Breast Cancer: A Modern Epidemic
Preventive Concepts & Strategies for Optimal Health
By Dr. Michael Wald, Supervisor of Longevity Services at Integrated Medicine of Mt Kisco
495 E. Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 914-242-8844 /
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Environmental Chemicals & Breast Cancer That Might Influence Breast Cancer Development & Recovery
Environmental causes or precipitators of breast cancer development is a neglected area of focus in traditional medicine, but not in the scientific arena. In other words, there is an evidence-base that the environment including foods and chemicals in the air, water and food contribute to breast and degenerative disease development in many people. Below I have outlined some of the basics to consider in this area, but all of my blogs explore this area to some extent - so, read ALL of my five breast cancer blogs.
1. Most DNA mutations related to breast cancer occur in single breast cells during a woman's life rather than having been inherited.
2. 85,000 synthetic chemicals on the market today including, but not limited to, preservatives, lipstick, sunscreens, and deodorants, the flame retardants to our sofas, plasticizers in our water bottles, pesticides on our fruits and vegetables, and GMOs.
3. 70% of those with breast cancer have no known risk factors like late menopause, children late in life or family history or genes.
4. Non-industrialized countries have lower rates of breast cancer compared with industrialized countries; those who move to countries with lower rates experienced lower rates. Estrogen is linked to development of breast cancer. Xenoestrogens act like estrogens (weed killers and pesticides, plastic additives or by-products, ingredients in spray paints and paint removers, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC), used in food manufacture and food packaging, medical products, cars, toys, credit cards, appliances, and rainwear.
5. The burden of environmental chemicals has been underestimated (http://www.bcaction.org/our-take-on-breast-cancer/environment/)
What are some simple lifestyle considerations to reduce ones risk include?
· No smoking and avoidance of second hand smoke and air pollution.
· Eliminate saturated and trans fats.
· No alcohol: Alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, increasing linearly even with a moderate consumption and irrespectively of the type of alcoholic beverage.
· Avoiding Estrogens are known that they may produce breast cancer by actions on estrogen receptors and also as chemical carcinogens, as a consequence of their oxidation leading to reactive metabolites.
· Avoiding excessive radiation and taking nutritional precautions are associated with a reduction in risks.
· Type 2 diabetes mellitus is an independent risk factor for cancer such as pancreatic, liver, colorectal and breast cancer. In addition, diabetes decreases the risk of prostate cancer. Further stressing the importance of diet, exercise, and proper supplementation.
· Infections (viruses) and breast cancer
o Human Papilloma virus HPV- High-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV) are the causative agent of several cancers especially breast cancer.
o Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), a common herpes virus, has been reported to be a risk factor for many diseases, including malignant diseases such as glioma, neuroblastoma, and breast cancer.
o Evidence is accumulating that one or more beta-retrovirus is associated with human breast cancer.
Q-What treatments for breast cancer that are in studies now do you see as the new movement for treatment?
· Intravenous vitamin C (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23916956)
o Plasma antioxidants are supposed to be directly related to breast cancer risk.
o Severe α-tocopherol deficiency could increase breast cancer risk.
· Intravenous infusions of modest doses of DHA may have potential for optimizing the intracellular ascorbate content of cancers, potentially rendering them less aggressive.
· Intravenous hydrogen peroxide
o Intravenous infusion of hydrogen peroxide or h2o2 delivers a positive metabolic effect and may oxidize respective physiological substances by promoting healthful tissue growth and increments cellular oxygen tension, which hinders the growth or development of tumors.
· Intravenous sodium bicarbonate: True pH “balancing, True Detoxification
o Oral sodium bicarbonate and intravenous DHA may have the potential to blunt the aggressiveness of certain cancers in which suboptimal intracellular ascorbate levels contribute to elevated HIF-1 activity.
· Hyperbaric Ambient Air
o Hyperbaric Oxygen significantly improved the radiation response of R1H tumors. HBO appeared to be more effective than normobaric carbogen, both with regard to tumor oxygenation and response to irradiation.
· Bioimpedance therapy (BIS)
o Bioimpedence spectroscopy has shown to be able to detect early onset lymphedema.
o BIS has significant clinical utility as it can be used to monitor patients with early breast cancer related risk.
o More systematic surveillance for earlier detection and the potential benefits of physical activity to prevent lymphedema and mitigate symptoms and reduce risk factors.
Healthy blood ranges
· Integrated work ups - The Blood Detective way!
o One should have regular mammograms in order to monitor activity within the body
o Vitamin levels such as vitamin A, D, and C should be regulated and this has shown to decrease ones risk.
o Regular blood work can monitor hormones levels especially those associated with breast cancer risk.
o Proper checking of the lymphatics for adequate removal of toxins is necessary.
- My blood detective workup is a comprehensive blood workup looking for heavy metals, nutritional deficiencies and usage problems, absorption issues and fundamentally looks at many body systems all at once - this approach is not usual in medicine and I believe improves the likelihood of identifying health issues, many unknown to the person, providing the opportunity for deepened prevention and treatment efforts.
None of the statements herein have been approved by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) nor does this information substitute for sound medical or nutritional health advice.
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