In many cases, breast cancers are what doctors call “noninvasive” or “in situ.” Both are just fancy names for when a tumor stays put.
Noninvasive cancers don’t spread to tissues outside of the breast. And over 63,000 women will develop these kinds of tumors this year alone.
For many of those women, relatively minor surgery may be the only intervention that’s really needed. For others, watchful waiting with no treatment at all may be the best option.
But unfortunately, a lot of these ladies are STILL subjected to highly invasive surgeries and harsh sickening treatments.
You see, docs can’t always tell the difference between invasive and noninvasive cancers.
And in the case of noninvasive ones they still fear the tumor might morph into a more dangerous form of the disease, such as the 1 in 20 breast cancers that turn metastatic and spread.
So rather than risk it, they take an aggressive approach to treating your tumor “just in case.”
But a recent breakthrough could soon change that.
Because what the researchers uncovered could be the key that FINALLY unlocks the mystery of who lives and who dies when breast cancer strikes.
Most important of all, it’s a factor you can change.
That means if you do have this form of cancer, quick action can help you survive. And if you don’t, it can help assure you NEVER have to suffer from it.
The new study reveals HOW and WHY it happens. Plus, it hints at a way to STOP it.
And it turns out this kind of cancer often begins NOT in the breast… but in the gut!
How unbalanced belly bugs promote cancer
The study on mice finds that gut bacteria could play a key role in how this cancer can change over time.
If you’ve got the RIGHT mix of belly bugs, that tumor will stay harmless.
And if you don’t… that could be all she wrote.
Mice with breast cancer were given powerful antibiotic drugs, and in some cases, fecal transplants, to deliberately disrupt their gut bacteria balance.
The cancer went HAYWIRE.
You see, the bacterial imbalance led to a pro-inflammatory environment in the body. And that, in turn, allowed tumor cells to thrive and spread.
The cancerous cells broke out of the breast and hitched a ride through the critter’s bloodstream into their lungs.
The probiotic secret to avoiding breast cancer
Now, you might be panicking right now if you’ve spent a lot of time on antibiotics. Or feeling pretty secure about your chances against deadly breast cancer if you haven’t.
But it’s not that simple.
We’re exposed to antibiotics from other sources, including meat from factory farms and even water. Plus, other chemicals in the environment and in our food and water supplies can disrupt your gut bacteria too, throwing your belly balance off.
And that means you could be at risk for an unbalanced gut AND breast cancer either way.
The good news is you can restore that balance with a probiotic supplement.
Now mention this option to a conventional medicine doc, and he’ll quickly tell you we need more research to see if those supplements can help reduce your breast cancer risk too.
And that’s true.
He’ll also likely tell you not to “rush” into taking one. But if he does, do me a favor. Ask him, “Why not, doc?”
Then watch him sputter.
Because the truth is, taking a widely available, safe, and affordable supplement is certainly a whole lot better than crossing your fingers and hoping for the best.
Besides, a probiotic can help support your health in so many OTHER ways. It can juice up your immune system, fight inflammation, ease digestion, and more.
And if it can help in the battle against breast cancer, too, that’s what I would call a MAJOR BONUS.
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