Breast cancer prevention is not the same as breast cancer detection. Let’s focus on breast cancer prevention, and learn more about what we can do to prevent breast cancer. Using the same concepts of prevention may also increase the chance of a successful long-term remission after breast cancer treatment.
Our focus will be on prevention since cancer treatment is not cancer prevention.
Cancer prevention: a complementary, or adjunct plan
Survival statistics for women diagnosed with breast cancer are still unacceptable. That’s because cancer treatment depends on the currently hijacked field (which needs new direction) of conventional cancer research.
“Chemotherapy does not eliminate breast, colon, or lung cancers. This fact has been documented for over [five] decade[s], yet doctors still use chemotherapy for these tumors.” Allen Levin, MD UCSF – The Healing of Cancer – 1990
So, what can we do? What if we combine the conventional treatment with a complementary adjunct, or additional cancer options? Can we have new hope, for women with breast cancer?
Define your goals
In any complementary regimen, it is essential that you define your goals. Are the goals for your complementary care only symptom and comfort oriented? Do you want just to destroy the tumor, or the cancer itself? In other words, do you want just an additional treatment of disease? Alternatively, your goal could be for an adjunct care plan of detoxifying and rebuilding. Do you want a supportive complementary care, to focus on addressing the underlying internal environment and conditions in your body? Those factors may be contributing to why your body developed breast cancer in the first place.
Be realistic with your goals
Will you start right away, or will you wait for chemo or radiation treatment to be over? Are you going to make this decision on your own? Why would you make this decision alone? Would you also consider an appropriate alternative second opinion? You must have good reasons for when you should start.
What kind of lifestyle change will you need? Will you accept professional guidance outside of your oncologist or surgeon? With your supportive alternative care, will there be signs that you are on the right path? How soon can those signs be expected, and what would those signs be? Your complementary care specialist should have concrete answers to these questions!
Nutrition is critical to your health
Nutrition has a role to play, not simply in the primary prevention of cancer, but also in the prevention of cancer recurrence, which is of utmost importance in determining survival. – Nutritional Oncology 2nd ed David Heber, MD, PhD. (Los Angeles, CA), George L. Blackburn, MD, PhD. (Boston, MA), Vay Liang W. Go, MD (Los Angeles, CA), John Milner, PhD. (Rockville, MD)
Which nutritional regimen, homeopathy, or herbs would be right for you? Do you think antioxidants are all that you need? Should you take reishi and shitake mushrooms because of the known anticancer components? Should you avoid white sugar, or take iodine (Lugol’s, Iodoral)? How can you know what to take, without also being professionally evaluated and guided? If chemical toxicity, or vitamin D insufficiency might be part of your problem, when is that addressed? How should you detoxify and purify? This is not a time for guessing and doing it yourself! Your complementary care specialist should know these answers!
Ultimately, we want to make your whole body stronger. This is the best prevention anywhere.