Beating breast cancer once is tough enough. But battling cancer a second time, in a different part of the body? That’s a nightmare no one should have to face.
It’s a fear that keeps survivors up at night. And a large part of the reason nearly HALF of all women treated for breast cancer suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Now, new research confirms that PTSD link. But it also reveals something else: You can significantly cut that risk with one key move.
That means no more paralyzing fear over facing this disease again. No more overwhelming stress keeping you up at night. And no more constant worry that you’ll have to suffer through the sickening side effects of cancer treatment all over again.
Stack the deck against cancer returning
Everyone makes The Big Promise during a fight with cancer. If I beat this… if I win… if I survive… then I PROMISE things are going to be different.
It’s a vow to live healthier. One that many folks DO live up to for a while. Thrilled with a second lease on life, they eat better, get more active, and even lose weight.
But not everyone does. Plus, some survivors start out with the best intentions but eventually fall back into old bad habits.
Now, the new study shows how that’s just the opportunity the cancer is waiting for. It turns out breast cancer survivors who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of a second battle with the disease… and not just in the breast.
They’re facing what’s called second primary cancers. That’s when a new cancer develops that seems unconnected to the first one, including:
- new cases of postmenopausal breast cancers
- colon/rectal cancers
- uterine cancers
- ovarian cancers
- pancreatic cancers
- kidney cancers
The new study concludes with a push for bariatric surgery as a way to prevent that second round of cancer. No, thank you.
2 changes can help “cancer-proof” your body
Sure, bariatric surgeries have helped people lose a lot of weight. But they also come with issues of their own.
For example, weight loss surgery can cause major problems with digestion that can lead to dangerous nutritional deficiencies. Plus, many folks regain the weight they lose, despite the surgery.
There’s a better plan. It’s one simple change that works to aid weight loss and help prevent cancer at the same time. Give up ALL processed foods.
These sources of junk calories are a key driver of the obesity epidemic. Plus, they’re often loaded with chemical toxins – including sweeteners, preservatives, and flavoring agents – that can raise your risk for cancer.
Check out my earlier report 5 cancer-linked food additives they’re hiding from you for some disturbing examples.
Choose fresh fruits, vegetables, and cuts of meat instead. When you cook from scratch, you know exactly what you’re putting in your body. Plus, it simply tastes better.
This one step alone can quickly have you feeling healthier than you have in years. If you combine it with a sensible diet such as the Mediterranean or low-carb lifestyle, you’ll get even better results.
Making those changes won’t just help you avoid a first or second cancer. These positive lifestyle moves could ALSO help you dodge diabetes, heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and dementia, too.