Alternative Approaches to Breast Cancer Treatment

Sabtu, 17 November 2012

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer you may be wondering if there are alternatives to traditional treatments of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. In fact there are many alternate approaches to treat breast cancer. Alternative approaches are not necessarily less expensive as traditional treatments but they may have a less negative impact upon your body.

If you are considering alternative treatments you should discuss this with your physician, especially if you are undergoing traditional treatments. Do not withhold information from your physician for fear of a negative reaction. If your physician does not support your decisions you may consider looking for one who will. Even so, keeping information from your physician regarding alternative treatments may compromise your health and the potential success of either treatment.

Many alternative approaches are based upon the belief that cancer is a result of a variety of possible causes. Ionizing radiation, viruses, free radicals, chemicals and heavy metals may be a cause of breast cancer. You lifestyle can contribute to your risk of having breast cancer. Weight gain of more than fifty-five pounds after turning eighteen increases your breast cancer risk.

Therefore some alternative approaches include megavitamins, meditation, diet therapy, relaxation and positive imagery. If you want to improve your chances to overcome cancer your mind needs to be in a positive place, or so it is felt by many alternative approaches.

Immunobiological treatments are another alternative approach to breast cancer. Theses treatments attack the cancer while restoring your natural defenses that include your bodies' detoxification paths and immune system. Many practitioners use an integrated approach based in holistic as well as traditional medicines.

While cancer cells develop in everyone the inability of an individual's ability to fight the cancer cells forming into a tumor and metastasizing is the real problem that needs to be addresses. The body has a natural defense that fails when breast and other cancers form. If the bodies' natural defense mechanisms can be restored then it can fight to eliminate the cancer.

While traditional methods to cure focus on destroying the cancer cells, alternative treatments focus on trying to fix the underlying cause that lead to the cancers development. Unless the underlying causes are fixed the cancer may return or progress to a worse degree.

Some alternative treatments include correcting nutritional deficiencies. This includes ensuring the correct levels of Vitamins C, D and E and selenium that have been shown to protect against cancer. Also included are programs to remove toxins that have accumulated in the body and repair the pathways for the natural elimination of toxins.

Inflammation reduction, dysfunction of cellular mitochondria, high carbon dioxide and low oxygen levels are other focus of alternative therapies for breast cancer treatment.

With all the advancements of both traditional and alternative treatments the chance of survival has never been better. You do have choices if you have been diagnosed with breast cancer.