Have you, or someone you love, just been diagnosed with breast cancer? Did you follow a conventional course of treatment? Were you left feeling exhausted, depressed and confused about how to find your way back to health and prevent this happening again? This book is about options… options for treatment and management of breast cancer outside of mainstream medicine, and options for preventing breast cancer. Knowing about these options could improve your life both physically and psychologically.
Aviva Mayers was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. She initially agreed to a conventional treatment out of fear and confusion. But she began to question those choices as the treatment progressed. Following her treatment she took herself on a journey to learn about gentler, less invasive treatments outside of mainstream medicine. She attributes her current state of robustness and good health to the integrative and alternative paths she ultimately followed. Many of her choices are discussed in this book, along with those of other patients.
The book also includes interviews with a range of health care practitioners working with breast cancer patients. They share their thoughts on current treatments, discuss alternative interventions that can help with recovery, and in some cases even replace mainstream treatments. They also offer advice on how to prevent breast cancer in the first place, or how to avoid a recurrence. This book is essential reading for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer. It provides a unique perspective on treatments that your doctor may not tell you about. The information contained here is also relevant to people suffering from other cancers, since many of the same inflammatory processes may trigger their cancers.