Após tratamentos convencionais de câncer de mama metadas de mulheres sentem dores prolongadas
After conventional breast cancer treatments, half of women have lingering, long-term pain
Thursday, December 10, 2009 by: E. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) A Danish study published in the November 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association
found that women who have undergone conventional breast cancer
treatment experience pain long after completing treatments.
Mastectomies, breast-conserving surgeries, radiation treatments,
chemotherapy, and lymph node dissection were among the treatments women
in the study had received.
More than 3,000 women were instructed
to fill out questionnaires about whether or not they had any pain, the
types of pain they were experiencing, where they were experiencing it,
how often it was recurring, and how severe it was. Nearly 50 percent
indicated pain in one or more areas and more than 50 percent of those
in the pain group denoted moderate to severe pain.
Of all the
women who experienced severe pain, nearly 80 percent experienced it on
a daily basis. Among those reporting light pain, 36 percent suffered
from it daily. Women under age 40 were more than three times as likely
to experience chronic pain than were women over age 40.
revealed that the areas around the breast, armpit, and on the sides of
the body were where the women experienced such pain. Women who received
radiation therapy were found more likely to have chronic pain than did
those who underwent chemotherapy.
Likewise, axillary (underarm) lymph node dissection resulted in more
instances of chronic pain than did dissection of the sentinal lymph
nodes, which is where cancer cells usually proliferate first.
Some specialists are suggesting that providing preventive treatments for women in the high risk groups should be utilized in order to lower the risk of these women developing chronic pain due to cancer treatments.
upon previous research into the topic, the study further pinpoints
which procedures are most likely to cause chronic pain and in which age
groups they are most likely to develop. Doctors and pain specialists
have been aware of chronic pain resulting from invasive conventional cancer treatments, but many still claim ignorance as to why the pain lingers, often indefinitely.
Bombarding delicate areas of the body with toxic radiation, harsh chemicals, and invasive surgeries
is sure to have lasting negative effects in those unfortunate enough to
undergo such procedures. The best option in dealing with breast or any
other cancer is to prevent it from ever occurring in the first place.
By supplying the body with necessary nutrients, it will be able to
defend itself from developing harmful cancers. When the body is in an
alkaline state, cancer cells rarely proliferate.
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