Breast Choices for the Best Chances Book
“Breast Choices for the Best Chances: Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle! is a masterpiece! It is the best advice I have ever seen for women dealing with breast cancer. Every woman should carefully read this wonderful work from Sandy’s heart.”
— Russell L. Blaylock, M.D., Author of: Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients
(Read more testimonials)
There were 2 main reasons Sandy and I wrote Breast Choices for the Best Chances: Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle!
First, we believe that women should make their own choices regarding their health care. While doctors serve as a primary source of information, they should NEVER have the final say about YOUR health care choices and decisions: YOU get the final say.
However, in order to make an informed choice about your care you need as much information as possible. The treatment options for breast cancer change regularly, and it’s hard to keep up with the information you need to help guide your decision. Additionally, most of the information is written for doctors by doctors, making it difficult if not impossible for most women to understand. As a doctor, I can interpret the data and present it in an easy-to-understand format. I’ve done the hard research for you on the topic of breast cancer, and it is our hope that when properly used, the information in Breast Choices for the Best Chances: Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle! will save lives.
In our age of easy access to information, women MUST be proactive and take action. YOU are responsible for your health. You MUST “Listen to the voice inside!”
When you consider that unfortunately conventional cancer doctors know very little about anything other than conventional therapies, it's imperative that you learn as much as you can about how YOU want to treat YOUR cancer in YOUR body.
Keep in mind that YOU are an individual and YOUR cancer is very different from every other woman's cancer. Information in this book is intended to provide education as well as a starting point for you to consider all of the many options you are now facing since your diagnosis of breast cancer. By keeping your mind open and learning as much as possible, you can to make an informed decision, one that is best for YOU.
This book is NOT about "everything you want to know about cancer."
This book is simply a starting point for knowledge. Information can and does change, in some cases on a daily basis. Information in this book will be a guideline to serve as your introduction to the world of the numerous cancer treatment options you will face.
Regardless of where you are in your battle of breast cancer (maybe you were just diagnosed or you are several years past your diagnosis, or maybe you want to learn about ways to reduce your chances of developing breast cancer,) you can benefit from the information in this book. EVERY woman with breast cancer (or for that matter any person with any type of cancer) can benefit from being healthier due to proper diet, proper emotional state, and proper nutritional supplementation that are discussed throughout this book.
Second, Sandy and I want to do something positive with this book above and beyond helping those who read the book. Therefore, we are donating a portion of the profits of Breast Choices for the Best Chances: Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle! to a variety of wonderful charities. Rather than single out one charity, we are going to use the profits to help those charities we find most in need of financial support.
At least for now, 2 charities are near and dear to our hearts. 1 Million for Anna is the charity started in honor of Anna Basso, our daughter’s friend who lost her valiant struggle with Ewing’s sarcoma. This charity will use funds from Breast Choices for the Best Chances: Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle! to help other young people also suffering from cancer.
Second, due to extreme financial hardships endured as their brave daughter Micaela, another friend of our daughter Erica, fought but ultimately lost her battle against leukemia, the initial portion of the profits from the sale of Breast Choices for the Best Chances: Your Breast, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle! will go to her foundation to help defray her family’s extensive medical bills.
As an important part of revenue for these 2 wonderful charities comes from sales of this book, we simply ask you to encourage all of your friends and family members to purchase it. Doing so can save the life of a woman with breast cancer (and may help PREVENT breast cancer in a reader not currently afflicted with the disease) and save many lives through the good work of these charities and future charities that may also benefit from sales of Breast Choices for the Best Chances: Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle!
To read an excerpt from Breast Choices for the Best Chances: Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle! or to order now, click on the following links:
For a paperback book visit the CreateSpace website.
For an ebook visit the Amazon website
What Others are Saying About Breast Choices for the Best Chances: Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle!
“As someone who has been in the trenches treating cancer patients for the past 24 years, I can recommend Dr. Messonnier’s wonderful new book, Breast Choices for the Best Chances:Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle! about breast cancer without reservation. He has taken up a most difficult challenge, chronicling his wife’s fight with the disease, while at the same time weaving in thoroughly researched information from both conventional and more alternative sources. The book combines the best of all possible worlds, a moving personal story of a patient dealing with a potentially deadly diagnosis, combined with high scholarship and useful practical advice.
Dr. Messonnier is to be commended for providing such a thoughtful rendering of his family situation, as he and his wife sought to find the best approach to her condition. And he has done us all a great favor, by giving us such a much-needed analysis of breast cancer, its treatment possibilities, and showing us that even in the darkest of times, solutions can be certainly found.”
— Nick Gonzalez, M.D.
"Breast Choices for the Best Chances:Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle! is a valuable book to read for anyone touched by the nightmare known as cancer. It is very important for people (and their families) who have been given this diagnosis, to feel that they can navigate through the treacherous waters of modern oncology, and to find a treatment program that works for them. It is important for them to know that they do not have to follow the "slash, burn and poison" approach of modern medicine. Bravo to Shawn for taking the time, energy and effort to produce such a work!
— Robert A. Eslinger, D.O., H.M.D., Medical Director,
Reno Integrative Medical Center, Reno, NV
“Breast Choices for the Best Chances is a valuable resource for anyone concerned about breast cancer. Dr. Messonnier provides a good overview of the risk factors and conventional therapies for breast cancer, as well as his areas of special expertise, namely, the nutritional approaches to preventing cancer and supporting conventional treatment.
In particular, Dr. Messonnier’s discussion of dietary fats -- especially omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids – illuminates the increasingly well-documented roles that inflammation and cell signaling play in cancer’s genesis. I recommend Breast Choices for the Best Chances to all women and their families.”
— Craig Weatherby Editor of “Vital Choices” health letter and co-author (with Leonid Gordin, M.D.) of The Arthritis Bible (Healing Arts Press 1999)
Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics
Breast Choices for the Best Chances: Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle! is an excellent guideline for all women to aid them in the prevention and/or treatment of breast cancer. It is also an excellent resource for those serving in a supportive role, such as a husband or parent to a woman with breast cancer. Although Dr. Messonnier found that not much progress has been made in the war on cancer, he feels that the world of integrative oncology does offer a lot of hope for the cancer patient. Of course, knowledge is power, and those wishing to prevent cancer or those diagnosed with cancer will find this book a must read.
As Dr. Messonnier says, given that "Cancer therapy is very much an individual and personal decision", it is important for people to have all of the information available in order to make the best decision possible for their particular situation and condition. He does a wonderful job of educating current and future cancer patients about all of their options. I feel that many people will benefit from the knowledge Dr. Messonnier gained on this journey with his wife.”
— Felicia Weiss, Ph.D. Holistic Networker
“I love that Breast Choices for the Best Chances: Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle! is written from the perspective of a breast cancer survivor and her loving, caring husband. It is a great book that talks about alternatives other than the typical modern day medical perspective you might get from your oncologist and looks into things holistically, focusing on health and not disease.
I have a small group of friends that are fighting for their lives and I have already lost a few from this disease. Every year I lose someone I have met to breast cancer. The information in Breast Choices for the Best Chances: Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle! will go a long way to saving lives that shouldn’t be lost to this horrible disease.
Let’s NEVER forget we need a cure and I want to see it in MY life time. NEVER give up HOPE for that to happen. With all the knowledge that is out there the CURE is around the corner and with the information in this book IT CAN HAPPEN.
— Jane Iscaro, Breast cancer survivor and patient advocate
“Dr. Shawn Messonnier has hit a home run with this fabulous book about breast cancer. Breast Choices for the Best Chances: Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle! is powerful and informative. More importantly it provides a detailed road map for anyone dealing with breast cancer. But the real star of this book is Shawn's wife Sandy, a courageous woman of God who met her own breast cancer head on. She is proof positive that with the proper tools, information and support, breast cancer can be conquered. After reading this book it's clear that Shawn married UP!!! This book is a must read. Read it and prepared to be blessed.”
— David Timothy, a.k.a. The SoupMan
Executive Director, SoupMobile, Inc
Author of Is God On Vacation? and God is NOT on Vacation!
“Breast Choices for the Best Chances:Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle! is a moving account of the health and healing journey of Sandy Messonnier and her husband, Holistic Veterinarian, Dr. Shawn Messonnier. The book takes us through the myriad of issues they faced after her diagnosis of breast cancer. This moving personal account of their experience is interwoven with Dr. Messonnier’s analysis of relevant research and statistics and Sandy’s personal thoughts on the issues. From understanding basics about cancer, early diagnosis, surgical , hormonal, radiation, and chemotherapy decisions to the importance of loving relationships, a spiritual life, healthy diet and lifestyle, the book discusses the helpful information on all these areas. There is candid discussion of the risks and benefits of available conventional treatment options. The extensive supplemental support items they chose to add to Sandy’s regimen are discussed though specific doses are not included, as Dr. Messonnier explains that supplemental decisions should involve individuals and their own health care providers.
I appreciate the extent of the medical research review and the plain spoken analysis of the many issues a woman newly diagnosed with breast cancer will have to contend with. I gained insight about the information used by the Messonniers in order to arrive at many of their decisions. With every breast cancer diagnosis there is an enormous amount of information to sort through to make informed decisions at every step of the journey. This beautiful account will hopefully help others facing similar concerns.”
— Anne Coleman, MD
“Breast Choices for the Best Chances:Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle! is a great combination of natural and conventional treatment options. Presenting both natural and conventional treatments empowers women to make informed decisions when it comes to their health.
Breast Choices for the Best Chances:Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle! is a MUST-HAVE book to help guide women who are experiencing breast cancer to find the solution that is right for them.”
— Andrea Donsky Co-Founder, NaturallySavvy.com
I think having the medical information in Breast Choices for the Best Chances:Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle! is a great idea. Reading "Sandy's thoughts" was very inspirational. We constantly hear about cancer from the medical professionals but rarely from the patient. The way Sandy talks about all the factors involved in her decision process was amazing. Cancer is different for everyone and the decisions on treatment should be evaluated carefully and on an individualized basis. Thank you Sandy and Dr. Shawn for writing this book!!!!”
— Mona Hall Ron’s Organic Dynamics
“Thank you Dr. Shawn, and your courageous wife Sandy, for sharing your story and cancer experience! It is critical for women (and men) to realize that surviving a life threatening illness such as cancer requires their active engagement in researching and understanding their treatment options. Your message will likely save the lives of many women who realize that they are entitled to a treatment plan that addresses their individual needs. Every day women lose their cancer battle because they were so overwhelmed by the diagnosis, that they accepted the "standard of care" without question. Breast Choices for the Best Chances:Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle! will empower women to truly understand their options for "customized care" with a road map to their own "breast choices" for survival.”
— Julie Joyce Executive Producer & Host of Cancer Free Radio
“I learned a great deal from Breast Choices for the Best Chances:Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle! I do believe that it will empower women to explore other means of treating their breast cancer and to question and challenge their physicians to be sure that their treatment recommendations are truly personalized for their individual case. I believe that it can be very easy for practitioners to treat women with their standard protocol and possibly forget to consider what is truly best for that individual’s treatment.
I really loved the personal feelings that you Shawn and Sandy shared throughout Breast Choices for the Best Chances:Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle! I think that when a person goes through a cancer diagnosis, it helps to see that others have had similar feelings. I also think that your book shows the importance of every patient having an advocate to help them sort through the information they are given and to help them to make "informed" rather than "scared" decisions. And you truly show the benefit of having an advocate who has medical knowledge who can really decipher the information they are given.”
— Lisa Venincasa, R.N.
"Breast Choices for the Best Chances:Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle! is an inspiring story of strength under the ultimate challenge. Sandy's courage is an inspiration that can help other women overcome fear and confusion to make the best choices for their own health. Bravo!"
— Tracie Hotchner, Author, The Dog Bible, The Cat Bible, and Pregnancy & Childbirth
"As a professional journalist, I tend to look at all new things with a skeptical eye. I did this as I read Dr. Messonnier’s book, "Breast Choices for the Best Chances:Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle! But I must say that I am honestly impressed. He has done great research and bases his thoughts on facts, not just opinions. I wish this book had been around when my mother was going through her years of cancer and treatment. This is truly a book that could be beneficial to practically everyone. It contains useful information on nutrition and supplements, and how they can be used to help reduce the odds of cancer ever taking place. Cancer can be a terrifying proposition, but Dr. Messonnier has a way of saying, “OK, it’s cancer. We still have control of our bodies. Now, here are our options.” Well done."
— Sam Moore, former News Director WAPT-TV, Jackson MS
Copyright 2012, Paws & Claws Animal Hospital, All Right Reserved