Breast cancer? No problem. Get ’em cut off and then get radiation and chemo. You’ll do great.
But did you know that if you have fibromyalgia, you not only have a 20% higher risk of cancer but you are 80% likelier to die from that cancer?
Let’s look at the most common chemo drugs for breast cancer.
Anthracyclines: not recommended in patients with mitral valve prolapse or arrhythmia. Guess who has those?
Taxanes: not recommended in patients with arrhythmia or orthostatic hypotension. Guess who…
5-FU also not recommended in patients with heart issues. F.U. five times, OK?
Among Cytoxan’s side effects are pain, fatigue, hair loss, tingling in hands and feet and brain fog. Maybe I don’t actually have fibromyalgia; maybe I have Cytoxan.
Paraplatin is not recommended for people with a platinum allergy. How would you know?
So maybe I don’t do chemo. Maybe I just do radiation.
From macmillan.org: “Radiotherapy can change the cells lining the lungs. This can cause problems with breathlessness months or years after treatment. If you already have a chest problem, such as asthma, the symptoms can be worse.”
Guess who has asthma?
Javid Moslehi of Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute writes, “Radiation can cause not just narrowing of the arteries and heart attacks, but abnormal heart rhythms, malfunctioning heart valves and other serious issues.”
I already have abnormal heart rhythms and a malfunctioning heart valve.
I’m thinking nutritional healing is going to be my best option. I found the Annie Appleseed Project through Chris Wark’s website. I’ll be reading there from now on and maybe stop scaring myself so much.