Sunday, July 26, 2009

New study shows link between female castration and lung cancer

Ovary Removal May Play a

Role in Lung Cancer


A new Canadian study reports that castration (removal of the female gonads, the ovaries) almost doubles a younger woman's risk for developing lung cancer. "It's possible that vulnerability to lung cancer is caused by early and sudden decrease in estrogen levels or potentially long-term use of hormone replacement therapy, and further research is needed to explore these hypotheses." said study co-author Jack Siemiatycki, a professor at the University of Montreal's Department of Social and Preventive Medicine.

The report was published online in the International Journal of Cancer in May 2009. It is based on a study of 999 patients from hospitals in Montreal including 422 women with lung cancer. "A major strength of this study was the detailed smoking information which we obtained from all study participants," said study co-author Anita Koushik. "This is important because of the role of smoking in lung cancer and because smokers generally have lower estrogen levels than non-smokers."

"Although smoking is the dominant cause of lung cancer, we know other factors can play an important role in enhancing the impact of tobacco carcinogens." Koushik added "This research suggests that, in women, hormonal factors may play such a role."
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A note from Nora W. Coffey

This important discovery should alert every woman and man to the fact that removal of the female organs creates a higher risk of life threatening health problems including but not limited to heart disease, stroke, dementia and lung cancer. Although not considered a "health" or life threatening problem, the loss of sexual feeling and loss of vitality associated with sexual energy are serious adverse effects of hysterectomy and/or castration. There are many more permanent consequences that have either not been discovered, or if known, they have been denied or not reported.



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At July 28, 2009 at 4:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to warn as many women and I can about unnecessary hysterectomy and castration. It's been nearly three years since the surgery to remove my uterus, cervix, left ovary and fallopian tube. I still regret that I did not seek out more information about the adverse side affects of this surgery before I consented. The doctor who did this to me manipulated me into consenting to the removal of my female organs by telling me that if I didn't have a hysterectomy, my fibroids would multiply and grow and eventually I would need life saving blood transfusions. I was conned into believing that there was a genuine risk to my life if I didn't have the surgery. I was mess after the surgery. I cried everyday for 6 months. I felt as if I had been violated. When I complained that I had been conned into unnecessary surgery, I was told that I didn't need a uterus and that I should feel glad that I didn't have periods anymore. I will turn 50 next month. I look and feel much older. My energy is gone. I have no desire for sex. I have abdominal pains and bowel problems. I have pains in my chest and back but I will never ever go to see a doctor about these problems. I don't trust them anymore. They are money grubbing liars. Regards, Charmaine

 
At July 31, 2009 at 10:51 AM , Blogger HERS Foundation said...

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At August 1, 2009 at 8:03 PM , Blogger Gracie said...

Another reason not to have your ovaries removed. When will these doctors finally wake up and stop female castration. As long as they can get by with removing important organs, they will continue to do so. Lets stop them by passing a law NOW.

 
At August 5, 2009 at 1:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

New York City and New york state have laws against sterilization and hysterectomy currently. The agency in charge of prosecuting offenders is the New york State Dept of Health. However they do not uphold the hysterectomy and sterilization laws. I found them to be hostile to any complaints against doctor and the hospitals. They typically take action only after a doctor has been convicted in court of a crimminal complaint. This lack of protection for the patients of New York state has been reported by the New York Times and also The Albany Times Union. What is the point of this agency when they do not hold the laws seriously? If doctors were prosecuted that would be the end of the abuses. The doctors know that they are completely protected no matter what they do. As an investigator for the dept of health said to me, " our standards are very low. Unless he was drunk or on drugs, and we can prove it, we are really not going to do anything." I guess that's why the dept of health waits for the crimminal conviction- the proof is then laid out for them.
Anonymous

 
At August 5, 2009 at 11:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Missouri Board of “Healing Arts" is just as useless. The investigator kept citing cases where the doctor had a substance abuse problem or there was sexual misconduct. So I figured there wasn’t much hope for my case even though it was a case of the “ultimate rape.”

My doctor referred me to an oncologist and then didn't even follow the oncologist's recommendation to only remove the diseased ovary. The medical board only interviewed the ob/gyn. They did not interview the oncologist and they did not interview me except to ask me some questions over the phone that were already answered in my complaint.

Doctors enable doctors! And in my case, there appeared to be collusion between the ob/gyn and the oncologist. The oncologist was not upfront with me about treatment and there were significant errors in his records including that my sister had ovarian cancer. She did not.

So the Missouri Board of “Healing Arts” is just as unethical as these doctors but that makes sense since the board is made up of doctors!

In every other industry, the state's Attorney General is responsible for warning their citizens about scams and prosecuting the perpetrators. I attempted twice to file a complaint against the ob/gyn's practice but was told to file with the medical board.

 
At August 8, 2009 at 4:22 PM , Anonymous CT said...

The Medical Boards are like the "fox tending the hen house". Complaining to a Medical Board would be like a Jew complaining to Hitler in WWII. Not only do they NOT care, they promote the mutilation of women because they know it's how their comrades make their money.

 
At August 9, 2009 at 12:28 AM , Anonymous Laura said...

WHY DOES THE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AND THE GOVERNMENT IN CANADA AND USA ALLOWED THESE BASTARDS OF DOCTORS.
TO LIED TO US AND REMOVED ORGAN ONLY IN THE NAME OF HUMAN GREED.
I NOT ONLY FEEL I WAS CASTRATED I FEEL I WAS RAPED BY THE HEALTH SYSTEM.
THIS COST ME SIXTY THOUSAND TO FIGHT THESE BASTARDS AND THEN MY LAWYER ENDED UP BEING A THIEF TOO.
THEY GO HAND IN HAND THE EVIL DOCTORS AND LAWYERS I CRAWLED ON MY ALL FOURS AND COLLECT MY FILES BEFORE THE THE DOCTORS COULD HAVE MESSED WITH THEM I HAD A PERFECT CASE.
I HAD TO LET MY CASE GO BECASE OF MY FAMILY. I DID NOT ONLY LOSE MY PERFECTLY HEALTHY ORGANS I LOST ALL MY MONEY TO A LAWYER.AND NEVER GOT MY DAY IN COURT.
YOU WOMEN OUT THERE WE NEED TO STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS FOR OUR DAUGHTERS, MOTHERS, SISTERS AND GRANDS.AND STOP BEING ASHAMED, I WAS LIED TO.

 
At August 9, 2009 at 4:59 PM , Anonymous CT said...

There was also a time when priests raped children and no one would believe the children.

 
At August 10, 2009 at 1:26 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had my uterus and ovaries removed in 2003. It was the saddest day of my life. It wasn''t until later I found out the removal of the ovaries is called "female castration". I had no idea the hormones produced by this organ affect EVERY aspect of human life. These hormones not only affect sex drive but every kind of drive known to humankind. These hormones are responsible for our feelings of being in touch with the world around us, the ability to enjoy, to experience love, feelings of well-being, cognitive thinking, sleep, muscle strength, and so much more. And the loss of ovarian hormones sets a women up for a myriad of medical problems which only get worse through the years. It is sickening.I feel as if my soul was ripped out of my body and I have went to 12 different doctors and Mayo Clinic and still no one could get the hormones straightened out. I cannot live my life like this, I am only 46 years old. I am talking to a doctor outside of the United States to get an ovarian transplant. It will be my goal after my HELL is over with to be a women's hormone advocated the rest of my life. NO ONE should ever have to experience this.

If a woman''s ovaries are removed before she reaches menopause, the loss is even more devastating. An intact woman''s ovaries function throughout her life, even after menopause. I could not believe a surgery could drastically ruin so many lives. Had I not been through it myself, I don''t think I could fathom it. It destroys your life and you don't even have anyone that you can talk to about it that can even fathom the devastion it has caused. I was told by my doctor women do much better with hysterectomies where they remove everything and all of the ill informed nurses told me well you don't want ovarian cancer. I would have gladly chanced that over what I have become.

 
At August 11, 2009 at 7:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous, "I am talking to a doctor outside of the United States to get an ovarian transplant."
Please explain how and where you are looking into receiving an ovarian transplant? How successful is an ovarian transplantation operation? Will your body accept the "donated" ovaries? Will you need to take medicine for the remainder of your life to have your female body accept the "donated" ovaries? Where will the "donated ovaries" be obtained?
What about the "uterine substances" your body is missing? Gynecological medicine and medical researchers worldwide don't have the medical knowledge to explain all of the substances produced by the female uterus medically yet. Medical doctors and researchers are still discovering new "uterine substances" currently and don't know the biological uses of the most recently discovered substances yet.
My personal experience is; I have been tested several times, several ways with one "functioning" remaining ovary but "no uterus" as "pre-menopausal". I will tell you that I have never experienced or could imagine how physically and mentally damaged my body is without my uterus and I have a "functioning" ovary.
It is medical "open season" on unnecessary gynecological female sex organ amputation (hysterectomy) and female "castration-oophorectomy" currently in the year 2009 A.D. Gynecological surgeons may be leading you down a surgical path to more pain and suffering, legally. Please explain what is being promised to you by receiving an "ovarian transplant", Anonymous? Your body is missing it's uterus for reasons unknown in totality scientifically!

 
At August 11, 2009 at 4:10 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's interesting is that it doesn't matter how many studies show the damage caused by hysterectomy. No study, has any effect on the hysterectomy marketing that is laid out.

Hysterectomy marketing is like what is done for McDonald's, we all know about the golden arches (even our children) and can identify the various products and the company even provides nutritional information. But the information that would be pertinent to our health, how this particular type of processed food affects one's short-term and long-term health is not distributed.

In hysterectomy marketing, we all know that removing the uterus simply means one will not longer be able to give birth and endure periods (even our men), women need hormonal replacement therapy, even women with uteri and doctors provide assurances of necessity and routiness of the surgery. But the information that would be pertinent to our health (as this study shows) is not distributed.

What causes women to feel ashamed is the marketing of hysterectomy that in no way reflects the truth or reality. Please fight for your own clarity concerning hysterectomy and its damage to your health - then we will have the strength to fight for end of this well oiled marketing scheme.
TQ

 
At August 16, 2009 at 2:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The marketing of hysterectomies to the new "crop" of gynecologists is evident as stated below that it's the "BREAD AND BUTTER of the gynecological inpatient rotation."

St. Louis, Missouri's St. John's Mercy Medical Center states the following on its Graduate Medical Education website:

"The large number of surgeries provides rapid advancement in the acquisition of surgical techniques. Abdominal and vaginal hysterectomies are the bread and butter of the gynecological inpatient rotation..."

It also states:
"Approximately 1,600 major cases and 1,000 minor cases occur in the five Gyn-dedicated Operating Rooms. Residents evaluate the patients in the preoperative area and participate fully in the surgical procedures under the guidance of the attending staff and faculty."

Here are stats from the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Residency Directory:

Co-workers: 5,821
Physicians: 1,177
Licensed Beds: 979

Patients: Obstetrics (Indicate the approximate annual figures for each procedure listed below by hospital.)

Deliveries, total 7,114
Cesarean deliveries 2,388

Patients: Gynecology (Indicate the approximate annual figures for each procedure listed below by hospital.)

Major surg for invasive neoplasia 297
Abdominal hysterectomies 548
Vaginal hysterectomies 452
Urinary incontinence procedures 352
Operative laparoscopic procedures 474

Approximate typical resident experience (total for 4 years)

OB EXPERIENCE by Surgeon(S) & Assistant(A)
Spontaneous deliveries S=308 A=53
Cesarean deliveries S=210 A=19

GYN EXPERIENCE by Surgeon(S) & Assistant(A)
Abdominal hysterectomy S=102 A=7
Vaginal hysterectomy S=163 A=17
Surgery for urinary incontinence S=34 A=5
Vaginal probe USG S=200

Chair: Octavio Chirino, M.D. (Permanent)
Phone: 314-251-6881 FAX: 314-251-4376
Program Director Dionysios K. Veronikis, MD (Permanent)
Phone: 314-251-6826 FAX: 514-251-6918
Residency Contact Person (if other than program director): Kay Edwards
Phone: 314-251-6826 Email edwakr@stlo.smhs.com

Ironic that this Catholic hospital sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy even allows these surgeries for benign conditions since the Roman Catholic church has always considered castration to be mutilation of the body and therefore a severe sin.

Their actions are in conflict with their mission statement
"Rooted in Jesus’ healing mission, and faithful to the Sisters of Mercy ministry tradition marked by justice, service, excellence, stewardship and respect for the dignity of each person...."

How is castration acting out of respect and dignity??

 
At August 16, 2009 at 8:43 PM , Anonymous CT said...

Thanks for posting that horror site. The destruction of women in the U.S. by hysterectomy/castration is so pervasive that these doctors can market the mutilation of women for profit on their website (above) and no one bats an eye. Any reasonable thinking person would think this is an outrage, but no one pays any attention and these criminals continue to mutilate women for profit.

 
At August 22, 2009 at 12:45 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear HERS Foundation,
Please explain medically what the various opiates, chemicals, hormones, and hormone precursors the uterus houses and secretes are in entirety.
Scientists discovered the uterus holds and utilizes a newly discovered chemical called "Anandamide" about ten years ago. Please explain what "Anandamide" and all the known chemicals, substances and hormones within the female uterus and ovaries are with the scientific literature available today.
Thank You

 
At August 22, 2009 at 8:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a Forensic Files show coming on Tuesday 8/25 on TruTV titled "Bad Blood". It airs at both 1am and 5am. It shows just what gynecologists are capable of.

 
At August 22, 2009 at 10:28 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you already seen "Bad Blood", and what is the theme of this episode about gynecologists?

 
At August 26, 2009 at 12:26 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched Bad Blood on TruTV yesterday. A gynecologist in Canada drugged his patient and raped her in his office. The woman was sure she had been drugged and raped, she went to the police and reported the attack. A DNA blood test was taken from the gynecologists arm. The gynecologist was devious enough to fake his blood test with a tube inserted into his vein filled with another one of his patients blood, to make sure his DNA wouldn't match. The rape victim then hired a private detective to break into the gynecologists car to retrieve a tube of lip balm and hair samples. The rape victim paid to have a DNA test done with the samples taken from the gynecologists car. This time the DNA matched, but was not admissible in court because the PI had broken into the car. The DNA test was done again by police and videotaped. The gynecologist had inserted the tube of foreign blood into his vein again, being sure not to pull his sleeve up too far so the incision wouldn't show where he inserted the tube. The incision was missed on the video tape until about seven years later. The gynecologists young daughter accused her father the gynecologist of molesting her repeatedly by drugging her. The wife of the gynecologist had found evidence in the home and proceeded to have her husband charged with the crime of rape and molestation against his daughter. DNA was taken from the gynecologist again and this time it matched and the gynecologist was found guilty. I loved that the woman never backed down. You can imagine how much harassment she took for all those years. And then, she even paid a private detective and paid for a DNA test, which is very expensive. It just shows the incredible deviousness of these gynecologist criminals. If one will go that far to hide that he drugged and raped his patient, it shows just how far they will go to keep hysterectomy/castration going for their sustainable income. It's a show that every woman should see.

 
At August 26, 2009 at 1:01 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, in "Bad Blood" the young woman was drugged and raped by the gynecologist right in the hospital with other staff close by. That shows you how safe you are in a hospital. (The nurses said they didn't see anything happen). Of course.

 
At September 7, 2009 at 9:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I caught the last part of Dateline on Friday, 9/4. The feature was about a rape victim and how she was victimized all over again by law enforcement and others in the community. She decided to overcome the feelings of shame and tell her story. She started a website http://janedoenomore.com/ to improve the way society responds to sexual assault victims thereby shortening the time from crime to healing.

In many ways, hysterectomy feels like the ultimate rape (just as the book of the same name indicates). But, as of now, it's perfectly legal yet we are left with the shame of having "let it happen" despite the perpetrators being medical professionals. However, sadly for us, there's no recovery as our bodies have been permanently damaged. All we can do is fight to stop this atrocity.

I plan to start a thread on the message board on Jane Doe No More about the similarities and differences between rape and hysterectomy. This is another opportunity to expose the truth about hysterectomy. Simply put, hysterectomy's about fraud and injustice. And fraud in any other industry is illegal.

 
At September 9, 2009 at 10:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Jane Doe No More", a rape victim assaulted with a deadly weapon said, "I was incredibly grateful to be alive", after the vicious attack and sexual rape.
I am not "incredibly grateful to be alive" after being legally unnecessarily medically de-sexed and assaulted by two anesthesiologists and an obviously deranged gynecologist in an American hospital.
I am not "incredibly grateful to be alive" after being lied to by several women (including several registered nurses and a physicians surgical assistant) concerning the permanent damage caused by sex organ amputation. I understand the de-sexed women were embarrassed and hiding the truth to protect their self-image. I understand the nurses, anesthesiologists and surgical assistant where protecting their careers, but they are cowards and "accomplices".
The medically proven physiological damage caused by female sex organ amputation and female castration are a trauma with no medical possibility of "overcoming" or becoming a "survivor" physically, emotionally or sexually...medical fact. I am alive :/ ...but, I am not physically the woman I was before the gynecological "sexual assault".

 
At September 9, 2009 at 7:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was raped. I was raped. I was raped. I have ALWAYS felt as if I was raped. I was married just before I was raped. We have had sex maybe 8 times since our wedding 3 years ago. I ..............hate myself.

 
At September 9, 2009 at 8:45 PM , Blogger ViolenceAgainstWomen said...

Hysterectomy/castration is the worst form of rape and violence against women because it is done to women behind closed doors of a hospital where they think they are safe. Many women don't completely understand what has been done to them.

 
At September 11, 2009 at 3:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

St. Louis' Missouri Baptist Medical Center's spring 2009 mailer included an article titled "A miracle hysterectomy." As all women on this blog probably know, this is just an "advertisement" for the robotic system called the da Vinci.

But any article about hysterectomy would be more aptly titled "A permanent nightmare hysterectomy." Anyone who's had one knows that there is NO recovery from a hysterectomy regardless of the technique(s) used. And the nightmare only gets worse over time. It is, plain and simple, a permanent, life-altering, anatomical, endocrine NIGHTMARE!

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:17 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are Gyns paid more to do a total hysterectomony than a Myomytonmies?
This could help solve some of this issues.
Who determines the rate of pay for operations? Pay Mymomyotmnies MORE!
It is a little unerstandable why Gyn are going for something they can get money for (they have to pay very high malpractice ins for the Ob/gyn part)BUT why are they sacrificing all women especially the attitude of "well, if you're not menstrating you're really not using your gentials anyway."

 
At October 15, 2009 at 10:24 AM , Blogger HERS Foundation said...

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At November 16, 2009 at 1:26 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hysterectomies are easy compared to leaving the uterus in tact and removing fibroids or finding out the cause of the symptoms rather than just removing the organ, sort of like chopping off your head for a headache. Remember MDs are not PhDs, meaning they are just merely technicians repeating what an out of date professor taught them, who was probably taught by an out of date professor, etc. They usually do not get PhDs or they would contribute to new knowledge. Even the most well meaning of gynecologist are still do not link women's reproductive organs to orgasm or sex. They think hormones cause orgasms and don't think that the uterus, cervix or vagina have feeling nerve endings that contribute to orgasm and women's sexuality belongs in the Psychiatrist department. Most women suffer pudendal nerve damage during hysterectomy or LEEP conizations; that is why it hurts to have intercourse, or throbs like a tooth ache or feels like shards of glass. It is not in your head. Not all women have the same innervation.

 
At November 16, 2009 at 1:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chronic pain causes death, see the research on reproductive organs, just google Karen Berkley, PhD and look at her research. She too recognizes that clinicians are not listening to research of PhDs findings. Remember MDs do not conduct research and contribute new knowledge to the field, except maybe a surgical technique, it is the PhDs and most gynecologist are MDs that are taught by other MDs at the universities. What is wrong with the medical educational system in American. Clinicians teaching clinicians without learning any new knowledge, they just keep repeating the same old outdated treatments of 100 years ago.

 
At November 16, 2009 at 9:27 PM , Anonymous Mad as Hell said...

Anonymous said "They think hormones cause orgasms and don't think that the uterus, cervix or vagina have feeling nerve endings that contribute to orgasm and women's sexuality belongs in the Psychiatrist department."

Similarly then, shortening the penis shouldn't affect a man's ability to orgasm.

Sadly though, I don't think they truly believe that hormones alone cause orgasm. It's all just part of their con game! And their closely guarded secret!

 

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