Science Confirms Chemotherapy Does Not Work For Breast Cancer Patients
New research has confirmed that chemotherapy is virtually useless for breast cancer patients and discovered, in addition to killing tumor cells, chemotherapy treatment will actually enable cancer cells to spread.
Breast Cancer Is An Frightening Epidemic With Dismal Statistics
According to US Breast Cancer Statistics, about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2017, an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,410 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. Breast cancer isn’t only about women, statistics show about 2,470 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2017. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
Chemotherapy Isn’t Working
Currently chemotherapy is the most popular treatment for breast cancer treatments, but a recent study has found that it actually feeds the problem. Many breast cancer patients are given chemotherapy pre-surgery, but the new research suggests that, this is no longer the way to go. Although chemo may shrink tumors initially, these new and alarming findings show that chemotherapy could actually trigger the spread of cancer cells around the body.
It is not new news that chemotherapy strengthens cancer cells in the long term and it has been confirmed yet again in this study that toxic medications switch on a repair mechanism in the body, which ultimately enables the tumors to grow back stronger, spreading it throughout the body.
It’s Confirmed That Chemotherapy Causes Cancer To Spread
Dr George Karagiannis, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York, found an increase in metastasis in 20 patients receiving two common chemotherapy drugs.
Through further study Karagiannis discovered that in mice with breast cancer chemotherapy increased the number of cancer cells circulating the body and in the lungs.
The study only investigated chemotherapy-induced cancer cell dissemination in breast cancer but will is currently working on other types of cancer to see if similar effects are elicited.