A Holistic Approach for Addressing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in Canadian women (with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer) and the second leading death from cancer in the nation, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. By the end of 2015, it is estimated that 25,000 women will have been diagnosed with the disease. Fortunately, there are holistic breast cancer approaches that have shown to be effective in both preventing breast cancer and treating those who have succumbed to the disease.

The Incidence of Cancer

It is projected that in 2015, 5,000 Canadian women will die of breast cancer, which will account for 14 percent of all cancer deaths in women for that year. For men, the disease is less common, with 220 men expected to be diagnosed with the illness by the end of the year resulting in 60 deaths. An average of 68 Canadian women is diagnosed with breast cancer each and every day, and 14 women die daily as a result of the disease. On a positive note, the incidence of breast cancer for women in Canada is falling, possibly because of the more widespread use of diagnostic mammograms.

A Holistic Approach for Preventing Breast Cancer

When it comes to cancer of all kinds, prevention is easier than treatment. Proper nutrition and drinking enough clean water plays an important role, along with building the immune system. Lifestyle changes like getting enough sleep and the proper amount of sunlight and exercise are vital elements in cancer prevention. Cleansing, drainage and detoxification therapies can make a difference, especially for individuals who have had cancer and want to prevent the disorder from reappearing.

Cancer Management and Education

Certified Holistic Cancer Practitioners (CHCPs) at the Edison Institute investigate the possible causes of breast cancer and its link to factors such as diet, the environment and individual lifestyle choices. CHCPs make a real difference in their clients’ lives by empowering those diagnosed with breast cancer with effective strategies to complement medical care and manage the effects of the treatment. Mental and emotional strategies are provided, along with other alternative therapies and dietary recommendations that support clients with breast cancer and improve their quality of life.