Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment Saves Lives!
Talk to your doctor about screening for breast cancer and for other medical advice.
Stories from Survivors and More Information on Breast Cancer:
- Best Day of My Life
- “It doesn’t matter what you go through in life, you can still be active, you can still chase your dreams.”
- A 2009 Walter Reed Army Medical Center study found that women serving in the military have a slightly elevated risk of breast cancer.
- Dr. Susan Love on Breast Cancer
- Mammograms Recommended for Early Detection
- Inspiring Stories from Survivors
- Integrative Therapies; Supportive Therapies During Treatment for Breast Cancer
Do Not Delay Conventional Treatment. A study published in 2017 reported that “delay or refusal of conventional cancer treatment (CCT), when done in favor of alternative medicine (AM), may have serious survival implications for cancer patients.” Talk to your health care team and make informed choices.
Open communication with your health care team. The American Cancer Society urges patients who are thinking about using any complementary or non-mainstream therapies to first discuss it with their health care team. For safety and ‘best practice,’ let your doctor and healthcare team know if you are using any Alternative, Complementary or Integrative Therapies, herbal products, supplements or non-prescribed over-the-counter (OTC) products. Some may not be recommended or may even interfere with your treatment.
Integrative Therapies: Supportive Care for Cancer Patients. According to the American Cancer Society, “implementing integrative therapies in a clinical setting requires a coordinated team approach with well-trained providers. Training and credentialing for many integrative providers varies by jurisdictions. Best practices suggest that providers be trained to the highest standard of their profession and educated in other relevant disciplines.”
Contact Us for More Information and Resources on Integrative Therapies (acupuncture, hypnosis, massage, meditation, qi gong, reiki, yoga, etc.) Offered for Support During Treatment for Cancer.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 978-283-4258.
Discounted Sessions Offered During the Month of October for anyone in treatment for Breast Cancer. Take part in this special savings through Oct 31.
Discounted Sessions Offered during the Month of November, for any Veteran or Member of the Armed Services in treatment for any cancer diagnosis.
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Sources and More Information:
- American Cancer Society
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- NIH/National Cancer Institute
- Skyler B Johnson, Henry S Park, Cary P Gross, James B Yu, Use of Alternative Medicine for Cancer and Its Impact on Survival, JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Volume 110, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 121–124, https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djx145
Best in Health, Karen
Karen Pischke BSN, RN, Alumnus CCRN, Author, Speaker, Nurse Researcher, Photographer. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC. Your Bridge to Health. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit. Karen is a registered nurse with a background in critical care nursing, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac risk factor reduction, wellness and integrative healthcare. Incorporating a collaborative, integrative approach, Karen strives to educate and provide evidence-based services and self-care tools that are safe as well as effective at improving health, happiness and wellbeing. www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Instagram and Facebook.
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