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Breast Cancer and Iodine : How to Prevent and How to Survive Breast Cancer Paperback – July 6, 2006
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About the Author
I was born in Selby England in 1937 and moved to and grew up in Maracaibo Venezuela. It is there I met my present wife while she was still in utero as her mother, a nurse, was looking after me while she was pregnant with my wife. My wife and I are sometimes called oil babies. After getting my MD at University of British Columbia I went on after my internship at the Toronto General to take a PhD in biochemistry and neurochemistry at the Montreal Neurological Institute and McGill University.
After finishing my training I taught pharmacology to Medical students, dentistry students and pharmacy in the Department of Pharmacology University of Toronto. I also became a Medical Research Council Scholar. Due to domestic rearrangements, I suddenly had my present wife (who had grown up with me in Venezuela) and five children under the age of eight. At our wedding the children represented the whole audience. Academic life could not financially support this. I moved back to Victoria, British Columbia to start general practice.
My interest in thyroid started over 15 years ago. Also I became interested in Breast Cancer among other things about 10 years ago. I strongly feel we should have theories for medical illnesses even if they are wrong. It stimulates researchers to test the theories and more advances can be made. Other fields of science have many competing theories such as astronomy and physics and mathematics. I feel that medicine would advance faster if there were more theories to test. Over the last 12 years I have formed a library of 5000 reprints and books on breast cancer, thyroid hormone and iodine.
Top Customer Reviews
With ten pages of medical references including the work of B A Eskin and W R Ghent, Dr. Derry discloses the remarkable connection between iodine deficiency, fibrocystic breast disease and breast cancer. Iodine's anti-cancer activity lies in its control of apoptosis, or programmed cell death.
Derry presents case studies complete with surgical pathology confirmation showing regression of both fibrocystic breast disease and carcinoma-in-situ breast cancer with iodine treatment. He also presents a case report case of infiltrating breast cancer involving the skin which regressed after prolonged application of topical Lugol's iodine solution.
I can report from the experience of my own family members that iodine supplementation causes regression of fibrocystic breast disease.
Derry's ideas in the book could be easily revised into an NIH grant proposal to research and confirm the role of iodine. To do so would advance the nation's health and be a great public service. Iodine is safe, inexpensive and readily available without a prescription. A US policy of iodine supplementation matching the Japanese dietary intake of iodine could very well be our best preventive measure against breast cancer.
Jeffrey Dach MD
The book is addressed by a compassionate and caring family doctor to women with breast cancer, and the content in interesting and hopeful. Dr. Derry's proposed theory for cancer development is based on extensive review of the scientific literature; the M.D. author has a background in serious research, with a Ph.D. in Neurochemistry from McGill University and the Montreal Neurological Institute. He was a Medical Research Council Scholar while on staff of the Department of Pharmacology, University of Toronto.
His experience in serving patients directly began more than 30 years ago, when he left academia to begin a General Practice that could provide for his growing family. As a GP in Victoria, B.C., he became interested in iodine's role in reversing fibrocystic disease through a Canadian Medical Journal article. His clinical experience is revealing that appropriate doses of iodine and thyroid can have dramatic impacts on cancer outcomes.
I've corresponded with some of his patients, including a breast cancer survivor who is thriving on Dr. Derry's thyroid and iodine treatment. She wrote: "I am a patient of Dr. Derry's, a retired Nurse Administrator by profession, and I'm living proof that it works!! Since I got breast cancer five years ago I have been taking the iodine and optimum doses of thyroid with wonderful effects on my health and well-being. My previously extensive fibrocystic disease has disappeared. I am thankful Dr. Derry has had the courage and foresight to publish this remarkable book. I highly recommend this book, and sincerely hope other women can be helped by this treatment."
It has much merit!!
*"Mardi Gras" is a little phrase I made up out of frustration! Translated, to me it means "Show me your breasts and we (the medical establishment) will throw out harsh treatment protocol and theory like so many cheap strands of beads! NOT THE CASE WITH HIS THEORIES!! GET THIS INFO. OUT THERE
forgiven in light of the great amount of useful information it contains. Dr. Derry says, "I have addressed this book to women with breast
cancer." It would be more accurate to say that "I have addressed this book to the doctors of women with breast cancer." Women (and men,too)
without some scientific and medical background will find much of the text confusing, and this may discourage them from continuing to read
it, once started. If you order this book, Please keep on reading! You will find islands of clarity and wonderful information and insights if
you keep on going. Just gloss over the difficult parts, and look for the many gems that are there. I suggest that a breast cancer patient
who wants her doctor to take the information seriously, read the book, make notes on important parts, and thereby be in a position to carry
on an intelligent and informed conversation with the doctor.
A doctor who is not completely closed-minded should take note of the extensive references to good scientific work relating breast
cancer to iodine deficiency. If your doctor gets huffy at the idea that you, a mere layman, have brought in information new to him/her, I
suggest you fire him/her on the spot, and look for an open-minded one who is really interested in helping you.
Note: A good related book is "Iodine:Why You Need it, Why you can't live without it, by David Brownstein, M.D.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Found this fascinating. Makes me a believer in supplementing with iodine.Published 11 days ago by Rose Vincent
One of the most brilliant, prescient and insightful books I've ever read (in my study of iodine, personal and public health). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eugene A. Rosov
I am a college graduate but found this book to be too technical for me. I've passed it on to a nurse friend and asked her to share her insights with me.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
This well referenced text, goes deep into the mysteries of iodine and thyroxine, and essentially metabolism, to shed light on a variety of modern epidemics. Read morePublished 18 months ago by S. Carson
I was hoping for something other then what was written. It doesn't really tell you the protocol on using iodine, just tells you about iodinePublished 18 months ago by Mary R
Actually I bought and read this book 4 years ago just after my Thai wife, as the result of a breast tumor, or lump (bad hospital information), on only 1/3 inch, had removed both of... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Gert Bo Thorgersen
In this book you will find what the vast majority of doctors don't know about iodine.
For some this book will be a life saver, for others a way to better health and prevention... Read more