Chemo for Breast Cancer? Better Read This…
They say there are two guarantees in life: death and taxes.
And I’d add another one to the list: If you get diagnosed with cancer, I guarantee your doctor will tell you to get chemotherapy.
Better safe than sorry, right?
A new study on chemotherapy and breast cancer is about to turn the entire cancer treatment industry on its head.
And it’s about time.
A major study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that 7 out of 10 women diagnosed with a certain kind of breast cancer don’t need chemotherapy after all.
That’s right—a full 70% of women with early stage breast cancer gain ZERO benefit from this horrendous treatment.
The study evaluated over 10,000 women with breast cancer. All women underwent surgery and then received endocrine therapy (a drug like tamoxifen that blocks estrogen). After that, some received chemo and others didn’t.
After nine years, 93.9% were still alive in the chemo group, vs. 93.8% in the no-chemo group.
And 84.3% were free of invasive disease in the chemo group vs. 83.3% in the no-chemo group.
In other words, there was no benefit to getting chemotherapy.
It’s important to note that this didn’t apply to every type of cancer. The criteria for the no-chemo benefit include cancers that:
- Are early stage, measuring 1-5 centimeters
- Haven’t spread to lymph nodes
- Are sensitive to estrogen
- Are HER2 negative
- Have a score of 11-25 on Oncotype DX gene test
This accounts for about 50% of all breast cancer diagnoses.
Until now, doctors recommend chemo to women—whether they needed it or not.
They knew not all women would benefit from it, but there was no way of determining which women fell into this category.
It didn’t help that the National Cancer Institute has been recommending chemo to most women with breast cancer (even if it hadn’t spread to the lymph nodes) for nearly the past 20 years.
Their motto? Better safe than sorry.
But with chemo, are you ever really “safe”?
Yes, chemo can save lives…sometimes.
But the only true guarantee that comes with chemotherapy is that you’ll suffer terrible side effects like hair loss, nausea, heart and nerve damage, and an increased risk of future cancers.
This breakthrough study takes the guesswork out of breast cancer treatment. And it can finally give thousands of women the peace of mind of knowing they can SAFELY skip the chemo.
This is the type of study that should forever change the breast cancer standard of care.
It’s been a long time coming.
To a brighter day,
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
For years he’s been the trusted doctor for celebrities, world-class athletes, and countless seniors looking to reclaim their health.
And now…for the first time ever… he’s making his medical breakthroughs available to readers all across America.
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D. is one of the most pioneering and innovative minds in medicine today – and he delivers cutting-edge cures each month through his Natural Health Response newsletter.
Natural Health Response readers get full access to Dr. Gerhauser’s protocols for chronic pain… heart disease… diabetes… Alzheimer’s… and even cancer. These are the very same treatments Dr. Gerhauser recommends to his own patients at his practice in Tucson, Arizona.
In addition to being a board-certified medical doctor, Dr. Gerhauser has earned two master’s degrees and has served as a clinical professor at the University of Arizona.
And as a physician at the world-famous Canyon Ranch, Dr. Gerhauser treated celebrities from around the world who paid dearly for the type of next-generation health information he provides Natural Health Response readers each month.
View More Free Articles
Having heart disease can feel like a never ending battle. It seems like no matter how many of your favorite foods you give up… or how many extra steps you get in a week… it feels like you’re never safe from heart attack or stroke. Of course, your mainstream doc is no help. He’ll only offer...
Every drug comes with a risk. It’s the manufacturer’s job to be upfront about those risks… and it’s your doc’s job to warn you about them… and it’s your job to understand them. Because when drug information is handled this way, you can make the best possible decision about your health. Well, that’s what’s supposed to happen....
Doctors have all sorts of advice for diabetics. And “eat right” and “exercise” are right at the top of the list. I’m not arguing the benefits of exercise, but what if you physically can’t? If that’s you (or even if you just don’t want to), I’ve got GREAT news for you. There’s a steamy secret that can...
For years, heart disease has been the #1 cause of death right here in the U.S… and across the globe. This harrowing disease has taken the lives of millions of folks, most of them seniors. But this may not be the case for much longer. According to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, there’s...
If you have arthritis, you already know how the pain really wrecks your quality of life. Like the aching in your fingers that makes knitting impossible. Or the stiffness in your knees that keeps you from playing on the floor with your grandchildren. The bad news is that there is no cure. And mainstream options...
Let’s be honest. Most diets focus on just one thing: weight loss. But what if there was a diet that could help you lose the type of weight that really messes with your health? Well, there is. And it will help you TORCH you the belly fat that leads to diabetes, cancer and other serious disease. ...
It’s a classic case of the chicken or the egg. The connection between sleep and diseases like obesity and diabetes are well documented. Most people believe that sleep problems are a side effect of these conditions… but research shows that it’s often the other way around. But things are about to get worse for folks with...
As you get older, gaining wait seems like a fact of life. You count every calorie… exercise all time… and drink enough water to float a boat… yet the pounds just keep packing on. And if you’re passing on a certain “forbidden” food, you may never stop getting bigger. You’ve probably avoided this food for years...
I hear it all the time from my patients. They’re just “too tired” to do the things they love. And if you’re over 55, you might know that feeling, too. It’s as if someone unplugged your battery… and then your energy slowly drains out of your body. But it doesn’t have to be this way. ...
The name Michael J. Foxx has become synonymous with Parkinson’s disease. But he is just one of millions suffering from this heartbreaking brain disease – which is now the second most common neurodegenerative disease (after Alzheimer’s). And despite of the research there is still no cure. Or is there? Scientists from Australia just found a way...