Candace Gundersen, who’s a holistic wellness coach, is fighting to have her 13-year old son removed from chemotherapy treatment for acute leukemia after he was given a clean bill of health by doctors. Gunderson was told when her son was diagnosed that if she refused chemotherapy treatment for him, Child Protective Services (CPS) would have her removed and her son would receive treatment anyway, so she signed the consent forms. The boy had a serious adverse reaction and she refused further outpatient treatments, as she planned to pursue alternative care for him, prompting a doctor to call CPS. The boy was seized and will be forced to get treatments for three years, the standard for care, even though the cancer was declared gone.
The 17th anniversary of 9/11 is approaching, and a new report shows that 9,795 people, many first responders, are suffering from cancer caused by inhaling the highly toxic dust and 400 deaths from this source. Following the demolition of the Twin Towers and Building 7, the government said the air was safe.
Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer affecting women, and claims 41,000 lives each year in the US. A new study claims that women who maintained higher blood levels of vitamin D slashed their risk of developing the disease by 20%. Researchers also found that taking a vitamin D supplement at least four times a week could cut cancer risk by 11%.
California: A Superior Court judge has ruled that a report on cell-phone risk, written by the state’s Environmental Health Investigations, must be released to the public. The report shows that use of cell phones involves a significant risk of contracting cancer. So far, the report has been covered up because officials are afraid of law suits by the cellphone industry.
A retired EPA official is at the center of more than 20 lawsuits that allege Monsanto failed to warn of cancer risks from glyphosate, the key ingredient in its Roundup weed killer. Jess Rowland, a former EPA deputy division director, is accused of helping Monsanto by publishing a report advising that there was not enough evidence to link glyphosate to cancer, which preempted further research. The EPA is trying to stop his deposition in March.