Susun S. Weed, Author of

Breast Cancer? Breast Health! the Wise Woman Way

"Here is the information and spirit that that our hearts and breasts have needed for a very long time." - Christiane Northrup, M.D.

This website is a virtual journey through Breast Cancer? Breast Health! the Wise Woman Way by Susun S. Weed. This invaluable book is for women who want to maintain breast health and for women diagnosed with breast cancer. This information is shared with understanding that you accept complete responsibility for your own health and well-being. Explore and enjoy!

TABLE OF CONTENTS • vii-ix

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Foreword: Christiane Northrup, M.D. • x
Preface • xii
My Anti-Cancer Lifestyle • xv
The Six Steps of Healing • xvi
Using This Book • xvii
Using Herbs Safely • xix


Section One: For All Women

1. Can Breast Cancer Be Prevented? • 3
Reproductive Factors • 5
Estrogenic Factors • 6
Hereditary Factors • 8
Environmental Factors: Organochlorines • 10
Dietary Factors • 12
Health-Care Factors • 15
Environmental Factors: Radiation • 17
Environmental Factors: Petrochemicals • 19
Environmental Factors: Electromagnetic Fields •19
Lifestyle Factors • 20

2. Can Food Prevent Cancer? • 27
Anti-Cancer Foods • 28
Anti-Cancer Phytochemicals • 46
Vitamin and Mineral Sources • 53

3. Taking Our Breasts Into Our Own Hands • 57
Breast Self-Massage • 57
A Slippery Assortment of Herbal Oils • 61
Breast Self-Exam • 69
Breast Massage Oils by Mail • 75

4. Building Powerful Immunity • 79
Journey to the Wise Healer Within • 82

5. Mammograms—Who Needs Them? • 93

6. There’s A Lump In My Breast! • 107
Breast Lump Option Circuit • 104
There’s Something in My Mammogram • 110

Section Two: For Women Dancing with Cancer

7. What Is Breast Cancer? • 131

8. The Diagnosis Is Cancer • 141
The Diagnosis Is Carcinoma In Situ • 144
Dealing With Feeling • 163
Resources • 166

9. Choosing Breast Surgery? • 171
Questions to Ask • 171
Breast Surgery Problems • 175
Before Surgery • 175
After-Effects of Anesthesia • 177
Wounds, Bruises, Scars • 178
Infections • 180
Pain, Numbness, and Discomfort • 181
Lymphedema • 183
Instead of Surgery? • 188
Altered Body Image, Depression • 189

10. Preventing Breast Cancer Recurrence • 193

11. Choosing Tamoxifen? • 201
Relief from Hormone Therapy Side Effects • 202
Thrombophlebitis • 203
Liver Problems • 205
Eye Problems • 205
Abnormal Uterine Changes • 206
Vocal Cord Damage • 206
12. Choosing Radiation Therapy? • 209

Relief from Radiation Side Effects • 210
DNA Damage • 211
Skin Damage • 212
Appetite Problems • 215
Hair and Scalp • 216
Fatigue • 218
Chest Pains • 219
Pneumonia • 221

13. Choosing Chemotherapy? • 225
Relief from Chemotherapy Side Effects • 224
Chemotherapy Option Circuit • 226
For Women Choosing Chemotherapy • 228
Protecting Your Liver • 228
Bone Marrow, Immunity, White Blood cells • 229
Nausea, Vomiting, and Appetite Loss • 231
Diarrhea and Constipation • 234
Mucous Surface Sores • 235
Thrush and Anal Yeast • 237
Maintaining Strong Veins • 238
Anemia and Platelet Damage • 238
Exhaustion • 239
Hair Loss, Sore Scalp • 239
Induced Menopause • 240
Unwanted Weight Gain • 240
Vaginal Dryness • 241
Your Sex Drive • 242
Herbal Allies for Women Choosing Chemotherapy • 243

14. Off My Chest by Betsy Sandlin • 245

15. Late Stage Breast Cancer • 253
Resources • 261
Walk Towards Death • 263

Section Three: Help

Materia Medica: Herbal Allies • 267
Herbal References • 292
Herbal Pharmacy: Recipes • 293
Sources for Herbs • 312
Organizations That Offer Help • 313
Breast Cancer Risk Assessment • 317
Glossary • 327
References • 333
Index • 343

 

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