Breast Cancer Treatment is an Individual Decision

by Dr. Stephen Sinatra
Filed Under: Women's Health
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, she’ll need to learn as much as she can about it.

Breast cancer can be treated in a variety of ways—not just the traditional methods of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. If she chooses to undergo conventional therapies, a woman should consider some form of alternative therapy that will compliment her healing.
 
Dr. Sinatra has treated many women who have used integrated strategies from both the conventional and alternative models, and strongly recommends Knockout by Suzanne Somers as referential reading.

Dr. Sinatra was one of several physicians who contributed a chapter to the book. His chapter is about addressing the psychological aspects of breast cancer.

Dr. Sinatra believes Somers’ book has a strong message for women. He feels that when it comes to breast cancer, this book reminds women that the holistic approach treats the spiritual and emotional aspects of the illness, as well as the physical.

He also personally knows many of the experts in Knockout and that many of their recommended alternative therapies do work. For instance, Dr. Sinatra says that he would personally send his patients with breast cancer to Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, of the Burzynski Clinic in Houston, Texas.

He also recommends Oasis of Hope Centers in Irvine, California and Tijuana, Mexico. We have met their medical director, Dr. Contrarez, who has a high success rate at helping people live with—and outlive—their cancer diagnosis.

While entirely different facilities, both the Burzynski Clinic and Oasis of Hope centers offer wonderful options for women who want either less toxic alternatives to conventional breast cancer treatment or alternative adjunctive therapies to support chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgical treatments.

If you or someone you love is currently facing decisions about treatments options for breast cancer, Knockout is the single best reference we know of, and is written in terminology that anyone can understand. It offers such hope-filled advice, as well as specific tips on how to be pro-active in your breast health decisions, that I recommend ALL women read it.

I, for one, want to know my options before breast cancer happens to me, or a woman I love, so I can just be more aware of how to care for myself—and to hopefully reduce my risk for developing breast cancer in the first place.

For more information on women’s health issues, visit Dr. Sinatra’s Web site.
 

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