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Woman overtreated for thyroid cancer was isolated in lead-lined room for three days because she was emitting so much radiation


(NaturalNews) Lois Lunsk underwent surgery nine years ago to remove her thyroid and a number of lymph nodes. Following the operation, she was given a dose of radioactive iodine capsules and forced to spend three days in isolation in a room lined with lead, because her body was emitting such a high amount of radiation.

Her treatment was considered state-of-the-art at the time, but by today's standards, it can only be described as overzealous. The radioactive iodine capsules she was given were double the current maximum, and patients who get the same treatment for her condition are now normally home from the hospital within a day.

Lunsk is far from the only person to have such an experience. In many fields of oncology, particularly the treatment of thyroid and breast cancers, overtreatment and over-diagnosis are rampant, with people receiving treatment that is more aggressive than necessary, or getting treatment when none is needed in the first place.

Panel of doctors declares one type of 'cancer' isn't cancer after all

In April, a panel made up of 24 thyroid pathologists from around the world stated that one subtype of the most common type of thyroid cancer is actually not even cancer at all, striking the term "carcinoma" from its name. They also concluded that the current standard treatment involving surgery and radioiodine is an overtreatment.

This lines up with a shocking report from the National Cancer Institute in 2013 that was essentially glossed over by the mainstream media. The government study's report revealed that more than 1.3 million people had been wrongly diagnosed with cancer. The emphasis on early diagnosis has resulted in millions of people getting damaging cancer treatments such as radiation, surgery and chemotherapy for diseases that they never actually had.

According to the study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, many human tissue lesions are being labeled as cancer despite the fact that they would not have led to any serious harm if they had been left untreated.

Meanwhile, the cancer industry remains a profitable one, with $100 billion in chemotherapy revenues coming in every year. It's pretty easy to see what might be going on here.

The author of You Don't Have to be Afraid of Cancer Anymore, Bill Sardi, believes that cancer is prevalent, and that many people will die with some type of cancer in their system, but that they won't die from it. He points out the problem with using invasive and dangerous screening methods such as mammograms, needle biopsies, and x-rays on tumors that might never end up causing problems in a person's lifetime.

People who are diagnosed with some type of cancer are urged to get a second opinion and learn about the various treatment options available before jumping directly into chemotherapy. Getting a cancer diagnosis is frightening, but it's important to keep a level head and make sure it is accurate and that the treatment is appropriate and not overzealous.

How to protect yourself from harmful radiation

X-rays and thyroid cancer treatment aren't the only sources of radiation out there. For example, Japan's recent nuclear catastrophe saw winds blowing radiation across a wide area, spurring many people to stock up on potassium iodide. If you want to protect your body against radiation from sources like dirty bombs and nuclear plant accidents, nascent iodine can cause radiation to pass through your body because it will have nothing to bind to. That's why it's important to already have iodine in your body before you are exposed to radiation.

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