Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation during and after breast cancer treatment can reduce the treatment side effects and help with recovery. Physical & occupational therapy use exercise-based therapy interventions to improve strength, stamina, and balance
Struggling from breast cancer recovery.
In 2010, the lady recovered from breast cancer after removing 15 lymph nodes and went through a total of 30 times radiation. Due to long term treatments, she developed sleep disturbance, depression, joint pain and exhaustion during morning after her tumour removal.
Morning exhaustion induced by low level of neurotransmitters and hormones
Neurotransmitter are released by neurons to stimulate neighbouring neurons, muscle or gland cells, allowing impulses to pass from one cell to another throughout the nervous system Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2019
Neurotransmitters that are identified at low level include Noradrenalin, Dopamine and Serotonin comparing to the reference range.
Hormones that are identified at low level include Adrenaline, Cortisol and DHEA comparing to the reference range. The low level of neurotransmitters and hormones are the major causes of patient’s morning exhaustion.
Improved T-cell count by 11.3 times and returned back to normal range.
T cell is a type of white blood cell that respond to viral infections and boost immune function.
The normal range of T cell count is 920–2580/μl.
Before Treatment – December 2010 Patient’s T cell count is 101/μl which is 89% less than the minimum reference value due to multiple radiation treatments that weakened her immune system.
After Treatment – May 2012 Patient’s T-cell count returned back within the normal range at 1345/μl.
After Treatment – April 2013 Patient’s T-cell count continues to be within the normal range at 1138/μl.
Outcome Compared to her initial T-cell count, the result has improved by 11.3 times.
Improved Natural Killer (NK) cell count by 10.4 times.
Natural killer cells are lymphocytes that have the ability to kill tumour cells and serves a critical role in innate immune system Advances Cancer Research, 2003.
The normal range of NK-cell count is between 100-600/μl.
Before Treatment – December 2010 Patient’s NK-cell count is only 41/μl which is 59% less than the minimum reference value.
After Treatment – April 2013 NK cell count improved massively by 10.4 times and it is within the normal range.
Treatment & Outcome
11 types of supplement
Normalised T-cell count by increasing 11.3 times
Normalised NK cell count by elevating 10.4 times
Improved immune system by elevating T cells and B cells.
No tumour cells found after treatment.
Stopped consumption of Tamoxifen – breast cancer.