Breast Cancer Rarer But Deadlier Among Young Women

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April 06, 2006 | 6,396 views

Younger women are diagnosed with breast cancer less frequently, but their chances of surviving it are lower, meaning that both older and young women have the same breast cancer mortality risk.

An Independent Indicator

A study analyzed a database of over 45,000 women with breast cancer. Surprisingly, being young was found to be an independent indicator of poor survival -- regardless of other factors such as tumor size, hormone receptor status, and treatment.

The Same Odds at 30 and 60

The odds of dying from breast cancer increase by 5 percent for every year that a women is under 45 when diagnosed. This means that the 10-year survival probability of a 30-year-old patient is the same as that of a woman aged 60 years.

It's unknown if there are genetic factors at work that may increase a woman's chances of breast cancer earlier on. Whether there are or not, conventional medicine's response to early breast cancer is to throw toxic, useless drugs at the problem.

Most people (not drug companies, though) are confused about the real cause of cancer and all disease. In no way, shape or form is it related to a drug deficiency or some random event that is waiting in the wings to strike us down.

The vast majority of the time it is completely related to circumstances that we are in complete control of. Isn't that refreshing? We can influence, and have the power to modify, the risk of whether or not we will develop cancer or, for that matter, any chronic degenerative disease.

No pill could ever replace the benefits that a healthy diet and lifestyle can have on your body. At best they are Band-Aid solutions that can temporarily adjust for imbalances present in your body. At worst, they can have deadly side effects of their own.

If you are living in a fear mode of cancer, there are a number of simple, yet very powerful, steps you can take to radically lower your risk of cancer in the future. Some of the most important ones are as follows:

  • Control your insulin levels. Make certain that you limit your intake of processed foods and sugars as much as possible.
  • Get appropriate amounts of animal-based omega-3 fats.
  • Get appropriate amounts of exercise. One of the primary reasons exercise works is that it drives your insulin levels down. Controlling insulin levels is one of the most powerful ways to reduce your cancer risks.
  • Normalize your vitamin D levels by getting enough sunshine.
  • Eat according to your nutritional type. The potent anti-cancer effects of this principle are very much underappreciated. When we treat cancer patients in our clinic, this is one of the most powerful anti-cancer strategies we have.
  • Have a tool to permanently erase the neurological short-circuiting that can activate cancer genes. Even the CDC states that 85 percent of disease is caused by negative emotions. It is likely that this factor may be more important than all the other physical ones listed here, so make sure this is addressed. Energy psychology seems to be one of the best approaches and my particular favorite tool, as you may know, is the Emotional Freedom Technique.
  • Only 25 percent of people eat enough vegetables, so by all means eat as many vegetables as your nutritional type allows. Ideally, they should be fresh and organic. However, please understand that, frequently, fresh conventionally grown vegetables are healthier than organic ones that are older and wilted in the grocery store. They are certainly better than no vegetables at all, so please don't use that as an excuse. If you are a carb nutritional type, you may need up to 300 percent more vegetables than a protein nutritional type.
  • Make sure you are not in the two-thirds of the population who are overweight and maintain an ideal body weight.
  • Get enough high-quality sleep.
  • Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins like pesticides, household chemical cleaners, synthetic air fresheners and air pollution.
  • Boil, poach or steam your foods, rather than frying or charbroiling them.

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