Is Mandatory Pediatric Chemo Institutionalized Child Abuse?

Is Mandatory Pediatric Chemo Institutionalized Child Abuse?

Mandatory chemotherapy for your child. The concept is horrific. But it is not just a concept. It has already happened and is still happening, which is why I am writing this article. We need to sound the alarm about this disturbing trend that, despite recent mainstream media references to a case of court-coerced chemotherapy, is still largely going unnoticed and/or unrecognized for what it really is: a human rights violation of the worst kind. Moreover, as it involves our children who can not rightly advocate for themselves, we need to speak up and act on their behalf.  

Court-Ordered Pediatric Chemotherapy Calls Into Question Who Has Parental Authority 

Were it not for J.D. Heyes' Aug. 13th article for NaturalNews.com titled "Court forces chemo on eight-year-old Minnesota girl despite family's desire to use alternative medicine," and the CBS Minnesota article from Aug. 8th reporting on the matter, I would probably not be aware of this ongoing parental and human rights atrocity.

As reported by CBS, a Twin Cities family's 8-year-old daughter, Sarah, who had recently had 90 percent of a brain tumor surgically removed and was suffering from typical side effects from follow-up chemotherapy, such as nausea, sore throat, loss of weight and hair, was ordered by her doctors to continue for one more year of chemotherapy. Her parents, who wished to search out less toxic treatment alternatives, were contacted by child protective services when the child's doctors determined her survival was being compromised each day she went without further chemotherapy treatment.  

According to CBS, "The Minnetonka family was ordered to court and was told if they did not work with them on a treatment plan, they would lose custody of Sarah." Subsequently, "The court and Parisian family eventually reached an agreement on a treatment plan which includes some chemotherapy, but  "it's going to include a dose that is not going to send her tipping over the edge," Connors said."

But What If Chemotherapy Is Not "Therapeutic" At All?

chemotherapy drug bag

There is a disturbing subtext to this story that will likely never get addressed by any mainstream media outlet, which, incidentally, is why the alternative media is so important. As the saying goes, a text without a context is a pretext. The problem is that conventional treatment with chemotherapy and radiation, and not the cancer to which it is being applied, is often the primary cause of the accelerated death of the patient.*

I often look up commonly used chemoagents by their material data safety sheet (MSDS) to ascertain just how toxic they are, and what I invariably find is quite disturbing. These MSDSs are federally mandated to be provided to the public by the manufacturers of chemicals and drugs to which the public will be exposed, either by accident or intention, e.g. prescribed chemicals. They contain toxicological risk assessments based on acute lethality in an animal model that reveal how dangerous these chemicals actually are. We know from these studies that chemotherapy drugs are acutely lethal to humans in the sub-gram dosage range and are often classified as carcinogenic. 

Tamoxifen, for instance, a first-line treatment for breast cancer for well over 40 years, is classified by the World Health Organization and American Cancer Society as a human carcinogen. Or, 5-fluorauracil, one of the world's best-selling oncology drugs is so toxic that, based on its MSDS LD50 (lethal dose for 50% of test animals) rating, when administered at a dosage equivalent to the weight of 3 pennies (approximately 7.5 grams), is deadly enough to kill 50% of the adult humans given it, within one dose. 

Children As Canaries in the Chemical Coal Mine

Children are already uniquely susceptible to the genotoxicity of synthetic chemicals because of the relatively faster rate at which their cells replicate in the normal course of their fast-paced bodily development, as well as their less developed detoxification systems. Indeed, in a groundbreaking report released by the President's Cancer Panel in 2010, in which our government agencies were indicted for "failing to carry out their responsibilities," childhood cancers overall, especially childhood leukemia and brain cancer, were found to be increasing at an alarming rate relative to most types of cancers in adult populations.

Chemical and radiation exposures are likely the primary reason for this observed discrepancy. This is why the use of conventional chemotherapy agents in children is so disturbing, since the very mechanism of action of most of these agents is to target cells that replicate faster, irrespective of whether they are malignant or benign. The collateral damage, in other words, is usually devastating, and cancer recurrence virtually guaranteed in a large number of cases not in spite of, but because of the treatment given. 

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It's child abuse...



It is child abuse to force a child to undergo chemo.  It is a grievous assault.

The policeman did the right thing



I knew that I would get your attention with that.  The policeman was only doing his job.  I wouldn't have done it if I were him, and I would have lost my job, probably.  The bad guys in this scenario are the doctors and judges, and especially the cancer mafia.  People are scared to death and the cancer thugs take their money.  There are many remedies for cancer that WORK on the Internet; or at least their rate of success is much better than the cancer mafia.

People have got to stop worshiping at the altar of modern medicine.  This is the problem.

I do not agree.



I need to comment here. I am a father of a St Jude Childrens Hospital, undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy after successful complete resection of a medulloblastoma. In other words, I know how having a child with cancer is. I really must object to this article. True, conventional medicine is a ruthless killer that doesnt focus on patient wellbeing, but monetary gain. True, the media and big interests control what we know of cancer. True, chemo is a terrible, terrible experience. But I want to ask the author of this article... what would happen if it were your OWN child? We all know cancer can grow to a lethal size in months, even weeks. What would you do if you were told your son has weeks to live??? Would you go to your local natural food store and buy natural herbal pills and expect a cancer to disappear??!?! I am sorry, but that is not the case.

I am not saying that natural medicine doesn't have a solution for cancer. Maybe they have. But when your son gets cancer, you don't care about natural medicine or natural alternatives. You only want the best for your son. You want to see him live. grow old. Have kids and live a normal life. And when that happens, you cannot expect me to believe that somewhere some kind of plant will completely heal cancer.

I agree completely that medicine is guided by great interests that are only concerned about making money. But still... NOBODY here can deny me the fact that chemo has saved lives... When I brought my boy home after surgery, he was happy, running, smiling... knowing that I had to make him go through the pains of chemo was painful... but I know I had to give him the BEST OPTION to live. And you know what the worst part is? At the beginning of his treatment, we all agreed on something. What if he really didnt need chemo? What if his tumor never grew back? What if I was putting him on harms way unnecessarily??? As a father, all I can say is that when he grows old, I can tell to myself that chemo was a needed solution, and that I did the best possible for him.

Thanks to our God, he only needs 4 cycles of chemo on which he is right now on the middle of his third. After this, we are going full with alternative medicine. And we will depend on alternative medicine to make sure his tumor never grows back. But the fact here is, that to make sure it never does grow back, I have to trust on the expertise of our doctors as to the best way to gurantee it.

When the author of this article gets a kid with cancer, and decides to treat him "alternatively", and returns with his son 100% cured of cancer, with FACTS not hearsay, I  will make sure I never go through chemo again. I will give him any kind of plants and herbs that they want. For the time being, I am still waiting for the natural medicine community to come up with FACTS, not stories. So far I havent seen any.

So please, stop making these irresponsible articles making us parents that decided to go the conventional way like we are killing our kids. I know that after I finish our 4th cycle, I will go to our local natural health practitioner and make sure this cancer doesnt grow back, the natural way. Ask me again in the next couple of years if it worked.

Until then, please, natrual medicine community, come up with FACTS.

 

Facts?



The chemotherapy salesmen don't want the facts to get out. There is no war on cancer, there is a war on cancer patients, a war on cancer doctors, and a war on cancer treatments.  http://healthicine.org/wordpress/generic-cancer-part-4-war-cancer-its-time-find-peace/

The chemo cops don't want you to know the facts, because the facts show that "chemotherapy does NOT cure cancer" (they admit that fact). The facts also show that it probably kills more cancer patients, including children, than it cures -- but no one counts deaths by chemo. Death by chemo is counted as a 'cancer death' in most cases. So no 'facts' are available. 

I would love to see the facts about chemo, but many of them are 'company secrets'.  Why are drug companies allowed to research, manufacture, market, sell and now even FORCE their products on poor sick people, even children - and at the same time allowed to WITHHOLD research results?

to your health, tracy 
Founder: Healthicine.org

Note: I am not a member of the 'natural medicine' community. 

blah, blah, blah



Psalmist2008, there are a lot of seriously effective remedies on the Internet that are not mutually exclusive that have a much higher rate of success than the pathetic 5% that the cancer mafia has to offer.  And that 5% doesn't count the destroyed immune systems and the shortened years to mortality that happens to people who go the cancer mafia route.

Us natural healing people probably wouldn't be so venomous toward the cancer mafia if they did not suppress all competition with government force, destroying careers, putting people in prison, ostracizing colleagues, etc.  Heck, we might even stop calling them the cancer mafia if they played nice and played fair and played honest.

alternative treatments



The biggest tragedy is that the medical system sees alternative treatments succeed and refuses to acknowledge or investigate. There are many examples, too numerous to ignore - but the medical establishment successfully ignores them. Catch phrases like 'spontaneous remission', and 'placebo effect' hide the simple, true answer 'we don't understand (and we're not willing to research)'. The medical system sweeps many treatments under the rug with these statements. We need a medical system that recognizes and counts ALL diagnosis, ALL treatments and ALL results, not one that forces ONE treatment for all occurrences. We need insurance companies that recognize diagnosis and pay for success. http://personalhealthfreedom.blogspot.ca/2012/06/health-insurance-is-sick-insurance-its.html tracy

alternative cancer treatments



There are alternative cancer treatments available but are demonized by the medical establishment's media goons and medical societies. Curcumin is the most potent herbal against cancer. Highly concentrated plant-based proteolytic enzymes are the most effective because they literally digest cancer cells and the debris waste left over. My former father-in-law was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia in May, 2011. He also had a history of a heart condition. He was near death for a couple of months. He refused chemo and radiation because the physician said if it were his father, he would not have him go through it. So he began alternative treatments with concentrated enzymes, curcumin and a couple of other nutrients. During the months following his diagnosis, his blood values continued to improve to the point that in October of last year his blood markers for leukemia were in the normal values indicating a turn around. He was gaining weight and vibrant again. His staff of doctors were amazed. Unfortunately, his heart gave out after an idiot doctor gave him a highly questionable antibiotic with known cardiovascular risks. There is a law suit pending. The point being there are ways to address blood born cancers through alternative medicine. This also happened with a 11 year old boy I was working with at Mott's Hospital in Michigan. He had developed a brain tumor. I was administering acupuncture at the parents request in the hospital. His parents began enzyme therapy and he got better to the point he went home. He was like the Michelin man due to the steroids he was on. A week or so after he was home he had to go back into the hospital and was given another questionable antibiotic which killed him. Law suit is pending. Enzymes are the most potent treatment because they destroy cancer cells on contact. This was known 100 years ago when Dr. John Beard wrote his book, "The Enzyme Treatment of Cancer and its Scientific Basis". Recent clinical studies have confirmed Beard's analysis and discoveries but are withheld due to the infringement on the drug companies bottom line. Read "World Without Cancer" by G. Edward Griffin and "The Cancer Cure that Worked" by Barry Lynes to start with. The American public are not just ignorant of how the country is being driven into the ground, they hold their beliefs above the truth. Religion has a lot to do with that. Divide and Conquer is alive and well in America. Left - right, liberal - conservative, Democrat - Republican. It's all devices to rule. The petrochemical - pharmaceutical - food industry teams up with the insurance companies, media, doctor societies and hospitals to control medicine and healing. The world is basically insane if you really look at it. Most of its inhabitants are either uneducated relying on religion and other authorities to tell them what to think and how to live or are in it for a profit. Cancer was rare 100 hundred years ago and anyone who cannot see the relationship between environmental pollution, vaccines, water and food pollution is in denial or has a vested interest in keeping us dumb.

Mandatory Chemo



I need to voice objections to parts of this article. Namely your statement and supposition that alternatives are available for all types of cancer. This is in fact not true. There is NO single, alternative/s for ALL cancers. For instance, by the time Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is diagnosed the bodies internal organs are under severe stress. During my daughter's emergency room evaluation her urine was taken. When I saw its color I knew something dreadful was going on. Then her blood test results came in confirming leukemia. FACT: THERE IS NO WORKABLE ALTERNATIVE FOR leukemia as it is a blood cancer. Even alternative specialists acknowledge this fact.  With this type of leukemia and several others, chemo has to be administered immediately and aggressively. By the time of my little girls diagnosis, without treatment she would have gone into organ failure within six to eight weeks. Per my own observation I think it would have been sooner as she was listless, very pale and having horrendous nose bleeds from severe anemia caused by leukemia. So you see, there was no time to research alternatives in this medical emergency.

Have you ever seen the affects of tumors in the brain?  Its an absolute horror to witness and go through with a loved one.  There are always many sides to a story.  I cannot voice anything regarding the particular medical scenario you talk about in your article.  What I do know is one still has the right to second, third and fourth opinions, something we used fully to find answers we needed.  

I personally did extensive research during my daughter's two-and-a-half years of treatment, which resulted in using many alternatives along with chemo to help mitigate side effects and maintain quality of health. Our medical team approved all of the dietary, supplemental, Chinese therapy and physical therapy during treatment. One has to learn how to use medical studies to gain medical approval. That is what I did. Searching high and low for natural substances and products that were studied by medical peers. Armed with these, our medical team approved almost everything that I wanted to do. We as a result worked together to gain my daughter's health. She has now been cancer free for 2.5 years, is doing very well in life and regained her full health. Yes, chemo is poison. Yes, its not easy but let the fact remain that my girl would not be here without it!

Yes, legally, if she were to relapse she would have no legal right to refuse treatment. On this I agree with you. Because my daughter is still a minor she would have NO legal right to refuse and the system would ignore her refusal even though she is a survivor who has experienced the rigors of aggressive cancer treatment.

The true enemy here is a country of citizens who have allowed their rights and constitution to be altered to such a degree that our liberty is all but gone.

In addition to the above another enemy the Department of Atomic Energy who suppresses the true characteristics of Ionizing Radiation while legalizing the use of Nuclear Energy all over the United States, knowing that within 100 miles of these stations cancer statistics are higher than the national average because they release radioactive particles on a daily basis. (All of these dangerous effects of ionizing radiation have been known for about 67 years as a result of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Few people know the American government sent over there many scientists who monitored these people for a full two years through blood and other tests.  The results of these studies are proof of the mutagenic damage and power of ionizing radiation.)

In addition to nuclear power stacks releasing 1400 radioactive particles every day, they also produce byproducts used in war, which then create radioactive dust.  This product is called Depleted Uranium.  Once depleted Urinaium is used (in munitions) its dust then travels the world. (Dr. Christopher Busby, from England is ringing the fire bell on this subject.)

These are the hidden villains actively poisoning our environment with something we cannot see or sense, to the serious detriment of this planet's population. We have so much work to do to attack  real causes of cancer! With our current military industrial complex and the government itself profiting from this very dangerous endeavor its pretty obvious these profits take priority in spite of its true detriment to this civilization.  

Is it Child Abuse, or Capital Punishment?



The mandatory treatments are not 'cures'. Doctors and cancer researchers readily admit that they cannot cure cancer. The National Cancer Institute does not research, and does not discuss the success or failure of ALL treatments for cancer. There is no overall analysis of ALL CANCERS, and ALL TREATMENTS undertaken and ALL RESULTS. It could easily be, for example, that of the patients who live at least 5 years - their survival is due to alternative treatments to chemotherapy. But no one knows. The success rate for chemotherapy is appalling according to research by German epidemiologist, Dr. Ulrich Abel from the Tumor Clinic of the University of Heidelberg. But you won't find that study published in your local or national newspaper. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1339108 Until we begin to study healthicine, we will know nothing about the true value of treatments. Treatments should be measured by their affects on healthiness. Medical treatments play a trick on that question, resorting to 'side effects' sleight of hand. Side effects are not 'side', they are simply 'negative health effects'. Why do all drugs have side effects? http://personalhealthfreedom.blogspot.ca/2012/03/why-all-drugs-have-side-effects.html Chemotherapy is a fad. Until we are open to researching the effects of treatments and statistical analysis of every diagnosis and every treatment, our medical systems will continue to be plagued by fads and fashions instead of analysis and facts. The courts have decided that the doctors opinions are more important than the parents or the children. But it's not even, necessarily, the opinion of the doctor in question. The doctors are 'following protocol'. The protocol is not their opinion, it's their Bible. The doctors are busy treating, not researching. And reading their bible. They simply don't know the facts because their heads are buried in 'treatment protocols' and their hands are busy treating patients. They know their bible. It's their religion. The doctor's bible overrides the family bible. The courts said so. If the doctor in question decided to go against the standard protocol, it would be 'his decision' and no court would question him. But the parents want to make their own choices, the doctor calls the police? duh... If Sarah dies - with the doctors be liable? Will anyone even bother to check if chemotherapy 'caused her death'? Nope. This story illustrates the reasons we need healthicine, and health freedom. Not just for ourselves, and our children, but to heal our sick ideas. to your health, tracy http://personalhealthfreedom.blogspot.ca/p/subject-index.html

Chemo article



Any so-called "health" care employee who has worked with cancer patients receiving chemotherapy knows just how toxic these chemicals really are. Why is it they are required to gown and glove when handling the body fluids of these patients if these chemicals are safe? They aren't. So, how can toxic chemicals save lives? They can't. And to force them on defenseless children is so mind-boggling that logic has totally left the stratosphere. There are many alternatives to cancer drugs and vaccines that would leave the conventional medical system penniless if applied (see these sections in my book Nature's Pharmacy: Evidence-based Alternatives to Drugs). Therefore, it is up to the individual to fight for the right to true health and not the con-job foisted that is being foisted on us.

Horrifying



We're reading more and more stories of child "protective services" overriding the medical decisions of parents when their choices do not include toxic pharmaceuticals. Thanks, Sayer, for so eloquently calling attention to this frightening trend.

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