So much of mainstream medicine boils down to being at the mercy of some mysterious suits.
A group of men who once, long ago, sat around a boardroom table and made a decision about how a particular health problem is to be treated.
And from that moment on, that’s just how it’s been done.
No solid science. No extensive research. Just: “Here’s how we’re going to treat THAT.”
And, of course, it’s no coincidence that those decisions almost always enrich the wallets of folks who PROFIT off of mainstream medicine.
Guys who are diagnosed with prostate cancer face their own version of this trap. They’re told to win their battle, it must start with surgery and then continue with radiation.
But millions of men are now saying “No thanks,” to this once “set-in-stone” combo. Because new research reveals a key piece of that treatment ISN’T needed at all.
And for many men, it’s the WORST part of the whole ordeal.
SKIP the worst part of your prostate cancer care
The standard approach to treating prostate cancer can make you feel like you were hit by a bus. But then the bus backs up and runs over you AGAIN for good measure.
The first time the bus hits, it’s the surgery doing the damage. It takes a big toll on your body. And, let’s be honest, it hurts too.
But most guys will tell you that their post-op pain was NOTHING compared to what happened next. Because when the bus backs up and hits you a second time, it’s radiation that’s behind the wheel.
When you get slammed with that radiation, you’re often STILL recovering from surgery. And it’s not uncommon to already feel like something the cat dragged in.
The radiation then saps you of your energy, just when you need it the most to help you bounce back from going under the knife. Guys often say it feels more likely torture than treatment.
And radiation is notorious for the “down there” side effects too, including pain, leaking, and the inability to “do it” even after you’ve supposedly recovered.
But countless men have submitted to the sickening procedure because they’ve been told it’s necessary to fight off the cancer and keep it from coming back.
Radiation DIDN’T reduce risk of cancer returning
Well… not so fast.
New research FINALLY put this approach to a long-overdue test. Men were given surgery followed by radiation, or surgery followed by nothing other than occasional checkups.
You can probably figure out what happened next. Guys in both groups had the SAME rate of cancer-free survival over the next five years.
Yep. That radiation – and the nightmarish side effects that come with it – didn’t make a bit of difference.
In fact, guys who didn’t have the radiation had a slightly BETTER rate of cancer-free survival (but statistically speaking, it was a tie).
This is the kind of groundbreaking research that should cause doctors to change what they’re doing immediately. And if you’re about to start prostate treatment yourself, it’s a good idea to give your own doc a call to discuss a change-of-plans.
Heck, if you have a low-risk tumor, you may not even need the surgery, either. So while you have your doc on the phone, ask him about the “watchful waiting” approach.
In other words, monitoring the tumor for a time before going through with any treatments. And feel free to consult with a naturopathic physician for a second opinion too.