Cancer in our Pet Population

by Dr. Patricia Jordan (reprinted with author's permission)

…why is cancer on the rise?

In 1999, the WHO named the veterinary vaccine adjuvant a grade 3 out of 4 carcinogen, with 4 being the most carcinogenic. The adjuvant identified is aluminum hydroxide, a component of most of the currently used veterinary vaccines.

Adjuvants are not the only way to transmutate a body’s genome. Environmental poisons and toxins, viral oncogenes, proteins, drugs, nutritional deficiencies, hormones or mimickers and disruptors of hormones, geophysical forces, ultraviolet radiation and electromagnetic forces can all cause genetic mutation. Protecting one’s DNA from transmutation is a current topic of health interest. Reversing damage done to the DNA an ongoing source of research funding.

What the research tells us, is that in animals, vaccine adjuvants, in this case aluminum hydroxide, stimulate an inflammatory reaction and therefore create oxidative stress that results in a mutation of the p53 suppressor gene. The p53 suppressor gene is supposed to help the body stop malignancies by suppressing tumor growth. When p53 is doing its correct job, it is a nuclear transcription regulator. The integrity of the genome is guarded by many policemen. However in this case, the result is a loss in translation, so to speak. When a mutation of p53 occurs, malignant tumors result.

Cancers are found in not only in vaccine injection sites, but in other areas of the body not directly the vicinity of the injection site. Documented cases of lymphoma have resulted in patients developing vaccine injection site fibrosarcomas.

Vaccination is lacking in any scientific evidence for long term safety. In fact, research is starting to show that vaccines produce chronic disease as a trade-off for the missing acute disease. The yearly administration of combination vaccines given by veterinary practices all over the world has burdened pet owners with a medical procedure that is not evidence based. In fact, revaccination was the unscientific, unresearched and unwarranted musings of a roundtable discussion among veterinarian members of the AVMA. We have no information what, if any, role the pharmaceutical companies manufacturing the vaccines may have played in those “musings”.

Lacking any scientific validation, the veterinary medical institutions of our great nation essentially turned veterinary doctors into vaccine pushers.

Many practices still revaccination at yearly or triennial intervals even now, despite recommendations to not vaccinate needlessly coming from the AVMA, AAHA and the AAFP. Without informed consent and without full disclosure to pet owners, veterinary medical doctors continue to burden pet owners with vaccination reminders and their pets with immune assault.

Furthermore, there is no excuse for vets who vaccinate pets exhibiting symptoms of illness – including allergies, joint disease, irritable bowel symptoms, etc. This practice is in direct violation of the FDA regulations.

Vaccines have been repeatedly associated with auto antibodies and autoimmune disease, the degenerative diseases, the endocrine diseases, neurotoxicity and seizures, allergies, asthma and the continued evidence of cancer.

Vaccinations, and the resulting chronic diseases it creates, are big business for veterinary clinics. Pharmaceutical companies also benefit; cancer treatment is big business. Cancer diagnosis means expensive drugs, possibly surgery and chemotherapy if treated via conventional medicine.

Dr. Phillip Kass, at the Discussion for the Feline Injection Site Sarcoma Task Force, presented these words of wisdom from Sir Austin Bradford Hill from the 1965 Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine:

“Finally in passing from association to causation I believe in “real life” we shall have to consider what flows from that decision. On scientific grounds we should no such thing but in another more practical sense we may surely ask what is involved in our decision. All scientific work is incomplete, whether it is observational or experimental. All scientific work is liable to be upset or modified by advancing knowledge. That does not confer on us a freedom to ignore the knowledge we already have or to postpone the action that it appears to demand at a given time”

Dr. Phillip Kass continues with: “you can’t always wait to have irrefutable scientific evidence before you have to take some sort of action, the vaccine associated sarcoma is a real phenomena and the cost of waiting and doing nothing is much greater than the cost of acting now.”

Well, that is the medical profession of whom I am not brethren. The veterinary profession can and needs to make the decision in this vaccine debacle. To ignore this issue is to commit malpractice. If a member of the profession does not understand this, he should be reminded of the veterinary Hippocratic Oath upon most of our profession was sworn into the profession:

Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health, the relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge. I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics. I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.

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