Stop the use of Tamoxifen and Doctors Bullying.

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Stop the use of Tamoxifen and Doctors Bullying.

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Karen Alexander started this petition to Australian Government

Have you lost a loved one, due to overwhelming circumstances, and controls setup by Doctors, Pharmaceutical and Insurance Companies?

There is no where to turn for support....

I have been living an extraordinary life.  

I had been diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2003.  In 2006 I was riddled with cancer in the bones.  My vertebrae broke in 2 places.  I have all the medical documents , to support my experiences.  I was repeatedly bullied and told I would die, by the Oncologist and GP because I wouldn't take the drugs they prescribed. One in particular was Tamoxifen, because I was so ill at the time. I did not question them, at first. After 6 months of being on Tamoxifen I started to look into the drugs the so called medical experts had me on. One in particular was Tamoxifen, even the U.S Government Toxicology Program had labelled this drug a carcinogen, and yet the Oncology Network is targeting 250,000 Australian and New Zealand women with this drug, and allowed? Why?

I had loved my life, I had achieved my Masters Degree, everything was wonderful. My husband and son grieved, and I cried for 8 weeks.  The story gets more extraordinary, when we believed the medical practitioners, and purchased a burial plot, arranged the funeral. When we approached TAL Insurance they insisted on more tests in spite of us producing the Doctors letters saying that cancer was incurable.  Emotionally this was horrendous to say the least. BUT...I started to question the Doctors, and the current system.  I decided not to believe what anyone said to me anymore.  I dissolved all the trust and faith I had been raised to believe in with Doctors, medicines and that insurance companies were there when you needed them.

I decided not to be the victim of circumstance anymore.  Hence I am still here..I have not been near a Doctor for nearly  9 years. I do not ask for money, nor any support of any kind. If anyone is struggling with a similar situation to mine, please sign this petition.

I have told my story.. I urge you to question everything, take total responsibility for your own lives.  Find the things in life that are right for you, not what someone tells you is right for you. In other words, OWN your belief system, not someone else's.

Further excerpts on Tamoxifen.

"It wasn’t long before laboratory studies showed that tamoxifen acted as a carcinogen. It has been found that tamoxifen binds tightly and irreversibly to DNA, the genetic blueprint of a cell, causing a cancerous mutation to take place. Even Australia’s conservative National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) warned that no amount of tamoxifen is safe when it comes to carcinogenic effects. In California there is a law called “Proposition 65” that requires the state to publish and maintain a list of all known carcinogens. In May 1995, the state’s Carcinogen Identification Committee voted unanimously to add tamoxifen to its list. Following suit, in 1996 the World Health Organization formally designated tamoxifen a human carcinogen, grouping it with 70 other chemicals — about one quarter of them pharmaceuticals — that have received this dubious distinction.

Liver Cancer and Liver Disease

Tamoxifen is toxic to the liver, and there have been reports of acute hepatitis in patients treated with tamoxifen. Liver damage has occurred in every animal given tamoxifen. According to Gary Williams, medical director of the American Heart Foundation, tamoxifen has been shown in animal studies to be a “rip-roaring” liver carcinogen, inducing highly aggressive cancers in about 12 per cent of rats. (7) The latest human studies show a six-fold increase in liver cancer among women taking tamoxifen for more than two years.” Liver failure and tamoxifen-induced hepatitis, although rare, have been reported. Even Zeneca admits that tamoxifen is a liver carcinogen — while nevertheless aggressively promoting its use."

Why is this drug still being used in Australia? Are we such a gullible nation, or is it just that a multi-billion dollar industry is allowed to cross all ethical and health preserving boundaries?

 

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