Prepare yourself well for cancer surgery
(Chris Woollams. CANCERactive) 60 per cent of cancer patients have some sort of surgery; sometimes for diagnosis, sometimes for treatment.
Some surgeons will tell you that they are going ´to cut all the cancer away´. Some will even tell you afterwards that you are now ´All Clear´. Both claims are completely irresponsible.
In our view cancer is a disease of the whole body; it may appear in a localised lump. If your rose had three blackspots on one leaf, and you tore the leaf off and destroyed it, would you think the blackspot disease had left the plant? So too with cancer.
Our view is that cancer is a multi-step process; from inflammation of cells, to rogue cells, to blood supplies and growth factors, and tumour formation and metastases to name just a few of the cancer steps in the process.
You will be told that if the oncologists diagnose your cancer early, then you will have a greater chance of survival, and this may be true. But all the latest research points to the fact that very early on in the process, rogue cells containing messages are fired off from the original location, to lie dormant around your body.
Prepare your whole body
Are you going to rely on surgery to give you the all clear? Why not build a precautionary programme of preventative steps to ensure you have nothing still lurking in the rest of your body. Look at the ACTIVE8 PROGRAMME for a start.
And , if you are going to have surgery MAKE SURE YOU READ THE ARTICLE ´Can surgery spread cancer?´ and prepare yourself thoroughly before you go into surgery. There is so much you can do to increase your personal odds of beating the disease. For a start take immune boosting herbs and natural supplements and consider Tagamet, before you go anywhere near the surgery.
Pre-menopausal women need to know that Guy´s Hospital conducted research showing that breast cancer patients who have surgery in the second half of their cycle (when progesterone dominates) have much better survival rates than breast cancer patients having operations in the first part of their cycle (when oestrogen dominates).
And men who have prostate surgery should go to a surgeon with a lot of operations under his belt. The more he has completed the less your risk of side effects. There´s research on that too.
Alternatrively you may want to skip the surgery and plump for HIFU - a form of ultrasound that melts away the tumour.
We have research on all of this!
Take a look at our simple guide to surgery to answer some of the questions.