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WARNING: Chemotherapy contributes to mitochondrial dysfunction

It’s hard to say what is more upsetting: the sheer number of new breast cancer cases expected in the U.S. in 2018 – 268,670 – or the fact that so many of these cases will be treated using dangerous surgeries and toxic chemotherapy.  Whether you have firsthand experience with it or not, you’ve certainly heard that chemotherapy is no walk in the park, but most people view it as a necessary evil in trying to get rid of cancer. When faced with the prospect of losing your life, the idea of being nauseous for weeks and possibly losing your hair seems like a reasonable trade-off. Unfortunately, chemotherapy isn’t just unpleasant; it can be downright dangerous and even cause secondary cancers to arise.  Read more...

 

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