Sunlighten Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sunlighten Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign that seeks to educate and inform about the disease. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 1 in 8 women born today in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime. The good news is that, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, early detection results in a 5-year survival rate of 98%.

Though breast cancer is the second-most common cancer in American women, many forget to take action to ensure early detection. We encourage all of you to share this blog post with the women in your life to ensure they are taking the proper steps to create an early detection plan of their own.

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with breast cancer, there are myriad treatments available, as well as support to help you through this challenging time. Sunlighten is pleased to offer one effective alternative treatment for those diagnosed with cancer: Infrared Sauna therapy.

In fact, our friends at Cancer Defeated – the world’s number-one publisher of information about alternative cancer treatments – states that cancer clinics in Germany and Mexico routinely treat cancer patients with hyperthermia, where the body is exposed to high temperatures. These high temperatures can kill cancer cells, usually without damage to normal tissues.1 Often, these clinics use infrared hyperthermia and infrared saunas for their patients.

A Cancer Defeated article outlines the benefits of infrared sauna therapy in supporting a patient’s fight against cancer. These benefits include:

  • Fighting cancer cells: Hyperthermia is a well-known and underused method of killing cancer cells, says Dr. Wilson.
  • Eliminating toxins: Saunas also help purge the body of toxins, such as heavy metals and chemicals.
  • Improving circulation: Cancer often grows in tissues with poor circulation and thus poor nutrition and oxygenation. Infrared saunas boost overall circulation. This brings nutrients, hormones, oxygen and other substances to all body tissues.

In another study cited by Cancer Defeated, researchers in Japan discovered that whole-body hyperthermia with far infrared strongly inhibited the growth of breast cancer tumors in mice without harmful side effects. Researchers believe this infrared sauna therapy is promising for long-term studies of a noninvasive treatment of breast cancer.2

Sunlighten remains steadfast in our quest to help everyone find good health. For more information on infrared sauna use and its use as an alternative cancer treatment, we invite you to connect with us at 877-292-0020.


  1. van der Zee J. Heating the patient: A promising approach? Annals of Oncology 2002; 13:1173-1184.
  2. Udagawa Y, Nagasawa H, Kiyokawa S, Inhibition by Whole-Body Hyperthermia (WBH) with Far-infrared rays of the Growth of Spontaneous Mammary Tumours in mice. Anticancer Res. 1999 Sep-Oct;19(5B):4125-30

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