WARNING: Breast cancer treatment can increase the risk of heart failure
(NaturalHealth365) Highly-toxic chemotherapy sessions (along with radiation) are often used to treat breast cancer. However, evidence is mounting that those who survive are left with debilitating health problems, including brittle bones and cognitive issues like, “chemo brain.”
And, now, new research out of the Mayo Clinic is showing that chemotherapy can lead to higher probability of heart failure. In fact, the data from this scientific work is quite alarming.
The researchers determined that survivors of both breast cancer and lymphoma were over three times more likely to experience heart failure. Elevated heart failure risk occurred as early as one year following cancer diagnosis.
Breast cancer patients deserve better treatment
This health risk continued 20 years after the completion of chemotherapy. High doses of chemotherapy were found to directly correlate with the increased risk, as did the presence of diabetes.
The study is the first of its kind to assess the risk of heart disease in cancer survivors.
For the study, researchers tracked 900 breast cancer and lymphoma patients and 1,550 persons without cancer between the years of 1985 and 2010 for incidents of heart failure. Persons with cancer were found to be three times more likely to experience heart failure within 5 years after their diagnosis. Twenty years later, they were still twice as likely to have heart failure than cancer patients who had not undergone chemotherapy.
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The study is part of Mayo Clinic’s Rochester Epidemiological Project, and the results were presented at the 67th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology.
Chemotherapy actually INEFFECTIVE for most cancer types
The toxic side effects of chemotherapy are nothing new for most readers of NaturalHealth365. In fact, one of our contributors, the late Nicholas Gonzalez, MD did all he could to raise awareness about the dangers of chemotherapy and his more sensible approach to dealing with all types of cancer, known as “The Gonzalez Protocol.”
The truth – exposed by Dr. Gonzalez – is that chemotherapy was originally derived from leftover World War II nerve gas chemicals – yes, that’s right – chemicals used against the enemy in warfare. If that doesn’t tell you all you need to know about chemotherapy, not much else will.
However, Dr. Gonzalez also provided evidence that chemotherapy is not effective for most cancer types, including breast cancer. The shocking truth is that it is only somewhat effective for bloodborne cancers like lymphoma and leukemia, not cancers of the organs.
To understand a bit more about “Why Chemotherapy Fails” – check out this quick video with Jonathan Landsman and Dr. Gonzalez.
Better ways to treat cancer are available today
Despite his tragic passing, Dr. Gonzalez’s message lives on: chemotherapy is NOT your only option when it comes to eliminating the threat of cancer. And, this message of hope lives on thanks to the work of hundreds of integrative physicians promoting the value of good nutrition and detoxification as the foundation for a full recovery.
If you’re looking to avoid the negative effects of toxic medical treatments for cancer, seek the advice of an experienced healthcare provider that supports your desire for better (organic) food; correcting dental issues like the removal of infected (root canal treated) teeth; high-quality nutritional supplements like, vitamin C and D; detoxification protocols that include fresh juices, glutathione and (perhaps) coffee enemas; medicinal herbs and mushrooms; plus so much more!
The bottom line: never underestimate the ability of the body to heal itself – when given what it needs to thrive.
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