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Unconscionable Canadian woman who faked cancer for sympathy and drug money about to feel the swift hand of justice


Fake cancer

(NaturalNews) A Canadian mother from Calgary has become one of the latest people to defraud the medical system using cancer as the means.

As reported by the Canada-based Global News, the woman told friends and co-workers that she was stricken with terminal cancer, though she wasn't, a lie that resulted in criminal charges and a 60-day jail term.

Lana Rovang was arrested in January 2014 and immediately confessed to authorities that she was faking her illness. The single mother of two told cops that she lied about her health condition in order to hide an addiction to heroin.

As Global News reported further:

Rovang's friends and co-workers rallied around her and raised thousands of dollars to help support her.

Jennifer St-Germain was one of Rovang's bosses at a city daycare. She shaved her head to show her support for Rovang.

"Twelve employees – we all shaved our heads to raise that money," St-Germain said.

The report noted that employees and friends managed to raise about $15,000 (CAD) (about 11,400 USD) through two separate fundraisers organized by the daycare.

The system abused

"They were well aware of her illness and of course they had empathy for her illness and to find out later... learning this woman lied about being sick," St-Germain told the paper, her voice trailing off.

At one juncture Rovang even forged a doctor's note, and then mutilated herself in order to fake surgery scars. She also shaved patches of her hair to mimic the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

A court sentenced Rovang to do her time on weekends; once the sentence is complete, she will spend three years on probation. She is also required to pay $15,000 (CAD) in restitution to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada and has until 2019 to come up with the money.

Scams like this one are common throughout the medical industry, when it comes to cancer especially. The Federal Trade Commission, however, claims that the biggest scammers are those who push for treatments other than those conventionally used, such as poisonous chemotherapy, dangerous radiation therapy and surgery.

In fact, the FTC actively promotes and protects the medical industry rather than scrutinizes it:

If you or someone you love has cancer, chances are you're sorting through mountains of information and facing many decisions about various treatment options. And you may be curious about supposed miraculous cancer-fighting products — pills, powders, herbs, and more — that you've either seen advertised or heard about from family and friends. Be skeptical: Lots of these are scams, and when you're battling cancer, the last thing you need is a scam.

There are scams alright, but the government and the medical industry are committing them

"In your research, you may come across references to complementary and alternative medicine. Complementary therapies are meant to enhance standard medical treatment like surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy. Your treatment team can tell you whether there's any proof that a complementary therapy may help reduce your discomfort or other symptoms," the FTC "alert" continues.

"On the other hand, alternative therapies are meant to replace conventional cancer treatment. Reputable medical and cancer experts generally do not recommend alternative products and practices because there's no proof that they are effective treatments for cancer."

Actually, the last thing you need is to close your mind and believe everything said by a government that actively protects the very medical industry responsible for so many cancer deaths each year.

What if you could find something else that works to help you in your battle against cancer, should the disease ever strike? What if there was information so powerful, so threatening to the medical establishment protected by the FTC, that it causes the establishment to go out of its way to criticize and marginalize it?

There is a cancer documentary series available now that the mainstream media refuses to air, but luckily for you it is about to play online. According to the series website, The Truth About Cancer comes in nine parts, is free and begins April 12.

Sign up today here.

Sources:

GlobalNews.ca

Consumer.FTC.gov

Science.NaturalNews.com

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