Tips for Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer is not automatically a death sentence. In fact, the statistical model used to predict cancer death rates was recently found to be incorrect. So, in fact, there are many more cancer survivors than are reported in "the statistics".
The breast contains lymphatic vessels, milk ducts, lobes and fatty tissue. The breast is mainly a round mass of glandular tissue with fifteen to twenty lobes. Each lobe has a duct that leads to an opening in the nipple. The framework of the breast is composed of connective tissue with a ligament layer beneath the breast, which provides firmness.
Most breast lumps are cysts and fibroid masses that are not cancerous. Cancerous tumors and lumps never go away. They are firm and usually pain-free, and can appear in any part of the breast. A biopsy may be needed to determine if a lump is cancerous. Some of the symptoms of breast cancer are: thickening of the breast; lumps; and redness, soreness, or itchiness of the nipple.
There are several kinds of breast cancer. They are categorized by the
site where the cancer cells originated and the area of the breast in
which they are located. These are:
Cancer is unrestrained cell growth. Heredity, estrogen and environmental factors seem to be the main cause of breast cancer. Heredity cancers usually develop before the age of fifty. Estrogen promotes cellular growth in the breast. Environmental factors such as pesticides, chemicals, radiation, and silicone implanta have been linked to breast cancer.
There is an increased risk of breast cancer among women who:
Breast cancer is most common in women over 40, especially postmenopausal women although you can get breast cancer at any age. Men also get breast cancer although it occurs less frequently.
Traditional medical treatments for breast cancer include: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, chemotherapy plus bone marrow treatment, hormone therapy, or a combination of these treatments.
Doctors once thought that extensive surgery could control the spread of Cancer, however they now believe that the cancer cells may break away from the primary tumor during surgery and spread through the bloodstream, even in the early stages of the disease. The use of drug treatment after surgery is used to kill these cells.
The key to any therapy is Research! Research! Research! Ask questions and get answers.
Some of the natural health care treatments include:
FOODS & DIET
VITAMINS & SUPPLEMENTS
Multivitamin & mineral supplement (from a health food store please); plus extra Vitamin B complex (100mg/each), Vitamin E (400IUs a day and increase slowly to 1,000 IU a day) AND Vitamin C (5,000-20,000 mg/day)
Essential Fatty Acids (flaxseed, borage or black current oil) - helps good cell reproduction
Coenzyme Q10 (100mg/day), DMG (as directed on bottle) - improves oxygenation of the cells
Beta-carotene ((10,000IU/day), Colostrum (as directed on bottle), Garlic,
Germanium (200 mg/day); Shark Cartilage (750 mg/day), Maitake (4,000-8,000mg/day), Vitamin D3, Acidolphilus (non-dairy kind), SAMe (as directed), Bee Propolis, - helps deter cancer growth
Melatonin (3-50mg) - helps block estrogen-receptor sites on breast cancer cells
Calcium (2000mg/day), magnesium (1000mg/day), potassium (99mg/day), zinc (50mg/day) - aids normal cell division and function
Digestive Enzymes - helps reduce inflammation
Selenium (200-400mcg/daily) - has been found to help prevent formation of certain types of breast tumors
DO NOT TAKE IRON
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and we recommend you check with your health care practitioner before beginning any treatment.