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Breast cancer movie project

A young man loses his girlfriend to breast cancer and decides he will make a documentary of his struggle to save her. He sends an email with the film’s trailer to scientist/surgeon. We think it is important that you see the trailer and read what the young man wrote, as well as the response he received. 

15 responses to “Breast cancer movie project

  1. natalie March 6, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    “Mammograms increase the risk for developing breast cancer and raise the risk of spreading or metastasizing an existing growth,” (Dr Charles Simone, former NCI associate in immunology and pharmacology,

  2. beatis March 6, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    “Many women worry that having mammograms exposes them to X-rays. The amount of radiation used to take a mammogram is very small. We can’t say it doesn’t increase risk, but the increase in risk is tiny compared to the benefit of finding and treating a breast cancer early.”

    This, and more information on the risks of developing breast cancer here:

  3. natalie March 6, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    “Mrs Jones might be suffering from metastatic breast cancer because, in her case she is still hurting from a hateful divorce of 2 years ago, which drives her catecholamines into a stress mode and depresses her immune system; she goes to bed on a box of high sugar cookies each night; she has a deficiency of fish oil, zinc, and vitamin E; and she has an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone in her body. Her oncologist may remove the breasts, giver her Tamoxifen to bind up estrogen, adminster chemo and radiation; but NONE of these therapies deals with the underlying cause of the disease. And it will come back unless these driving forces for the disease are reversed.” Dr Patrick Quillin (

  4. natalie March 6, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    “Many women worry that having mammograms exposes them to X-rays. The amount of radiation used to take a mammogram is very small…”

    Yes it may be small amounts at each given time, but how many mammograms does a woman have over her lifetime? we all know the toxic effects of Xrays hence why a radiologist runs out of the room every time an xray is performed, the doses may be small but over a period of time the effects are detrimental as radiation accumulates in the body…..

  5. beatis March 6, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Breast cancer long-term (10+) survival rates have risen dramatically since we started using mammograms for early detection of breast cancer. The gains still outweigh the risk.

    Every risk, even the slightest, should be prevented if at all possible. Therefore, other techniques for early detection of cancer are being researched.

  6. natalie March 6, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    yes such as infra-red imaging…

  7. beatis March 6, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    What is the cause or Mrs Jones’ cancer?
    a hateful divorce?
    a box of high sugar cookies each night?
    a deficiency of fish oil?
    a deficieny of zinc?
    a deficiency of vitamin E?
    hormonal imbalance?
    Or is it perhaps because
    she smokes?
    she drinks too much alcohol?
    she has been using hormone replacement therapy?
    she has a breast cancer gene?
    she is obese?
    she does not get enough exercise?
    Or is it perhaps all these things combined?
    Or is it perhaps some of these things combined?
    Or is it someting we don’t know about?

    What is your point?

  8. natalie March 6, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    My point is all of the above mentioned, seemed to be always negected when someone is diagnosed with CANCER! how many oncologists recommend a patient to look at their diet…? as one example, the first thing in my experience an oncologist said in my presence was ” i can’t cure you, but we’ll start chemo straight away, and then further down the line we’ll look at some SIRT radiation” But he still says he can’t cure my mum.. No mention of lifestyle change, no mention of addressing her diet or ways to improve her overall emotional state…what is the problem here?? That is my point…There is no attempt in the slightest to correct the problems which may be causing the dis-ease in the first place….

  9. beatis March 6, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    As far as I know, cancer can’t be cured with a healthy life stile. You can reduce the risk of developing certain forms of cancer by a healty lifestyle. However, reducing risks is not the same as preventing altogether. There also is no evidence that a person’s emotional state can cure their cancer or cause them to live longer. I found this rather comforting as a matter of fact, I ate what I liked and didn’t feel obliged to be ‘positive’ all the time.

    Your mum’s oncologist may very well be right, but by the way you describe him, he doesn’t come across as being overly kind or concerned. Can’t you find another doctor?

  10. natalie March 6, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    No he most certainly does not have the best bed side manner… in all honesty my mother is probably just a number to him, unfortunately where she is living you’re lucky if you can get in to see an oncologist…

    I’m not saying cancer alone can be reversed through change of diet or having counselling or whatever… but by choice my mum has chosen to do the above and it has helped her considerably, despite his lack of bed side manner, her oncologist has commented on how well she looks throughout chemo, with very few side effects, but he is none the wiser she has changed her diet, sees a naturopath 3 times a week as well as making a number of lifechanging choices, she has seen a therapist who has helped her cope with many past and present emotional problems all of which I’m sure has kept her going… particularly in comparison to others in her chemo ward at the same time as her who never made it through their 6 month cycle…

  11. beatis March 6, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Well, I hope he knows his business.

    People should do everything that makes them feel better and helps them cope I think. I’ve also seen a therapist, which has done me a lot of good. I admire your mum for her lifestyle changes, I always find it hard to keep it up, especially during winter.

  12. natalie March 6, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Thank you, I admire her too, it is difficult and she does struggle sometimes, of course! but she is determined she will beat the odds and come through!
    and I am determined to help her do that, so when oncologists say I can’t cure you… it’s difficult to just accept that.. I’m sure you can understand that also.. But I also understand it is a choice, and some people would prefer to do as they please and go about their regular routines as normal, like you said people should do what makes them feel better

  13. Bram Hengeveld March 17, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    @natalie: all the best with your mother’s struggle.

  14. beatis March 17, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Hi Bram,

    ‘t Is aangepast. Dank!

  15. natalie March 17, 2009 at 10:32 pm


    thank you 🙂

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