In practice, I generally follow standard breast cancer treatment procedures, such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and endocrine therapy.
However, TCM does have unique efficacy in alleviating the side effects and improving radiotherapy and chemotherapy tolerance. TCM’s strength lies in regulation, so I use WM to eliminate the tumors and TCM to strengthen body resistance.
The tumor is a life-threatening disease, wherein its natural course, it will prevail against the resistance.
Therefore, we must use powerful WM medicines to get rid of tumors. Chemotherapy could kill tumors relatively rapidly. But its shortcoming is the incompleteness.
No chemotherapy is sensitive to all tumor cells. The last tumor cells must be killed by the body itself rather than the chemo drugs.
Another disadvantage is excessive chemotherapy is destructive to the body’s defense mechanism.
For example, chemo and radiotherapy may inhibit bone marrow, destroy hematopoietic function, cause severe gastrointestinal reactions and other local and systemic radiation reactions.
Therefore, after going through radiotherapy and chemotherapy, cancer patients’ physique is largely destroyed.
On the other hand, the body’s immune system can kill certain tumors without any side effects or damage to normal cells.
Its weakness lies in it is only effective when the tumors are relatively small. For larger tumors, the immune system becomes limited. When the tumor becomes too large, it is almost impossible to kill the tumor by immunity alone.
Therefore, doctors must do two things from a practical point of view: remove the tumors and strengthen body resistance.
Due to the reasons mentioned above, a small number of tumor cells will inevitably remain, which are impossible to remove completely, thereby the problem of metastasis and recurrence.
So, we rely on the body’s immunity to kill the last remaining tumor cells.
When tumors pose an imminent threat to life, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy have to be conducted; the main task becomes getting rid of the tumors while making the best effort to preserve the resistance.
Patients are generally weak and accompanied by damage of the heart, liver, lung, spleen, and kidney in the TCM concept. Some patients would even become incontinent as much as coughing after chemotherapy.
Usually, WM treatment stops here, and the rest is left to the body. But in my opinion, this is not enough.
Some doctors turn to TCM to reduce the damage caused by surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy and improve patients’ life quality.
The practice has proved that TCM combined with radiotherapy and chemotherapy can ensure smooth treatment, improve resistance, and prolong survival. It is an effective method for treating malignant tumors.