Tag: Breast Cancer

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It only takes a pill. It just needs to be cut out. It is all about estrogen. It is all about testosterone. Disease is the typical outcome of life built into our genetic code without the means for change. Simple, isn’t it? When it comes to conventional medicine, when it comes to the traditional medicine […]

Stress is not a friend to any individual who is on a healing journey with breast cancer. I have written about the connection between stress, immune impairment and tumor growth on many occasions and so have hundreds of other experts during the last decade. A study published in September 2015, however, presents a fascinating take […]

Jennifer Chaussee of WIRED notes that a couple years ago, a researcher named Curtis Ellison took the podium in a crowded lecture hall at Boston University’s School of Public Health to tackle a question that had divided the university’s public health community: whether moderate drinking of alcohol should be recommended as part of a healthy […]

Move over, apple, and make room for another health trooper. An aspirin a day may keep cancer away. Researchers followed 86,206 women from 1980 to 2012 and 43,977 men from 1986 to 2012. Baseline aspirin use was recorded and then researchers followed up on use every two years after that. Participants with a history of cancer, […]

About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. An estimated 255,180 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, along with 63,410 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are the […]

It’s a rare day that goes by for me without seeing a female patient who is concerned about breast cancer. And who can blame them? Nearly 300,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, and the disease was fatal for roughly 40,000 of them. Even though heart disease claims more women’s lives, breast cancer […]

For women with early stage breast cancer, it’s a very difficult choice. There’s mastectomy — entire removal of one or both breasts — or there’s less invasive breast-conserving surgery (BCS), which aims to remove only the cancerous cells. A recent survey found that mastectomies increased by 36 percent from 2005 to 2013 — from 66 […]

Celebrity can bring attention to a cause — and it can bring unnecessary angst. Many women rushed to get genetic testing for the cancer-causing BRCA mutations after actress Angelina Jolie said in May 2013 that she underwent a double mastectomy based on a positive BRCA test. … It was an unnecessary rush to judgment, concluded […]

Famed natural medicine pioneer Dr. Norman Shealy said that “a magnesium deficiency may be responsible for more diseases than any other nutrient.” Those are pretty powerful words. Yet most conventional doctors are unlikely to suggest that their patients get tested regularly for magnesium deficiency. The latest studies by the United States government state that approximately […]

Curcumin is a wonder-nutrient derived from the turmeric root. This health multi-tasker has been shown to reduce inflammation, boost brain function and it is increasingly recognized as a powerful cancer fighter. Cancer is a notoriously tricky disease to tame … but here are some of the varieties that curcumin has been shown to fight best. […]

Dichloroacetate sodium (DCA) is an inexpensive and simple chemical compound similar to combining vinegar and salt. It was originally used in cases of a rare disease called “congenital lactic acidosis.” This means it is not a “new” drug and has been used safely in humans for decades. Studies from this application of DCA indicate mild […]

Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer (next to skin cancer) for women in America … and carries the second highest cancer death rate (next to lung cancer). Odds, sadly, are very good that you or someone you know has had a scare, sickness, or untimely death due to this pernicious killer. […]

According to a recent study,  mammogram screenings may not lead to fewer deaths but may instead lead to over-diagnosis. The results were based on research where there were high levels of screening.  More tumors were diagnosed, but breast cancer death rates were no lower than in areas with fewer screenings. Clearly, if your goal is to adopt […]

The doctor tells you the great news. “You are cancer-free. Nothing showed up on your scans and your bloodwork looks good. See you in a year for a checkup.” So goes the scenario, all over the world, until a few years later, when that “cancer-free” person discovers another lump or bump. According to John Hopkins […]

In the late 1930s, a dangerous trend in the field of medical research was beginning. Researchers were experimenting with the use of mustard gas to treat cancer. Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, who had won the Nobel Prize in 1937 for his discovery of Vitamin C, saw the destruction that this toxin had caused in World War […]

As cancers are becoming more and more resistant to standard chemotherapy and other forms of treatments, different kinds of drugs have to be developed to more specifically tackle these issues. One treatment that is becoming more prevalent is targeted cancer therapy. Targeted cancer therapy blocks a specific molecular target, either by inhibiting a specific protein […]

Artesunate has been used worldwide for many years and is recommended by the World Health Organization for the treatment of severe malaria. However, data indicates IV Vitamin C (IVC) in conjunction with IV Artesunate may help in advanced cancers. IV Artesunate often is administered right before high dose IV Vitamin C and it is theorized […]

On Oct. 21, 2014, Jen Hartney received a phone call with her breast cancer diagnosis. Thirty-five years old. Thirty-eight weeks pregnant. … That’s not the time anyone would expect cancer to swing into your life. “There was definitely a point where I felt like I was probably a little bit oblivious to the details of […]

In the realm of cancer, specifically breast cancer, lymphedema is rarely discussed. Nonetheless, lymphedema of the arm is one of the most common and underestimated side effects of breast cancer treatment. It is quantitatively known to negatively affect the quality of life in breast cancer survivors. Chemotherapy. Radiation. Surgery. Conventional medicine will have you believe […]