Around 13% of women in the US may develop invasive breast cancer at some point in their life. This disease takes a particularly grim turn when it reaches stage 4, with many patients having their quality of life severely decreased. This was the story of one client who found relief from the pain from breast cancer thanks to the transformative potential of Equiscope.
Understanding Metastatic Breast Cancer
Metastasis refers to the spread of cancer cells from the primary site to other parts of the body. Metastatic breast cancer, also known as stage 4 breast cancer, happens when cancer spreads beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other parts of the body. The affected areas may include bones, lungs, liver, or even the brain, and significantly impacts prognosis and medical options.
Life with Stage 4 Breast Cancer
As you can imagine, coping with stage 4 breast cancer can be extremely difficult. In addition to the physical pain, patients also experience emotional and psychological distress.
The severe discomfort involved often hampers movement, further impacting your daily life. Not only are you dealing with physical pain, but you also have to cope with the knowledge of the disease’s severity and its uncertain prognosis. It’s a constant battle. And relief from pain can significantly improve quality of life.
Is All Stage 4 Breast Cancer Terminal?
The five-year survival rate for stage 4 breast cancer is 28%. In this stage, options are primarily palliative and focus on relieving symptoms and improving quality of life. Some medical options can include:
- hormone therapy
Life expectancy varies depending on factors such as your age, overall health, and the extent of the cancer spread. Despite the severity of stage 4 breast cancer, some patients live for several years after diagnosis. So any opportunity to relieve pain is welcome.
Relief Amidst Pain from Breast Cancer
Today’s client, a woman in her mid-60s, had been grappling with breast cancer at its advanced stage, with bone metastases in her left humeral head and shoulder blade. This led to a limited range of movement in her left arm and excruciating pain when attempting to raise it. Ultrasound data revealed bicep tendonitis that had persisted for several weeks.
Enter Equiscope, a therapeutic microcurrent technology designed to alleviate pain and enhance the quality of life for anyone with an injury or illness – including cancer patients.
This woman’s Equiscope therapy utilized protocols that targeted the root causes of the pain, specifically the shoulder blade trigger point, the long head of the biceps, and the short head of the biceps tendon at the coracoid process. After just five sessions, she showed a partial response, with an improved range of movement and reduced pain.
Electro-Equiscope: Neural Response Technology to Relieve Pain at Source
The Electro-Equiscope has the potential to enhance the quality of life for those struggling with pain from breast cancer. If you or a loved one is facing this battle, consider discussing Equiscope therapy with us. Intellbio is the exclusive international distributor of the Electro-Equiscope, and we’re always happy to help you. Contact us today and let’s talk!