Return to Keywords

Articles by Keyword for

breast cancer

This is out Library. Please click on the article title to view the details.

Artemisinin: A Cancer Smart Bomb

submitted by: admin on 12/28/2016
There is an epidemic of cancer in the world, and this epidemic is not under control. With the signing of the National Cancer Act of 1971 by then US President Richard Nixon, the war against cancer was officially declared. Some 40 years later, we have spent hundreds of billions of dollars on cancer research and the return on this investment has been negligible....

Avastin: Good or Bad?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Avastin for breast cancer is controversial because it does not extend life or its quality and it is expensive. It costs $88,000 per year of treatment. There are conflicts of interest for the oncologists who make a profit from the chemotherapies they sell to their patients. Big pharma is insensitive to what this drug actually does; it is primarily interested in...

Biennial Mammograms are Sufficient to Screen for Breast Cancer

submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
  According to researchers at the University of California Medical Center, and published in the March issue of Internal Medicine, screening for breast cancer every two years is preferrable to yearly screens when doing mammograms. This was based on a study of 900,000 women. It appears that this applies to women from the age of 50-94. Mammograms picked...

Breast Biopsies: Needle vs Surgery

submitted by: admin on 12/18/2017
There has been a debate for many years over whether needle breast biopsies are safer than surgical biopsies.  Many people believe needle biopsies are less invasive and surgery is not really necessary and just another way for surgeons to make more money.  Needle biopsies a far less expensive and can be done by a radiologist.  There was a medical...

Breast Cancer

submitted by: admin on 02/17/2015
The incidence of breast cancer has increased substantially over the past hundred years and yet there has not been sufficient time for our genes to have mutated to account for this change. This means that there are a wide range of epigenetic factors that must account for the abrupt increase. If you get breast cancer it is vital that you find a practitioner...

Breast Cancer and Air Pollution

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Pollution is a major factor that interferes with the biochemistry of our cells. This can lead to cancer. Traffic pollution has been shown to be associated with a higher incidence of breast cancer. Nitrous oxide is the determinant factor that results in the higher incidence of breast cancer. The rate of cancer doubles when you compare the highest quartile...

Breast Cancer Health Assessment

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  Once you have breast cancer you need to know the best strategies to slow down or reverse its growth. In Dr. Saputo's Breast Cancer Health Assessment we will ask you about the type of breast cancer you have, what treatment you've considered or completed, whether or not you're interested in CAM approaches to treatment, and important lifestyle...

Breast Cancer Leads to Positive Personal Growth

submitted by: admin on 11/07/2013
A study published in the journal Psycho-Oncology in October of 2013 showed that even though being diagnosed with breast cancer is intially a very stressful and fear-filled experience, there are benefits that included enhanced personal relationships, increased appreciation for life, a sense of personal strength, greater spirituality, and changes in life's...

Breast Cancer Overview

submitted by: admin on 06/25/2016
  The important statistics about breast cancer are reviewed. Risk factors and three main cellular types are described. Mainstream and alternative treatments are reviewed. Integrative strategies make the most sense.              

Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment Through Exercise

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Exercise is beneficial for both prevention as well as treatment for cancer and its spread. Lifestyle factors are often more effective than conventional cancer treatments yet this is largely ignored in mainstream medicine. Diet, sleep, exercise, vitamin D, sunlight are reviewed.        

BREAST CANCER RISK REDUCTION: Nutritional Support Protocol

submitted by: admin on 12/02/2013
  Breast cancer risk is related to genetics about 10% of the time. Environmental and lifestyle factors have much more to do with getting cancer and they are modifiable. Estrogen is a big player in causing cancer and we all know now that HRT increases the risk for breast cancer. There is a lot we can do to prevent activating cancer genes and to protect...

Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects Last for Years

submitted by: admin on 06/26/2016
More than 60% of breast cancer survivors report at least one treatment related complication even 6 years after their treatment. Thirty percent are dealing with two issues such as lymphedema, skin reactions to radiation, upper pody symptoms and functional limitations, weight gain, fatigue, and peripheral neuropathy from chemotherapy. Fragmented care leads...

Breast Cancer: How to Screen for it

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Screening for breast cancer is confusing and mammogams in younger women are simply not reliable. The screening tool that does work very well is breast thermography. The early work on this is reviewed.    

Breast Thermography: Is It Underutilized?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  The FDA published information in Journal Watch in June of 2011 that is packed with presumptive and incorrect information about breast thermography and they have to know it! Breast thermography was approved in 1982 as an adjunct to mammography to evaluate for breast cancer. In 2004 the FDA rejected breast thermography as a stand alone test for breast...

Can Cleaning Your Hands Lead to a Dreaded Disease

submitted by: admin on 10/13/2014
According to an article published in the April 2014 issue of Chemical Research in Toxicology, triclosan and octylphenol promote breast cancer growth in mice. Triclosan is found in the urine of 75% of Americans! MIce exposed to both chemicals had larger and more dense breast cancer tumors than mice not exposed to them.  In second article published...

Can Statins Prevent Breast Cancer?

submitted by: admin on 07/16/2014
An article published in the December 2013 issue of the journal, Science, done on one million people over 14 years found an association between having high cholesterol and the incidence of breast cancer. The risk of breast cancer was increased 1.64 times.  While this sounds impressive, when you take a careful look, it is interesting but far from...

Cancer Breakthrough? Liver Nutrient Selectively Kills Cancer Cells

submitted by: admin on 06/24/2016
  Lithocholic acid (LCA) is a liver bile acid that has the ability to selectively kill cancer cells while not affecting normal cells. It works by causing cancer cell mitochondria to self-destruct. LCA also activates the vitamin D receptor site. It prevents whole tumor growth and slows down the development of metastases. In tests it has been shown to...

Chemobrain in Breast Cancer Treatment is Common

submitted by: admin on 06/26/2016
  A study out of Singapore, published in Annals of Oncology in March of 2012, showed that breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy had symptoms of chemobrain manifested by memory loss, difficulty in decision making and speech problems. Patients were generally not aware they had symptoms because they attributed them to fatigue, anxiety, and mood...

Conflicts of Interest with Pink Ribbon Leaders

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Most people think that "Pink Ribbon" leaders are doing a great job in helping prevent the breast cancer epidemic. However, they are sponsored by cosmetic companies that include products that cause cancer; this includes Estee Lauder, Avon, and Revlon. Breast Cancer Awareness Month was started by a drug company, Astra Zenica, that sells chemotherapy...

Coping with Breast Cancer: A Personal Story with Andrea Fox

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  The initial diagnosis at age 33 was a shock. Andrea chose a mastectomy and a reconstruction was done at the original surgery. She found it very difficult to tell her family and close friends. A support group was very helpful. A positive attitude helped.