But Alarmingly...Study Showed That 66% of Early Stage Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemo Didn't Actually Need to. (Sky News)
Yes, it's official, according to Sky News, (UK) 2 in every 3 women taking chemotherapy for early stage breast cancer are actually doing so with no actual benefit and thus having months of unnecessary chemotherapy.
And... (according to medical authorities cited below) only 4% of these women ultimately benefit from chemotherapy!
So how come so many women are getting chemo they don't need?
Why? We are told that until now, there was no way to accurately predict which tumours were most likely to return or spread. Thus everyone has been treated as if their cancer is the most dangerous type.
New Genetic Test:NHS Oncotype DX test: (UK National Health Service) This test looks inside the tumour and the genes involved, and can give a much more personal assessment of the chances of it coming back.
According to Sky News, thousands of women with breast cancer could soon be spared chemotherapy each year following the approval of a test that will become available on the NHS. (UK National Health Service)
"Only 4 in 100 women BENEFIT from chemotherapy"
(according to manufacturer of the Oncotype DX test.)
Source, GENOMIC / NICE as featured on Sky News
(A rare admission that only 4% benefit from chemo!)
Presumably 96 in every hundred women do not benefit from chemotherapy..???
IS THIS WHY THIS IMPORTANT STORY HAS HARDLY BEEN REPORTED IN THE BRITISH PRESS, AND APPEARS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE IN THE DAILY TELEGRAPH...?
BBC NEWS: ON REVIEWING THE NEWSPAPERS THAT NIGHT, (25/9/2013) THE RATHER PERPLEXED PRESENTER ASKED: "WHY IS THIS STORY SO SMALL AND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE?" AND POINTED OUT THAT A MUCH LESSER STORY (ABOUT MOTHERS GOING TO WORK) WAS AT THE TOP, AND TREATED AS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT BY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH.
Sorry, but surely (IF TRUE) the fact that almost 50% of all women stricken with this disease will be spared chemotherapy should be HEADLINE news! Why is it partially buried or down-played?
One possible answer is that the above facts show that the vast majority of women that have endured chemotherapy...didn't actually need it. Many have thus suffered needlessly. And we are informed that chemo toxins stay in the body for up to 10 years!
Story as appears in Telegraph Online
However, if true, this new test appears to be very good news for thousands of women diagnosed with this type of cancer.
Studies have suggested that almost half of women with [the most common form of] early-stage breast cancer given the new Oncotype DX test could now be spared chemotherapy.
The proposed test involves examination of genes taken from a sample of tumour tissue removed during surgery to help doctors decide whether chemotherapy would actually benefit patients and reduce the risk of cancer coming back or spreading.
Doctors will use the test, along with other information such as the size and grade of the tumour, to assess whether chemotherapy would be beneficial, - or can be avoided altogether. In other cases, doctors may calculate that certain patients are at a higher risk of their cancer returning than previously thought, and so put them on a higher dose to improve their chance of beating the disease.
Currently, we are told that some people are over or under treated, because of uncertainties about whether their cancer is likely to spread. So a lot of chemo is patently given, just to be on the safe side, so to speak.
Normally all those with early-stage breast cancer face intensive chemotherapy treatment, with likely side effects including nausea, vomiting, insomnia, hair loss and fatigue, and possible complications due to toxic effect and compromised immune system.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has approved the Oncotype DX test for people with oestrogen receptor positive (ER+), lymph node negative (LN-) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative (HER2-) early breast cancer who are at intermediate risk of the cancer spreading.
NICE director Professor Carole Longson said: "Breast cancer patients face significant emotional and psychological strain when considering chemotherapy".
"A test that can help to predict better the risk of the breast cancer spreading, and therefore the potential likely benefit of additional chemotherapy, represents a significant step forward for patients."
15 studies and more than 6,000 patients worldwide have taken place using Oncotype DX.
The results show that about one third of treatment plans are changed as a result of the test.
Considering the vile nature of chemotherapy, this is obviously great news. In fact 46% of women will potentially escape chemo altogether. But what to do if you are in the lucky group?
What does all this actually mean? It seems to prove that millions of cancer patients are getting devastating chemo and radiation treatment for a very low grade of tumour or cancer threat, that has little likelihood of killing the patient. Many cancers are not hugely dangerous, and could, with sense, be easily treated with a suitable natural non-toxic protocol....with zero harm.
What to do instead?If you find you have been spared the need to have chemo, it seems likely that you will be given no instruction on natural anti-cancer measures. In fact in my experience, one is normally told to continue as normal, eat anything you like...cream cakes, burgers, fast food, cola drinks, etc etc. (# insane!!!!)
Clearly that is totally reprehensible, given that these foods are all known to play a supporting role in many killer diseases, including cancer, and the fact that science has confirmed so much about how certain foods and plants have great anti-cancer properties. This is no longer "old wives tales" but scientifically endorsed fact.
The Fire-break Strategy:
Ideally, one should start an eating and supplement regime to totally distance yourself from cancer, and the environment which resulted in that process. A clean-up to ensure your system is totally free of cancer cells and debris relating to any treatment or surgery one has had, will improve you odds significantly. Reverting back to old ways may be very unwise.
Once done, you can revert back to more normal, but healthier eating habits.
Never Fear Cancer Again: How to Prevent and Reverse Cancer (Never Be)
If one is in that happy position, it seems a good idea to make some major changes to diet and lifestyle, avoid all obvious toxins, and follow a good non-toxic alternative cancer treatment program to give yourself maximum chance of a return to full health. After all, the cancer arose from somewhere. And simply removing a tumour with surgery leaves the exact same body and issues that created cancer in the first place. In other words it's a fantastic opportunity to learn how to CANCER-PROOF YOURSELF and how to avoid ever getting cancer again. This book provides a host of practical strategies to vastly improve your chances of success.
Foods to Fight Cancer: Essential foods to help prevent cancer
* Give up sugar a.s.a.p. cancer is dependant on high levels of glucose.
* Eat mainly raw fruit and vegetables
* Buy a juicer and learn to juice for fantastic health benefits
* Get a copy of this book and learn about cancer fighting foods
* Get plenty of regular exercise
* Minimise meat and dairy for several months
* Avoid stress as much as possible
Anticancer: A New Way of Life
There is obviously a danger that many women will see this as a green light to go back to old ways and continue the same mistakes that created the health crisis in question. And even if the test implies that the cancer in unlikely to spread to other sites, this is not not 100% certain fact. This book explains how you must change your life in order to remain FREE OF CANCER.
Such books can supply vital insights and save you from repeating the same nightmare.