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A WOMAN who has drunk a glass of breast milk a day since being diagnosed with cancer believes it is saving her life
I found this amazing as when my boys cut them selves when they were young put my breast milk on the cuts, they healed so quickly.
Jenny Jones has had a daily 400ml dose of milk from an anonymous donor after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma, or bone marrow cancer, seven months ago.
Breast milk has been proven to help build immunity in newborn babies and is a unique nutritional source that cannot adequately be replaced by any other food.
While the unusual treatment has not been prescribed by her doctor, her decision has been supported by doctors at John Flynn Private Hospital and the Mater Hospital in Brisbane where she is treated.
Mrs Jones, 62, said her cancer levels when she was diagnosed in December were "dramatic". But after a month of daily doses of breast milk she said her levels had reduced significantly.
The mother-of-three admits she is also following standard cancer treatments including oral chemotherapy.
Gold Coast oncologist Dr Steven Stylian said it was difficult to know which treatments were working on Mrs Jones but said he would not dismiss the milk treatment.
"People stumble across cures all the time this way," Dr Stylian said.
"All treatments need to be evaluated and I'm open minded about it."
Mrs Jones has been a lactation consultant at John Flynn for 14 years and said she knew about the milk's benefits.
"I'd never tasted it and never wanted to but once I had this big thing happen in my life, I just threw it down because I believe in it," Mrs Jones said.
In 2010 researchers in Sweden published a study that showed breast milk could kill cancer cells
Someone once wrote"...when i get really cold, or get goosebumbs all over my body, the whole things really scrunch up, like, my entire areola scrunches itself up into a wrinkled little mound. it looks really weird and ugly, and i haven't ever seen other people's breasts do it. what is wrong with my areola/nipples??"The answer:
Well nothing is wrong. This is what my areola does too. It's a normal reaction to the coldness or to irritation / stimulation. The little muscles in the areola do a similar goosebump thing as your other skin can do. People often call this phenomenon "hard nipples".
Also note that skin on areola has less feeling or sensation to it than other areas of your body. If the areola was very sensitive, then breastfeeding would probably be quite uncomfortable because the baby pulls and tugs it! The nipples are sensitive but the sensitivity changes with hormonal changes, such as occur at mestrual cycle or pregnancy. Also this varies with ind…
Jerry Seinfeld says Julia Louis-Dreyfus is in great spirits following the actress' final round of chemotherapy treatment.
While attending an event in for Bob Roth's new book, Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation, at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City on Tuesday night, the Seinfeld alum told ET that his former co-star is on the mend.
"I talk to her all the time," the 63-year-old comedian revealed. "She's doing great."
Louis-Dreyfus revealed her breast cancer diagnosis last fall, and she finished up her last round of chemotherapy this past month. Her sons, Henry and Charlie, even made her a hilarious video of themselves lip-syncing and dancing to Michael Jackson's "Beat It" to celebrate the big day.
The 57-year-old actress' latest Instagram post, shared on Jan. 29, paid homage to Seinfeld. Louis-Dreyfus took a photo of the back of a picture frame she found at her late father's house, the back of wh…
In Stage 1 shows the flat breasts of childhood. By Stage 2, breast buds are formed as milk ducts and fat tissue develop. In Stage 3, the breast become round and full, and the areola darkens. Stage 4 shows fully mature breasts.
(Illustration by GGS Information Services.)
period begins. Usually these signs are accompanied by the appearance of pubic hair and hair under the arms.
Once ovulation and menstruation begin, the maturing of the breasts begins with the formation of secretory glands at the end of the milk ducts. The breasts and duct system continue to grow and mature with the development of many glands and lobules. The rate at which breasts grow varies significantly and is different for each young woman. Breast development occurs in five stages: Stage One: In preadolescence, the breasts are flat and only the tip of the nipple is raised.Stage Two: Buds appear, breast and nipple are raised, fat tissue begins to form and the areola (dark area of skin that surrounds the nipple) enlarge…