
· Wash thoroughly with soap and rinse again with warm water.
· If skin is not broken, wipe affected area thoroughly with gauze saturated with a diluted 0.05% chlorine bleach solution and rinse with warm water. If the skin is broken, use 3% hydrogen peroxide. Wash off with warm water.
· Note the drug(s) that made contact, as there may be a specific antidote.
· Go immediately to the Emergency Room."

This is what is pumped into the patient undergoing conventional chemotherapy treatment. We are reminded of Professor Charles Mathe, who stated:

"If I contracted cancer, I would never go to a standard cancer treatment centre. Cancer victims who live far from such centres have a chance."

Are these people really dying of cancer?
Having had opportunity briefly to examine the toxicity of some conventional cancer treatments, we can return to that earlier question, 'How many of these deaths are really attributable to cancer itself? How many deaths should in fact be recorded as 'death by doctoring?' Dr Mollie Hunter wrote a letter recently to Professor Michael Gearin-Tosh which was published in the UK Daily Telegraph. Dr Hunter was writing about an experience with one of her patients who had been receiving chemotherapy for her myeloma cancer and steroids for the effects of her chemotherapy:

"I got to see her in only the last stage of her illness when she kept getting repeated bronchitis. The steroids she was on not only lowered her immune system but collapsed her vertebrae so that her spine curved and her chin was on her chest and she could not breathe. She really died of respiratory failure due to her curvature of the spine, due to her steroid treatment, but I signed the death certificate myeloma. It made me wonder at the time how often the true cause of death is recorded, i.e. the treatment and not the underlying illness."

How much longer can we continue to sanction chemotherapy and similar toxic interventions as frontline cancer treatments? And why aren't we asking more questions of establishment medicine? In the face of such disastrous therapeutics, what keeps us in our current state of passivity? (c) Copyright 2003 Steven Ransom

Further Resources
Cancer: Why We're Still Dying to Know the Truth by Phillip Day
Great News on Cancer in the 21st Century by Steven Ransom
The ABC's of Disease by Phillip Day
B17 Metabolic Therapy compiled by Phillip Day
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