A breast cancer diagnosis drastically changes a person’s life. No amount of mental and physical preparation can help you once the hard truth is unveiled before you. Finding out that what seemed like a harmless little lump to you is in fact a malignant tumor will always come as a shock.
Before you know it, you are already plunging head first to a sea of information about treatments and procedures to help you get rid of the cancerous cells rapidly proliferating inside that seemingly innocuous lump in your breast.
While there is no other direction to take but forward, it would be wise to carefully consider all options presented to you by your oncologist, but at the same time be open to the opportunities that alternative treatment has to offer.
One of the most widely sought after alternative treatments for breast cancer is the holistic approach. Unlike conventional treatment, where the focus is on eliminating the threat to the body (which is the malignant tumor itself), a holistic cancer treatment, as the term holistic suggest, involves utilizing multiple approaches and combining them into one to get the best results.
It involves strengthening the body’s immune system as the cancerous cells are destroyed, as well as return the body to its balance through natural detoxification methods.
What is distinctive about a holistic cancer treatment is that there is no singular approach or strategy to treating a person with breast cancer. The root cause is always considered above everything and is the key to recovery and stay in remission.
The State of Breast Cancer in the US Today
According to the National Cancer Institute, the estimated new cancer cases in the United States for 2014 is 810,320 for women and 855,220 for men. In women, breast cancer gets the top spot with 29%, which means that more women will succumb to breast cancer than any other common type of cancer such as cancer of the lung and bronchus, colon and rectum, uterine corpus, thyroid, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, melanoma of the skin, among others.
In a study between 2008-2010, the lifetime probability of women developing cancer is at its highest when it comes to breast cancer, where there is a risk that 1 in 8 American women will develop cancer over her lifetime.
Available Holistic Cancer Treatments
Signing up for a holistic cancer treatment to treat breast cancer means getting the best of both worlds. Your treatment is not limited to just one procedure or method, but is rather a calculated consolidation of a variety of treatments that best complement one another.
The main goals of a holistic cancer treatment is to:
- prevent further tumor growth
- attempt a tumor regression
- reach the level wherein the tumor completely and safely disappears
- avoid future recurrence of the breast cancer
The guiding principle is in maintaining a good balance between taking care of the body while still destroying the cancer cells within. This involves taking extra steps to familiarize with the patient’s body in order to understand how and why the patient developed breast cancer. There might be certain risk factors that are present in the patient, and so those should be eliminated, if possible, or reduced to lower the chances of developing cancer in the future.
There are a good number of medical and scientific professionals who have devoted their careers to developing aggressive but safe holistic cancer treatment protocols that effectively treat breast cancer. Perhaps the most notable aspect of this particular treatment is that it also cares for the emotional and spiritual well-being of the patient.
Here are some of the holistic cancer treatments that are used to fight breast cancer:
- Anti-tumor intravenous therapy
- Dendritic cell therapy
- Advanced immunotherapy
- Micro-dose chemotherapy
- Ozone therapy
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Ultraviolet blood irradiation therapy
- Far Infrared therapy
- Nutritional guidance and lectures
- Autologous Immunogen Therapy (AIT)*
Although the treatments are not limited to the aforementioned therapies, these are among the most recommended and widely used. Each specific therapy will be discussed in the second part of this blog to help inform patients of the options they have and what aspects of a particular treatment might be ideal for their medical situation.