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

Updated on March 22, 2014
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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.

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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.

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      conradofontanilla 6 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.

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      CurePages 8 years ago from CANADA

      Well written hub.