Weiye HU1,2, Jianping Chen1,3,4*, Jieshu You1,4, Mei Huang4 , Li Guo4 and Yi Lin4
1School of Chinese Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, China 2School of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China 3Shenzhen Institute of Research and Innovation, The University of Hong Kong, China 4Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, ChinaFulltext PDF
Background: TCM practitioners treat Breast Cancer (BC) by adjusting Qi and blood of Chinese spleen and liver. The combined internal and external treatment of Traditional Chinese Medicine has the advantage of toning body in an internal way and preventing breast cancer in an external way. The current standard treatments cannot solve the root of BC, therefore, resulting in a higher recurrence rate. On the other hand, TCM can effectively treat BC by overall regulating the internal environment, and the balance of yin and yang of the human body. Aim-Case Report: In this report, we present the case of a 76-year-old woman diagnosed with BC (cT1N0Mx, mucinous CA, ER8/8, PR6/8, HER2 (-)) in September 2015. Her body check showed a 1 cm mass in the 12 H direction of the right periareolar. She refused operation and all other mainstream treatments and sought the help of TCM in March 2016 at the Central Clinic Centre for Teaching & Research, School of Chinese Medicine, and University of Hong Kong. The patient was diagnosed with stagnation of liver, Qi spleen deficiency and phlegm. We mainly provided her oral herbs decoction and external application with TCM to treat her BC. And in September 2017, the ultrasonography report showed her tumor mass was reduced from more than 1.5 cm × 1.5 cm to 0.51 mm × 0.88 mm. Methods: In this case, we treated the patient with oral herb decoction and external application including sticking herb and infrared ray on her side breast. Results: At the one-year follow-up visit, we found that the mass (>1.5 cm × 1.5 cm) diminished significantly (0.75 cm × 0.88 cm). At the one and a half-year follow-up visit, the mass diminished to 0.51 cm × 0.88 cm. Discussion & Conclusion: TCM treatment can be proved to cure breast cancer effectively on a-76- year-old woman who refused western medicine treatment
Breast cancer; Chinese medicine; Combination therapy
Weiye HU, Chen J, You J, Huang M, Guo L, Lin Y. Treatment of Breast Cancer by Internal and External Chinese Medicine Combination Therapy: An Effective Case Report of Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment. Clin Oncol. 2019;4:1658.