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What do you suppose the first thought a person just diagnosed with cancer has? Do they think about death? Do they think about chemotherapy and other medical treatments? What would you think of first if you found out you had cancer?
For me, I've already decided that if I ever do get cancer, I will not seek out the conventional medical cancer interventions and treatments that are the society standard today. I've decided I will seek a natural route, one that does not involve chemotherapy and the destruction of my healthy cells as well as cancer cells. I've decided I will seek a treatment that does not weaken me physically, but rather helps to empower and strengthen my body.
Now, consider this. What if I were only 16 years old, and I had come to this same conclusion, with the added caveat that I had actually had chemotherapy and been severely debilitated by it once already? Does the government or a judge have the right to intervene and order medical treatment, which I do not believe in, and in fact, which I believe will actually kill me, if not dramatically jeopardize my quality of life?
That's exactly what is transpiring right now for a 16 year old Virginia man (I say man, because this particular teen carries himself like an adult), with 2nd stage Hodgkins disease, a form of cancer that is very treatable the first time around, but upon recurrence, is less treatable and more deadly, requiring more drastic traditional chemotherapy and radiation.
Initially, the teen did undergo chemotherapy when the cancer was first discovered. He was weakened so badly, and in so much pain, that when his oncologist ordered a second round of more agressive chemo and radiation when the cancer returned, he refused and sought out an alternative cancer treatment called the Hoxsy method.
It is important to note that this natural, herbal method of cancer treatment, which is paired with a sugar free diet, has been banned by the FDA in the US, and he had to travel to Mexico in order to receive the daily herbs he had to take as well as intructions on how the treatment worked.
His parents advised the teen's oncologist of their intentions for further alternative treatment, but said they'd like his continued medical monitoring. The oncologist felt this was neglect, and reported his parents to the authorities for investigation of medical neglect.
The case is now in court, and so far the judge has ordered the teen to undergo the chemotherapy treatments that he has so adamantly refused. I ask, how can you force someone who is obviously so against a certain medical treatment, to receive that treatment, regardless whether they are an "adult" as defined by today's standards?
I can guarantee this teen has been forced to become much more mature than his biological years already through this ordeal, and is more than capable of making his own choices in his method of cancer treatment. Is this morally and ethically right? Or is it morally and ethically right to give him chemo, which many believe may actually save him while the alternative methods cannot possibly work?
I suppose it depends on your point of view, whether you are a believer in the pharmaceutical and medical industry or not. I for one have lost a lot of faith in the medical industry, and I believe that this choice should be left to the person it affects most. And that is, the one who has the cancer, the one who's life has been so dramatically changed and nearly ruined by chemotherapy. Is it not up to the individual, or is this just a case of "the establishment" having their way?
Danna Schneider is the founder of alternative health and natural supplement website Alternative Herbal Treatments and also writes for an online magazine about natural male enhancement called Herbal Male Enhancement Products.
As always, before you attempt to self medicate or try a new health regimen or program we suggest you retain the services of a qualified health care professional.
Tips For Preventing Cancer
Cancer is one of the most feared diseases of all time. There are so many different kinds of cancer that can strike both men and women, even children. While modern medicine does claim a little success in eliminating some kinds of cancer, its failure rate is dastardly!
In addition, it is believed that 41.28% of men and women born today will be diagnosed with cancer at some time during their lifetime.
The American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 1,400,000 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2006. Over ½ million will die of cancer in 2006. This is nearly one person in two. As frightening as the statistics are, there is so much that we can all do to reduce our odds of being a victim of cancer!
Nobel prize winner, Dr. Otto Warburg, found that healthy cells obtain their energy from oxygen, while cancer cells get their energy from fermentation, or the production of sugars! Cancer is caused by an oxygen deficient, glucose-rich (sugar) environment. Cancer cannot exist when the body is flooded with aerobic oxygen!
The body needs to have a proper pH balance (potential Hydrogen) in order to be in optimum health. A higher pH is more alkaline and oxygen rich. A lower pH is more acid and deprived of oxygen. A pH of 7.0 or higher is alkaline. Below 7.0 is considered to be acidic.
Some basic guidelines for eating to help balance your pH include:
* Drink a lot of water.
* Eliminate all soda pop.
* Reduce the amount of meat you eat.
* Minimize your consumption of sugar and sweets.
* Eat a lot of vegetables, including raw vegetables.
Much great information and more detail on balancing the pH, plus guidelines for eating can be found at www.hopeforcancer.com
Other tips that may be beneficial to helping you prevent cancer, I believe, should include the following:
1. Get regular exercise.
2. Get adequate sleep.
3. Consume good quality vitamin and mineral supplements.
4. Reduce stress in your life.
6. Have at least one or two pets. Dogs & cats can be wonderful friends to have around.
7. Do not smoke cigarettes.
8. Use natural cleaning products as much as possible.
9. Avoid excessive use of pesticides.
10. Eat organic foods when possible and fewer processed foods. Fruits, vegetables and meats can all be obtained organically. Foods grown organically have been grown without the use of pesticides and usually have a higher vitamin-mineral content than conventionally-grown foods.
11. Do internal cleanses. Our bodies acquire numerous parasites and toxins. Probably over 90% of our diseases are caused by these parasites and toxins. Your local health-food store should be able to give you good information about various kinds of cleanses.
In summary, if your body is healthy & you rarely get sick because you are practicing good health habits, your chances of avoiding the perils of cancer are excellent!
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Could A Supplement called MSM Be The Answer?
Acid reflux or gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a condition in which fluid splashes up from the stomach into the esophagus. This fluid contains mostly acid with some pepsin and bile. All three of these fluids are potentially dangerous to the sensitive esophageal tissue, with acid being the most harmful. This refluxed fluid can inflame and damage the lining of the esophagus (esophagitis). If this condition is allowed to become chronic, it can in time develop into Barrett's esophagus, which is the precursor of esophageal cancer.
People at all ages are susceptible to this condition. Older people who suffer from acid reflux tend to be more seriously affected than younger people. 13,000 people are diagnosed with esophageal cancer each year. At least 12,000 people die from it. The overall survival rate is very poor. Acid reflux is the greatest known risk factor for developing Barrett's Esophagus, which can become esophageal cancer.
Barrett's esophagus occurs when chronic acid reflux or esophagitis is not controlled. Through constant inflammation and damage, the normal cells that line the esophagus called squamous cells turn into specialized columnar cells. Columnar cells are not normally found in human beings and can become cancerous.
Although this can happen to anyone, it usually occurs in people over forty who have had regular bouts of heartburn for more than five years. Some of the symptoms are difficulty in swallowing and being awakened in the night by the pain of heartburn. Some people have no symptoms at all. Scar tissue can develop from the constant attack of acid on the tender lining of the esophagus. The tissue can become thickened and hard, making the esophagus narrower. This can make it difficult to swallow food or even water.
I am a firm believer in natural cures versus conventional medicine. When I go to a doctor it is for diagnostic purposes only. Then, instead of subjecting myself to a barrage of harmful pills and painful procedures, I attempt to cure the condition myself by using alternative methods. I have found that MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) has the ability to soften scar tissue, making it flexible and permeable. I believe that by taking MSM on a regular basis, one can possibly avoid the severe problems associated with chronic acid reflux.
MSM has been touted as the greatest natural healing agent since vitamin C. It seems to have the power to reduce pain and inflammation. It is currently being used to treat a wide range of ailments including, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and gout. It's even being used as a treatment for snoring and constipation. MSM has been used with great success on horses and dogs, to control the inflammation associated with allergies. I use MSM to relieve the summer allergies of my twelve year old Jack Russell Terrier, Jack Pot. It works like magic. By giving him a gram of MSM in a little cheese twice a day, I have reduced his itching and running eyes, which are associated with air born allergies, to a bare minimum.
I also use MSM drops for my eyes. It evidently has the power to reduce, if not prevent, cataracts. It seems to dissolve them. My mother had cataracts in both eyes. She had one removed by her ophthalmologist. When she told me what she had one, I put her on MSM drops immediately. When she went back to the doctor for her pre-surgery exam for the second eye, they discovered that the other cataract had completely disappeared.
Aren't cataracts a form of scar tissue? I believe that scar tissue and Barrett's Esophagus have an important connection. Therefore, if MSM does, in fact, have this beneficial effect on scar tissue, perhaps it can prevent, or at least improve Barrett's esophagus. Maybe MSM can help prevent this kind of cancer? I don't know, but I will continue to take it rather than to subject myself to so called "modern medicine".
If you should choose to go the allopathic medical route, diagnosis of Barrett's Esophagus involves an endoscopy. The doctor sticks a long mechanical tube down your throat to observe the esophagus and perform a biopsy. It can't be a very pleasant procedure. And what if the results are negative? The doctor will most likely prescribe drugs which have harmful side effects. Some of these drugs include H2 blockers like cimetidine, ranitidine, and famotidine. Or he may prescribe the drugs omeprazole and lansoprazole, which are proton pump inhibitors.
Some of he side effects of these drugs are: headache, disturbances of the gut such as diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain, excess gas in the stomach and intestines (flatulence), dry mouth, skin reactions such as rash and itch, inflammation of the skin (dermatitis), dizziness, pain in the muscles and joints, swelling of the legs and ankles due to excess fluid retention (peripheral edema), pins and needles (paraesthesia), depression, agitation, confusion, difficulty sleeping (insomnia), sleepiness (somnolence), liver or blood disorders. The list goes on and on.
If the drugs don't work then he'll most likely suggest a surgical procedure called fundoplication, which entails removing the damaged part of the esophagus and attaching the remaining section to the stomach. For myself, I will continue to search for and experiment with natural cures for acid reflux. I think that perhaps the medical approach could be worse than the disease itself. I was a victim of acid reflux for many years. I had disappointing experiences with doctors, who knew nothing about nutrition or alternative medicine. Basically, doctors only know how to write prescriptions. They know nothing about healing. They are only taught how to treat symptoms by dealing drugs that support the pharmaceutical industry.
The Proton pump inhibitors, which my doctor prescribed, ultimately didn't work for me. Besides the harmful side effects caused by these drugs, no one really know what the long tern affect of them is on the human body. Since conventional medicine didn't help me, I was highly motivated to explore alternative means of healing myself. After much research and experimentation, I did find natural ways which allowed me to ultimately cure my acid reflux condition. MSM was one of them.
For information on how to heal acid reflux the natural way, go to: http://www.refluxgoneforever.com
Charles Stewart Richey is a self-taught expert on healing acid reflux. He has written an extensive report on the subject, entitled "REFLUX GONE FOREVER, Natural Acid Reflux Remedies". For more information on how to heal acid reflux the natural way, go to: http://www.refluxgoneforever.com
Green Tea and Breast Cancer
Green tea provides numerous health benefits and while many have not been scientifically proven, some have been. Most recently, the claim that green tea helps fight and prevent breast cancer is being researched. Interestingly, the Chinese have been using green tea medicinally to treat disease for over 4000 years.
Green tea contains the polyphenol EGCG, that is an antioxidant that inhibits cancer cells from reproducing. Polyphenol is known to kill cancer cells while not harming healthy ones. Green tea is loaded with healthy minerals among others such as aluminum and fluoride and is rich in flavonoids, alkaloids, other polyphenols and tannins. Green tea lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and prevents blood clots from forming. Green tea has been proven to effectively help strengthen the immune system. It has also seen to be effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular diseases and infection. Studies show green tea to be a helper in preventing prostate cancer and a helper in reducing the risk of esophageal cancer in chronic smokers. Popular belief is that green tea will help prevent tooth decay and will aid in losing weight.
Green tea and black tea are different despite coming from the same camellia sinensis plant. Green tea, becoming popular throughout the world, is not fermented, whereas black tea is. Oolong tea comes from partially fermented tea leaves. Green tea has been tested in experiments with rats. The studies indicated that rats drinking green tea had tumors reduce in size and others slow in development while the rats that drank just water saw no reductions or slowing of tumor growth of any kind. This kind of result sets up great hopes for green tea as a cancer fighter, though there are no conclusive results on humans and years of study are required before any determination can be made.
Three to four cups of green tea daily are needed to be considered effective as a cancer preventor in humans, but green tea in capsule form is not seen to be as effective. You should drink your green tea without milk and sugar. Three to four cups daily seems like a lot to drink, but people routinely drink that much and more coffee and soda in one day. Green tea does contain caffeine, which can be problematic. It has less caffeine than the same amount of coffee, but drinking large quantities could cause insomnia and disrupt your sleep patterns.
Grocery stores typically carry both caffeinated and decaffeinated green tea products in a large variety of flavors. Women with breast cancer may want to consider drinking green tea to help fight the cancer.
Elizabeth Radisson is the editor of http://BreastCancer.OurGoodHealth.org, a website devoted to information on the causes and treatment of breast cancer. Also, visit Green.Info-tea.com for more information on green tea.
Skin Cancer - Early Treatment Increase Survival Rates
Skin cancer can usually be treated successfully, if it is caught in the early stages. Have someone check your back regularly for any unusual spots or moles. The cancer can quickly spread to the lymphatic system and cause secondary tumors anywhere in your body. Cancer does not go away on its own and pretending everything is alright is a quick way to an early grave. You owe it to your partner, children and friends who all love you to look after yourself. Men are worse than women at getting treatment, as with so many medical conditions. Men are more cowardly about going to a doctor than most women, perhaps because women are used to being probed and stared at through pregnancy. The result is that men have a worse survival rate than women for skin cancer, simply because they delay treatment for longer.
Exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun is strongly linked with an increased risk of developing skin cancer. The Australians have a slogan, slip, slap, slop. Slip on a shirt, slap on a hat, slop on the sunscreen. This is one of the best ways of reducing your risk of developing skin cancer. Certain skin types are very short of the protective chemical, melanin. Red heads usually have very fair skin with freckles and need to be particularly sensible about exposure to the sun in summer. There are certain parts of our skin that we rarely think to protect with sunscreen including earlobes, lips and hands among them. Special care needs to be taken with these areas. If you are going topless for the first time, apply lots of cream to your breasts and a sun block to your nipples. Sunburned nipples are very painful. Skin cancer is often treated by cutting away the affected area, this may leave a scar, but usually removes the cancerous tissue completely, if caught in the early stages.
Myeloma is often referred to by
the particular type of immunoglobulin or light chain (kappa or lambda
type) produced by the cancerous plasma cell. The frequency of the various
immunoglobulin types of myeloma parallels the normal serum concentrations
of the immunoglobulins. The most common myeloma types are IgG and IgA.
IgG myeloma accounts for about 60% to 70% of all cases of myeloma and
IgA accounts for about 20% of cases. Few cases of IgD and IgE myeloma
have been reported.
Although a high level of M protein in the blood is a hallmark of myeloma
disease, about 15% to 20% of patients with myeloma produce incomplete
immunoglobulins, containing only the light chain portion of the immunoglobulin
(also known as Bence Jones proteins, after the chemist who discovered
them). These patients are said to have light chain myeloma, or Bence
Jones myeloma. In these patients,
M protein is found primarily in the urine,
rather than in the blood. These Bence
Jones proteins may deposit in the kidney and clog the tiny tubules
that make up the kidney's filtering system, which can eventually cause
kidney damage and result in kidney failure. Bence Jones proteins will
not be detected by routine urinalysis. A more complex test called immunoelectrophoresis can
measure the exact amount of Bence Jones proteins in the urine.
A rare form of myeloma called nonsecretory myeloma affects about 1%
of myeloma patients. In this form of the disease, plasma cells do not
produce M protein or light chains.
Recent statistics indicate both increasing incidence and earlier age of onset. The average age at diagnosis is about 68 years, and only 1% of cases are diagnosed in individuals under the age of 40. Approximately 50,000 Americans currently have myeloma, and the American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 15,980 new cases of myeloma will be diagnosed during 2005.
Ovarian cancer begins in the cells that form the ovaries. Among these cells are surface epithelial cells, germ cells, and the sex cord-stromal cells. This is why cancer cells that metastasize from other organ sites to the ovary are not called ovarian cancer. Breast and colon cancers are examples of such cancers.
Dramatic statement, I know, but nonetheless, this is my opinion. I do not know what natural therapy or lifestyle changes I would actually choose if I were in that position, but I do know this is how I would choose to fight my battle, and I would hope that with some prompted research, the natural choice would make itself apparent. This is my personal choice, and no one could change my mind.
It has been observed that the majority of women with epithelial ovarian cancer are not diagnosed early enough. The diagnosis is done only when the disease has reached an advanced stage. By that time, the cancer spreads to the upper abdomen (stage I) or beyond (stage II). The chance of these women surviving five years is only 15 to 20 percent. But the chance of survival for the same period is 90% for patients in stage I, and about 70% for stage II patients.
Some ovarian tumors are benign, in which case the patient can be cured by surgically removing one ovary or the part of the ovary hosting the tumor. Some are malignant or cancerous. Malignant ovarian tumors are generally of three types: epithelial tumors, germ cell tumors and stromal tumors.
Epithelial tumors, accounting for most of the cases, develop in a layer of cube-shaped cells known as the germinal epithelium, which surrounds the outside of the ovaries. Its victims are mostly teenagers and young women. Germ cell tumors are not so common, and are found in the egg-maturation cells of the ovary. These patients can not only be cured, but also their fertility protected. Dangerous if allowed to spread, stromal tumors originate from connective tissue cells that hold the ovary together and produce the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. All ovarian tumors are not cancerous. Benign cysts, dermoid tumors, and borderline malignant tumors all are distinct from ovarian cancer. These are curable and rarely prove fatal.
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Lung Cancer Risks - When it comes to cancer prevention and treatment, your bodys first defense is your best. A type of white blood cell called Natural Killer cells, may hold the key to the growth and spread of cancers.
Lung Cancer Stages - In approximately 25% of people with lung cancer, there are no symptoms and the cancer is detected during screening or a routine physical examination.
Melanoma Skin Cancer - In the course of the past 10 years, the number of cases of melanoma has increased more rapidly than that of any other cancer.
Arthritis Capsules Read - Arthritis symptoms often come and go without warning so it is hard to attribute the addition or elimination of certain foods to the relief or onset of symptoms.
Diseases Septic Arthritis - Arthritis, which is a condition that affects one in three adult Americans, is one that affects the bone joints in the body. Because there is no cure, many sufferers are forced to cope with it's painful effects. Arthritis in the knee is one of the common ailments and can make it difficult to walk, bend the leg or even sleep at night.
Tooth Whitening Systems - Modern dentistry has improved and changed a great amount in the last ten to twenty years, and this has led to new treatments being available to everyone, rather than just the few rich people who could afford it.
Cancer Survivor - The good news is that through life-altering experiences such as these, we’re often forced to find our passion and fulfill our fate.
Anxiety Attack Symptoms - Everybody gets the blues once in a while. It's normal to feel sad on a rainy day, get sentimental over a lost love, or feel so terribly lonely during really low moments of your life.
Cancer Patient Wigs - When afflicted with cancer, along with the patient the entire family is emotionally affected. Cancer can be categorized as an ailment that directly affects the cells.
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