Cancer is an uncontrolled, abnormal cell growth condition associated with DNA damage. The increasing prevalence of cancer become a global health concern. A recent survey of the global incidence of cancer shows that the cancer prevalence in American states raises up more than 300 cases per 1 million population. According to the American Cancer Society, 5, 00,000 Americans in the United States die due to cancer. The fetal outcome related to cancer fully depends upon the cancer stage. The dietary indiscretion and cigarette smoking are two great contributory factors in cancer progression. There are several types of cancers, such as bladder cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, esophageal cancer, laryngeal cancer, leukemia, lung cancer, lymphoma, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, stomach cancer, testicular cancer.
Modern medical science has made some major tramps in the understanding of cancer progression. But the medical treatment for complete curing and preventing cancer is still undiscovered. Medical advancement invents conventional therapies, which mainly based on destroying or removal of cancerous development from the body. Therefore, all the conventional treatments primarily remove the cancer growth by surgical intervention or destroy them by radiation therapy or chemotherapy. But several currently available conventional therapies including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery may not be applicable to treat many types of cancers like lungs, pancreas, liver, bones and in an advanced stage of breast and colon cancer. In addition, these conventional therapies have various side effects.
In an alternative medical approach, cancer is not an organ-specific disease but involves the whole body. The inability of body defence mechanism to adapt the adverse environmental or physical condition due to poor immunity is the main culprit in cancer development and spreading of the disease. Natural treatment usually treats cancer through multi-targeted cellular approach instead to interrupting single cell signalling pathway. Oncologist experts are also agreed by studying different therapeutic approaches that multi-targeted therapy give a better result. Moreover, healthy lifestyle management can prevent several types of cancer. Avoidance of smoking and healthy dietary measures have cancer preventive effects. The following alternative measures can reduce the risk of cancer cell growth and also assist in treating cancer along with conventional therapies.
There are many novel natural therapies are evaluated to minimize the incidence rate of cancer. The following therapies are practically effective to treat and prevent cancer development and progression. However, early detection and immediate commencement of correct treatment is very important in cancer progression reduction.
Hormonal therapy involves melatonin and dehydroepiandrosterone, the two most promising hormones which have regulating effects on estrogen and progesterone, that can further help to fight against reproductive cancer cells preventive action, including breast and prostate cancers on both, female and male.
Several herbal remedies like alfalfa, Irish moss, dandelion root, rose hips, oat straw, etc. augment skin tissue healing and prevent the risk of skin cancer development. Topical application of tea tree oil as an ointment can act as an antiseptic cream and prevent skin infection.
Turmeric, ginger, capsicum, bilberry, etc are different herbs that regulate blood composition, and liver function and may prevent unwanted cell growth. Astragalus herb has the immunity-boosting effect and Chinese cucumber seeds and peels have an anti-cancer effect. Noni is a fruit which can alter cancerous cell growth to normal cell growth and also can block tumour growth.DandGuiLonghui wan is a Chinese Traditional herb used as a folk medicine for treating leukemia.
Essential Oil Therapies
Lavender oil can boost immunity; Geranium oil assists in regulating hormonal balance while tea tree oil, Frankincense oil, and Clary Sage oil have an anti-inflammatory effect, and Sandalwood oil, Rosewood oil, Rose oil is good for skin health. All these therapeutic effects of essential oils indirectly provide beneficial effects against cancer development and its progression.
Ascorbic Acid Flush
Vitamin C rich dietary items like calcium ascorbate or Ester-C with a dose of 1000 mg for adult and 250 mg for children are suggested to be added into a cup of water and drink with half an hour interval till diarrhea occurs. From this, the dose can be calculated that can promote diarrhea, then reduce one unit of the dosing and continue to take the remaining dose for the next two to four days with four hours intervals. This process can be performed once a month to excrete all the internal toxins and prevent cancer risk.
Dr. Alexander Schauss explained that when color enters through our skin tissue to internal body parts it plays several roles like stimulates pituitary and pineal glands and regulates hormonal balance and maintains several physiological functioning. Green color has a significant role in cancer progression.
Photodynamic light therapy is applied in the treatment of cancer. In this process, the light-absorbing dye is injected into the cancerous tumor cells and causing a chemical reaction and kills the cancer cells.
UV-A (ultraviolet-A) rays have longer wavelengths and have skin cancer-preventive effect.
Pain Control therapy
Mostly cancer provides chronic pain symptoms and several alternative pain control therapies applied to reduce the pain symptoms in cancer, which include biofeedback, and guided imagery.
Other Alternative Anti-Cancer Therapies