Date: January 19th, 2011
Time: 7:00 AM PST
Status: Treatment Options
Info: My ten or so mile drive in the morning is all back country roads, no horizon, no lights, and once I get through our little and beautiful town’s twelve crossing lights (yes I counted them once) it’s all ranches and farmland. This morning’s drive in was accentuated by an unbelievable full moon that completely caught me by surprise and as I headed west it was as though I had guidance while I listened to the sounds of the John Butler Trio.
As I indicated in yesterday’s blog, today’s information is right from Chapter 1 of “Your Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment“. From the section entitled OVERVIEW OF TREATMENT OPTIONS:
“With today’s early detection and improved treatment techniques, we can treat breast cancer more successfully than ever before. ¶ The ultimate goal of any cancer treatment is to completely eliminate every single cancer cell from the body. This battle is usually waged on two fronts. ¶ One line of attack uses local treatments surgery and radiation therapy. Surgery removes the tumor. Radiation kills any cancer cells that might have been left in the breast area after the tumor was removed. ¶ The other line of attack aims to destroy any cancer cells that might have broken away from the tumor, and traveled to distant parts of the body. This approach is called systemic treatment. ¶ Systemic treatment can be in the form of chemotherapy (drugs that kill cancer cells), hormonal therapy (drugs that prevent cancer cells from growing), targeted therapy (drugs that help your body fight off cancer).”
So here’s my question: TARGETED THERAPY – Drugs that help your body fight off cancer. Can we put this in some sort of supplemental vitamin we take each morning? I mean before we ever get detected with cancer? I realize this question may seem a little ridiculous, but is it really?
Okay … I need to head down to the classroom. I alerted my colleagues of the news yesterday via email. An odd announcement as they rifle through their inbox this morning.
Michelle – I need a favor. This regards the Avon IN IT TO END IT walk in San Francisco this coming July 9-10, 2011. I’ll call you later this afternoon or sometime tonight. ♥
Neillee — WELCOME ♥ ABOARD ♥ SWEETIE!!