Whenever there is a cancer diagnosis, there are many decisions that need to be made, one of which may be whether or not to have surgery. Always get a second opinion and do your research about the side effects and the possibility of increasing the spread of cancer as a result of the surgery, especially if you have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
At times, removing the toxic burden of a tumor may be beneficial. However, all surgeries come with risks as well as cautions that should be exercised before and after.
The Risks of Biopsy
A biopsy is technically not a surgery, but if you are dealing with a Breast Cancer diagnosis, a biopsy is still an exploratory invasion of the body’s tissues. For most women, it is important to know what kind of tumor is growing in their breast. When I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, it was not. I also understood the risks involved in biopsy, so I chose not to have one.
The problem with a biopsy is that the needle pierces the tumor wall and creates an avenue for the release of millions of cancer cells into the lymphatic and circulatory system. According to the John Wayne Cancer Center, needle biopsies can increase the spread of cancer by 50% compared to a lumpectomy. If you choose to have a biopsy done, consider the risks of the procedure before you proceed.
Help Your Body Heal After Surgery
If you are planning on having surgery to remove a tumor, here are 4 simple ways to help your body heal afterwards:
1.) Boost Your Natural Killer Cells: Before the surgery, boost your Natural Killer Cell activity with medicinal mushrooms like Chaga as well as foods like garlic and broccoli sprouts (which contain Sulforaphane).
2.) Reduce Inflammation Naturally: Increase your intake of anti-inflammatory supplements such as curcumin, EGCG from Matcha green tea, clean fish oils and milk thistle extracts. In addition, Bromelain is an enzyme derived from Pineapples that has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Bromelain also helps to decrease the formation of scar tissue.
Also, if you are looking for a less toxic approach to pain relief after surgery, the homeopathic remedy Arnica has proven to be very helpful. It reduces inflammation, reduces swelling and decreases pain.
3.) Prevent Cancer from Spreading: Any invasive procedure carries the risk of opening up a pathway for the spread of cancer cells into other parts of the body. Help prevent this spread by using Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP). MCP is the pulp found in citrus fruits that has been modified to be more easily absorbed through the intestines. MCP works by decreasing the “stickiness” of cancer cells. It can also cause cancer cells to self-destruct. I recommend using MCP one week before surgery and for at least six months after surgery.
4.) Take Care of Your Emotional Health: Surgery is a very traumatic event both physically and emotionally. Rescue Remedy is a combination of flower essences that help to balance the emotions and decrease tension and anxiety. In a double-blind study, Bach® Original Flower Essence Rescue Remedy showed effectiveness in reducing situational anxiety.
Although the removal of tumors has proven to improve the healing capacity of the body for many people struggling with Breast Cancer, it does not come without serious side effects. After any cancer diagnosis, remember that you DO have time to research and make informed decisions. I have seen many individuals successfully heal their body with internal protocols such as “The 7 Essentials System™,” which includes the use of healing foods and supplements aimed at weakening cancer cells and boosting the Immune System in order to fight dis-ease naturally.
Dr. Veronique Desaulniers (“Dr. V”) is a best-selling author and specialist in Chiropractic, Bio-Energetics, Meridian Stress Analysis, Homeopathy and Digital Thermography. After 30 years in active practice, she decided to “retire” and devote her time to sharing her personal, non-toxic Breast Cancer healing journey with others. Her years of experience and research have culminated in “The 7 Essentials™ “, a step-by-step coaching program that unravels the mystery of healing the body. Her website and personal healing journey have touched the lives of thousands of women around the globe. To get your F.R.E.E. 7-day mini e-course and to receive her weekly inspiring articles on the power of Natural Medicine, visit http://breastcancerconqueror.com/.