Alternative Treatments and Prevention
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Cancer is a large group of different diseases that have unregulated
The cells divide and grow uncontrollably, form malignant tumors and invade parts of the body. The cancer may also spread to distant parts of the body through the lymphatic system and/or the bloodstream.
However, not all tumors are cancerous; benign tumors do not grow uncontrollably, do not invade neighboring tissues, and do not metastasize (spread) throughout the body.
They are also rarely considered life-threatening.
Cancer is the number 2 cause of death in the USA, second only to heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The chances of surviving the disease vary greatly by the type and location of the cancer and the extent of disease at the start of treatment.
The types of cancer are classified by the type of cell that is initially affected.
Malignant tumors form when the following occurs: a cancerous cell moves throughout the body using the blood or lymph systems and destroys healthy tissue in a process called invasion. This cell manages to divide and grow, making new blood vessels to feed itself in a process called angiogenesis.
While cancer can affect people of all ages; in general the risk of developing cancer increases with age. When cancer begins, it invariably produces no symptoms with signs and symptoms only appearing as the mass continues to grow or ulcerates.
There are different kinds of cancers; it can develop in almost any organ or tissue (lung, colon, breast, skin, bones, or nerve tissue).
Thatís why a single cure for cancer is near impossible; different cancers need different treatments.
Cancer prevention is defined as active measures to decrease the risk of cancer. Most of cancer risk factors are environmental, such as life style factors and many are controllable. For this reason, cancer is largely considered a preventable disease, which is good news since preventing is always better than curing.
More than 30% of cancers are considered preventable by avoiding risk factors. This may include tobacco, obesity, wrong diet, physical inactivity, alcohol, sexually transmitted infections, excessive sunlight exposure, certain chemicals genetic problems, free radicals environmental toxins, carcinogenic food and others.
Not all environmental causes can be prevented completely though; such as naturally occurring background radiation.
If cancer is diagnosed and treated early, the better the chance that it can be cured.
For a long time now there has been a lot of controversy over what kind of medical treatment is the most beneficial in treating cancer.
Chemotherapy is one of the most used treatments but often with devastating effects on the body as a whole, due to the very serious side effects.
Treatment of stage III and IV cancer with chemotherapy as the only treatment, has often been shown to only relieve or lessen the cancer but without curing it.
Radiation Therapy is a local treatment and affects cancer cells only in the treated area.
However, the high doses of radiation cause side effects by damaging normal, healthy cells near the cancer cells.
Surgery, to repair or remove part of the body to diagnose or treat cancer; it remains the foundation of cancer treatment. Surgery is invasive, risky, and can cause mutilation. More often than not, it is very difficult to cut out a tumor without (severe) damage to surrounding tissues and organs.
Hormone Therapy, the purpose is to add, block, or remove hormones.
Those cancers that are known to be hormone responsive (breast, prostate, uterus), can be treated with hormone blockers.
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)
Nonstandard treatments used along with standard ones and treatments used instead of standard ones. Many of the nonstandard treatments have a holistic approach.
Natural Cures and Medicines for Cancer
An optimum immune system is of utmost importance in preventing and curing cancer.
Cancer cells are weaker than normal cells and will not get out of control if our immune system is high.
The conventional approach to cancer treatment is that it focuses for the most part on the cancer (or tumor) and often ignores the importance of the immune system. What needed is, is a powerful, natural treatment that boosts the body's own immune system to heal cancer and other degenerative diseases. In this regard potent natural medicine from the Amazon rainforest such as herbal dietary supplements from Acai, Acerola, Cat's claw and Ginger can be mentioned.
Eating food that contain anti-cancer properties, such as antioxidants, minerals, fibers, certain vitamins and other phytochemicals found in fruits, vegetables and whole grains will stimulate and strengthen the immune system tremendously.
On the other hand, a diet high in fats and loaded with sugar will interfere with the immune system.
One of the leading experts in the field of Natural Cancer Cures gives this advise:
There are many natural medicines available that can treat cancers successfully and which can work wonders in the hand of health care professionals such as N.Ds, herbalists and others.
Of the many available alternative cancer therapies we just list the following:
Natural medicines from the many medicinal plants around the word, especially those from the tropical regions, hold a lot of promises.
Some of these, or derivates from them, are used for some time now in allopathic medicine (mainstream medical use) for cancer treatment. For instance, the chemotherapy drug Paclitaxel (Taxol), used in breast, ovarian and lung cancer treatment, is derived from Taxus brevifolia (extract from the bark and needles of the Yew tree).
Cancer fighting Natural Medicines from the Amazon rainforest and Southeast Asia.
All these botanicals are used in phytotherapy, have cancer fighting properties and are used against cancer by many customers especially when nothing else seems to work!
There is ongoing scientific research how to advance the use of certain botanicals in allopathy (treatment of diseases by conventional means) and other alternative fields of medicine (CAM).
The above presentation is for informational and educational purposes only.|
It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage.
For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over - the - counter medication (OTC) is also available.
Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using dietary supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications.
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