Ladies, it’s the ugliest risk of breast cancer treatments — and it’s something you won’t find in the stats or even hidden in the fine print of a warning label.
The disease itself often ISN’T deadly… but the treatments sure are!
A stunning new study exposes the secret way one incredibly common therapy can kill you. And it does this dirty work in a way that might never be linked to the treatment or the disease.
As far as the stats are concerned — and as far as your own doctor can figure it — you died years later of something else entirely.
But the new study on mice reveals the terrifying truth: That “something else” was triggered by the very cancer treatment you THOUGHT would save your life.
It finds that a popular chemotherapy drug often given to women batting breast cancer can leave behind a time bomb in another part of your body.
And when it goes off, you could end up with lung cancer!
That’s the single deadliest form of cancer by far. And while it’s often been linked to smokers, the number of nonsmokers who get the disease has been on the rise.
Now, we might now why.
The study finds that this chemo drug, called paclitaxel, doesn’t kill all the cancer cells.
It opens up an escape hatch and allows some of them to slip out into the rest of your body.
That alone is bad news.
But then the drug does something even worse: It essentially fertilizes your lungs for growing cancer, altering the environment in there to make it especially easy for those ugly cells to take hold and establish themselves.
That allows a new tumor to quietly form — secretly setting the stage for a second, even deadlier, cancer.
And while you might have beaten that breast cancer… you might not be so lucky the second time around.
Ladies, you don’t have to trade one cancer for another.
The most common form of breast “cancer” — the so-called “stage zero” — isn’t even a true cancer and doesn’t need treatment.
Instead of panicking into chemo, as many oncologists want, take some time to gather the facts and seek multiple opinions on whether or not you even need treatment in the first place.
You’d be surprised at how often you might not.
If it turns out you do need help, work with a doc on choosing the least invasive and least toxic treatment possible — and speak to a naturopath about detoxifying therapies that can limit toxic side effects and cut your risk of a deadly second cancer.