Study Finds Chemotherapy Damages Brain

In response to a story on CNN, October 5, 2006
Chemo has long-term impact on brain function, study finds

"Experts estimate that at least 25 percent of chemotherapy patients are affected by symptoms of confusion, so-called chemo brain, and a recent study by the University of Minnesota reported an 82 percent rate, the statement said. "People with 'chemo brain' often can't focus, remember things or multitask the way they did before chemotherapy," Silverman said. "Our study demonstrates for the first time that patients suffering from these cognitive symptoms have specific alterations in brain metabolism." - Reuters

Barbara Loe Fisher Commentary:
It should be no surprise to anyone that when medical doctors inject toxic chemicals into cancer patients in an attempt to "kill" the cancer, it has long term effects on brain and immune system function. Medical interventions, from prescription drugs to vaccinations to chemo therapy, carry an inherent risk of injury or death. That is why no medical intervention should ever be forced on a human being without voluntary, informed consent.

Several months ago, medical doctors trying force a 16-year old boy to undergo chemotherapy against his will, persuaded the state of Virginia to prosecute his parents on charges of child medical neglect for supporting their son's decision to refuse chemotherapy. While a judge ultimately found the parents not guilty, the judge only set the boy and his parents free after turning them over to another medical doctor who promised to work with the family and not force chemotherapy.

Now that the brain damaging risks of chemotherapy are finally revealed, just like the brain damaging effects of anti-depressants, ADHD drugs and vaccines have been revealed, it is time to make it illegal for medical doctors to force medical treatment on U.S. citizens for any reason. There is no freedom more fundamental than the right to voluntarily choose what you are willing to risk your life or the life of your child for when making health care decisions.

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