This article is a tribute to one of my drugless cancer care, breast cancer patients, her name is Sofia. I have permission from her family to share a part of her story, Sofia herself wanted to tell her story to help others.
I met Sofia and her husband in 2013. Let me start at the beginning of her journey of breast cancer. Sofia found a small lump in her breast, she did the right thing by making a doctor’s appointment. From the first doctor’s appointment she had all the normal tests, CT scan, bone scan, MRI and a biopsy which confirmed stage 1 breast cancer but no cancer in any other area of her body. She had surgery to remove the small and again I state very small tumour. During the surgery a section of her lymph’s were removed which is a common procedure.
As well what is common after a procedure such as the one Sofia had is for the tumour and lymph’s tested to see if there is any cancer in the lymph’s or in the margins that surrounded the tumour. In Sofia’s case the margins were clear and the lymph’s were also clear, meaning no cancer, they were cancer free. So far so good.
While Sofia and her husband were at the surgeon’s office, the surgeon explained that for precautionary measures she should have both breasts removed and have implants put in place. At her follow up appointment after the surgery the oncologist suggested she should go on tamoxifen for one year as a precaution. Remember her margins and lymph’s were clear, all her previous medical test showed no tumours, thus no cancer.
From Sofia and her husband’s perspective they trusted the doctors, they were specialists, what did Sofia and her husband know about breast cancer. So they moved forward with having both breasts removed and implants put in place. As well she started on tamoxifen which was supposed to be taken for one year. Before the year was up Sofia started to get headaches, it took 3 months to get any testing done which confirmed a tumour growing on her spine, in the neck region causing the headaches.
She had radiation on her neck because she was already on tamoxifen which was supposed to prevent cancer, right. The radiation caused structural damage and she now had to wear a neck brace. Other tumours were diagnosed throughout her bones and some organs.
One of the side effects of tamoxifen is that it can cause cancer, http://www.medicinenet.com/tamoxifen/article.htm . As well tamoxifen can cause depression. In Sofia’s case I am not sure what was worse for her, the cancer or the depression.
So what is the health habit for today, please, please use some common sense, do not let fear drive your decisions, take some time, do some research, you have to take responsibility for understanding the options. Don’t expect anyone to care more about your health and wellness then you do.
Diane Elms D.H.M.H.S., CCI, CCII, Specializing in Drugless Cancer Care, 2006 Iridologist of the Year, if you have any health related questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 905 768 0848.