Can Breast Cancer Simply Go Away Without Medical Intervention?
This important new research indicates that many untreated breast cancers are likely to regress on their own without medical intervention.
A groundbreaking study has revealed in in an article in Lancet Oncology, October 2011, that “the natural course of many screen detected invasive breast cancers is to spontaneously regress.”
The researchers at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Nydalen, Oslo, Norway, believe that many invasive breast cancers detected by repeated mammography screening do not persist to be detected by screening after a period of 6 years.
What this means is that, after a period of time, many breast cancers may regress or simply disappear on their own, without medical intervention. In other words, the body’s own immune system may have destroyed and eliminated the tumor cells.
Does this mean that many women may have undergone radical breast surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation and other treatments, needlessly? Possibly, yes.
It has been already been widely known that mastectomies may have been done in excess, and that such treatments were overly recommended.
In this new study, it seems that underdiagnosed and untreated breast cancers had a much higher incidence of regression that those in women whose breast cancers had been “caught” in time and sought treatment.
Left to its own devices, the body has the ability to fight off tumors without the necessity of radical medical intervention.
It is also highly likely that natural treatments involving healthy dietary choices and effective stress management have a profound impact on the body’s ability to heal itself.
It is likely not possible to predict whether a breast cancer will remiss on its own. However, this study indicates that a preliminary option may be to insure one’s lifestyle includes wise food and exercise choices to maximize the power and effectiveness of the body’s own immune system.
Published Online: 12 October 2011
From the Lancet: Natural history of breast cancers detected in the Swedish mammography screening programme: a cohort study
Thanks to Green Med Info, The Lancet Journal, Elsevier Science and Swets Information Services
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