ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Do you want to prevent Breast cancer, or treat it if you have it?

Updated on March 22, 2014
Breast cancer cells
Breast cancer cells | Source

Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Breast cancer prevention and treatment is something that almost everyone thinks about, it has affected so many people. Almost all of us know someone who has now or has had breast cancer. Breast cancer prevention and treatment is a huge business with billions of dollars involved for large segments of the medical industry. This is about an additional breast cancer prevention and treatment that is worth looking at that is very inexpensive.

You’ve probably never heard of Essiac. It is a blend of herbs that have been called by some to be a cure for cancer, Essiac has been shown effective for breast cancer prevention. It has been used as a breast cancer treatment for close to 100 years with some very exciting results. It has helped thousands of women, mostly in Canada, because of the Canadian nurse who discovered it.

It is a combination of 4 main herbs. Burdock root, slippery elm inner bark, sheep sorrel,and Indian rhubarb root. The mix was used by Indian medicine men to treat several ailments, including cancer.

The Nurse who accidentally discovered it was Rene Caisse. The name she gave it is her last name spelled backwards. She was treating a prospectors wife for something unrelated, when she asked her about some scaring on her breast. The woman said she had breast cancer and was told by doctors she would have to have the breast removed. This was in the 1920’s. The woman was more afraid of dieing from the surgery than from the cancer.

She ended up being treated by an Indian medicine man with the herb mixture. At the time of their meeting was 30 years later and the woman had no signs of cancer.

creative commons
creative commons

Treatment testing continues

Rene Caisse tried it on some patients who had been through all the other treatments available at the time. The results were very encouraging. She worked with many doctors, and thousands of patients over the next 50 years, with some amazing results. She also added a few more herbs to the mix over the years.

The treatments have helped with pain relief, remission of the cancer, and cases where all traces of the cancer disappeared. It has also shown to help with diabetes treatment. She even treated her own mother, who doctors gave her days or weeks to live. She lived another 18 years after the treatment.

Essiac is something that should also be looked at for breast cancer prevention for people that are at high risk.


My experience

I am not saying it works for sure but I do have some experience with it. My wife had breast cancer in 1998. Her doctor said the cancer had spread into her lymph nodes. She went through all the standard treatments, chemo, radiation and surgery. At the time I read about Essiac and got some for her to try. She has been taking in ever since.

I don’t know what treatment worked, or if it was a combination of all, but she is still here, and doing great.There still have not been any clinical studies done on the herbs. There are 2 reasons for that. One is that it is an herb mix, many doctors don’t believe in herbs. The main reason is because there is no money to be made from it. You can get it in two forms, pill and tea.

You can get the pill version for about $100 per year, and the tea for about $200 per year. The research would cost millions, and there would be no way to get the investment back. For this reason there will likely never be clinical studies done on it. My reason for writing this is to try to get out some information on something that may make a difference. If you or someone you know ever needs cancer treatment, it could be something that may make a difference.

There are hundreds of testimonials on line you can read and many places to buy the products. Check it out and see if it makes sense to you, it could be worth a try as a breast cancer prevention or treatment.

Part 1 of a film about Essiac

Part 2 of film

Part 3 of film

Part 4 of film

Read some of my other health articles

lower your blood pressure If you are being treated for high blood pressure talk to your doctor before you try anything different. High blood pressure is a very serious problem, that can cause strokes, heart disease, heart attacks and kidney failure.There are ways to cure high blood pressure without drugs.

Breast cancer survival story This is about my experience with Breast Cancer survival. Not as the one with the disease, but as the spouse of the person with the disease. It's about everything we went through together. The emotions, and the treatments, the recovery from the treatments, the hope for the future, and the hope for others that you can survive breast cancer

Protein shake breakfast Breakfast is the hardest meal of the day to get the nutrition that you need, without getting a lot of garbage that you don't need. To start your day off right, you need a breakfast that will give you the energy you need to get through the morning, and keep you from getting hungry

Creatin for good muscle health To help you determine if you should take creatine supplement, this article will give you all the creatine information you need to make that decision.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • conradofontanilla profile image


      7 years ago from Philippines

      Herbs give electron from their hydrogen molecules that's the reason they can treat or cure. Conventional medicine ignores free radicals as cause of disease that is why it discourages application of antioxidants. My Hub "Free radicals with unpaired electrons in alternative medicine" or "Genes of Heritable Breast Cancer Found: How to Counter Its Causes" may help.

    • CurePages profile image


      9 years ago from CANADA

      Well written hub.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)