is referenced at the end of this video and that is the reason for the "RN" rating. www.breastcancerchoices.org is an excellent website chock-full of good information and one we link to often on this forum. Thank you Lynn and thank you Sally, for all that you have done and continue to do! xxoo!
Welcome to Breast Cancer Choices, Inc., a nonprofit
organization scrutinizing and reporting the evidence for
breast cancer procedures and treatments.
Report on information quality: Every piece of information on this site
has been rigorously fact-checked and documented.
Report on decision-making: As patient-advocate reporters, our mission
is to help patients get full disclosure in order to make informed choices
about procedures and treatments. We have rarely met a patient who
received the true (overall survival) statistics for any therapy. Lack
of full disclosure is the single biggest obstacle to patients making
informed choices. Only by uncovering the hidden statistics can patients
decide on which treatments are best for them.
Report on healing strategies: We investigate evidence-based strategies
which have passed the "do no harm" criteria.
How does a patient get informed? --------
- By getting the benefit of offered treatments
in writing in the form of published studies.
- Learning how to examine any study which claims you will
(A) survive longer with a treatment and (B) how your quality
of life will be affected.
- Learning how to understand what the terms,
relative risk and absolute risk, mean for your decision-making
process. For example, if you were told a toxic treatment offered
40% benefit and you read that it actually only offered a 5% absolute
benefit with years of debilitating side effects, would this
information affect your decision-making?
- Learning your medical doctor is legally bound to recommend
"standard of care" procedures of the medical community whether
or not they have any evidence to support their use.
Standard of care medical treatment is consensus-based, not
evidence-based. Consensus-based only means the doctors voted
on medical guidelines.
Begin with the FAQ ---------
Ask frequently or never-asked questions about breast cancer
policies. Look at the documented results of the standard treatment
After scrutinizing the survival record of conventional treatments,
patients may consider alternative therapies, complementary
therapies or proceed on the conventional route.
Recently, several safe, non-toxic, do-no-harm strategies have
emerged to specifically detox the breast so that it can function