Wednesday, January 5, 2011

How to Treat Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is treated by surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. Generally two or more treatments are combined together for better effect. Doctors combine surgery, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and radiation. The treatment varies depending on many factors like the patient, the stage of breast cancer and instance of recurrence.When the mind is under constant stress the body produces high levels of the stress hormone Cortisol. Consistent high levels of Cortisol in the body suppress the immune system. The immune system is responsible for destroying rogue cancer cells in the body.

Stages of Breast Cancer

 
Normally surgery is the first line against the breast cancer but the decisions is still with the doctor because the doctor will determine what kind of surgery is suitable for the patients. There are different types of surgeries such as Mastectomy and Lumpectomy. Mastectomy is removal of all the breast tissue and Lumpectomy is remove the tumor and some of the tissue surrounding.

The bitter melon extract acted only on the cancer cells, not on healthy cells. The next steps will be to reproduce the results in animals. Only then would human trials follow.

There are many causes for physical disease, and cancer is often considered the ultimate disease. But if you keep your body healthy, then even though there may be a triggering cause, the likelihood of you getting cancer is dramatically reduced.

Home Remedies To Prevent Breast Cancer
 
 Keeping your body pH alkaline is one of the most important areas you need to address. An acid body creates disease. A successful oncologist based in Rome cures tumors by injecting an alkaline substance into the artery feeding the tumor.

For the study, the team treated human cancer cells with the bitter melon extract in a laboratory. Researchers found that the extract slowed the growth of breast cancer cells and even killed them.

Diet Suggestions to Breast Cancer Patient

A healthy diet during cancer treatment is essential to help patient remain strong to fight the cancer, rebuild tissues and cells damaged by the cancer and the treatment, and maintain a healthy immune system. You may also find that diet can minimize some of the side effects that are so common during treatment for breast cancer. It is important to take care of patient body during treatment so that it can fight the cancer. Below are the foods good for breast cancer patients:

 
Vegetables

Acorn squash
Arugula
Bell peppers
Bok choy
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Butternut squash
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chives
Collard greens
Cucumbers
Garlic
Hot peppers
Kale
Leeks
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Mustard greens
Olives
Onions
Pumpkins
Scallions
Seaweed
Spinach
Tomatoes
Turnips and turnip greens
Watercress
Zucchini

Fruits

Apples
Blackberries
Blueberries
Boysenberries
Cherries
Cranberries
Grapes
Lingonberries
Loganberries
Marionberrries
Pomegranates
Raspberries
Watermelon

Beans

Black beans
Dry beans
Kidney beans
Navy beans
Pink beans
Pinto beans
Red beans
Soybeans
Tofu
White beans

Meats & Dairy

Chicken, organic
Eggs, organic
Fermented milk
Kefir
Low-fat cheese
Low-fat yogurt
Turkey

Nuts & Seeds

Brazil nuts
Flaxseed
Sesame seeds*
Walnuts
Beverages
Green tea
Pomegranate juice
Reishi tea

Oils & fats

Canola oil
Flaxseed oil
Olive oil
Sesame oil*
Walnut oil
Fish
Herring
Mackerel
Salmon
Sardines

Spices & herbs

Basil
Black pepper
Cilantro
Parsley
Saffron
Turmeric
Grains
Brown rice
Buckwheat
Tartary buckwheat

Foods to Avoid

Avoid foods that are fried or high in fat as they may increase the nausea common in patients being treated for cancer.

Meats & Dairy

Bacon
Barbecued meat
Beef
Butter
Cheese
Cream
Lamb
Mutton
Pork
Veal
Well-done meat
Fish
Dried herring
Dried mackerel
King mackerel
Pickled herring
Shellfish
Smoked mackerel

Beverages

Alcohol
Beer
Coffee
Essiac tea
Reishi tea
Sage tea
Wine
Yerba maté

Spices & Herbs

Lavender
Meadow saffron
Sage
Salt
Wild ginger

Condiments & Sauces

Gravy
Guacamole
Kimchi
Pesto sauce
Pickled papaya
Salted shrimp paste
Soybean paste
Vegetables
Avocados
Fermented vegetables
Fried potatoes
Green papaya
Beans
Soy protein isolate

Oils & Fats

Corn oil
Lard
Mustard oil
Partially-hydrogenated oil
Safflower oil
Sesame oil
Soybean oil
Sunflower oil

Nuts & Seeds

Bitter almonds
Papaya seeds
Sesame seeds

Sweets & Desserts

Brown rice syrup
Persipan
Red bean paste
Sugar

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