Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Posted October 1, 2015

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Breast and Prostate Cancer Treatment - Food versus Medicine

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Cancer - the word actually comes from the Greek word karkinos, a word used to describe carcinoma tumors by the famous physician Hippocrates (460-370 B.C.).1Cancer is arguably the most terrifying diagnosis anyone can receive from his or her physician. It's also the second leading cause of death in the United States and around the world behind cardiovascular diseases.1,2 People fear cancer more than any other disease.

Cancer doesn't have to happen though, at least not in most scenarios. We know for a fact from the work of nutritional scientist T. Colin Campbell, PhD that cancer is largely preventable, as discussed in his book The China Study.3 With few exceptions, cancer is due to the rich Western diet, not our genes contends Campbell.

So why is it that everyone automatically turns to surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation to fight cancer when food is the primary enemy? More often than not, there are almost no questions asked by patients to their doctors when given only these forms of conventional treatments to "cure" their cancer. Shouldn't we be thinking outside the box of modern medicine when it comes to cancer, especially given all the horrendous side effects and meager results of many twenty-first century treatments? Or, at the very least, shouldn't we be implementing a major diet and lifestyle change in conjunction with modern medical interventions when facing cancer?

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