Re: [MOL] Definitely not fear, John! [00303] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Definitely not fear, John!



Carol, I noticed your address says Lehigh, does this mean you are a Penna. girl?
Your friend, Lillian

Carol Stephens wrote:

> Dear Nancy,
> I must say that this is a frightening thought.  I never even considered
> such a thing, until I saw what incredible BIG Business Cancer is.  This
> is something one would not know until getting an inside peek. May god
> be with all of us as we try to sort through the "muck and mire" to
> find the way.
> Love,
> Carol
>
> NLPOST@aol.com wrote:
> >
> > Dear Lil,  &  Joicy,
> > I must say that I have to agree with you girls, I also must tell you that all
> > the people around us in this state believe that there is and has been for
> > years, a cure for all cancer, but it will not be allowed because to many would
> > be put out of work, many of us are not stupid, it's just what can we do about
> > it?
> > Love and prayers to you and yours,
> > Nanc
> > In a message dated 9/3/98 11:23:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time, joicy@erols.com
> > writes:
> >
> > << Subj:         [MOL] Definitely not fear, John!
> >  Date:  9/3/98 11:23:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time
> >  From:  joicy@erols.com (Joicy Becker-Richards)
> >  Sender:        owner-mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> >  Reply-to:      mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> >  To:    mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> >
> >  Come clean, John, are you working for NCI?
> >
> >  Sorry, dearheart, but you misread me on this one -- my comments
> >  DEFINITELY don't come out of fear! Anger perhaps, but not fear! I'm at
> >  peace with my Maker, and if he wants me tonite, I am ready. Here's the
> >  comment (by Samuel S. Epstein, M.D., Professor of Environmental
> >  Medicine, University of Illinois School of Public Health and Chairman of
> >  Cancer Prevention
> >  Coalition) that drew my fire at the NCI (which actually came out of the
> >  article I shared yesterday, at
> >  http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/980901/il_cancer__1.html):
> >
> >  "NCI's preliminary April 6 report on the prevention of breast cancer by
> >       tamoxifen has still not yet been finalized and published in a
> >       scientific journal.  The Advisory Committee should also consider
> >  the
> >       propriety of Zeneca's NDA as it is based, in part, on data which
> >  have not
> >       been made fully available to the public although the underlying
> >  (NCI)
> >       research was funded by the public.  Furthermore, the claimed
> >  evidence for
> >       chemoprevention has been discredited by two subsequent scientific
> >       publications.  Of as great concern is the well documented evidence
> >  of
> >       short term life-threatening complications, and also risks of
> >  delayed
> >       fatal complications, evidence for which has been trivialized and
> >       suppressed by NCI.  Based on these scientific and ethical
> >  considerations,
> >       the Advisory Committee is urged to deny approval of Zeneca's NDA."
> >
> >  I am not looking for a scapegoat, I am not interested in throwing $$ at
> >  cancer, and you should know me well enough to know that I am the first
> >  person to recognize the good that can come out of suffering. These
> >  things have nothing to do with what I am saying, which is this:
> >  1. People are being misled about medications like tamoxifen, what they
> >  can do and what the side-effects are. (it should be noted the women in
> >  this trial were not told of all the possible serious side-effects)
> >  2. I am an adult, and I want truthful, complete information to guide me
> >  in my decision-making.
> >  3. Cancer continues to be a big business, and as long as it is, we will
> >  be thrown little tidbits (like tamoxifen, with partial or inaccurate
> >  information) to make us feel warm fuzzies and like something is "being
> >  done."
> >
> >  The time will come when the cancer industry will be looked upon like the
> >  tobacco companies are today, and people will realize that too many
> >  livelihoods are dependent upon cancer NOT being cured. It is a lucrative
> >  industry, my friends; any idea how much unemployment would rise if
> >  cancer were eradicated tomorrow? Think about it! Until folks catch on to
> >  that, we will continue to see little "teasers" -- just enough "good"
> >  news to keep us hopeful, without ever really eliminating it.
> >
> >  Cancer in many ways has been a gift to me, John, and I am the first see
> >  the blessings that have come out of it for me. But that does not mean
> >  that I am blind, or that certain factions should be "excused" and not
> >  held accountable. It does not mean that I will stop being an advocate
> >  for those too ill to fight themselves, or that I will stop being
> >  vigilant.
> >
> >  So...I still love you, my brother, but I'm afraid we see this quite
> >  differently!
> >  Love, Joicy >>
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