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Breast Cancer Special Feature

by Sandra Goodman PhD(more info)

listed in cancer, originally published in issue 33 - October 1998

Breast cancer remains, for most women, one of the most feared and deadly diagnoses, and rightly so, in light of the latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics.

Breast Cancer has the highest incidence figures of all cancers, afflicting more than 30,000 women annually in the UK and over the past 20 years, breast cancer incidence has increased from just over 62 to almost 100 per 100,000 women. Furthermore, survival figures make even more grim reading.

Although close to 90% of women survive one year, that figure drops dramatically to only about 60% after five years, averaged for age and stage of cancer diagnosis. When looked at according to how far the cancer has spread, the statistics are much worse. Although close to 90% of women with Stage I (localised) breast cancer survive five years, just over 20% of women with Stage IV (metastasised) breast cancer survive five years.

These are from figures published by the Office for National Statistics, yet we don't usually get to read about this in the media. Rather, we tend to be bombarded or bamboozled by sensationalist tales about the latest miracle gene or drug trial which might show some promise in the future.

In this multi-authored feature in Positive Health, we present the sobering facts about Breast Cancer, discuss conventional, complementary and futuristic treatments and describe the alarming facts about the environmental connection. Finally we present a comprehensive proposal for research which would include a whole range of treatment modalities not presently even considered by conventional medicine.

This is a prelimin to the many features articles on cancer in issue 33 of Positive Health magazine.

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About Sandra Goodman PhD

Sandra Goodman PhD, Co-founder and Editor of Positive Health, trained as a Molecular Biology scientist in Agricultural Biotechnology in Canada and the US. She has focused upon health issues since the 1980s in the UK. Author of 4 books, including Nutrition and Cancer: State-of-the-Art, Vitamin C – The Master Nutrient, Germanium: The Health and Life Enhancer and numerous articles, Dr Goodman was the lead author of the Consensus Document Nutritional and LifeStyle Guidelines for People with Cancer and compiled the Cancer and Nutrition Database for the Bristol Cancer Help Centre in 1993.

 

In publishing in Positive Health PH Online authoritative articles and book reviews by leading proponents of numerous alternative cancer treatment approaches, Dr Goodman has demonstrated her passion about the necessity of making available to all people, particularly those with cancer, considerable clinical expertise in areas of Nutrition and Complementary Therapies. She is a member of the Therapy Advisory Panel of the Penny Brohn Cancer Care, Scientific Expert Committee member of the Alliance for Natural Health and a Patron of the Avalon Complementary Medicine Trust in Wells, Somerset. Nutrition and Cancer.

 

Dr Goodman and Mike Howell, her long-term partner, seek individuals with the resources, structural organization and interest to continue and expand the legacy of Positive Health PH Online forward into the 21st century, adding facilities to conduct online seminars, fund raise for alternative cancer research, as well as to promote leading holistic organizations and businesses internationally. Follow her Blog and purchase Nutrition and Cancer: State-of-the-Art.  Dr S Goodman may be contacted privately for Research, Lectures and Editorial services via: sandra@drsgoodman.com     www.drsgoodman.com  sandra@positivehealth.com   and www.positivehealth.com

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