Cancer: Prevention & Treatment

What is Cancer? The Cancer is a broad group of various diseases, all involving unregulated cell growth. The cells grow uncontrollably, forming malignant tumors, and invade nearby parts of the body. The cancer may also spread to more distant parts of the body through the lymphatic system or bloodstream. There are over 200 different known cancers that afflict humans. Causes of Cancer: Many things are known to increase the risk of cancer, including tobacco, certain infections, radiation, lack of physical activity, obesity, and environmental pollutants. These can directly damage genes or combine with existing genetic faults within cells to cause the disease. Approximately 5-10% of cancers are entirely inherited. Cancer Detection: Cancer can be detected in a number of ways, including: the presence of certain signs and symptoms, screening tests, bone marrow or medical imaging. Once a possible cancer is detected it is diagnosed by microscopic examination of a tissue sample. Cancer Types: Cancer types can be grouped into broader categories. The main categories of cancer include: Carcinoma – cancer that begins in the skin or in tissues that line or cover internal organs. Sarcoma – cancer that begins in bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue. Leukemia – cancer that starts in blood-forming tissue such as the bone marrow and causes large numbers of abnormal blood cells to be produced and enter the blood. Lymphoma and myeloma – cancers that begin in the cells of the immune system. Central nervous system cancers – cancers that begin in the tissues of the brain and spinal cord. Important Facts about Cancer: Everyone Have Cancer Cells: Every person has cancer cells in the body but it does not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billions. If the doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size. Cancer cells occur 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime. Role of Immune System: When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumours. A person having cancer indicates that he has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system. Chemotherapy is Dangerous: Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract, etc. It can cause organ damage, like liver, heart kidneys, lungs, etc. Another side effect of the chemotherapy is another cancer. Yes, the cancer, but the doctors do not say much about it. It is printed right on the chemo drug warning labels (in small print). Radiation is Dangerous As Well: Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However, prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction. Result of Chemo and Radiation: When body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Role of Oxygen: Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply. Cancer Prevention: Cancer will not be prevented by regular screening, quite the opposite in fact since diagnostic radiation is a major cancer cause! However you can avoid cancer risk through natural, non-conventional or alternative methods for cancer prevention. You must be well aware of the basic reasons which cause various types of cancers. What not to Do – to Avoid Cancers? What Cancer Cells Feed On? Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes are made with Aspartame (an artificial sweetener made from aspartic acid; used as a calorie-free sweetener) and it is harmful. Use natural substitutes; honey or molasses (sugarcane liquid) in very small amounts. Table Salts has a dangerous chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is mine-salt or sea-salt. Acid Environment thrives Cancer cells. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer. Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate, have high caffeine. Caffeine helps the Cancer Cells grow.     Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties.           Distilled Water is acidic, avoid it. It is best to drink purified or filtered water to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Do not Use Plastic Containers: No water bottles in freezers and no plastic containers or plastic wraps in microwave ovens because when plastic is highly cooled or heated, it releases Dioxins. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. The combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food. Instead, use glass, Pyrex or ceramic containers. The plastic wrap is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead. Avoid Toxic Chemicals & Pesticides The liver cells constantly release enzymes for the breakdown of