Of course virtually all breast cancer surgeries are a poor alternative to adapting a natural health lifestyle, but a new study published in the Archives of Surgery has found that nearly 33% of breast cancer surgeries resulted in the removal of lymph nodes that weren’t even infected with cancer. Even more concerning is the fact that this figure rose in poorer women, despite the extreme cost of the surgery. The procedure is known as axillary lymph node dissection, and it involves removal of lymph nodes that have been infected with cancer. However in this study, the women had node-negative tumors, meaning that the cancer had not spread to the lymph nodes.
It seems as if surgeons are pushing this surgery on women who do not need it in any way. Even women who cannot truly afford the surgery.
In 2005, the American Society of Clinical Oncology issued a warning over the procedure, urging doctors to only remove lymph nodes that were closest to the tumor. Furthermore, a study conducted by the Journal of the American Medical Association found that removal of the lymph nodes does not even increase the lifespan of the patient.
As surgeons around the world continue to perform invasive, painful, and oftentimes unnecessary surgeries around the globe, it is becoming more important that alternative methods of remedying the issue are shared with the public. Vitamin D has been found to ward off breast cancer, and low levels of vitamin D have been tied to the development of aggressive breast cancer. Having adequate amounts of vitamin D in your system is essential to the prevention of breast cancer, and routine blood tests are the best way to ensure you maintaining optimum levels. Experts have begun recommending a daily dose of around 5,000 IU or more, depending on your current levels.
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