Chemotherapy is kind of like making a deal with the devil. Even if you WIN the battle with cancer, you could still LOSE later on when he comes to collect.
See, it’s not just the immediate side effects, you need to worry about.
Sure, those are plenty bad.
There’s nausea and vomiting. The absolutely draining fatigue. The constant infections. The pain during treatment. The memory loss and “brain fog” that often accompanies the chemo, then lingers.
But there’s something FAR worse.
Even when those chemotherapy side effects are gone… even when you’ve “survived” the cancer and treatment is over… the chemo isn’t quite done with you yet.
It could come back, months or even years later, hitting you in the worst place possible.
Save yourself from one of the WORST chemo risks
New research claims to have found a way to fight off one of the WORST risks of one of the WORST drugs.
It’s a chemotherapy med called trastuzumab. It’s given to women with some forms of breast cancer.
There’s not a doc on the planet who can look you in the eye and say this drug is safe (not one with even the slightest shred of ethics, anyway).
While ALL chemotherapy drugs come with risks, this is one of the most punishing of all… because it doesn’t just lead to heart problems.
In any given set of patients on the med, heart problems are almost a guarantee.
Some 15 percent of patients on this med go on to suffer cardiac issues. And in the new study, they think they’ve discovered two things.
- How to tell who’s at risk
- How to cut that risk
Which sounds great, of course. I’m all about less risk and more protection when it comes to chemotherapy.
But this study ISN’T the way to get it!
Avoiding chemo tied heart problems
First, of course, instead of just spotting who’s at risk they need to get better at spotting something else: Who DOESN’T need the drug.
Many women don’t. Which is why it’s critical to get another opinion BEFORE embarking on cancer treatment, especially when toxic chemotherapy enters the picture.
And second, their “solution” is almost as bad as the problem. They want to put women on metformin. Supposedly, the diabetes drug can reverse the heart risk of the chemotherapy drug.
But now we’re adding drugs to the drugs – and it’s starting to get ridiculous because metformin packs its own risks including pain, weakness, and dangerous B12 deficiencies.
Sometimes chemotherapy IS the answer. And if you and your doctor decide that’s what’s right in YOUR case, then you need to do something else at the same time. And that’s detoxify with natural therapies such as…
- beta glucans
Don’t take them on your own, of course. But work with a naturopathic doctor to ensure you get the right detox for your treatment at the right time – and that nothing interferes with your overall cancer care.
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