Susan G. Komen and Big Cancer’s “Crawl for the Cure”Sunday, February 5, 2012
The politicization of breast cancer is quite an amazing thing to behold. This article in the Wall Street Journal on the Susan G. Komen nonprofit organization touches on only one small slice of a very rotten pie. This organization is a huge player in what I refer to as the Big Cancer industry – an industry where every patient is a vital profit center.
The charity had been funding Planned Parenthood so it could influence women on the conventional wisdom surrounding breast cancer – breast cancer education, exams, and of course, the highly profitable mammogram that is pushed on every woman in America who is 40 or older (and often, women in their thirties). A lot of folks believe the decision was made because of pressure from anti-abortion groups. From the article:
Komen founder Nancy Brinker said Thursday her group’s decision wasn’t based on “emotions or politics” and wasn’t tied to abortion. Komen officials said they had changed their standards for grants in several ways, including not funding organizations under government investigation.
However, this quote from the article is more what I would expect to see as a driver in the funding cut.
The Komen group also said it preferred to give grants to groups that perform mammograms themselves, rather than “pass-through” funding. Planned Parenthood does clinical breast exams but typically refers mammogram patients elsewhere.
The Susan G. Komen organization would like to be able to manage the number of mammograms that will occur, and how and where they will occur. The mammogram scheme has been exposed by many, including William Campbell Douglass, MD. [See his article for the Weston A. Price Foundation. Also see an article by Barbara Minton, "Mammograms: Fat Profits at High Cost to Women."]
Here is a collection of some very relevant quotes from doctors, researchers, investigative journalists, authors, etc. on Big Cancer and why the medical establishment does not want to cure cancer. Also, here are a few (out of many) additional sources to understand more about the racket that is Big Cancer.
- “Cancer Industry Fights to Keep Obscene Profits” on Lawyersandsettlements.com
- “The Great Cancer Hoax, Part II” on Dr. Mercola’s website
- “Questioning Chemotherapy,” an article that discusses the work of Ralph W. Moss PhD, who was fired from Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center for revealing the lies of the Cancer Establishment.
There is an outstanding 4-minute YouTube from Walter Bortz that must be seen by all folks who have an interest in this topic. As Bortz notes, “Nobody’s out there trying to prevent cancer, they’re all so busy treating it because you get paid for it.” Who is Dr. Walter Bortz? He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. According to his bio, he has “written over 130 medical articles for such publications as JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, The New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, and Journal of Biological Chemistry, as well as articles for lay publications such as The New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Town & Country.”
Dr. Bortz, in the video, quotes Jerome Kassirer, MD when he states this: “The entire medical system is corrupt.” Dr. Kassirer is the author of a book I have read and highly recommend: On the Take: How Medicine’s Complicity With Big Business Can Endanger Your Health. By “big business,” Dr. Kassirer, though no libertarian, is referring to what libertarians would refer to as the corporate-socialist state (corporations in partnership/alliances with Big Government). Jerome Kassirer is the former Editor-in-Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine.