To begin with, a bit of background...
I lost both my parents to cancer, so Iam familiar with all the tests, treatments, etc..and after seeing all that educated myself on naturopathic
cures, and as much info on cancer as I could.
Now to me, cancer is a business...huge amounts go into into so called research, drugs, facilities and the salaries of oncologists.
That being said..here is my story...
About 11 years ago I got a call from my general practitioner. He stated that a PAP test I had done a year ago showed precancerous cells, and he wanted
to do another test to confirm. First off I said.."Why didn't you tell me a year ago?" he said he didn't feel it was relevant.He said THE LAB
called him and asked me to go in for another test.
I told him I felt fine, nothing irregular..and he said I could just be asymptomatic.
So in I go for another test..results of course..POSITIVE, cervical cancer.He wants to do exploratory surgery. Surgery????!!!!!
I was skeptical. Why out of the blue does a lab call a doctor about a test done a year previously?
I said I wanted a second opinion. He referred me to another doctor. Of course doc #2, doesn't want to argue with doc #1, especially in a small
So I go to doc #3..without a referral, and without telling him why..I ask for a PAP test.
I make sure it is sent to a different lab.
My general practitioner got a blast from me, over the fact I was given positive results and was being railroaded into cancer treatment that I didn't
need.He hounded me for six months after, to go for the "exploratory surgery", still.
11 years later, and still no positive test results.
This is my warning to others..get a second opinion, get a third opinion..I don't care how many you get but advocate for yourself. Doctors do not make
money if you are healthy- remember that. Never, ever take a positive cancer result as fact.
May 11 (Bloomberg) -- A third of men and a quarter of women undergoing cancer screening will get false positive results by the time they have
undergone four tests, which can lead to inappropriate medical procedures, a study found.