Chemotherapy is devastating.
Perhaps the most dreaded part of breast cancer treatment, chemo is marked by hair loss, chronic fatigue, debilitating sickness, mental issues, and often permanent side effects. Aside from death, it’s probably the breast cancer survivor’s biggest nightmare.
According to the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Trends Progress Report, about 63 percent of all women whose cancer has spread to their lymph nodes receive chemotherapy. For these women, chemo can be a real and proven life-saver. A key part of cancer treatment’s classic “slash, poison, and burn” (surgery, chemo, and radiation), chemo chemically disables cancer cells, stopping their spread.
Still, chemo’s life-saving treatment comes at a terrible cost – including potential death.
A promising new treatment