Chemo Drugs Killing Doctors!

There is strong evidence that chemotherapy drugs are actually causing cancer among hospital workers, while causing new, additional cancers in cancer patients themselves.

Pharmacists who prepare the chemo drugs, and members of the teams of oncology doctors and nurses who handle the drugs, are getting sick and dying from cancers that are very likely caused by the drugs. The evidence points to a higher incidence of cancers among these workers than the public at large.

A massive, 10-year-long study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concludes that chemo drugs continue to contaminate the workspaces where they’re used and, in some cases, are still being found in the urine of those who handle it despite knowledge of safety precautions.

Thomas Connor, a research biologist with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), has spent 40 years studying the effect of chemo agents on workers and is one of the lead authors on the latest study.

“There is no other occupation population that handles so many known human carcinogens,” he said.

If chemotherapy is this bad for anyone handling it in the workplace, one can’t help wondering how it could be good for a cancer patient already weakened and made vulnerable by disease.

Several relevant and disturbing facts should be considered:

Chemo drugs are highly toxic and studies have shown that they can actually cause cancer.

Although there are claims that chemo has saved countless lives, there is no credible evidence that chemo actually cures cancer, extends life significantly or improves the quality of life. There is a lot of evidence that it does the opposite.

Polls show 75 percent of oncologists would refuse chemotherapy because of its ineffectiveness and “unacceptable level of toxicity”.

Despite the evidence, the cancer “industry” continues to push chemo on cancer patients while ignoring potentially helpful therapies because they “lack scientific evidence.”  Yet, the evidence about chemo drugs is overwhelmingly negative.

Chemo drugs have been classified as hazardous by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) since the mid-1980s. Hazardous drugs are those known to, or even suspected of, causing cancer, miscarriages, birth defects or other serious health problems.

OSHA does not regulate exposure to these toxins, despite multiple studies documenting contaminations and exposures including recent evidence that they are causing cancer in the workplace.

In the long run, it makes sense for anyone involved with chemotherapy, especially cancer patients, to move forward with caution and, while remaining under medical care, to carefully investigate alternatives.

SOURCES: Natural News, July 2010,; The Seattle Times,;  Philip Day, Cancer: Why we’re still dying to know the truth, Credence Publications, 2000. July 2010, Normal 0 0 1 23 135 DSE 1 1 165 10.260 0 0 0 ;  Philip Day, Cancer: Why we’re still dying to know the truth, Credence Publications, 2000.