tietzes syndrome mimic breast cancer
by nikki chambers
Tietzes syndrome mimic breast cancer
I have all the symptoms of teitzes syndrome. however, I have had cxr, two bx, ct's. my md says it is stage 4 brast cancer metastacized to chest wall. it is just below collar bone.
I am now in tx with hormone and antibody. the area is slowly fading away. it was a lump about the size of the palm of your hand. now it is about the size of a dime.
maybe I am in denial but I feel I have been misdiagnosed with cancer. can teitze mimic cancer?
Firstly, you're doing the right thing by going through with the cancer treatment, until there is a definite diagnosis that this is NOT breast cancer.
Yes, Tietze's syndrome can mimic other diseases, but fairly rarely. The diagnosis is usually straightforward: a lump much smaller than yours directly at the junction of either the collarbone or ribs with the sternum.
The position beneath the collarbone is very typical of Tietzes syndrome but I've never seen a lump the size of the palm of your hand. I'm afraid your doctor is probably right.
Have you had a mastectomy? Tietzes syndrome is fairly common after breast surgery, so you could have had breast CA AND Tietzes.
Strong research in Holland which has the highest breast cancer rate in the world strongly implicates two things:
* high animal protein diet
* hormone replacement therapy
My recommendation is that you become a health nut. Have red meat max twice a week, less eggs, cheese, milk and instead look for your protein in fish, lentils, chickpeas, green and dry beans and
Tofu nutrition ...
Start eating hummus twice a week, and eat at least one large tablespoon every day, perhaps 2-3 times per day. It takes four minutes to make your own hummus once the garbanzo beans are cooked. Soak, pressure cook and freeze them.
In actual fact gentle treatment for Tietzes would probably help relieve your rib pain, but you may have a hard time finding a chiropractor who will treat you. Find a good chiropractor may be your next step.
I'm sorry I can't be more positive. Make those changes, they're good things to do anyway. It's my candid opinion that all the chemicals, preservatives, stabilisers, flavour enhancers, hydrogenated foods are at least in part at the root of many diseases. Turning to natural foods like olive oil and growing your own green beans can only help. Just time for a crop before the summer is over. Growing green beans ...
I hope all this contributes. Let us know in a month or two what's happening.
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