Nevada Legislator Thinks Cancer is a Fungus

That Idaho congressman who thinks that swallowed pills travel to the vagina may not be the dumbest state legislator this week. A state legislator in Nevada said on a radio show that she thinks cancer is a fungus and can be cured by saline and baking soda IVs.

Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore (R) wants to reform the rules of end-of-life medical care so that more cancer patients can simply flush out their disease using baking soda.

Fiore, who is also CEO of a healthcare company, told listeners to her weekly radio show on Saturday, that she will soon introduce a “terminally ill bill,” to allow more non-FDA-approved treatments for those diagnosed as having terminal illnesses.

As first reported by Jon Ralston, Fiore told listeners: “If you have cancer, which I believe is a fungus, and we can put a pic line into your body and we’re flushing, let’s say, salt water, sodium cardonate [sic], through that line, and flushing out the fungus… These are some procedures that are not FDA-approved in America that are very inexpensive, cost-effective.” The American Cancer Society warns that while cancer patients whose immune systems are weakened by high doses of chemotherapy can sometimes contract fungal infections, “there is no evidence that antifungal treatment causes the patients’ tumors to shrink.” Cancer Research UK dismisses the claim that sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) can cure cancer as a debunked “persistent cancer myth.”

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  • grumpyoldfart

    It’s good having America to laugh at. Starts my day off right.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Radio host, CEO, Assemblywoman, moron: The Meritocracy in action.

  • eric

    @2: I believe that was the sequel to the highy acclaimed book,”Tinker, tailor, soldier, crank.”

  • kantalope

    I’ll take over her CEO of a Healthcare company and I’ll work for 1/2 of what they are paying her and while I won’t know what is going on half the time (totes plausible deniability) I won’t say stupid stuff on the radio.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Michele Fiore “… owns a company that deals with healthcare issues, providing care to the sick and elderly.”

    A regular Mother Teresa, yes indeed.

    Since 2003, she has created jobs for more than 1,800 Nevadans.

    I think that means, “high turnover rate”.

    All I could find about her business practices: … Fiore made headlines in December when political analyst Jon Ralston reported she owed the IRS upward of $1 million in unpaid taxes.

    She may be best known for her proposal to oppose rape by arming “young, hot little girls on campus”, though she also gathered a few moments of fame by speaking up for good ol’ Cliven Bundy.

  • raven

    OmiCthulhu.

    Her non-advice is likely to be fatal.

    I’ve seen cancer patients with very curable cancers go alt-med. In a year or two, they ended up dead.

    Fiore, who is also CEO of a healthcare company,…

    I seriously doubt that. More likely a quack medical company.

  • Alverant
  • raven

    Michele and her mother, Lill Fiore, own and operate two successful home health care companies. – See more at: http :// http://www.nevadanewsbureau.com/tag/michele-fiore/#sthash.TEZkAjgA.dpuf

    She part owns two home health care companies. This doesn’t make her an expert on medicine. Obviously.

    According to Wikipedia, she is a strong supporter of….Cliven Bundy and once owed the IRS $1 million.

  • caseloweraz

    Raven: I’ve seen cancer patients with very curable cancers go alt-med. In a year or two, they ended up dead.

    Steve McQueen on laetrile (possibly; not sure his was curable) and Steve Jobs (maybe; not sure but I think he went alt-med.)

  • Loqi

    Today I learned that cancer is a fungus and fungal infections can be cured with baking soda. I wish someone had told my dad about this so I could have encountered fewer gross toenail clippings around the house growing up.

  • caseloweraz

    As first reported by Jon Ralston, Fiore told listeners: “If you have cancer, which I believe is a fungus, and we can put a pic line into your body and we’re flushing, let’s say, salt water, sodium cardonate [sic], through that line, and flushing out the fungus…

    Yeah, a pic line, that’s the ticket… “Flush out the fungus, flush out the fungus. Test. Test.”

    And y’all keep laughing at sodium cardonate… You’ll see!

  • Trebuchet

    Steve McQueen on laetrile (possibly; not sure his was curable) and Steve Jobs (maybe; not sure but I think he went alt-med.)

    But Suzanne Sommers was TOTALLY cured by alt-med. After she already had surgery and chemo, of course.

  • suttkus

    This is a pretty common bit of alt-med nonsense. Cancer is supposed to be a yeast infection, never mind how stupid this is.

    http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/herbsvitaminsandminerals/sodium-bicarbonate

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    Fungus? Darn. I thought it was liver flukes.

    I really, really, really hope that Ms. Fiore isn’t making patient care policy for her company.

  • Synfandel

    ArtK, she’s trying to make patient care policy for her entire state.

  • anubisprime

    How do they actually get passed childhood?

    ‘Alternatively’…she is scamming…six of one half a dozen of the other…

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    @Synfandel

    I know that. I’m hoping that there are enough not-so-stupid people to moderate her influence. If she’s the CEO of the healthcare company, she can have a more direct impact on patients.

  • thebookofdave

    Talk is cheap. Let Fiore go through the baking soda cleanse herself. Sure, it won’t have any effect on tumors, or even a chronic fungal infection, but at least she’ll be able to absorb her refrigerator odors.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    I really wonder what people think cancer researchers and oncologists do with their time. Apparently, after millions of treatments and detailed studies, they somehow missed the fact that those tumors were made of yeast.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    “Nevada Legislator Thinks Cancer is a Fungus”

    Whereas I think that most reptilican legiscum are a cancer.