Saying No to Breast Cancer Surgery When It Does Not Save Lives
– Three Needed Opinions
Majid Ali, M.D.
Surgery for breast cancer is a very serious issue because, as performed in the United States now, it is often unnecessary. done in an it is commonly. I say this as a certified surgeon (in England), certified in surgical pathology (in the U.S.), and an author of five books on cancer.
On the other hand, it is a huge mistake to say No to surgery for invasive breast cancer in its early stages. I ask the readers to read and re-read this article and consider the information I present carefully before accepting surgery.
Three Surgical Opinions
I recommend women who diagnosed with a new breast cancer to seek the following three opinions from the following three types of doctors experienced in treating breast cancer:
- A breast surgeon
- An integrative physician
- An oncologists
Two Types of Breast Lesions (Growths) That Are Not Cancer
Following two types of growths in the breast that considered as cancer but do not behave as cancer. So they should not be called cancer:
- Lobular cancer
- In-situ ductal cancer su
I discuss this subject at length in a companion article.
In this article, I summarize eye-opening findings concerning a study of 100,000 women followed for 20 years published in August 2015 in the journal JAMA Oncology. The texts below are taken from The New York Times of August 20, 2015. I add here that what the Times is deeply lamenting here is well known to experienced pathologists like myself, as well as European doctors for some decades.
Quotes from The New York Times
The texts below are taken from The New York Times of August 20, 2015. I add here that what the Times is deeply lamenting here is well known to experienced pathologists like myself, as well as European doctors for some decades.
Quote # 1
“As many as 60,000 American women each year are told they have a very early stage of breast cancer— Stage 0, as it is commonly known — a possible precursor to what could be a deadly tumor. And almost every one of the women has either a lumpectomy or a mastectomy and often a double mastectomy, removing a healthy breast as well.”
Quote # 2
“Yet it now appears that treatment may make no difference in their outcomes. Patients with this condition had close to the same likelihood of dying of breast cancer as women in the general population, and the few who died did so despite treatment, not for lack of it, researchers reported Thursday in JAMA Oncology.”
Quote # 3
“Their conclusions were based on the most extensive collection of data ever analyzed on the condition, known as ductal carcinoma in situ, or D.C.I.S.: 100,000 women followed for 20 years. The findings are likely to fan debate about whether tens of thousands of patients are undergoing unnecessary and sometimes disfiguring treatments for premalignant conditions that are unlikely to develop into life-threatening cancers.”
Dr. Ali’s Breast Cancer Library
List of Articles
- Top Seven for Breast Health and Breast Cancer Prevention
- Ali’s IBER Method of Self-Examination (IBER: Ignore-the-breast-examine-the-breast)
- Ali’s Breast Castor-Rub Guidelines
- Mammography Truths and Untruths
- Do Natural Estrogens Cause Breast Cancer
- How Valuable is Aromasin for Breast Cancer?
- Ali’s Oxygen Model of Caancer
- Ali’s Oxygen Protocol Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Breast Cancer
- Think Twice Before for Breast Surgery for Two Non-Invasive Breast Growths
- Saying No to Breast Cancer Surgery When It Does Not Save Lives
Video Series Relevant to Breast Cancer
Fear and Anger Pat 7 – Beyond Psyche
The So-Called Lobular Cancer of Breast Is Not Cancer
Is Ductal In-situ Breast Cancer a True Cancer?
Will I Still Get Breast Cancer If I Do Castor Oil Breast Rubs?
Best Wishes for Health and Healing
May you be gracious, graceful, and generous
This article belongs to my “Breast Cancer series” posted at this website in which I discuss this subject at length. For readers interested in considering my recommendations for reducing the risk of non-invasive breast lesion turning into breast cancer, I offer my two-volume book on cancer available at http://www.aliacademy.org.