February 11, 2009
Why arthritis increases
your risk for cancer
If you suffer from arthritis pain or psoriasis, did you know that you're at a much greater risk for getting cancer? It's true. But it has nothing to do with the arthritis. Rather, it has to do with how you treat the arthritis.
New research that the popular anti-inflammatory drugs arthritis sufferers use to treat their pain might cause cancer. And it doesn't matter how old you are.
The FDA has received reports of at least 30 cases of cancer among children and young adults treated with the drugs. The drugs include Enbrel, Remicade, Humira, and Cimizia. All of these block an important cancer-fighting protein. The protein tumor necrosis factor promotes high levels of inflammation. This is bad for your joints, but good for cancer fighting. Doctors typically use the drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel disease.
Just how much do these drugs increase your risk of cancer? In adults, one study found a 240% increase in expected cancers among those who use these drugs.
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Again, you see the disaster of modern drug therapy. Drugs don't cure anything. They simply block certain functions. That throws your body out of balance. Yes, you might see improvement in one area, but you'll pay a price in another area. Vioxx reduced joint inflammation, but caused heart attacks by inhibiting blood vessel growth.
Action to take: I don't know of any downside using God-made plant phytochemicals to reduce pain and inflammation. Perhaps Pharma will one day invent a downside by designing a terrible study, as they like to do. But even then I would put all my eggs in the basket. The balance of natural healing is far superior to the deliberate Big Pharma chemical imbalances.
The good news is there are plenty of ways to treat arthritis pain, psoriasis, and irritable bowel syndrome without taking these drugs. One of the most effective treatments is Advanced Bionutritionals' Advanced Joint Support. It has great plant phytochemicals in it that work wonders for pain and inflammation.
And you can find many other natural treatments on my website. They can help reduce your inflammation safely — and without causing cancer. In fact, on Friday, I'll show you a very tasty way to reduce inflammation.
Yours for better health and medical freedom,
Ref: New York Times, June 5, 2008.