Does Having Measles Help You Become Immune to Cancer?

One woman believes that measles helps to 'keep you healthy & fight cancer.'

Darla Shine, wife of White House communications director Bill Shine, believes that the measles "keep you healthy" and "fight cancer." Shine doesn't believe in vaccination and believes that allowing yourself to get the measles helps to build immunity.

"The entire Baby Boom population alive today had the #Measles as kids Bring back our #ChildhoodDiseases they keep you healthy & fight cancer," Shine said on Twitter. "I had the #Measles #Mumps #ChickenPox as a child and so did every kid I knew - Sadly my kids had #MMR so they will never have the life long natural immunity I have. Come breathe on me!"

Darla Shine, who is also a former TV producer, responded to a recent CNN report on a measles outbreak in New York and Washington as nothing more than "fake" and "hysteria." The current measles outbreaks in New York and Washington has public health officials working to fight a disease that was beaten nearly 20 years ago in the United States. It usually starts with a "red rash" inside the mouth and would spread over the rest of the body.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of unvaccinated children at two years of age is on the rise. Most parents who choose not to vaccinate their children believe that vaccines are the direct cause of autism.

But aren't vaccines more like a "training course" for the immune system that help to prepare your body to fight a disease without actually exposing it to disease symptoms? What's your take on this? Tell us in the comments below.

Photo: NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 11: (FILE PHOTO) A nurse administers flu vaccine November 11, 2002 in New York City. Health officials are calling for wider use of influenza vaccine this during the Flu season. About 36,000 people die each year from influenza or its complications. (Photo by Robert Giroux/Getty Images)