CAM ConferenceThe following is taken verbatim from a hand-out at the World Conference on Breast Cancer.
Breast Cancer: Prevent and Survive it with Iodine
Presentation by David M. Derry, MD, PhD
Dr. Derry believes that breast cancer can be treated effectively. He will discuss:
What causes breast cancer
How cancer spreads
How thyroid hormones strengthen the connective tissue cancer barrier
How adequate iodine intake can reduce breast cancer to a controllable chronic disease of little significance
Cancer development has two phases one controlled by iodine, and the other by thyroid hormone. Using this two-phase hypothesis, we can better understand fibrocystic disease and breast cancer. Supplemental iodine in correct doses triggers apoptosis or natural cell death, which destroys abnormal cells that are in the process of becoming cancer cells, and even kills some early cancer cells. Adequate thyroid hormone blocks cancer cells from spreading through connective tissue.
With optimum amounts of two simple and effective therapies, iodine and thyroid hormone, we can completely reverse fibrocystic breast disease, arrest breast cancer, and ward off other cancers by supporting the bodys natural defences. Dr. Derry has successfully used this protocol to treat hundreds of women with fibrocystic disease and about 10 breast cancer patients over the last nine years.
More details are in Dr. Derrys article: Breast Cancer: The Iodine and Thyroid Connection on line at www.bites-medical.org/brcan/ioconn.html.
The Presenter: Dr. Derrys medical degree is from the University of British Columbia and his PhD in neurochemistry is from McGill University. He was an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and a Medical Research Scholar in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto for five years. For the past 30 years, he has been a general practitioner in Victoria, British Columbia.
His first lecture on breast cancer, held in 1997 at the University of Victoria, was attended by over 300 people. He presented more information at a lecture in Victoria in April 2002. He discussed the effects of iodine on fibrocystic disease of the breast, and how the Japanese, who have a high iodine intake, have a significantly lower rate of breast cancer than North Americans do.
Dr. Derry has analysed the effects of iodine on hundreds of women who have fibrocystic disease, with and without breast cancer. He has been planning this second lecture with updated information for the past three years.
In 2001, he published Breast Cancer and Iodine: How to Prevent and How to Survive Breast Cancer, available from Trafford Publishing at www.trafford.com or by phone at (250)383-6864 or toll-free (888)232-4444.
HOW cancer develops, and the bodys cancer defence system
The time sequence of cancer from normal cells to cancer cells to tumours
Identifying the anti-cancer system which gland or organ provides defence?
The thyroid gland function
IODINE and the chemistry of the cancer defence
The effect of iodine on multicellular organisms and vertebrates after the arrival of seaweed
The action of iodine against bacteria
The most important anti-cancer reaction in the body: the reaction of tyrosine (an amino acid) with iodine
How this reaction wrecks the protein in abnormal protein molecules and thus kills abnormal cells in multicellular organisms
CANCER development: Dr. Wallace Clarke Jrs compartments and stages
The basic tissue unit or compartment and its function
The process of cancer development Phase I: carcinoma in situ (cancer in one compartment only)-Phase II cancer prope (cancer that is growing in more than one compartment)
How cancer cells access the bloodstream and organs through the connective tissue of the body
How the strength of connective tissue to resist the spread of cancer cells is directly related to the thyroid hormone levles in the connective tissue
FIBROCYSTIC disease and the development of breast cancer
Menstrual cycles and monthly changes in the breast
Non-resolution of these changes and fibrocystic disease
Clinical trial results: iodine removes and reverses fibrocystic disease
Breast cancer risk factors and the two-phase theory of cancer
EFFECTIVE iodine intake
Comparison of breast cancer patients on iodine and thyroid hormone therapy with other breast cancer patients
How much iodine to take
SUMMARY of breast cancer
QUESTION and Answer period
Dr. Derry welcomes your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org
See www.bites-medical.org for more information about treatment with iodine and thryoid hormone.
LINK to Dr. Derry’s site
written by Robert Sarver,
References on Iodine article
Uptake & Antprolifrtve effect molecular Iodine MCF-7 breast cells
LINK to patient group with information
on Iodine and more
AMAZON discussion group info too