Brisbane, Queensland - July 14, 2006
In the past, a diagnosis of breast cancer very often resulted in a
mastectomy, that is, removal of one or both breasts. For a lot of women
the "cure" was as horrific as the disease. Today there have been so many
advances in treatment, that breast removal is now considered the last
option, rather than the first for most instances.
Not only has research now identified many specific types of breast
cancer, but it has also shown that many non-medical treatments can
enhance the success of the medical treatments. Studies have also shown
that many alternative therapies can also reduce the side effects of
conventional treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation, making
treatment much less unpleasant.
Some of the alternatives that are now recognized as a beneficial
addition to a treatment plan include:
- a diet plan including
supplementation with certain specific nutrients
Of course there are many others,
unfortunately far too many to mention here.
One of the main benefits of combining these alternative treatments into
an holistic plan is that it gives the patient some degree of control
over their treatment regime.
By far, the one thing almost every
patient reports as being the most devastating factor of their diagnosis,
is the feeling that all of a sudden they lose control of their lives and
the cancer immediately takes over. Not only does it suddenly dictate
what they will be doing day to day from that point onwards, but it can
also dictate whether they live or die. This feeling can degenerate into
a feeling of helplessness and hopelessness very quickly which in turn
can lessen the will to fight the disease and ultimately the will to
Research has shown, time and again, that those who have the strongest
will to fight and live, do the best. This positive attitude also plays a
huge part in survival rates.
So anything that can give the patient that feeling of being in control
has to be a good thing. By incorporating alternative therapies into the
treatment plan, we allow the patient to contribute to her own healing.
This feeling of being able to do something for oneself is very powerful.
Adding alternative treatments to her plan, in conjunction with her
doctor of course, makes her a partner in her treatment. This is a very
powerful factor in her recovery, and can at the very least make her
experience much less traumatic, and at best, may even save her life.
This new website
explores both medical and alternative treatments. It aims to empower the
patient by giving her a thorough knowledge of her options.
Contact Marilyn Bennett for more insights
into this topic. Marilynís cancer experience gives her a first hand
insight into the effects of a cancer diagnosis, not only on the patient
but also the whole family. The research she did for herself, in an
attempt to wrestle control back from the cancer, has led to her wanting
to share her experiences and success in beating the disease with others.
Phone : +61 407 569 145