My woman went through right mastectomy,chemo ( a new study with high potent drug), and subsequent radiation.
Her reconstruction surgery is on hold until she quits smoking, and needless to say here on ATS, I researched cancer and cures for a few years now and
would agree there are cures out there that are blackballed by the US.
Many of these procedures or alternative remedies/theropies/cures are available in Europe.
However, some with a bit of celebrity or power status can get treatments others can't right?
Didn't seem to help Patric Swayze or others such as Gilda Radner (sp), etc...
As well as a select few that lack any real US medical options and usually are sent home to die.
They may get a waiver to try something not in the structure of our medical established controls.
This brings me to a recent informative vidseo I watched with Suzanne Summers.
She also was diagnosed with breast cancer and we all know how prized her cleavage is ever since the 'Three's Company' sitcom.
She refused chemo and did have a massive lumpectomy yet retained her nipple.
She petitioned the FDA repeatedly and finally was allowed to undergo a treatment in the US that is enjoyed without any red tape overseas.
Well, rather than attempt to explain her journey through the breast cancer epidemic, Why don't you cherck it out first hand
Stem Cell reconstruction should be an option if not the option, but, that would take away the surgery, tatooing and other economies rendered by this
multi-billion dollar industry.
I hope this sheds some light on other options for all women.