Biopsy and breast lumpectomy are used in different stages of the conventional breast cancer journey. However, these two procedures have a lot more in common than you may think. Both are considered “breast-conserving” or “breast preservation” procedures, and both come with some pretty dangerous side effects as well.
When deciding to do either one, in the end you need to do what you feel is best for you and your health. Arming yourself with the right information about biopsies and lumpectomies can help you make that decision with confidence and empowerment.
Breast Lumpectomy and Biopsy Both Carry the Risk of Spreading Cancer Tumor Cells
In a conventional medical setting, it is commonplace for a doctor to recommend a biopsy in order to gather more information after abnormalities are found in the breast area. A biopsy consists of the insertion of a needle into the area in question in order to “remove a piece of tissue or a sample of cells from the body so that it can be analyzed in a laboratory” (according to the Mayo Clinic).
Then, if a cancer tumor is discovered, an oncologist may recommend that a lumpectomy be performed instead of a mastectomy in order to remove a cancerous tumor without removing the entire breast. A breast lumpectomy consists of the removal of the “lump” (i.e. the breast tumor) and usually some of the healthy tissue that surrounds the tumor as well. Often this is called a partial mastectomy.
You may be under the impression that surgery is a more natural way of dealing with cancer because it is a mechanical procedure that does not involve drugs (except for pain medication afterwards). However, just like mastectomy, both biopsy and lumpectomy need to be considered as invasive surgeries that come with the same basic dangers as a major operation.
Any time there is interface with a cancer tumor in a surgical setting, including biopsy, the natural barriers that would normally keep the tumor contained to a particular area are breached. This could enable cancer cells to escape and metastasize to other parts of the body through the surgical margins. An Italian study on over 1,000 patients published in the British Journal of Cancer concluded that:
“Surgery should be considered as a major perturbing factor for metastasis development in laboratory animals. The different time distribution of mortality…suggests that primary tumor removal could result in changes of the metastatic process even for breast cancer.”
Lumpectomy & Biopsy, What are the Dangers?
- Surgery and biopsy can enable cancer cells to escape and metastasize to other parts of the body
- Surgery suppresses the immune system
- Surgery can cause tumor cells to grow
- The ability of cancer cells to stick to blood vessel walls increases by a whopping 250% during procedures
- Surgery reduces the production of Natural Killer Cells
- Breast cancer biopsy can promote metastasis to the sentinel lymph nodes
Is Biopsy Necessary?
It is understandable that some women want to know the specifics of their breast cancer, which a biopsy may be able to provide. However, the opinion of many experts is that “cancer is cancer;” the root cause is basically the same no matter what form of cancer you have been diagnosed with.
In terms of the natural treatment protocols you may deploy in healing cancer, the specifics of your form of breast cancer may not matter. This is because the “herbal chemo” supplementation protocols, detoxing methods, and changes in diet and lifestyle and other modalities will, in large part, be the same across the board.
Alternatives to biopsy DO EXIST and can present you with additional information about your cancer with far less risk to your health. These may include the ONCOblot® test and thermography screening, among others. In addition, the RGCC Greece blood test can give you insights as to specific genetic and stem cell markers.
Actions to Boost Your Immune System and Help Your Body Heal After Surgery
If you have already had an invasive surgery such as a lumpectomy, mastectomy, or biopsy, here are some actions you can take NOW to help your body repair and keep your immune system strong:
- Modified Citrus Pectin prevents cancer cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels. Some studies say by up to 95%! Studies and experts recommend 14 grams of MCP be taken daily for a period of one year after any surgery (including a positive biopsy).
- Medicinal mushrooms, garlic, glutamine, and IP-6 (inositol hexaphosphate) all have the ability to boost Natural Killer Cell activity. In addition, some studies show that mistletoe extract taken before surgery can lessen the suppression of Natural Killer Cell activity.
- Genistein, milk thistle, EGCG in green tea (especially in matcha green tea), and curcumin have all been reported to help reduce vascular growth factors in metastatic cancer. In several studies, curcumin reduced the mass of tumors themselves by between 60 and 80%.
The choice to go forward with biopsy and/or lumpectomy is a personal one. Know the facts before you decide so that your decision will be a sound one which is in alignment with a healthy breast lifestyle overall.
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