The pain of surviving

Breast cancer chemo survivors often have fatigue, pain and other debilitating symptoms that persist for months and sometimes years after treatment has ended. This is because chemotherapy leaves behind epigenetic damage to the survivor’s blood and other cells. This damage is associated with inflammation months after the treatment and brings with it pain and fatigue – just like the achy, tired feeling that comes with the inflammation during a bout of the flu. This post-treatment achy, tired feeling is also caused by inflammation from the chemo damage but unlike the flu inflammation, this stuff doesn’t just go away. The journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity calls this the “cost of cancer treatment”.

Surviving is not always thriving...

Surviving is not always thriving…

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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