pain

After conventional breast cancer treatments, half of women have lingering, long-term pain

Thursday, December 10, 2009 by: E. Huff, staff writer
Tags: breast cancer, chronic pain, health news

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
CDC issues flu vaccine apology: this year's vaccine doesn't work!
The five biggest lies about Ebola being pushed by government and mass media
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes; why doesn't every hospital have one of these?
Tetanus vaccines found spiked with sterilization chemical to carry out race-based genocide against Africans
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)
Healthy 12-year-old girl dies shortly after receiving HPV vaccine
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
Ben & Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
W.H.O. contradicts CDC, admits Ebola can spread via coughing, sneezing and by touching contaminated surfaces
BREAKING: CDC whistleblower confesses to MMR vaccine research fraud in historic public statement
Monsanto's seed imperialism halted in Canada thanks to massive protests
Cannabis dissolves cancerous tumor in young infant, deemed a 'miracle baby' by physician
Top ten things you need to do NOW to protect yourself from an uncontrolled Ebola outbreak

Delicious
(NaturalNews) A Danish study published in the November 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women who have undergone conventional breast cancer treatment experience pain long after completing treatments. Mastectomies, breast-conserving surgeries, radiation treatments, chemotherapy, and lymph node dissection were among the treatments women in the study had received.

More than 3,000 women were instructed to fill out questionnaires about whether or not they had any pain, the types of pain they were experiencing, where they were experiencing it, how often it was recurring, and how severe it was. Nearly 50 percent indicated pain in one or more areas and more than 50 percent of those in the pain group denoted moderate to severe pain.

Of all the women who experienced severe pain, nearly 80 percent experienced it on a daily basis. Among those reporting light pain, 36 percent suffered from it daily. Women under age 40 were more than three times as likely to experience chronic pain than were women over age 40.

Findings revealed that the areas around the breast, armpit, and on the sides of the body were where the women experienced such pain. Women who received radiation therapy were found more likely to have chronic pain than did those who underwent chemotherapy. Likewise, axillary (underarm) lymph node dissection resulted in more instances of chronic pain than did dissection of the sentinal lymph nodes, which is where cancer cells usually proliferate first.

Some specialists are suggesting that providing preventive treatments for women in the high risk groups should be utilized in order to lower the risk of these women developing chronic pain due to cancer treatments.

Building upon previous research into the topic, the study further pinpoints which procedures are most likely to cause chronic pain and in which age groups they are most likely to develop. Doctors and pain specialists have been aware of chronic pain resulting from invasive conventional cancer treatments, but many still claim ignorance as to why the pain lingers, often indefinitely.

Bombarding delicate areas of the body with toxic radiation, harsh chemicals, and invasive surgeries is sure to have lasting negative effects in those unfortunate enough to undergo such procedures. The best option in dealing with breast or any other cancer is to prevent it from ever occurring in the first place. By supplying the body with necessary nutrients, it will be able to defend itself from developing harmful cancers. When the body is in an alkaline state, cancer cells rarely proliferate.

Sources for this story include

http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/hea...

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.