Survivor Rejects Oncologist’s Advice to Take Tamoxifen in Favor of Special Diet

To Take Tamoxifen or Not…. That is the Question

I wanted to share with you this great article I read today about Vicky Sewart, a 4-year breast cancer survivor who has rejected her oncologist’s advice to take Tamoxifen in favor of a special diet.

Here’s a link to that article.  It’s a great article, I hope you’ll read it.

I did exactly the same thing 7 years ago.  It’s nice to have company.

I’m not passing any judgment whatsoever on those who have decided to take Tamoxifen, I just know that for myself and my body it wasn’t the right thing to do.  I wasn’t willing to risk any of the side effects that the drug engenders, there are too many of them.

This may not be a good course of action for everyone, I’m not saying that either.  My whole desire here is just to inform – to let you know that in some cases doctors don’t know everything there is to know about the healing power of certain nutrients in our food.

My Biggest Hope

My biggest hope is that the field of oncology will begin to pay attention to and take on some of the wisdom that natural medicine has to offer.

I loved the part of the article that stated “Her experience will now form part of an academic study into how lifestyle can affect the body’s response to cancer.”  There are lots of these studies being done already. 

Just go to the website and put the words “turmeric cancer” in the search field and you’ll get 20 studies that say curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) is effective against all kinds of cancer cells. 

The most interesting and newest study just published on June 14, 2012 says “The findings indicate that curcumin is of potential value for the chemoprevention of breast cancer, especially in breast cancer with Skp2/Her2 overexpression.”  Cycle arrest and apoptosis in MDA-MB-231/Her2 cells induced by Curcumin, Sun SH, Huang HC, Huang C, Lin JK, Eur J Pharmacol. 2012 Jun 14. [Epub ahead of print].

Come on, oncologists.  Your way isn’t the only way.  Get with the program!

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5 thoughts on “Survivor Rejects Oncologist’s Advice to Take Tamoxifen in Favor of Special Diet

  1. I too do not wish to take tamixifine , im looking for like minded women who have taken this route to go down natures alternative and are living to tell the tail healthy and cancer free.

    1. Hello Fatima,
      Thanks for your comment, you’ve come to the right place. If you are on Facebook, there’s a whole bunch of ladies there who have joined my page and many are not on Tamoxifen. I also chose not to take it, for quite a few different reasons. On Facebook my fan page is: You might also like to sign up for my free newsletter series – I share all kinds of healing information there that I don’t share within my website articles. You can sign up from any page on my site – right hand side of the page. Wishing you health and happiness!

  2. Any thoughts on the drug, anastrozole? I was on tamoxifen for a year, but oncologist switched me to this one and my muscles and hip bone are in constant pain. I am considering going off of the drugs.

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