The color pink is now synonymous with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, adorning everything from pro football players’ cleats to the lapels of business suits. Every October, the color reminds us that breast cancer continues to affect the lives of so many Americans. It also serves to remind us that early detection is an important part of successfully treating the disease.
At EuroMed Foundation, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time when we emphasize that women have alternatives to traditional chemotherapy and radiation treatments, including our support of holistic cancer treatment that focuses on the whole patient. Despite the heightened awareness, breast cancer remains one of the most common causes of death from cancer among all American women.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, no matter your race or ethnicity, except for some kinds of skin cancer. More than 220,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, the most recent year statistics are available, and 40,931 women died from breast cancer. Additionally, in the United States, breast cancer is:
- The most common cause of death from cancer among Hispanic women
- The second most common cause of death from cancer among white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women
At EuroMed, we customize our breast cancer treatment plans for each patient’s unique circumstances. Unlike traditional chemotherapy, which is unable to distinguish between healthy and diseased cells and results in debilitating side effects for many women, our low-dose chemotherapy called insulin potentiation therapy (IPT), targets cancerous cells.
Our alternative breast cancer treatment also includes complementary therapies to help detoxify the body and boost liver function. Taken together, the treatment is designed to enhance your immune system in a way that not only helps you recover from cancer, but also helps prevent its recurrence.
We encourage everyone to use Breast Cancer Awareness Month to educate (or re-educate) themselves about the importance of self-exams and understand that the goal of a holistic approach to cancer treatment is to take into account a patient’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being.