Stress and Breast Cancer

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Stress and Breast Cancer

by Goodbook on Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:52 PM

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Alternatives known as complementary medicine have been looked to by some women to provide noninvasive or nontoxic treatment for breast cancer. Therapies vary, some using diet and herbs, as in the Hoxsey therapy. But published studies enabling one to assess the efficacy of these treatments are few. While this article is designed to present keys to survival, it is not the policy of Awake! to underwrite any treatment. We encourage all to look circumspectly at these different avenues in the treatment of this disease. In the journal Acta neurologica, Dr. H. Baltrusch explains that extreme or prolonged stress may reduce the body’s antitumoral defenses in the immune system. Women who are fatigued, suffer depression, or lack emotional support may have their immune system compromised by as much as 50 percent. Thus, Dr. Basil Stoll, writing in Mind and Cancer Prognosis, emphasized: “Every effort should be made to minimize the inevitable physical and psychic trauma sustained by cancer patients during and after treatment of their disease.” But what kind of support is needed?
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