Breast cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month, ForME , For YOU , For EVERYONE .

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second-most-common cancer among American women, behind only skin cancer (NCCN 2016; U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group 2017). About 250,000 women in the United States are diagnosed each year (ACS 2017a).

Although breast cancer research receives enormous funding from public and private sectors, much of the money goes toward studies on prevention and early detection. Thus, treatment options for women with breast cancer have not advanced dramatically in some time. Interventions that form the basis of most breast cancer treatment regimens today—surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and hormone therapy—were fine-tuned from the 1980s into the early 21st century, leading to marginal outcome improvements. However, few true breakthroughs have emerged (Zurrida 2015).

But promising recent research may soon change the breast cancer treatment paradigm. For instance, immunotherapy—in which the body’s immune system is leveraged to fight cancer—has dramatically improved treatment options for other types of cancer, and results from early trials in breast cancer are promising (Solinas 2017). Many immunotherapy clinical trials are underway, paving the way for this new frontier in cancer treatment, and women with breast cancer may be able to participate in this research.

Other advances in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment are emerging as well. For instance, Oncotype DX and MammaPrint are two recently developed tests that check for molecular changes in tumor tissue and help patients and their medical team fine-tune their treatment plans (Nicolini 2017; Gyorffy 2015).

In addition, intriguing findings suggest off-label use of some cholesterol-lowering statin drugs (including atorvastatin, lovastatin, and simvastatin) may improve chances of survival for women with breast cancer (Liu 2017). And the first-line anti-diabetic drug metformin has shown some promising effects in breast cancer patients, even among non-diabetics (DeCensi 2015; Ko 2015).

Furthermore, several natural interventions and dietary considerations may benefit women with breast cancer (Li 2017). For instance, above-average dietary intakes of selenium, omega-3 fatty acids, or lignans have been associated with better outcomes in women with breast cancer (Harris 2012; Khankari 2015; McCann 2010), and drinking more than three cups of green tea per day has been associated with reduced breast cancer recurrence (Bao 2015).

In this protocol, you will first learn how breast cancer is typically detected and treated. Next, you will learn about compelling novel and emerging treatment strategies currently being tested in clinical trials. The latest recommendations and research on dietary and lifestyle considerations are summarized, highlighting the value of exercise and a diet rich in fruits and vegetables (Heitz 2017; Runowicz 2016). Lastly, you will learn about natural interventions that may improve the body’s ability to fight this disease and manage side effects of conventional treatments (Sinha 2017; Zhang, Haslam 2017; Limon-Miro 2017; Yao 2017).

Note: this protocol should be reviewed along with other relevant, cancer-related protocols:

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  1. Few women question, or have questioned, what’s really behind the war on cancer and the endless calls for breast cancer awareness. Most people would be much smarter and better informed if they had awareness of what this movement or the war on cancer do NOT raise awareness about.

    Knowing that the most prominent cancer charities (Komen, American Cancer Society, etc) are large self-serving businesses instead of “charities” or that these groups suppress critical information on cancer, such as the known causes of cancer (instead they talk about “risk factors” of cancer) or that many “breast cancer survivors” are victims of harm instead of receivers of benefit, or that they’ve been intentionally misleading the ignorant public with deceptive cancer survival statistics, or that government health bodies such as the NIH are merely a pawns for corporate medicine, etc is a good start to get to the real truth (read this well referenced scholarly article’s afterword on the war on cancer: do a search engine query for “A Mammogram Letter The British Medical Journal Censored” by a published author of the Orthomolecular Medicine News organization, and scroll down to the afterword that addresses the phony ‘war on cancer’).

    The recognition that breast cancer awareness was started by these business interests is another piece of the real awareness about the pink ribbon cult and the traditional war on cancer. Or that the orthodox cancer business has been denouncing, suppressing and squashing a number of very effective and beneficial alternative cancer approaches (instead they sold you the lie that only their highly profitable/expensive, toxic conventional cancer treatments are relevant). You probably guessed why: effective, safe, inexpensive cancer therapies are cutting into the astronomical profits of the medical mafia’s lucrative treatments. That longstanding decadent activity is part of the fraud of the war on cancer.

    So, raising “awareness” about breast cancer or raising funds for the war on cancer have hardly any other function than to drive more unsuspecting people into getting more expensive and unnecessary tests (think mammography) and then, often, cancer treatments (chemo and radiation therapy).

    The reality is that the war on cancer has been and still is, by and large, a complete failure (read Dr. Guy Faguet’s ‘War on cancer,” Dr. Sam Epstein’s work, or Clifton Leaf’s book on this bogus ‘war’).

    Since the war on cancer began orthodox medicine hasn’t progressed in their basic highly profitable therapies: it still uses only highly toxic, deadly things like radiation, chemo, surgery, and drugs that have killed millions of people instead of the disease.

    As long as the official “war on cancer” is a HUGE BUSINESS based on expensive TREATMENTS/INTERVENTIONS of a disease instead of its PREVENTION, logically, they will never find a cure for cancer. The upcoming moonshot-war on cancer inventions, too, will include industry-profitable gene therapies of cancer treatment that are right in line with the erroneous working model of mechanistic reductionism of allopathic medicine. The lucrative game of the medical business is to endlessly “look for” a cure but not “find” a cure. Practically all resources in the phony ‘war on cancer’ are poured into treating cancer but almost none in the prevention of the disease. It’s proof positive that big money and a total lack of ethics rule the official medical establishment.

    The history of the pink ribbon movement and the alleged war on cancer is fraught by corruption, propaganda, and the hoodwinking of the unsuspecting public. The entire war on cancer is a disinformation campaign. The real war is on the unsuspecting public. Does anyone really think it’s a coincidence that double Nobel laureate Linus Pauling called the ‘war on cancer’ a fraud? If you look closer you’ll come to the same conclusion. But…politics and self-serving interests of the conventional medical cartel, and their allied corporate media (the mainstream fake news media), keep the real truth far away from the public at large. Or people’s own denial of the real truth.

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