Breast cancer is the 2nd most common cancer killer after lung cancer. Fortunately, natural remedies may improve outcomes and decrease the toxicity of treatment.
Influence of nutrition
High iodine intake cultures (e.g., Japan) have 70% lower rates of breast cancer than low iodine countries like the U.S.
Women with a higher vitamin D intake may be a quarter less likely to die from breast cancer than women with lower levels.
Though larger studies are needed, early experience showed these nutrients may decrease breast cancer growth or risk.
Iodine (Tri-Iodine has 12.5 mg tablet. Take 1-4 tabs a day — if taking more than 1, do so under a holistic physician’s supervision as it may block thyroid function).
2,000 units a day (unless you have high blood calcium from bone metastases).
Coenzyme Q10 chewables 200-400 mg a day. In 1 study, it helped shrink breast cancer metastases.
For hot flashes from estrogen blockers (e.g., Tamoxifen), use black cohosh. It does NOT raise estrogen levels.