The year-old sitcom actress was diagnosed with breast cancer in In a recent interview with US Weekly, she discussed the alternative treatment she underwent in order to regenerate her breast after having a lumpectomy and undergoing radiation treatment. When it came time to consider reconstruction, the star became one of the first women in the United States to legally undergo cell-assisted lipotransfer.
We caught up with the actress to chat all-things beauty. For decades, Suzanne Somers has been sharing her healthy, eco-friendly lifestyle tips with women thanks to her best-selling workout routines, health books and organic line of skincare and food items. What am I doing?
This week's Steals and Deals features beautiful hostess gifts for the holidays! Actress and New York Times best-selling author Suzanne Somers has had her fair share of experience with cancer. She was diagnosed in with breast cancer and later had another cancer scare involving a terrifying misdiagnosis.
Regardless of the evidence, doctors continue to putAmericans on side-effect-laden chemo every year. But that was my decision, what I thought was best for me. In the end, however, during the dark, lonely experience of having the dreaded disease, Somers says every individual must make their own tough choices. I can only offer these incredible professionals who have chosen to go another way.
The choices that each person makes when confronted with cancer are profoundly personal, yet when Suzanne Somers recently announced her battle with breast cancer - including the use of an alternative therapy involving mistletoe - she kissed all privacy goodbye. Somers' decision to use this controversial therapy - and forego the conventional chemotherapy - was made with the support of her family, not her cancer physicians. It has raised concern among breast cancer experts in Western New York, not only about the welfare of the year-old diet guru, but her effect on other women who have breast cancer.
Susan Love of the Susan Love MD Breast Cancer Foundation said on CNN, "The implication is it's just as good and that it's just as proven and that somehow it is an alternative, a viable alternative to chemotherapy, and that's really not so right now. In an appearance on the Today Show on April 17,Somers indicated that her breast lump was not found during a standard mammogram, but rather the quarter-sized tumor was discovered using more sensitive 3-D ultrasound imaging. Her doctor suggested the ultrasound due to Somer's dense and cyst-prone breasts, as well as her family history -- a sister had already been diagnosed with breast cancer.
When Suzanne Somers was diagnosed with breast cancer back inshe insisted on taking the unconventional route when it came to her treatments. Fiercely believing in alternative health methods, the Three's Company actress refused to undergo chemotherapy, instead opting for a lumpectomy and radiation, which was a success. So when it came to reconstructing her breast 12 years on from being cancer-free, it's no surprise that year-old Somers also took an unconventional approach.
Things are going great for Suzanne Somers. She has a new book out, sure to be a best-seller, as it has been promoted on countless morning talk shows. At 67, she looks great and feels great, she has said during TV appearances. She's having sex with her husband twice daily, she confessed this month on the TV show "The Talk.
Suzanne Somers has had quite the fight with breast cancer. Suzanne Somers has never approached her breast cancer the traditional way, so when doctors told her to choose between breast implants or a fat graft after her mastectomy, she refused. And it did: Somers enlisted the help of the Japanese doctor who invented cell-assisted lipotransfer, or CAL, to reconstruct tissues from stem cells.
Be it from imbibing the atmosphere within the bubble of woo-friendly southern California or taking a crash course at the University of Google and, through the arrogance of ignoranceconcluding that they know more than scientists who have devoted their lives to studying a problem, celebrities believing in and credulously promoting pseudoscience present a special problem because of the oversized soapboxes they command. Examples abound. Unfortunately, last week the latest celebrity know-nothing to promote health misinformation released a brand new book and has been all over the airwaves, including The Today ShowLarry King Liveand elsewhere promoting it.