Alternative Treatments for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer: Expert Care That Works
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- Stimulates spontaneous tumor regression
- Rebuilds the immune system to fight cancer recurrence
- Advocates fewer side effects than mainstream medicine
- Improves quality of life
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What is HER2-Positive Breast Cancer?
Unlocking the possibility of cancer remission begins with knowing vital information about your disease.
HER2-positive breast cancer is a prevalent form of malignant breast disease, in which breast cancer cells have a protein receptor called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 or HER2. This protein normally helps breast cells grow, divide, and repair themselves. However, when an error occurs in the gene that controls the HER2 protein, the body produces an excess of these receptors. As a result, the breast cells grow and multiply uncontrollably.
About 1 in 5 of breast cancers are HER2-positive, which is more aggressive than other breast cancer types. And currently, it is unknown what causes the mutation leading to HER2-positive breast cancer.
What are the Signs of HER2-Positive Breast Cancer?
The most common indication of any malignant breast disease is a lump in your breast, which feels different from the area around it.
HER2-positive breast cancer may additionally present the following symptoms:
- Swelling of the breast
- Changes in the shape of the breast
- A painful sensation in the breast or nipple
- Skin changes, including irritation and dimpling
- Redness or thickness of the breast skin or nipple
- Unusual discharge from the nipple
Testing for HER2 Status
The tests and procedures used to diagnose breast cancer include:
- Breast exam
- Breast MRI scan
- Breast ultrasound
Once you receive a breast cancer diagnosis, undergoing one or more of these additional tests will help your doctor determine whether your malignant disease is HER2-positive:
- IHC test. Uses specific antibodies that help identify the HER2 protein in a sample of breast cancer tissue.
- FISH test. Uses fluorescent pieces of DNA that adhere to the HER2 gene in cells, which then allows a pathologist to distinguish and count them under a microscope.
- POT-Light HER2 CISH and the Inform HER2 Dual ISH tests. Uses stains that color HER2 genes in a tissue sample, allowing a pathologist to count them under a microscope.
In the event that the results of a single test are not clear, your doctor may order another type of procedure. And, after receiving a HER2-positive breast cancer diagnosis, the next most crucial step is to plan your treatment.
Why Choose Us for Alternative HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Treatment?
Here at New Hope Unlimited, offering effective alternatives to harmful cancer treatment is our core mission. Our medical oncologist, hematologist, nurses, and other members of the cancer care team are focused on addressing HER2-positive breast cancer, improving your chances of survival, and maximizing your quality of life. Click here to read our treatment strategy and know why cancer patients trust us with their care.
Our Patient-Centric Medical Facilities
At New Hope Unlimited, we pride ourselves in providing superior comfort, cleanliness, and cancer care at our 8,000 square foot medical treatment center in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. We worked with renowned architects and contractors to create the ideal space for recovery, which includes state-of-the-art lounge areas and spacious private in-rooms that assure the comfort of our patients and their loved ones.
To make our patients feel right at home, we equip each private ward with high-definition U.S. television, quality bedding, and high-speed internet connection. And with proper nutrition playing a vital role in cancer recovery, New Hope Unlimited also fulfills the dietary needs of each patient using fresh, organic produce to prepare breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners.
Comfort and cleanliness are also strictly implemented in our medical treatment rooms, which are equipped with the latest medical supplies and technology to provide the highest standard of care and treatment. Our medical center also has an in-house Hyperbaric Chamber, a well-established therapy for decompression sickness, exclusively available for our patients’ use.
Further, New Hope Unlimited has maintained its exceptional partnership with Hospital Migoo, a medical group composed of certified physicians and specialists committed to our patients’ care and well-being.
1. How common is HER2-positive breast cancer?
About 12 percent of American women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. HER2-positive breast cancer can occur in anyone, even men. However, it is more likely to arise among younger women. About 25 percent of breast cancer cases are HER2-positive.
2. What specific treatments does New Hope Unlimited offer?
From micro-dose chemotherapy to something as simple yet essential as nutrient guidance and lectures, discover more about your potential HER2-positive breast cancer alternative treatments by reading our Breast Cancer and Treatments for Cancer pages.
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