The new procedure called Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy, or eBx for short, combined surgery and a dose of radiation given in the operating room. Many are excited about it because, if clinical trials prove successful, it might eliminate months of chemo treatment post-op for breast cancer. It may be cutting-edge in that it eliminates hospital time and may improve overall vitality, but let’s not forget prevention. Drugs and surgery involve risk. According to LA Times, “Two drugs taken by women at high risk for breast cancer — tamoxifen and raloxifene — both reduce the risk of the disease by about 50% in high-risk post-menopausal women while they are taking the medications, researchers said Monday. The benefits of raloxifene fall off more quickly once women stop taking them, however, and the increased benefits of tamoxifen come at a price: a higher risk of uterine cancer, blood clots and cataracts — although the absolute risks of all three remain low.” For my money, I take periodic cancer-prevention herbs. For example, the Chinese cancer treatment herbal pill: Anticancerlin. It shrinks tumors, reduces ascites (abdominal bloating) and is strongly detoxifying.
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