If you were challenged to create the WORST possible treatment for ANY potential disease, you’d have to give up pretty early on.
Because there’s just no way you’ll top chemo!
It’s less a treatment, and more a torture – one that can leave you sick, weak and feeling half-dead.
Then… just when you think it’s over… it’s NOT, because chemo can damage your heart and nerves, leading to problems that can strike YEARS later.
But ladies, new research reveals a way you can SKIP THE CHEMO for the most common form of breast cancer.
When you DON’T need chemo
The last thing in the world you want to hear after “breast cancer” is the word “spread.”
It means a tougher battle.
It means more aggressive treatment.
And it means a higher risk of recurrence.
But the new study finds it DOESN’T have to mean chemo for older women fighting off one of the most common forms of this disease!
That’s women with cancers fed by estrogen (hormone-receptor positive) that are negative for the HER2 protein. And in this case, the cancers had spread to between one and three lymph nodes.
These women typically get the “kitchen sink” approach: surgery, drugs and chemo.
Except the new study finds chemo makes NO difference!
After five years, the recurrence rate was just 8 percent – and that was true in the postmenopausal women who had chemo… and every bit as true in the postmenopausal women who DIDN’T have chemo.
The results were so striking that the researchers behind the study say this should change practice pretty much immediately.
That could potentially spare millions of older women from the agony of chemo… and not just in this case.
Earlier research found chemo doesn’t help when this form of breast cancer HASN’T spread to the lymph nodes, either.
And of course, low-risk early-stage tumors can often be left alone, or treated only minimally with a simple lumpectomy, and certainly don’t need chemo.
But there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for cancer.
So don’t make hasty decisions based on a doctor pressuring you into aggressive treatment.
Do a little research on your specific form of cancer… weigh the options… and ALWAYS get a second opinion.
And if you decide on treatment, get a doctor who practices integrative or functional medicine on your team who can work to minimize the risks and side effects with natural complementary therapies such as intravenous vitamin C.