Thursday, June 22, 2006

Alternative Breast Cancer Treatment
A note from Caner Treatment Centers of America

CTCA specializes in alternative breast cancer treatment. Actual alternative breast cancer treatment therapies depend on variables and factors such as your age, stage of cancer and more. Cancer Treatment Centers of America's cancer experts will work one on one with you to determine the most appropriate alternative breast cancer treatment for you. Please read the information on this page and use the links to find more on alternative breast cancer treatment options.

Why is CTCA treatment considered alternative breast cancer treatment?
Cancer Treatment Centers of America believes it is important to enhance your breast cancer treatment by offering complementary and alternative therapies. This combination of therapies is considered alternative breast cancer therapy. While other cancer treatment centers will only give you traditional therapies, CTCA offers an alternative breast cancer treatment by including therapies such as spiritual support, image enhancement and much more.

It is important to remember that CTCA employs current medical treatments along with additional, alternative breast cancer treatment therapies. Our brand of alternative breast cancer treatment is more comprehensive. Our approach to alternative breast cancer treatment treats the whole person, not just the cancer.

Alternative Breast Cancer Treatment: For Patients Who Want More
You may be asking yourself what alternative breast cancer treatment is. We believe that it is important to enrich your breast cancer treatment by offering complementary therapies. Where other cancer treatment centers will give you traditional therapies, CTCA can provide you with alternative breast cancer treatment by including therapies such as naturopathic medicine, nutritional therapy, and more. Our alternative breast cancer treatment is designed to help the whole you fight cancer.

Alternative Breast Cancer Treatment - For More Information From CTCA
If you believe you are a candidate for alternative breast cancer treatment, you may also call us at the toll-free number listed above. In addition, you will find useful information on alternative breast cancer treatment at CancerCompass.

In our case, alternative simply means more. Our treatment is alternative breast cancer treatment because we treat the whole person, not just the symptoms of the disease. Please utilize our site for more information on alternative treatment for breast cancer, new breast cancer treatment and more. We also treat many other cancers.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Alternative Breast Cancer Treatment

Alternative Breast Cancer Treatment is Available: Each year, 182,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and 43,300 die. How many could have lived if they persued alternative breast cancer treatment? One woman in eight either has or will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In addition, 1,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 400 will die this year. Though the numbers may be discouraging, there are alternative breast cancer treatments that are changing the way women fighting breast cancer live thier lives.

Inslulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT) is one of the forms of alternative breast cancer treatments that is changing the way women fight cancer. This treatment is also sometimes referred to as "low dose chemotherapy." The principal proponent of this procedure is Dr. Donato Perez Garcia (1958-), grandson of the discoverer, Dr. Donato Perez Garcia (1896-1971), who claims that IPT is especially effective with breast cancer.


Testimony from Carol Guttman, San Diego, California

After Alternative Breast Cancer Treatment

I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in July of 2003.
As I sat in the doctor's office, the doctor told me that I would need a complete hysterectomy and chemotherapy and perhaps radiation therapy as well. After much prayer, I decided to go ahead with the operation, but was very troubled about the chemotherapy and dreaded all of the after-effects from this treatment.

When I then learned about a treatment called IPT, I decided to do an Internet search for doctors who knew about IPT and found Dr. Breitman. Hooray! I called the number on the Internet and was able to speak with Dr. Breitman on the phone that day. He was very comforting and reassuring. I was thrilled to talk directly to him.

Dr. Breitman suggested I come in on the following Tuesday morning and start treatment. I knew enough from all my research that I did need to start some treatment as quickly as possible.

I took a total of 24 IPT treatments. The last treatment was in April of 2004. Dr. Breitman and Cheryl his nurse work very quickly, and I was able to go to work after each treatment after Gatorade, a brief rest and some lunch. I was in by 10:00 or so and out by 11:30. I could start
a fairly normal day after 1:30 or 2:00.

I have had 3 follow-up scans and I am absolutely free from cancer. PRAISE THE LORD!!!

Breast Cancer Overview

Alternative breast cancer treatment is available for malignant (cancerous) tumors that start from cells of the breast. Breast cancer occurs mostly in women, but men can get breast cancer as well. The alternative breast cancer treatment for breast cancer varies depending on the type of breast cancer and the stage. The information here refers only to breast cancer in women. There is separate information about breast cancer in men.

A woman's breast is made up of glands that make breast milk (lobules), ducts (small tubes that connect lobules to the nipple), fatty and connective tissue, blood vessels, and lymph (pronounced limf) vessels. Most breast cancers begin in the ducts (ductal carcinoma), some begin in the lobules (lobular carcinoma), and the rest in other tissues.

Lymph vessels are like veins, except that they carry lymph fluid instead of blood. Lymph is a clear fluid that contains immune system cells and waste products. Lymph vessels lead to small, bean-shaped collections of tissue called lymph nodes. Most lymph vessels of the breast lead to lymph nodes under the arm. These are called axillary (AX-uh-lair-ee) nodes.

If breast cancer cells reach the underarm lymph nodes and continue to grow, they cause the nodes to swell. Once cancer cells have reached these nodes they are more likely to spread to other organs of the body as well.

Benign Breast Lumps
Most breast lumps are benign; that is, they are not cancer. Benign breast tumors are abnormal growths, but they do not spread outside of the breast and they are not life threatening. But some benign breast lumps can increase a woman's risk of getting breast cancer.

Most lumps turn out to be caused by fibrocystic (fi-bro-SIS-tik) changes. Cysts are fluid-filled sacs. Fibrosis is the formation of scar-like tissue. Such changes can cause breast swelling and pain. The breasts may feel lumpy, and sometimes there is a clear or slightly cloudy nipple discharge. For more detail, please see "Non-Cancerous Breast Conditions."

Main Types of Breast Cancer
Understanding key words as they relate to breast cancer can be a challenge. Here are the most common types of breast cancer:

Carcinoma in situ (in SIGH-to): This term is used for early stage cancer, when it is confined to the place where it started. In breast cancer, it means that the cancer is confined to the ducts or the lobules, depending on where it started. It has not gone into the fatty tissues in the breast nor spread to other organs in the body.

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS): This is the most common type of noninvasive breast cancer. DCIS means that the cancer is confined to the ducts. It has not spread through the walls of the ducts into the fatty tissue of the breast. Nearly all women with breast cancer at this stage can be cured. The best way to find DCIS early is with a mammogram.

Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS): This condition of breast cancer begins in the milk-making glands but does not go through the wall of the lobules. Although not a true breast cancer, having LCIS increases a woman's risk of getting breast cancer later. For this reason, it's important that women with LCIS to follow the screening guidelines for breast cancer (see "How Is Breast Cancer Found").

Infiltrating (invasive) ductal carcinoma (IDC): This is the most common breast cancer. It starts in a milk passage or duct, breaks through the wall of the duct, and invades the fatty tissue of the breast, causing breast cancer. From there it can spread to other parts of the body. IDC is the most common type of breast cancer. It accounts for about 80% of invasive breast cancers.

Infiltrating (invasive) lobular carcinoma (ILC): This cancer starts in the milk glands or lobules. It can spread to other parts of the body. About 10% of invasive breast cancers are of this type.

There are also several other less common types of breast cancer. You can get information about these through our toll-free number or on our Web site.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Detecting Breast Cancer

Detecting Breast Cancer:
The earlier breast cancer is found, the better the chances that alternative breast cancer treatment will work. The goal is to find cancers before they start to cause symptoms. The size of a breast cancer and how far it has spread are the most important factors in predicting the outlook for the patient during alternative breast cancer treatment. Most doctors feel that early detection tests for breast cancer save many thousands of lives each year. Following the guidelines given here improves the chances that breast cancer can be found at an early stage and treated successfully using alternative breast cancer treatment therapies.
Breast Cancer Self-Examination:
Women should be aware of how their breasts normally feel and report any changes to their doctor right away. Finding a change does not mean that you have cancer.

By being aware of how your own breasts feel, you are likely to notice any changes that take place. You can also choose to use a step-by-step approach to checking your breasts on a set schedule. The best time to do breast self-examination (BSE) is when your breasts are not tender or swollen. If you find any changes, see your doctor right away.
Breast Cancer Symptoms:
Alternative Breast Cancer Treatment specialists recommend to be aware of the symptoms of breast cancer at an early age. This can be achieved increasing the knowledge base. While the widespread use of screening mammography has increased the number of breast cancers found before they cause any symptoms, some are still missed.

The most common sign of breast cancer is a new lump or mass. A lump that is painless, hard, and has uneven edges is more likely to be cancer. But some cancers are tender, soft, and rounded. So it's important to have anything unusual checked by your doctor.

Other signs of breast cancer include the following:

+ A swelling of part of the breast
+ Skin irritation or dimpling
+ Nipple pain or the nipple turning inward
+ Redness or scaliness of the nipple or breast skin
+ A nipple discharge other than breast milk
+ A lump in the underarm area