Facts You Need to Know About Breast Cancer
When someone is first diagnosed with breast cancer they are in a state of shock and denial and will automatically turn to the health provider they trust the most to help them overcome their problem. We have been programmed to think that when we get cancer we should go straight to our doctor as he has the best treatments for us, but what one needs mainly are facts on the subject and some common sense so one can make an informed decision based on knowledge. Here are some well known facts about breast cancer so you can make that decision as to what are the best treatment options for you so you can be sure that your choice will lead to a cure.
The highest rates of breast cancer are in all the developed countries whereas there is very little in undeveloped countries so it’s not hard to find a reason why it’s occurring.
Nobody has ever died of primary breast cancer, it’s metastasise cancer, cancer which has shifted, that kill.
By the time breast cancer is detected, whether by self examination or mammography, it is well established.
90 percent of breast cancers are found by the women themselves.
The introduction of breast screening hasn’t reduced the breast cancer mortality rate.
Mammograms are unreliable with 20 to 30 percent being false positives and false negatives.
There is no safe level of radiation as is used in mammograms, the effects are cumulative.
Breast cancer awareness month in October has done nothing to bring the cancer rate down, facts that we are all aware of. It has also been called breast cancer recruitment month.
Breast cancer is classed in stages, 1 to 4. (4 being the worst)
Removing the cancerous lump in the breast, whether by surgery, radiation or chemotherapy only addresses the problem, not the cause of the problem. (That’s why the cancer returns)
Radical mastectomies do not address why the cancer grew in the first place.
DCIS which is Ductal Carcinoma in Situ is a very mild form of breast cancer; and is classed as stage 0. It is 95% curable.
The drug tamoxifen has demonstrated its ability to prevent the recurrence of breast cancer but a fact that is well know is that it can promote aggressive liver and uterine cancer.
Herceptin has been heralded as a miracle drug for the breast cancer but has been described by the well know cancer expert Dr Ralph W Moss as practically worthless. (Check out his website)
All the causes of breast cancer are well known and have been well known for decades.
Facts that are well known to have caused breast cancer are a diet high in animal fat, salt and refined sugar, having been on the contraception pill for many years, the regular consumption of alcohol, our sedentary lifestyle (i.e. not exercising) and the use of chemicals, especially underarm antiperspirants, sunscreens and hair dyes.
Facts that prevent and stop breast cancer from spreading are a healthy diet of fresh fruit and vegetables, vitamin D which you get freely from the sun, exercise and removing the known factors that have caused it.
Remember that true cures for cancer will only be achieved when a patient stimulates their own body’s defence system.