If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, you’ll do anything to beat it… and keep it from coming back.
Over the years, I’ve seen more and more women go to extremely desperate measures. Many women who are diagnosed with cancer in one breast – even if it’s early cancer and the prognosis is pretty good – opt to remove BOTH breasts with double mastectomy surgery.
They’ve been told these elective double mastectomies can save their lives and offer peace of mind.
But research proves they don’t do either.
Previous studies have shown that this radical surgery doesn’t add a day, on average, to women’s lives. And, as it turns out, it doesn’t leave them feeling any safer.
The Duke Cancer Institute investigated whether there were any emotional benefits to radical, preventative double mastectomies for women.
But in their study, the women who removed both breasts – including a healthy one – actually didn’t see their quality of life improve or their stress lessened any more than those who just removed one breast.
The fact is, unless you have the gene mutation that makes it more likely you’ll develop breast cancer, the odds of the healthy breast posing a threat are actually pretty low – much lower than what would warrant going under the knife.
But that message doesn’t seem to be getting through to a lot of women. In fact, the rate of women opting for elective double mastectomies has increased 500 per cent since 1998.
The mainstream is simply obsessed with its aggressive, “slash and burn” approach to cancer. They like to cut first and ask questions later.
But you should be asking lots of questions before ever agreeing to such a radical surgery, like an elective double mastectomy. Questions like, “Is there any proven benefit to doing this at all?”
You should also ask about treatments like sulphoraphane and intravenous vitamin C that can safely and naturally help fight tumors.
And they’ll both do a lot more for your health and peace of mind than a radical surgery you never needed.Wishing you the best of health,
Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Nutrition & Healing
Breast cancer: Preventative double mastectomies ‘do not improve quality of life’, independent.co.uk/
Quality of Life Not Notably Better for Women Choosing Double Mastectomy, corporate.dukemedicine.org