The best way to fix breast cancer is to stop having cancer, says Susan Stryker, M.D., who is a breast cancer survivor and author of the new book “Breast Problem Solution Worksheets.”
Stryer, who has been writing about breast cancer for more than 30 years, is a pioneer in the field of breast cancer care and has helped more than 400 women with breast cancer overcome their disease.
In the book, she talks about how she overcame the pain of her cancer and how she can help other women overcome their breast cancer too.
“I want people to know they can be healed, that the breast cancer doesn’t have to kill you,” Stryers says.
In fact, there are more than 200 breast cancer survivors living with cancer in the U.S. today.
Stryerkers advice is applicable to any type of cancer.
“The best thing to do is to let go of any thoughts that might be going through your head that you want to be able to take back,” she says.
The first step is to recognize the symptoms and go to a doctor.
Strayers advice for women with cancer: “If you feel sick, you’re not sick.
Stop thinking about it.
It’s not a symptom of cancer.”
Stop thinking, stop doing, stop thinking about the pain and stop thinking, she says, “stop trying to fix yourself.”
You may feel like you’re getting better, but you’re just trying to stop yourself from having the disease.
“It’s not going away,” Strayer says.
“You’re not going to be cured, but at least you’ll be able stop feeling like you can’t breathe, you won’t have this pain anymore, and you can be happy.
You can have a better life.”
Read more about breast pain and the disease: Breast cancer symptoms, symptoms and treatment.
If you or someone you know has breast cancer, ask your doctor about treatments and what the results may be.
If the treatment works, Strykers says, the patient should stop breast cancer treatment.
You should also try to be involved in your health care team.
“Talk to your doctor if you have any questions, talk to your nurse, talk with your health insurance, talk at your local cancer support group, talk on the phone,” Starryer says, noting that you can also visit your local women’s clinic.
“If someone has any of these symptoms, you know they’re not alone.”
If you have questions about breast health and cancer, contact your doctor at the American Cancer Society’s National Health Care for Women helpline, 1-800-273-8255.
If your doctor thinks you might have breast cancer and that you have a family history of it, you can seek out a breast ultrasound.
“That’s when we’re going to go back to the doctor,” Stanyer says of the ultrasound.
The doctor will test for any abnormalities, such as a lump, or abnormalities in your mammogram.
If there are any abnormalities in the mammogram, your doctor will ask you to undergo a mammogram again.
Read more health stories about breast and disease.