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Mainstream Medicine Raves about New Breast Cancer Treatment Which Only Extends Life Less Than 16 Months
by Tony Isaacs
(The Best Years in Life) Mainstream medicine and the mainstream media has been raving over a new drug treatment combo that has been found to buy an average of almost 16 additional months of life for aggressive breast cancer. Although mainstream doctors and researchers are applauding the new treatment, others note that increasing life by less than a year with drugs is less than exciting news.
Details of the New Treatment
The new combination is intended to help patients with advanced HER-2 positive breast cancer, a type of cancer which accounts for about 20 percent of breast cancer cases. Most often, this form of cancer is given a death sentence by mainstream medicine.
The new chemical cocktail, which is being "fast-tracked" for early FDA approval, includes two monoclonal antibodies – Hercepetin and pertuzumab (brand name Perjeta) – which target tumor cells plus the standard chemo drug docetaxel.
In a study of about 800 patients due to be published this month in the New England Journal of Medicine, the triple drug combo slowed the tumors and kept the women alive am average of almost 16 months longer than treatment with Herceptin and docetaxel alone.
Dr. Jennifer Keating Litton of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center gushed "I can't think of something that improves survival by this much. Often, we debate over changing practice for something that extends survival by a few months, so 15.7 months that is so impressive."
Litton also told NBC News that "I can't think of something that improves survival by this much. Quite frankly, this is even becoming standard of care in the early cancers."
Quite frankly, from this author's viewpoint getting excited about buying less than 16 months of life while undergoing harsh chemo seems more like an admission of just how powerless mainstream medicine often is when it comes to treating aggressive cancers. As sadly true for many forms of cancer, actually curing the patient is not even considered a possibility. And it should be noted that those extra months of decreasing quality of life usually come at a hefty price. For example, the new treatment combo costs $10,000 per month.
Nature Versus Mainstream Medicine in Treating Cancer
Despite almost half a century of losing the war on cancer, mainstream medicine continues to cling to the tried and failed cancer treatment paradigm of trying to cut out, poison out or burn out the mere symptoms of cancer instead of treating and eliminating the root causes which enabled cancer to gain a foothold in the first place.
Cancer surgery is often unable to remove all of the cancer and the surgery itself often results in the spread of cancer. Chemo does not - and cannot - cure cancer. Instead, chemo most often buys only scant months, weakens the critical natural immune system that is essential for beating cancer and keeping it at bay. In the process, it paves the way for the return of the cancer or other cancers. See:
Radiation is even worse. Besides failing to eliminate the cancer entirely, radiation creates dangerous cancer stem cells that are 30 times more potent than regular cancer cells. See:
By comparison, there are a number of natural and alternative cancer treatment protocols which completely eliminate the cancer and keep it from returning. Besides being more effective, the best natural and alternative treatments most often improve the quality of life and are far, far less expensive. Many of the best of these protocols and other natural news about cancer can be found at this page:
About the author
Tony Isaacs is a
member of the National Health Federation who is a natural health advocate and researcher and the author of books and articles about natural health including Cancer's Natural Enemy. Mr. Isaacs articles are featured at Natural News, the Health Science Institute's Healthiertalk website, CureZone, the Crusador, AlignLife, the Cancer Tutor, the New Zealand Journal of Natural Health and several other venues. Mr. Isaacs also has The Best Years in Life website for
anyone wishing to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. In addition, he hosts the Yahoo Oleandersoup Health group of over 3500 members and the CureZone Ask Tony Isaacs - Featuring Luella May forum. You can also find articles by Tony Isaacs at:
About the author
Tony Isaacs is a member of the National Health Federation who is a natural health advocate and researcher and the author of books and articles about natural health including Cancer's Natural Enemy. Mr. Isaacs articles are featured at Natural News, the Health Science Institute's Healthiertalk website, CureZone, the Crusador, AlignLife, the Cancer Tutor, the New Zealand Journal of Natural Health and several other venues. Mr. Isaacs also has The Best Years in Life website for anyone wishing to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. In addition, he hosts the Yahoo Oleandersoup Health group of over 3500 members and the CureZone Ask Tony Isaacs - Featuring Luella May forum.
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