Oncologists Must Test For Rickettsiales (Wolbachia)
Cause of Uveal Melanoma and Most Lymphomas are Unknown - Or Are They? Could be time to lawyer up
Study Literature States Causes are Unknown
So why is no one willing to look into Wolbachia infections?
I am beginning to lose faith in the both the scientific and medical communities.
Over 10 years ago, I was employed by world-class ophthalmologists in Canada. During that time, my peers pointed to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) as the go-to source for the latest eye care information. I disclose more about the AAO in my petition devoted to helping these patients.
For the past two years that I've been researching the Zika virus, I've come to the unfortunate conclusion that Wolbachia is the unspoken co-factor that works in tandem with Zika (or perhaps with other viruses) to cause the worst manifestations of this disease.
But here's the kicker . . .
There appears to be a concerted effort by those in positions of power (e.g. department heads, politicians, public health authorities, entomologists, etc.) to ignore or downplay the significance of what Wolbachia in our food chain is doing to vertebrate species.
And I can no longer look away from what is strongly correlated to these two unusual cancers that are showing up in young people.
If I (or a loved one) was diagnosed with uveal melanoma or lymphoma, I would demand:
1) A broad range PCR screen for infection by Rickettsiales (Wolbachia genes in blood and tissues) and,
2) ZIKV test (using any two of these): the Lanciotti E-, the Pyke E- and NS1-, the Bonn E- and the Bonn NS1-based assays. They are the most reliable. Some tests are up to 80 percent inaccurate.
If I was denied these tests, I would promptly contact a lawyer.
Your Rights as a Patient Diagnosed with Uveal Melanoma or Lymphoma
Federal law requires laboratories to safely store specimens (biopsy samples) for a set amount of time, at least five to ten years (sometimes longer).
According to Aziza Nassar, MD, FCAP, Professor of Pathology and Director of Cytopathology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida:
"Pathologists participate in tumor board reviews ... in which a team of doctors from different specialties work together to reach an opinion ... all laboratories are willing to give patients their biopsy samples if they want a second opinion or treatment from another cancer center."
I am troubled to discover that in Canada, in 2014, this precedent-setting decision was quietly made:
"An Ontario court has ruled that excised human tissue is private property and that it belongs not to the person from whom it came but to the institution that holds it."
Ocular Manifestations of Wolbachia / Zika Infections
By R. Webster | Published: December 31, 2017
MosquitoMate and World Mosquito Program (Eliminate Dengue)
What you may not know, for about 20 years, both MosquitoMate (Lexington, Kentucky, USA) and World Mosquito Program aka Eliminate Dengue (Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia) have been working on Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes— with the endorsement from the World Health Organization (WHO).
And safety tests prior to Wolbachia-infected mosquito releases were only carried out spiders, spider eggs, soil samples, plant leaves, plant roots, earthworms, and millipedes (in Australia).