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Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

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From: Žaneta 

Dear Mr. Emerson,

I want to introduce myself. I am 24 year old girl and I come from Slovakia. My mother became ill with breast cancer (BC)  and I would like to be very helpful but I do not know how. 

She underwent surgery, two chemotherapy’s, but she cope with them very difficult. Loss of appetite, vomiting and she has problem get up on their feet. I know, my mom has great determination to stay alive and so I ask you for help and advice.

I do not know why I chose you, but I have an intuitive sense of confidence and trust your possible advice. Can you tell me if chemotherapy is effective form of treatment or is there any other alternative therapies? What can she eat or need she some diet? I do not believe, that cancer can not be completely cured in this days. If you have even one good advice for me, please answer me. I need my Mum 🙁

Thank you very much.

Yours Sincerely  Zaneta

Hi Zaneta-

Thank you for reaching out to me. I am sorry to read of your mother’s breast cancer diagnosis. I have to begin by explaining that I am not a doctor. I am a long-term cancer survivor who has been cancer coaching through PeopleBeatingCancer since 2010.

Yes, there are many evidenced-based  non-conventional therapies that you and your mom may pursue to treat her breast cancer.

Yes, there is evidence-based anti-BC nutrition and lifestyle therapies as well. Your mom’s cancer may be curable depending on the stage at diagnosis, your mom’s age and health situation. 

I can provide relevant therapies, complete with research studies if you can tell me the stage of your mom’s breast cancer when she was diagnosed:


1) what were the two chemotherapy regimens that your mom underwent? The names of the chemotherapies?

2) How old is your mom? Does your mom have any health challenges that may effect her therapy? High blood pressure, diabetes, etc.?

3) is your mom experiencing any symptoms currently? 

I do not mean to sound nosey. I need to understand your mom’s current health situation in order to provide you with possible therapies. 

Let me know, thanks. 

David Emerson 

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Facts About Breast Cancer In The United States

  • In 2021, an estimated 281,550 new cases of invasive BC will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. as well as 49,290 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
  • 63% of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at a localized stage (there is no sign that the cancer has spread outside of the breast), for which the 5-year survival rate is 99%.
  • This year, an estimated 43,600 women will die from breast cancer in the U.S.
  • Although rare, men get breast cancer too. In 2021, an estimated 2,650 men will be diagnosed with BC this year in the U.S. and approximately 530 will die.
  • 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with BC in her lifetime
  • BC is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. It is estimated that in 2021, approximately 30% of all new women cancer diagnoses will be BC.
  • There are over 3.8 million BC survivors in the United States.
  • On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with BC in the United States.

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