Talcum powder is Linked to Ovarian Cancer. Shocking Reasons to Stop Using It Immediately

You have probably used talcum powder or other talc powder containing products. Talc is used in many  industries. It is commonly used in cosmetics and body powders, including those for babies. It has hydrophobic surface properties helping to keep skin dry.

However, it appears that talcum powder may cause significant lung damage (or even lung cancer) if inhaled, in addition to, increasing the risk for ovarian cancer. However,despite these apparent risks, the FDA has still not pulled this product from the market or forced manufacturers to place more comprehensive warning labels informing consumers about the possible health risks related to the usage of talcum containing products.
In one study done in 1971 researchers found particles of talc in 75 percent of the ovarian tumors they studied. In another study done by 19 scientists in 8 different countries, research showed that there is a 30-60 percent increased risk of ovarian cancer if talc is used in the genital area. Study after study for the last 50 years shows that talc is dangerous. (more…)

Ovarian Cancer: What We Think We Know May Harm Us

Ovarian Cancer: What We Think We Know May Harm Us

What do we really know about ovarian cancer risk and the ‘gene mutations’ considered largely responsible for increasing it? The answer is quite surprising and opens up the possibility for a radical change in how we diagnosis and treat the most lethal gynecological cancer in existence. 

Ovarian cancer strikes fear into the hearts of women, their families, and their doctors, alike.  Risks of false positive diagnosis leading to a treatment that has been demonstrated to result in the worst outcomes of any gynecologic cancer have led  the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to recommend against routine screening.[1]

The real tragedy – largely still unacknowledged – is that ovarian cancer statistics are not transparent to the fact that five times more women without ovarian cancer end up having surgery than those with ovarian cancer, according to a 2011 JAMA retrospective study of ovarian cancer screening.[2]

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Frankincense More Effective Than Chemotherapy In Killing Ovarian Cancer Cells, Study Says

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New research discovered that a cure for ovarian cancer can be found in an aromatic resin that grows in trees in Africa. What is this magical gum? Frankincense.

In an age where cancer is becoming so popular that almost everyone is thinking about how they can protect themselves from cancer risks even at a very young age, the research for prevention should be at the top of health matters. However this isn’t quite the case. While small amounts of overall funding is put into prevention research, larger, yet still small amounts, are being put into finding a cure. Unfortunately, those cures must provide a profitable return for  drug manufacturers should they wish to see the light of day in mainstream practice. (more…)

Frankincense Superior to Chemotherapy in Killing Late-Stage Ovarian Cancer Cells

Frankincense Superior to Chemotherapy in Killing Late-Stage Ovarian Cancer Cells

Like the Magi, carrying myrrh, frankincense, and gold, researchers from the University of Leicester have, for the first time, demonstrated the potential of treating ovarian cancer using the Christmas gift frankincense.

The origins of frankincense can be traced to the Arabian Peninsula. According to Herodotus (5th century BC):

Arabia is the only country which produces frankincense, myrrh, cassia, and cinnamon.. the trees bearing the frankincense are guarded by winged serpents of small size and various colors. (See this GreenMedInfo Summary) (more…)

Hysterectomy: Leave the Ovaries

Gabe Mirkin, M.D.

Doctors used to recommend that a women have her ovaries removed along with her uterus to make it impossible for her ever to have ovarian cancer. They don’t do that much any more. Removing the ovaries deprives a woman of her male hormones as well as her female ones.

After removal of her ovaries, a woman’s cholesterol, particularly the bad LDL cholesterol, rises (1) and she is at increased risk for suffering a heart attack (5). Other side effects include depression (2), osteoporosis (3),and the drop in male hormones causes loss of assertiveness, muscle strength and interest in making love (2). Furthermore, a study in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology showed that removing a uterus markedly reduces a woman’s chances of getting ovarian cancer, even though the ovaries are left in place (4).

1) Y Suda, H Ohta, K Makita, K Takamatsu, F Horiguchi, S Nozawa. Influence of bilateral oophorectomy upon lipid metabolism. Maturitas 29:

2 (JUN 3 1998):147-154. 2) S Carranzalira, A Murillouribe, NM Trejo, J Santosgonzalez. Changes in symptomatology, hormones, lipids, and bone density after hysterectomy. International Journal of Fertility and Womens Medicine. 42: 1 (JAN-FEB 1997):43-47. It was observed that hysterectomy does not have a deleterious effect on hormone or lipid levels, nor on bone density, but depression was a frequent finding in hysterectomized women.

3) A Yildiz, I Sahin, K Gol, Z Taner, A Uluturk, K Biberoglu. Bone loss rate in the lumbar spine: A comparison between natural and surgically induced menopause. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 55: 2(NOV 1996):153-159 Conclusions: Oopherectomized women seemed to suffer a relatively higher bone loss rate compared with natural menopause.

4) A Loft, O Lidegaard, A Tabor. Incidence of ovarian cancer after hysterectomy: a nationwide controlled follow up. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 104: 11(NOV 1997):1296-1301.

5) S Rako. Testosterone deficiency: A key factor in the increased cardiovascular risk to women following hysterectomy or with natural aging? Journal of Womens Health 7: 7 (SEP 1998):825-829.

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Top healing foods that stop ovarian cancer in its tracks

Ovarian cancer is one of the most deadly diseases out there. It is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women — an astounding 14,000 out of 23,000 diagnosed each year, die. Ovarian cancer tends to be aggressive and generally has very few symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage. Fortunately, several natural remedies have proven to be exceptionally useful in both preventing and curing this silent killer. Ginger, ginkgo biloba, green tea and flaxseed are all remarkably effective at destroying ovarian cancer cells and tumors — hindering proliferation and increasing survival rates dramatically.

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Mumps Protects Against Ovarian Cancer: Vaccine Steals the Protection

Ovarian cancer is among the deadliest. It’s long been known that having the mumps provides protection against it. Now, we have a study showing how the mumps vaccine could be leading to women’s deaths from ovarian cancer.

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Photo from Morgue File (morguefile.com)

by Heidi Stevenson

Mumps was never a terrifying disease. The best way for an adult to avoid sterility from getting mumps was by having had the mumps as a child. Now, though, mumps vaccinations are routine—and ovarian cancer rates are increasing.

Now, I can hear the naysayers out there screaming, “But that doesn’t prove causality!” That’s certainly true—but I’m not going to make the claim that the mumps vaccine causes ovarian cancer. What the mumps vaccine does is interfere with the natural preventive function of the mumps disease to prevent cancer, a point that has now been documented in science. (more…)

Vitamin B6 Levels Related to Ovarian Cancer Risk

Vitamin B6 and methionine intake in the diet may lower the risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to a study published in the August 2012 issue of the International Journal of Cancer. Ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer among women, but is ranked fifth for female cancer deaths, and accounts for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. Vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folic acid and methionine are important in the one-carbon metabolism pathway, which plays an important role in DNA synthesis, methylation and repair. (more…)

Ovarian cancers caused by IVF infertility treatments

In vitro (which means “outside the body”) fertilization, better known as IVF, is the joining of a woman’s egg and a man’s sperm in a laboratory dish. The fertilized egg is placed in the lining of the woman’s womb and, if the fetus continues to grow, a baby is born in about 9 months. Although a huge money making part of the infertility industry, IVF has many downsides including the fact it is enormously expensive. A single IVF cycle treatment can cost over $12,000 and it can take many IVF treatments to achieve a pregnancy. (more…)