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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...

BRACA Gene Mutation Cancer Risks

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
BRACA gene mutations are associated with a number of cancers such as breast, ovarian, and prostate. Women with this defect have about an 80% chance of getting cancer in their lifetime. Treatment options are reviewed.          

Breast Biopsies: Needle vs Surgery

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2017
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 and MRIs

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
MRIs overdiagnose cancer but are too sensitive to be used as a primary screening tool, however, they are useful in assessing the extent of a cancer, once it is identified. They are costly but do not have radiation.      

Breast Cancer Before Age 40

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Preventing breast cancer is best. Mammograms for early detection in women under 40 is very poor. They under & over diagnose far too often as do ultrasounds and MRIs. Breast thermography is far better.          

Breast Cancer Can Spontaneously Disappear

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Most of us believe that cancer only on rare occasions will disappear on their own, but our first inclination is to get rid of it. However, there is interesting new evidence that refutes this and calls into question what we're doing to deal with breast cancers clinically.        

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 Risks and Detection

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki review factors that increase risk for and methods of screening for breast cancer. They cover mammograms, ultrasounds, manual examination, MRIs, and breast thermography.    

Breast Cancer Screening

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Should mammograms be done on women under the age of 50? The BCDDP study published in 1983 is reviewed. Five of six biopsies are not cancers. Older data on breast biopsies that suggests they spread cancer; it was later shown to be false.    

Breast Cancer Screening in High Risk Patients

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Different screening technologies are appropriate depending on your risk for developing breast cancer and situation. The pluses and minuses of mammograms, MRIs, and breast thermography for breast cancer screening are compared.      

Breast Cancer Screening Premenopausally

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  No mainstgream screening test is reliable and they can lead to widespread overtreatment. A positive mammogram leads to too many biopsies, especially in dense breasts. Breast thermography is superior.            

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...