I'd wager that nearly everyone reading this letter has at some point watched a spouse, family member, or a close friend struggle with cancer.
Despite all the money and effort we've spent to battle cancer over the years (the U.S. government spends about $5 billion annually on cancer research), we've made little progress in overcoming cancer's lethal power.
The death rates for certain breast, prostate, colorectal, liver, and pancreatic cancers haven't changed significantly since the 1930s.
But next week, my colleague Dave Lashmet and I will reveal a new cancer breakthrough that could soon be a staple in every U.S. hospital... changing the future of cancer treatment.
If you want to learn about this cancer breakthrough, and a company that owns the patent on it, don't miss our live event on November 15 at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
You'll also receive a free copy of my book, The Living Cure, just for showing up.
In The Living Cure, I talk about the steps you need to take immediately after a cancer diagnosis, 10 questions you must ask your doctor, and a revolutionary new cancer treatment.
Q: I would appreciate your knowledge and thoughts on erectile dysfunction solutions, over the counter, Internet meds, and prescriptions. – S.M.
A: Erectile dysfunction is one of those issues people are shy to ask about, so we're glad you sent in your question. We actually covered this topic in an issue of Retirement Millionaire Daily – "Toss Your Little Blue Pills."
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Q: Akin to your article about strokes is another, albeit rare, situation your readers might appreciate knowing about.
Years ago my father had a broken blood vessel in his brain but it was not considered a "stroke." I do not recall the name of the condition, but the clot occurred in a vein, rather than an artery. So fortunately his brain was still receiving oxygen and he was spared the damaging long term effects of oxygen deprivation.
However, the situation was still life threatening at the time. Fortunately, the emergency health care providers somehow recognized the symptoms quickly and called in the right specialist. Apparently there were only a handful of doctors in the country trained to deal with this situation at the time.
The take away was the symptoms he experienced. Which was dizziness and a headache at the same time. The attending physicians made it clear that one should never be dizzy and have a headache simultaneously. If this occurs, one must seek immediate medical attention pronto. – D.M.
A: Thanks for sharing this with us so that we can share it with our readers!
Strokes typically occur in our arteries. These are the blood vessels that deliver oxygen-rich blood from our hearts to our tissues. If there's a blockage or a burst, that tissue doesn't get oxygen and dies.
But you can also experience a blood clot in a vein. These blood vessels carry oxygen-poor blood from your tissues back to your heart and lungs. So if you experience a clot, you won't necessarily deprive your brain tissue of oxygen, but it can still cause a life-threatening condition. This condition is called cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT).
CVT can result from medications like corticosteroids (steroid hormones) and heparin (a kind of anticoagulant), but also from conditions like certain kidney problems and even dehydration.
Now, we aren't sure what D.M.'s father had, but CVT is one possibility.
D.M. makes an excellent point – folks often brush off having a headache and dizziness together. This could happen because this combination also indicates low blood sugar. But if you've eaten recently or if the pain is really intense, make sure you absolutely get to a hospital, because you could be experiencing CVT or another type of stroke. Other signs also include double or blurred vision, weakness in the face muscles, and problems hearing, including deafness on only one side of the head or a ringing in the ear.
Q: I recently saw a study about the bacteria in your gut somehow affecting chemotherapy. Thoughts, Doc? – B.Y.
A: In this week's Retirement Millionaire Daily Weekly Update, research writer Amanda Cuocci discusses this new hope for cancer therapy. This is based on the brand-new study you saw that connects cancer therapy with the gut bacteria that lives in everyone's bodies, microbiota. Click here to watch.
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Dr. David Eifrig and the Retirement Millionaire Daily Research Team
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November 10, 2017