The news hits you like a brick to the head. You have cancer.
Now, they’ll insist, you’re going to need treatment.
You might not even think of the tumor OR the treatment at first. Only how this changes absolutely everything in your future. Assuming you have one.
You think of the plans you made that you may never see out. You worry about never getting to watch the grandchildren grow up. And you agonize about the toxic drugs and painful surgeries you may face.
But there’s something else you should think of ASAP. Getting a second opinion.
New research reveals the TRUTH that millions of cancer patients need to see RIGHT NOW. A revelation that could help ensure your quality of life for years to come without ever having to worry about the “c-word” again.
It turns out you may not need any treatment at all.
So you can go ahead and make those plans again… stop stressing about a treatment you may never need… and KNOW you’re definitely going to see those little ones grow up.
When your cancer ISN’T a killer
The new study Australian finds that a stunning one in five of today’s most common cancers is an over-diagnosis. It’s a tumor that will never progress into something dangerous, and NEVER should’ve been detected.
For women, 18 percent of cancers were over-diagnosed. And for guys, it’s 24 percent according to the study, which looked at five types of cancer…
They sound serious, right? And of course… they CAN be.
Back in the not so distant past, they’d say we need to catch ALL of them… early… to stop them before the tumors can grow, spread, and kill. But these days, we know a lot more about cancer, especially how it forms and progresses.
We also know the signs of a stable, small, localized tumor that’s unlikely to spread and never needs to be detected, much less treated.
And, when they ARE found, we also know how to keep tabs on them so they can still be caught and treated in time if they turn out to be the rarer early-stage forms of more aggressive cancers.
Don’t be an overdiagnosis victim
WE know all that and more. But many patients DON’T.
They just know they have cancer. They’re scared. And they want it gone. And far too many doctors are only too happy to exploit that fear.
Sure many are just following the drug, slash, and burn approach they learned in medical school. But others, unfortunately, seem to see a scared patient as a business opportunity.
So take two actions to protect yourself…
First, before any screening, speak to a doctor about whether you actually NEED it. In some cases, such as mammograms, ovarian tests, and PSA tests, they may not be needed at all.
Even important tests such as colonoscopies are often done FAR more often than necessary in patients unlikely to get any benefit if they do detect something.
And second, if you DO get screened and they DO find something, get a second opinion. It’s still possible the watch-and-wait approach is the best option for you.