Cancer is the second leading cause of death ultimately afflicting 1 out of 3 Americans.
Heart Disease is the leading cause of death.
Cancer is a disease of excess growth.
Cancer is linked to a host of genetic and environmental factors that are implicated in causing the disease.
Cancer drugs, drugs that fight cancer can cost tens of thousands of dollars and produce serious side effects.
The causes of cancer is constanly growing and include irritation, infection, unresolved chronic diseases, toxic chemicals, and radiation.
The treatments of cancer are made up of the triumvirate of therapies, drugs, surgery, and radiation. That list has remained constant.
Therapies that are rooted in prevention utilize natural ingredients. Because they have not been altered by a drug company and been forced into clinical trails, they are not drugs. And thus are not covered by insurance.
Herbs such as the golden leaf of Gingko Biloba, and bark exrracts of Raowalfia vomitoria and Geissospermmum vellosii have been combined to form a potent natural therapy.
Sold under the name of Onkobel, this supplement has no side effects and may be useful to individuals who have a predisposition to develop cancer.
The link between chronic inflammation and cancer is via the immune system. An overreaction of the immune system in recognizing chronic inflammation as 'foreign' precipitates mutations.
Inflammation is the body’s reaction to infection and injury.
If inflammation persists, tissues become damaged. Damage can make native structures appear dangerous.
The immune system role in this is detect pathogens and recognizes cell damage.
When the immune system senses damage as a foreign threat, it attacks the damage and produces its classic immune response.
Unresolved inflammation activates an influx of cells called macrophages and neutrophils.
These cells engulf bacteria and debris.
This includes proteins, nucleic acids and other molecules released by the damaged cells.
The macrophages and neutrophils produce highly reactive chemicals that kill the bacteria.
The molecular debris that was formed was also exposed to those highly reactive chemicals and became altered as a result.
Once formed, this material diffuses into the surrounding tissue where it can initiate cancer.
Cancers are classified according to their tissue of origin.
Carcinomas develop from epithelial cells, which make up the tissues lining the body cavities and their external surfaces.
Sarcomas from the Greek sarcos for flesh, develop from cells of connective tissues, such as muscle, bone or blood.
Metastatic cancers represent cancers that invade neighboring tissues by traveling away from their origin via the circulatory or lymphatic systems.
Carcinogens induce or initiate changes in normal cell biology.
One theory of carcinogenesis holds that DNA, the genetic blueprint of cells, becomes modified without any initial outward sign of change.
These modifications are the result of free radical attack.
Other agents, act years later as promoters to stimulate the conversion of the pre-cancerous cells with the modified DNA, into a cancerous ones.
The neutralization of free radicals before they can cause mutational changes may prevent cancers from developing.
A cancer prevention strategy depends on a library of compounds.
A healthy diet should include a variety of soy products, healthy fats, medicinal mushrooms, sea vegetables, cruciferous vegetables and colorful fruit.
These foods balance the generation of free radicals with their destruction.
This is accomplished by neutralizing them with a large and diverse group of antioxidants.
Certain populations have a higher incidence of specific cancers.
It is speculated that this increased incidence can be attributed to carcinogens in their diet and nutritional deficiencies.
There is also a recognized protective relationship between a healthy diet and a decreased cancer risk.
Vitamin D supplements are also recommended to increase cell ‘stickiness’, thereby preventing overgrowth.
A healthy diet includes fruits, vegetables, fiber, and complex starches.
The diet should also reduce the amount of saturated fats in it.
Diets rich in fruits and vegetables are thought to provide protection from lung, gastric and colo-rectal cancers.
Flaxseeds and soy beans are high in omega-3 fatty acids and contains other compounds that may help prevent cancer.