How Much Do You Know About Cancer and Antidepressants?

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Starting this week on Tuesday, April 12, there will be a free video series on alternative treatments for cancer by Ty Bollinger who lost his own father to cancer not long ago.

They’re Hiding the Truth on How NOT to Be One of Them.We’re About to Reveal Everything…at this link below



I know how Ty feels because I am a cancer survivor who beat it naturally using alternatives, yet I also lost my own uncle to a Paxil-induced rapid moving cancer and three personal friends to Paxil-induced breast cancer. In fact my uncle, who had always been so kind, never a rude comment had I ever heard from him until I voiced concerns that my aunt, his wife, had been given a medication for anxiety after heart surgery. He did not want to hear it. Within a month she was hallucinating and telling him matter of factually that he was Satan. He tried to assure her it was really him and not Satan to no avail. This was totally NOT my aunt! She was not the kind of person who talked that way at all and they had the most perfect marriage I have ever seen – full of so much love and trust in one another. He later told my cousin, his son, that he wished he had listened to me.

But what I did not know is that they had given him the antidepressant Paxil. He did not take it long, about six months. Then later that year he became suddenly very ill. We learned he had a rare very fast moving cancer which was diagnosed on Thursday and by the following Wednesday he had passed away. My last conversation with him he said to me, “I know I have given you a lot of flack about what you do with educating about these drugs”…then he paused, raised his voice slightly and said firmly, “but don’t you EVER stop because what has been done to me should be done to no one!!!!” He knew! But he learned too late. How I wish he had listened sooner!!!


So far there is not a lot of research on the link between cancer and antidepressants. Who is going to pay for that research? It is certainly not going to be the manufacturers who are making billions selling the drugs now! Most people mistakenly believe that the FDA does that research, but they do not. There was one study in the mid 90’s which gained a lot of media attention when it indicated a double the rate of cancer with the older antidepressants like amitriptyline.

Then several years later research came out on one of the SSRI antidepressants, Paxil, finding a seven times greater rate of breast cancer with that drug! This is a quote by one of the lead researchers and a link to information on both of those studies: “One published in 2000 by Dr. Michelle Cotterchio of the University of Toronto and colleagues showed that compared with no antidepressant use, the breast-cancer risk for women who took tricyclic drugs (an older class of treatments that predates SSRIs) for more than two years doubled. Women taking paroxetine (branded as Paxil) faced a sevenfold increase, according to the same report….“I would want to consider nondrug treatment if I was mildly depressed, given our data,” Cosgrove said.”  (

How ironic that we have such an increased rate of breast cancer with Paxil and yet the manufacturer was allowed in the last couple of years to introduce Paxil at half the normal dose under the brand name Brisdelle for treatment of menopause as fears began to arise about hormone treatments for menopause producing breast cancer! Ironic? Sadistic seems a more appropriate term yet to them it is just taking advantage of a new market.

We focus so much on the suicide and murder being produced by antidepressants with the thought that if people cannot see the most shocking adverse effects of these deadly drugs how can they see the rest? But my book on these drugs, Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare!, focuses very much on the physical adverse effects of all of the antidepressants. One of the physical adverse effects appeared as early as 1992 when someone in our Utah Medical Examiner’s office contacted me because she was dying of cancer, which she had no doubt was Prozac-induced.


When she knew death was close she asked me to please check in with her son regularly to see how he was doing because he too was on Prozac and she was very much concerned about him.

Several months after her death I called her office and explained what she had asked of me concerning her son. Then I told her co-worker that Corkey had neglected to give me contact information on her son so I could check on him.

Her co-worker replied, “Oh he came through our office last week.”

I asked how he appeared and how he was doing.

She replied in a deeper tone, “No, I mean he came through our office.”

I said, “Oh my gosh! You mean as a corpse?!!”

She said, “Yes.”

I said, “What was the cause of death? Was it a suicide as Corky feared?”

She said, “No it was listed as Natural Causes.”

I said, “What?!!! Natural causes?! How old could he have been?”

She said, “Forty-two.”

I asked, “Who dies of natural causes at 42?”

She said, “That was my thought as well.”


So clearly the physical adverse effects of these antidepressants are many and very serious as well. This is why I stress in my writings and audios and lectures to please work to rebuild your bodies after the damage from these drugs. I encourage all of you to watch this video to see how many natural alternative treatments there are so you can avoid anything like this in your own life after using any of these drugs.

I would hope you all know that I beat my own cancer this way 40 years ago as have many of my friends including Dr. Lorraine Day, who sits on our Board of Directors here at the International Coalition for Drug Awareness. I might add that her information on beating cancer is also excellent and her information including her book “Cancer Doesn’t Scare Me Anymore!” can be found at

And another site with much encouraging information on beating cancer and overcoming all kinds of health problems is headed by Lou Corona who beat cancer the same way Dr. Day and I did as well. You can find Lou at You will see from the many testimonials Lou’s site here that no matter the issue there is a way to heal!!!

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness & ssristories.NET
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one or sign up for one of the memberships in the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan. For only a $30 membership for one month you can even get 30 days of access to the withdrawal CD with tips on rebuilding after the meds, all six of my DVDs, hundreds of radio interviews, lectures, TV interviews I have done over the years PLUS access to my book on antidepressants (500 plus pages) with more information than you will find anywhere else (that is only $5 more than the book alone would cost) (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

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