Herceptin House of Mirrors (comic)

Friday, September 22, 2006
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: Herceptin, Genentech, breast cancer
Email this article to a friend Printable Version  FREE Email Newsletter

Share
Share/Save/Bookmark
Free Health Ranger email newsletter
Your email privacy is 100% protected.


See all CounterThink cartoons...

Comments by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

There's a lot of hype about Herceptin these days. Without any sense of genuine skepticism, many doctors and non-profit cancer organizations (which take money from drug companies, by the way) are touting Herceptin as a "miracle cure" for breast cancer. Patient advocacy groups, spurred on by the cancer non-profits that are really just front groups for Big Pharma, are demanding their governments pay for Herceptin for all breast cancer patients, and some doctors are even touting the drug as prevention for breast cancer -- meaning they think that women who don't even have cancer should be taking it!

All of this ignores the simple fact that the drug is practically worthless. In one study, it only prevented recurring breast cancer in 0.6 women out of one hundred. You read that right: Less than one in a hundred women received any sort of benefit from it. But who said drug marketing was ever about honest science anyway? It's about hyping up the miniscule benefits, glossing over side effects and parading around as if the drug is God's gift to mankind.

It's all great theater, but bad medicine. In this cartoon, I'm attempting to capture the circus atmosphere surrounding Herceptin by presenting a "House of Mirrors" where all things are distorted. One mirror that makes things look larger is for showing drug benefits, another mirror that makes things look smaller is for showing drug side effects, the drug marketing mirror is trying to attract as much attention as possible, and the scientific skepticism mirror is out of order. That combination of mirrors seems to accurately describe the circus atmosphere surrounding Herceptin today.

Genentech, of course, is the pharmaceutical company hawking the stuff.

What goes unsaid in all this is that simple things like vitamin D show vastly stronger anti-cancer effects than Herceptin. Vitamin D supplementation (or simple sunlight on the skin) slashes recurring breast cancer rates by around 50 percent. And it's free if you get it from sunlight, because your skin generates it in response to ultraviolet light exposure. Of course, that's why you'll never see it marketed or written up in the press. Nobody makes any money from medicine that's free. So they have to hype up the drugs that are patented, no matter how lousy their performance or safety.

Almost everything you read about cancer in the mainstream media is pure nonsense. It's all driven by drug companies looking to boost profits by convincing people to take drugs or submit to cancer procedures that are far more likely to harm them than help them. No wonder Western medicine is such a failure. America continues to have the highest cancer rates in the world.


Permissions to use: Want to use this cartoon? Specific, limited permission is granted to reprint in any book, movie, website, magazine, newspaper, animation or other media under the following 'professional courtesy' conditions:

  1. Cartoon creator Mike Adams must be conspicuously credited.
  2. Web address www.NaturalNews.com must be posted below or adjacent to the cartoon in a conspicuous manner. If on the web, the link must be clickable.
  3. You may not use this cartoon in a disparaging context or manner.
  4. You may not charge for this cartoon.
  5. Truth Publishing retains all ownership, rights and copyrights.
  6. Reprint rights may be revoked, without notice, on a case by case basis, if reprint courtesy is, in our opinion, abused.
High-resolutions files are available for film and print.


Get articles like this delivered to you FREE in our popular email newsletter



Related CounterThink Cartoons:


Related Articles:


World's top alternative cancer treatment experts unleashed in free online audio event beginning November 7th - register now to listen in

Exposing the fraud and mythology of conventional cancer treatments

Why isn't it called Breast Cancer Prevention Month?

National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society skewered in new book by leading cancer expert

World's top alternative cancer treatment experts unleashed in free online audio event beginning October 25 - register now to listen in

Dr. Nick Gonzales and Suzanne Somers get real about nutrition and cancer on the Robert Scott Bell Show

Interview with Barbara Brenner from Breast Cancer Action

Oncologists are Confused

Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com

Email this article to a friend

Share this article on: NewsVine | digg | del.icio.us

Permalink to this article:

Reprinting this article: Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):



Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...


Vilcabamba Ecuador resources

Ecuador destinations
Ecuador travel tips
Ecuador land for sale
Vilcabamba real estate company

Free Special Reports

Nutrition Can Save America!
The Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D
The 7 Principles of Mindful Wealth
The pH Nutrition Guide to Acid / Alkaline Balance
Pet Food Ingredients Revealed! (shocking)
Medicine From Fish
The Water Cure

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...


Explore NaturalPedia.com, the internet's largest natural health encyclopedia of knowledge, covering over 50,000 topics. It's free!
Visit NaturalPedia.com.


NEW Product: Valley of Longevity Shampoo from the Health Ranger

• 98% Organic
• 100% Natural
• 100% Fragrance Free!
• No SLS
• No Parabens
• No synthetic chemicals
Click here to read more...


FREE Report: The Five Best Anti-Viral Products to Beat Influenza, Swine Flu, Bird Flu and SARS

• Top anti-viral remedies
• Where to get them now
• Four things to avoid
• Become self-reliant
• Boost your family safety

Click here to read the FREE report now.


Breaking News Stories:

     See more breaking news...

Also on NaturalNews:

Health Ranger Videos
Activist music
CounterThink Cartoons
Food documentaries
FREE Special Reports
Podcasts


This site is part of the Natural News Network © 2012 All Rights Reserved. Privacy | Terms All content posted on this site is commentary or opinion and is protected under Free Speech. Truth Publishing International, LTD. is not responsible for content written by contributing authors. The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Truth Publishing assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms and those published here. All trademarks, registered trademarks and servicemarks mentioned on this site are the property of their respective owners.