A recent analysis by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston not only found a sharp increase in the amount of patients electing to remove a healthy breast, but researchers also found that the surgery offers no measurable improvement or survival advantage over women who only removed a diseased breast. The study followed 500,000 breast cancer patients for more than eight years. They were diagnosed with either stage 1, 2, or 3 cancer in one of their breasts. From 2002 to 2012, the number of patients who opted to have a healthy breast removed tripled, from 3.9 percent to 12.7 percent of patients. Despite the push to remove healthy breast tissue to prevent cancer and “extend life,” none of the unnecessary surgeries improved survival outcomes.
The breast cancer awareness racket is causing an over detection of benign lumps that may regress on their own, may never become deadly, cancerous growths, or can be eliminated through dietary choices. The onslaught of mammogram screening is giving women false positive diagnoses that coerce them to submit to unnecessary chemotherapy, radiation, and surgeries. Notwithstanding, many breast cancer patients are put through unneeded emotional stress due to these false positives from questionable mammogram technology. The unnecessary surgeries also place patients at increased risk to hospital-borne infection, surgical complications, prolonged recovery times, a greater need for repeat surgeries, and lifelong impact on self image.
Genetic predisposition is not the final word, determining the demise of your body. Phenotype genetic expression is malleable and can be influenced by various environmental (epi-genetic) factors and endocrine processes within the body. The science of nutrition provides instructions for our cells, telling our genes how to behave and when to turn on and off. Breast cancer is not some pre-decided curse, written into your family’s genetic tree.
Should people also have their brain removed in order to prevent brain cancer, Alzheimer’s, or dementia? Should men have their prostates removed because they may get cancer? Women are being coerced into self-mutilation, with no measurable outcome to justify the damage to their bodies.
Increasing breast cancer survival rates can be accomplished, not by mutilation, but instead with healthy lifestyle choices and habits. There are several alternative treatments that help the body’s own cell’s prevent cancer. A high fiber diet reduces blood estrogen levels, decreasing breast cancer risk. A study out of Toronto found that women can reduce cancer tumor growth by 71 percent by simply consuming 25 grams of flax seed over a thirty-two day period.
Of course, eliminating the dietary cause of the cancer can help tremendously as well. Hormone disrupting chemicals are one of the culprits, harming a woman’s hormonal balance and mammary glands. Non-organic foods that contain glyphosate have shown to induce human breast cancer cell growth. Glyphosate disrupts estrogen receptors, spurring breast cancer growth.
A landmark study from John Hopkin's University found that the phyto-chemical in broccoli - sulforaphane - boosts phase two enzymes, neutralizing the processes that cause cancer. Researchers have also had success with extra virgin olive oil and high doses of vitamin C. Instead of over-reacting to a first breast cancer diagnosis, one should consider a second and third opinion from a naturopath or a health care professional with access to thermography. Many cancers of the breast aren't cancerous at all and can be treated with nutrition.
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