What every cancer survivor needs to know
You've fought cancer and won... but the battle's not over yet!
Even if the tumor is wiped out... even if you've been cancer-free for YEARS... even if you've stopped thinking about your brush with death... the disease might not be done with you.
New research reveals how cancer can return years later for a whole new battle.
And if you're not careful, it could be your deadliest fight ever.
The study finds that up to 1 in 4 seniors are fighting a second war with cancer -- and it's not just the return of a tumor that was already defeated once before.
It's a whole new ballgame, because having cancer in one part of the body increases the risk of cancer somewhere else. As a result, the new study finds, most secondary cancers are in a completely different spot.
And, in many cases, these new cancers are far more dangerous than the one you defeated years ago.
The most common second cancer is melanoma, the deadly form of skin cancer, followed closely by myeloid and monocytic leukemia. Cancers of the bone and joints and urinary cancers round out this frightening list.
There are two key reasons for these new cancers.
First, the cells from the original cancer can spread and hide in other parts of the body, where they linger for years before eventually forming a new tumor.
But that's not necessarily the main reason.
The biggest problem might not be the cancer at all.
In too many cases, the true cause is the treatment!
Cancer drugs are so toxic that some of them can eventually trigger the very disease they're supposed to cure. Treat one tumor today, suffer a new one tomorrow.
Some of these drugs are so notorious for their cancer risk that they're actually listed as known carcinogens.
And the radiation many patients are given can also cause cancer.
You might think that's an acceptable tradeoff. In some ways, it is. After all, you could've died from the first cancer if you weren't treated.
But that's a tradeoff you don't have to make!
Some cancers may not need those toxic treatments at all. Even when you do need treatment, there are natural ways to detoxify during and after your therapy to cut both the short-term side effects (including nausea and fatigue), as well as long-term risks of new cancer.
Work closely with a holistic medical doctor experienced in natural cancer care.
If you're in the San Diego area, I can help. Make an appointment to see me here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine.
Not in the area? I'm also available for advice by phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.
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