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MoonDragon's Health & Wellness
TUMOR
(Neoplasm)




BASIC INFORMATION


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DESCRIPTION

The entire human body is made up of cells, each of which contains its own genetic material, or DNA - a long string of molecules that tells the cell what to do. In a healthy body, cells divide at a controlled rate so as to grow and repair damaged tissues and replace dying cells. This predetermined rate of cell division is what keeps our bodies healthy.

When the body is injured - for example, if you have a cut - the cells surrounding the cut reproduce to replace the ones that have been harmed. These cells "know" to stop reproducing once they have filled in the injured area.

If cells keep multiplying when new ones are not needed or necessary, a mass of tissue called a growth, or tumor, is formed. A tumor, or neoplasm, is an abnormal new growth of tissue that may be localized to one area or present on many sites in the body.

The term tumor is derived from the Latin term tumor or "swelling". It originally meant an abnormal swelling of the flesh. In contemporary English, tumor is synonymous with solid neoplasm (abnormal proliferation of cells), while all other forms of swelling are called swelling. Furthermore, this usage is common in medical literature where the nouns tumefaction and tumescence derived from the adjective tumefied. These nouns are also the current medical terms for non-neoplastic swelling. A tumor may also be referred to as a "mass". Benign tumors are also called benign cancer, benign neoplasms or non-cancerous tumors.

Tumors can appear nearly anywhere in the body and can be cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign). Polyps and papillomas are examples of benign tumors. Squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas are examples of malignant tumors.

abnormal cell growth forming a cancerous tumor


Sometimes, a cell begins to reproduce for no obvious reason. The "daughter" cells that it produces forms a lump. This is cancer. Often, a cell from this lump, or tumor, spreads to another part of the body and begins reproduction there. These cells are not receptive to the normal signal to stop reproducing. Eventually, this abnormal tissue interferes with the ability of the body and its cells, organs, and other structures to perform their appointed functions, and illness or death results.





benign skin tumor


CAUSE

A neoplasm is an abnormal proliferation of tissues, usually caused by genetic mutations. Most neoplasms cause a tumor, with a few exceptions like leukemia or carcinoma in situ. Other causes of tumor development include exposure to chemicals and toxins like benzene, excessive tobacco consumption, excessive exposure to sunlight and/or radiation, or an inactive sedentary lifestyle and obesity. Certain viruses can also play a role in the development of tumors, such as cervical cancer (human papilloma virus) and hepatocellular carcinoma (hepatitis B virus).

brain tumor


INFECTIOUSNESS OF TUMOR CELLS

Tumor cells are generally not infective to individuals other than the host. The reason behind this is the presence of MHC proteins which are host-specific and help the immune system distinguish between the self and non-self. These proteins are present on the surface of the cells and produces vigorous immune response if a foreign cell is found in the body. However, tumor can be transplanted in an individual if its immune system is compromised.

Tumors may be benign, pre-malignant or malignant. The nature of the tumor is determined by a pathologist after examination of the tumor tissues from a biopsy or a surgical excision specimen.

uterine fibroid tumors


BENIGN OR MALIGNANT

A tumor can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors are not cancerous. They can occur anywhere in the body and generally do not pose a threat to health, do not metastasize (spread to other parts of the body), and do not grow back if removed. Malignant tumors are cancerous. They are usually serious and can be life-threatening. Malignant tumors grow uncontrollably, taking over other organs, interfere with normal metabolic and organ functioning, and have the ability to metastasize (spread) and invade other tissues. They can be a life-threatening problem if they are not detected and treated at an early stage.

If a portion of a cell's DNA is damaged, the cell can become abnormal. When the abnormal cell divides, it forms new cells that contain a photocopy of the damaged genetic material. This is an ongoing process occurring constantly within our bodies. Most of the time, our bodies have the ability to destroy these abnormal cells and maintain a sort of cellular equilibrium. If a crucial portion of the DNA is destroyed, however, and the abnormal cells cannot be controlled any longer, cancer forms. All cancer cells have two things in common; they grow uncontrollably and they have the ability to metastasize. They can spread through the lymphatic system, the bloodstream, or avenues such as the cerebrospinal fluid (the watery cushion that protects the brain and the spinal cord). The immune system generally does not recognize cancer cells as dangerous or foreign.

lung cancer tumor


The prognosis for a person who develops a malignant tumor depends on the location of that tumor. If it is difficult to detect and there are few discernable symptoms, then treatment may not begin soon enough to prevent the tumor from metastasizing.

No one knows exactly why some cells behave in this way and exactly what causes the cell damage that initiates the cancer process. The chain of events that leads to cancer is very complex, and each individual body reacts differently. A combination of genetic, behavioral, environmental, and lifestyle factors are believed to be involved in turning normal cells into abnormal cells, and abnormal cells into cancer. There are also factors called inhibitors (such as certain vitamins and nutrients found in fruit and vegetables) that are believed to slow the process, while other factors, called promoters (such as smoking, or eating a high fat diet), can speed up the process.

POSSIBLE CONTRIBUTORS TO CANCEROUS TUMORS

We do know that certain things increase the likelihood of certain types of cancerous tumors. Possible contributors to the development and growth of cancer can be divided into 3 categories:
  • EXTERNAL: External factors include unhealthy workplace environments and exposure to air and water pollution, chemicals, pesticides, and herbicides.


  • INTERNAL: Internal factors include both genetics (heredity) and infections.


  • LIFESTYLE: Lifestyle factors are those we personally can most readily control. These are also the factors scientists believe account for the largest proportion of cancers. They include diet, smoking, drinking and sun exposure.

Environmental factors and diet are widely believed to be two of the major causes of cancer. For example, persons exposed to cigarette smoke have significantly higher rates of lung cancer than other people who are not. Regular alcohol consumption increases the risk of mouth and throat cancers. A diet that is high in fat and low in fiber is associated with a greater risk of colorectal cancer, and is a factor in breast and prostate cancer as well.

External and lifestyle factors account for 80 percent of cancer deaths in the United States. By 2004, an estimated 563,700 people were lost to cancer annually, or 1,544 a day. The following is a breakdown of the overall percentages of cancers many researchers and health care professionals attribute to different lifestyle factors:

LIFESTYLE FACTOR
CANCER PERCENTAGE
  • Poor diet and obesity.
  • Smoking.
  • Genetics.
  • Exposure to carcinogens in the workplace.
  • Family history.
  • Lack of exercise.
  • Exposure to certain viruses.
  • Alcohol consumption.
  • Reproductive factors.
  • Socioeconomic status.
  • Exposure to environmental pollution.
    30 Percent
    30 Percent
    10 Percent
    5 Percent
    5 Percent
    5 Percent
    5 Percent
    3 Percent
    3 Percent
    3 Percent
    2 Percent


Many experts believe that what these apparently different risk factors have in common is that they increase the body's exposure to free radicals. They theorize that damage from free radicals is an important factor in causing the uncontrolled cellular growth that is characteristic of cancer.

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Others believe that factors such as cigarette smoking and poor dietary habits increase the risk of cancer because they impair the immune system. In addition to blaming diet and environmental pollutants, many experts link cancer to stress, although not directly. They do believe that stress weakens the immune system, impairing the body's ability to destroy precancerous cells before they develop into cancer.

By making ourselves aware of all of the factors that may promote or inhibit the development and growth of cancer, and by taking appropriate action, we can reduce our cancer risk.

In the United States, one person dies from cancer every minute. Another 3 million have cancer, and one out of these will die from some form of this disease. There are more than 100 different varieties of cancer. They have different causes, cause different symptoms, and vary in aggressiveness (the speed at which they spread). However, most types of cancer fall into one of four broad categories:

    1. Carcinomas: Cancers that affect the skin, mucous membranes, glands, & internal organs.
    2. Leukemias: Cancers that are cancers of blood-forming tissues.
    3. Sarcomas: Cancers that affect muscles, connective tissue, and bones.
    4. Lymphomas: Cancers that affect the lymphatic system.

The seven classic early warning signs of cancer, which can be remembered by the acronym CAUTION, are the following:
  • Change in bowel or bladder habits.
  • A sore that does not heal.
  • Unusual bleeding or discharge.
  • Thickening or lump in breast or elsewhere.
  • Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing.
  • Obvious change in a wart or mole.
  • Nagging cough or hoarseness.

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According to the American Cancer Society, 50 percent of all men and 33 percent of all women in the United States will develop some form of cancer at some point in their lives. The good news is that with the increasing information and treatment methods available today, millions of people are either living with, or have been cured of, cancer and the risk of developing most types of cancer can be reduced by adopting a healthy lifestyle.

CANCER SURVIVAL RATES

According to a report published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, there are 9.8 million cancer survivors in the United States. A cancer survivor is defined as an individual who is still alive 5 years after his or her cancer diagnosis. Today, about 64 percent of cancer patients survive 5 years after being diagnosed, a rate that has been climbing since the 1970s, when only half as many lived that long. Breast cancer survivors make up 22 percent of the 64 percent, while prostate cancer survivors total 17 percent, followed by colorectal survivors at 11 percent. 61 percent of survivors are age 65 and older, where an estimated 1 in 6 people over the age of 65 is a cancer survivor. 79 percent of childhood cancer survivors are living 5 years after diagnosis, and nearly 75 percent are alive 10 years following diagnosis.

Just as each of us looks different, each of our bodies has its own unique composition. What some of us react well to may cause an adverse reaction in others, which is why some treatments prove to be successful for some, but not for others. This is why dietary wellness and prevention are so important. If we can keep our bodies healthy and avoid known cancer-causing agents, we have a good defense against ever getting cancer in the first place. And if you have cancer, it is imperative to maintain optimum health. If you go into battle unarmed, you do not stand much of a chance of winning, but if you go in with a full coat of armor, through the healthiest diet and nutrition, you have the best fighting chance to successfully conquer cancer.

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tumor on the face


SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

Symptoms depend on the type and location of the tumor. For example, lung tumors may cause coughing, shortness of breath, or chest pain, while tumors of the colon can cause weight loss, diarrhea, constipation, iron deficiency anemia, and blood in the stool.

Some tumors produce no symptoms, but symptoms that may occur with tumors include:
  • Chills.
  • Fatigue.
  • Fever.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Malaise.
  • Night sweats.
  • Weight loss.




tumor on the face


DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT


DIAGNOSIS

Most patients with tumors undergo CT scans or MRI to determine the exact location of the tumor and how far it has spread. More recently, positron emission tomography (PET) scans have been used to find certain tumor types.

Specific and correct diagnosis can only be rendered by a tissue biopsy or skin biopsy. The biopsy is submitted to a laboratory and a pathology report is generated. When a tumor is found, a biopsy will determine if the tumor is non-cancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant). Depending on the location of the tumor, the biopsy may be a simple procedure or a serious operation.

Clinical diagnosis is by clinical history, visual diagnosis often with dermatoscopy, and palpation. But clinical diagnosis can only be confirmed by a biopsy.

Tests may include:
  • Blood Chemistries.
  • Bone marrow biopsy (most often for lymphoma or leukemia).
  • Biopsy of a tumor.
  • Chest x-ray.
  • Complete blood count (CBC).

thyroid tumor




CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT

Medical treatments will vary depending upon the size and type of tumor diagnosed, where it is initially located, the general health of the person, and whether or not the tumor is malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous). The goals of treatment may be relief of symptoms, improved comfort or functioning.

If the tumor is benign (has no potential to spread) and is located in a area where it will not cause any symptoms or disrupt the proper functioning of the organ (a safe area), most often no treatment is needed. However, benign tumors may be removed for cosmetic reasons. Benign tumors usually do not grow back.

If a tumor is malignant, possible treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination of these procedures. If the cancer is confined to only one location, the purpose of treatment is usually surgical removal of the malignant tumor and treatment. In some circumstances, If the malignant tumor has spread only to local lymph nodes, these may also be removed. If all of the cancer cannot be removed with surgery, the options for treatment include radiation and chemotherapy, or combination of these methods. In contrast, lymphoma usually is not treated with surgery and chemotherapy; and radiation therapy may be the possible treatment.

Discuss your diagnosis and options completely with your health care provider and do research about each option before deciding upon a plan of action. Consult with practitioners of alternative or complementary therapies that may be helpful when used with standard medical treatments. Nutritional therapy may be used to help strengthen the immune system while other complementary therapies may be used to help with pain control and relief of side effects associated with medications and other conventional medical treatments (such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy) and recovery from surgery.

Regardless of the medical treatment you and your health care provider decide on for a course of action, follow a nutritional regime that will help you and your body to fight your illness and build your immune system for the battle ahead.

bone tumor - osterosarcoma


TUMOR CONSIDERATIONS

  • Although benign tumors are generally limited in growth, they usually should be removed; a small percentage may later become malignant.


  • Malignant tumors must be treated as early as possible. Depending on the site and size of the tumor, there are many different methods of treatment.


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  • Iron deficiency has been linked to the development of tumors. However, iron supplements should be taken only if tests show a deficiency. People with cancer should not take supplemental iron.


  • Scientists studying a genetic disorder have found that a rare heart tumor, called a myxoma, also has a genetic cause. This is the same genetic defect that causes Usher Syndrome, a leading cause of deafness and blindness in young children.


  • VEGF Trap, a type of drug known as a vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) blocker, is used to prevent angiogenesis - the formation of blood vessels that feed tumors. It has shown promise in treating tumors. Drugs in this category also include bevacizumab (Avastin), which has been approved for treating colorectal cancer. VEGF Trap is currently undergoing clinical trials.


  • Regular physical checkups and tests for various cancers, such as breast, colon, cervical, prostate, and skin cancer, should be part of your routine, especially after the age of 40.


  • (See more under Cancer Considerations further down on this page.)





    SUPPORT GROUPS

    The diagnosis of cancer often causes a lot of anxiety and can affect a person's entire life. There are many resources and support groups for cancer patients.




    benign tumor after removal


    PROGNOSIS (OUTLOOK)

    The outlook varies widely among different types of tumors. If the tumor is benign, the outlook is generally very good. However, there are some instances where a benign tumor can cause significant problems, for instance, in the brain.

    If the tumor is malignant, the outcome depends on the stage of the tumor at diagnosis. Some cancers can be cured. Some that are not curable can still be treated and patients can live for many years with the cancer. Still other tumors are quickly life-threatening.





    postsurgical patient after removal of a large neck tumor


    POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS

    Complications can occur if a tumor is located in a region of the body where it affects the function of the normal organ. If the tumor is malignant, it can also cause complications if it spreads (metastasizes).

    Complications can also arise from surgery and other treatments or therapies. Discuss concerns with your health care provider and do some research on your condition prior to deciding on a course of action.





    PREVENTION

    You can reduce the risk of cancerous (malignant) tumors by:
    • Eating a healthy diet.
    • Exercising regularly.
    • Limiting alcohol.
    • Maintaining a healthy weight.
    • Minimizing exposure to radiation and toxic chemicals.
    • Not smoking or chewing tobacco.
    • Reducing sun exposure if you burn easily.





    HOLISTIC & NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION


    A NOTE TO CANCER PATIENTS

    Many cancer patients want to know whether vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements (such as phytochemicals) will help "build them up" or help fight their cancer. It is known that patients who eat well during cancer treatment are better able to cope with their disease and any side effects of treatment. You should consult with your health care provider and alternative health care practitioner (such as a naturopath) about dietary limitations before using nutritional supplements, herbal or other alternative therapies. Many of these therapies can work with conventional treatments to help remedy side effects caused by conventional treatment and help to build the immune system. However, some may not be recommended for use with particular medications for a variety of reasons including unwanted interactions or interference with your ability to absorb certain medications. Sometimes, it is simply a matter of timing and not mixing supplements with medications and allowing enough time to pass between a dose of one and the dose of the other. It is always better to try to get your nutrients through your foods and not depend on nutritional supplements, but sometimes this is not possible. Keep in mind, too much of some vitamins or minerals can be just as dangerous as too little. Large doses of some vitamins may even stop your cancer treatment from working the way it should. To avoid problems, do not take these products on your own. Follow your health care provider's guidance.





    NUTRITIONAL PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    Environmental factors and diet seem to play an important role in the development of tumors of all types. Tumors have been known to decrease in size and even disappear in response to dietary changes and supplementation with high quality vitamins and minerals. The suggestions given on this page are designed to enhance immune function and suppress the growth of tumors - both benign and malignant.

    The nutritional program and other recommendations outlined on this page and the other cancer-related pages are designed for persons who have been diagnosed with cancer, as well as for those who wish to enhance their chances of avoiding this disease. Vitamins should be taken in injection form whenever possible. However, if you must use oral supplements, take them daily (usually with meals) or as instructed by your health care provider or nutritionist.

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    Follow directions carefully for each supplement or nutritional therapy (Vitamin E should be taken before meals, and supplements should not be taken at the same time as fiber, for instance). Combine appropriate supplements that work together and enhance their absorption ability. Know which supplements should not be taken with others if they compete in absorption uptake. Use only quality natural supplements from a reliable source. Links have been provided for recommended supplements so you will be able to obtain them without having to do a lot of searching.





    NUTRITION-RELATED CONSIDERATIONS

    NUTRITION CONSIDERATIONS FOR TUMORS

  • Curcuminoids, the yellow pigments found in the spice turmeric (Curcuma Longa) appear to have properties that block the gene expression leading to tumor formation. A member of the ginger family, turmeric is widely used in southeast Asia as a culinary spice, especially in curries. A few brand name products that contain Curcuminoids include Turmeric Special Formula from Solaray and Turmeric Power from Nature's Herbs.




  • Herbal Remedies: Turmeric Extract (Curcuma Longa), Standardized to 95% Curcuminoids, Nature's Way, 500 mg, 120 Tabs

    Herbal Remedies: Curcumin, NOW Foods, 665 mg, 60 VCaps

    Herbal Remedies: Turmeric Powder (Curcuma Longa), 4 oz. Bulk

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  • Scientists at the University of California - Los Angeles School of Medicine have found that sodium linoleate, a compound that contains the amino acid linoleic acid, has the ability to fight cancer cells in the laboratory. Conjugated Linoleic Acid is a derivative of linoleic acid, which is an essential fatty acid. Dr. Michael W. Pariza at the University of Wisconsin first discovered Conjugated Linoleic Acid, also called CLA, in 1978. Dr. Pariza was studying a piece of grilled beef that contained anti mutagen properties when he stumbled across this compound. He did not identify the compound until 1987. Early studies has shown Conjugated Linoleic Acid to be a potent cancer fighter. During animal studies, small amounts of CLA blocked all three stages of cancer, initiation, promotion, and metastasis. Other anti-cancer agents only block one of these stages. Conjugated Linoleic Acid is also used as part of a weight management program to help reduce fat and maintain muscle mass. CLA has also been shown to retard the growth of many types of tumors, including cancers of the breast, prostate, colon, and skin. Tests in humans are still in the beginning stages but are showing the same benefits. Conjugated Linoleic Acid can also be used as part of a weight management program to help reduce fat and maintain muscle mass. CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) derived from safflower oil, while TONALIN® CLA offers the highest potency of CLA available.


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    Herbal Remedies: CLA Extreme (Conjugated Linoleic Acid), NOW Foods, 90 Softgels

    Herbal Remedies: CLA Fat Burner (Conjugated Linoleic Acid), NOW Foods, 800 mg CLA Derived from 1000 mg of Safflower Oil, 180 Softgels

    Herbal Remedies: Tonalin XS CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid), Nature's Way, 1000 mg, 90 Softgels

    Herbal Remedies: CLA One Max Potency Supplement (Conjugated Linoleic Acid), Nature's Way, 1300 mg, 90 Softgels

  • Studies done in Japan suggest that taking Garlic supplements may help reduce the size of tumors.


  • Herbal Remedies: Garlic Oil, NOW Foods, 1500 mg, 250 Softgels

    Herbal Remedies: Garlic Bulb Cloves, Garlic Supplement, Nature's way, 580 mg, 100 Caps

    Herbal Remedies: Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract, One Per Day, Vegetarian, Wakunaga Kyolic, 1000 mg, 30 Caps

    Herbal Remedies: Kyolic Liquid Aged Garlic Extract, Cardiovascular, Vegetarian, Wakunaga Kyolic, 4 fl. oz.

    Herbal Remedies: Super Odorless Garlic, NOW Foods, 5000 mg, 90 Caps

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    NUTRITION CONSIDERATIONS FOR CANCER

  • A lack of the nutrients beta-carotene, vitamin E, and the B vitamins in lung tissue may be related to lung cancer.


  • Calcium may prevent pre-cancerous cells from becoming cancerous.


  • People in Japan and Iceland have low rates of both goiter and breast cancer. In fact, breast cancer is almost non-existent in Japanese women. Colon cancer rates in Japan are also low. Breast cancer has been linked to iodine deficiency, and the soil in both Japan and Iceland is rich in both iodine and selenium. Japanese people also consume large amounts of fish, which may be a factor. The Cancer Control Convention in Japan has reported that germanium may be important in the prevention and cure of cancer.

  • Obesity in men may cause or contribute to colon and rectal cancer; in women, it has been linked to gallbladder, cervical, uterine, and breast cancer. Overweight women are more likely to develop cancer of the uterine lining than other women and tend to do poorly if they develop breast cancer. Fat affects the level of sex hormones in the body. Hormones produced by the adrenal glands are converted into estrogen in fat tissue, so the greater amount of fat present, the higher a woman's estrogen levels are likely to be. Estrogen stimulates cells in the breast and reproductive system to divide.

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  • People with excess iron levels in their blood tend to have an increased risk of developing cancer. Excess iron may suppress the cancer-killing function of macrophages (cells that engulf and devour bacteria and other foreign invaders) and interfere with the activity of lymphocytes.


  • Niacin has been discovered to play a major role in the prevention and treatment of cancer.


  • A high-fat diet dramatically increases the incidence of colon and breast cancer, as compared to a low-fat diet. High dietary fat is a promoter of cancer.


  • The incidence of leukemia among children who are breastfed has been found to be significantly lower than that among bottlefed children.


  • Surveys indicate that 40 percent of the U.S. population rarely consume any fruit or fruit juices, and 20 percent never eat vegetables. In addition, 80 percent of Americans do not consume quality high-fiber cereals or whole-grain bread. Meanwhile, more than 85,000 Americans are diagnosed as having colon cancer each year, and that number is growing.


  • Many people with cancer have achieved good results with a macrobiotic diet.


  • Some types of cancer are treated with chemotherapy and can apparently be cured with this treatment. Cancer chemotherapy is the administration of highly toxic medications meant to kill cancer cells. Side effects of chemotherapy can include hair loss, extreme nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, sterility, and damage to the kidneys and heart. Certain nutrients may help the body avoid some of the damage done by this treatment, among them vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), coenzyme Q-10, glutathione, and vitamin C.


  • Nutritional supplements and better dietary habits offer great support to cancer patients who are receiving chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, or who are in remission. Taking shark liver oil prior to radiation therapy has been shown to protect healthy tissue against injury from the procedure. Shark liver oil contains alkylglycerols (AKGs), vitamin A and E, omega-3 fatty acids, trace minerals, and squalene. A study published in the European Journal of Cancer in 1997 reported that glutathione can reduce adverse side effects associated with chemotherapy.


  • Shark cartilage has been shown to be helpful for certain types of cancer, including cancer of the breast, cervix, pancreas, and prostate, as well as Kaposi's sarcoma, a type of skin cancer. It suppresses angiogenesis (the development of new blood vessels), depriving cancerous tumors of nourishment and, often, causing them to shrink and die.


  • Squalamine, a substance present in shark tissue (especially in the liver), is currently being studied by Georgetown University and the Cancer & Therapy Research Center for its effectiveness in slowing the growth of tumors.


  • German physician Dr. Hans Nieper has been using fresh raw cabbage and carrot juice with excellent results. Dr. Nieper also uses Carnivora, a substance derived from a South American plant, to fight cancer.


  • Some health care providers use dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), either alone or in combination with other therapies, to treat certain forms of cancer.


  • The hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is believed to help prevent cancer by blocking an enzyme that promotes cancer cell growth. A form of DHEA, 7-keto-DHEA, unlike DHEA itself, is not converted into testosterone or estrogens. It may be a better option for those at high risk for breast, endometrial, uterine, and prostate cancers.

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  • Studies have shown grape seed extract to not only enhance the development of normal cells, but also inhibit abnormal cell growth.


  • Research is ongoing regarding the anti-cancerous effects of the hormone melatonin, which is produced by the pineal gland. It has strong antioxidant effects and acts as a free radical scavenger of free radicals that induce DNA damage. Melatonin may inhibit tumor growth by interaction with interleukin 2 (IL-2) and seems to have a beneficial effect particularly on endocrine tumors. The synthetic form is preferred since the natural form, recovered from animal pineal glands, could contain harmful viruses. Melatonin can be used to good effect on various types of tumors, under supervision of a health care provider. It seems to be effective in fighting cancers of the male and female reproductive system, breast, and prostate. Studies are still needed to determine the effects of long-term use of melatonin in supplemental form.


  • Kombucha tea has energizing and immune-boosting properties, and may be valuable in fighting cancer.


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    HERBS

    HERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TUMORS

  • Cat's Claw boosts the immune system and has anti-tumor properties. Cat's Claw Defense Complex from Source Naturals is a combination of Cat's Claw and other herbs, plus antioxidant nutrients such as beta-carotene, N-acetylcysteine, vitamin C, and zinc. Caution: Do not use Cat's Claw during pregnancy.




  • Many people with external tumors have responded well to poultices made from Comfrey, Pau D'Arco, Ragwort (Senecio Jacobaea), and Wood Sage (Teucrium Canadense). Wood Sage is also known as American Germander and officially as Canada Germander. Ragwort and Wood Sage are known as weeds and to grow wild.


  • For breast lumps, try using a poultice made of Poke Root, which is effective in combating glandular swelling. Note: Poke root is recommended for external use only.


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  • Other beneficial herbs include Barberry, Burdock Root, Dandelion, Milk Thistle, Pau D'Arco, and Red Clover. These herbs purify the blood, stimulate liver activity, act as natural antibiotics, and generally help healing. Caution: Do not use Barberry during pregnancy.


  • HERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CANCER

  • Include some of the following in your cancer prevention or cancer therapy program. These can be taken in a variety of forms, whether they be as herbal teas, capsules or tablets, or as a tincture or liquid extract. Alternate their use during treatment:
  • These herbs have anti-cancer properties:
  • Dozen's of studies show that Astragalus is a potent cancer fighter as well as a powerful immune booster that increases your body's production of T cells, macrophages, and natural killer cells. In one study Astragalus was able to restore immune function in 90 percent of the cancer patients studied. Also, in tow other studies, cancer patients who received Astragalus had twice the survival rate of those who received standard therapy.


  • Cat's Claw enhances immune function and has anti-tumor properties. Cat's Claw Defense Complex from Source Naturals is a combination of cat's claw and other herbs, plus antioxidant nutrients such as beta-carotene, N-acetyl-cysteine, vitamin C, and zinc. Caution: Do not use cat's claw during pregnancy.


  • Many people with external cancers, such as skin cancers, have responded well to poultices made from Comfrey, Pau D'Arco, Ragwort, and Wood Sage. Note: Due to controversy, Comfrey is recommended for external use only.

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  • Curcumin, an extract from the spice Turmeric, is gaining attention for its antioxidant properties and its ability to protect against cancer. Laboratory studies indicate that curcumin has the ability to guard against many carcinogenic substances, and that it may inhibit the rapid cell division characteristic of cancer cells.


  • Essiac Herbal Tea has a long tradition of use for many types of cancer. It is an herbal remedy that activates the body's natural defenses, helps relieve pain, and has anti-tumor properties. Many people with cancer have credited it with extending and improving the quality of their lives.


  • Green Tea, which has gained a lot of attention for its cancer-fighting properties, contains a substance known as epigallocatechin-3-gallate (or EGCg), which has been found by a Swedish research team to cut off blood vessels that feed cancerous tumors.


  • Modified citrus pectin has been shown to substantially inhibit the growth of cancer cells and is especially effective in combating skin and prostate cancers.




  • Noni is a fruit resembling the pineapple. Research suggests it may be effective hot only in blocking tumor growth, but also in inducing cancer cells to return to normal. Studies also show that Noni stimulates the immune system.

  • Noni Liquid Extract, 30 ml
    Noni Juice, Trace Minerals, 32 fl. oz.
    Noni Fruit Supplement, Standardized 3-4% Polysaccharides, Vegetarian, Nature's Way, 60 VCaps

  • Ojibwa Herbal Tea, a Native American Indian herbal tea composed of Sheep Sorrel, Burdock Root, Slippery Elm Bark, and Turkey Rhubarb Root, reportedly has healing powers for battling cancer.

  • Esiak (Essiac) Ojibwa Indian Formula, NOW Foods, 450 mg, 180 Caps

  • Olive leaf extract enhances the immune system and has shown good results in fighting cancers.

  • Olive Leaf Herb, Nature's Way, 470 mg, 100 Caps

  • Rosemary is currently being studies as a form of cancer therapy due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and carcinogen-blocking effects.


  • Ayurvedic herbs said to protect against cancer include Boswellia (Boswellia serrata), Green Tea (Camellia sinensis), and Haldi (Curcuma longa), known in English as Turmeric.


  • The Chinese patent medicine Dang Gui Longhui Wan (a traditional mixture of 11 herbs that is customarily prescribed for chronic myelocytic leukemia) contains indirubin, which is currently under study for its possible ability to control the division of cancer cells.





  • HOLISTIC NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS

    TUMOR DIETARY RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Eat a diet consisting of 50 percent raw fruits and vegetables. If possible purchase produce from an organic source. Nuts, seeds, whole grains, and low-fat yogurt and yogurt products also should be included in the diet. Do not consume animal protein (eat soy protein instead), dairy products (except for yogurt), processed and packaged foods, salt (if you do use salt, use sea salt, which still retains its mineral content), sugar, white flour, or white flour products.


  • CANCER DIETARY RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Eat a diet that includes grains, nuts, seeds, and unpolished brown rice. Millet cereal is a good source of protein. Eat wheat, oat, and bran.


  • Eat plenty of cruciferous vegetables, such as Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Spinach, and Cauliflower. Eat plenty of Asparagus. Also consume yellow and deep-orange vegetables such as Carrots, Pumpkin, Squash, and Yams. Apples, Berries (including Blueberries, Raspberries and Strawberries), Brazil Nuts, Cantaloupes, Cherries, Grapes, legumes (including Chickpeas, Lentils, and Red Beans), Oranges, and Plums all help to fight cancer. Most berries protect DNA from damage. Many of the plant pigments are good sources of antioxidants. Green plants contain chlorophyll, which has been studied as a cancer fighter. Broccoli contains indole-3-carbinol (I-3-C), a compound known to eradicate many types of cancer cells on contact.


  • Cook all sprouts slightly (except for alfalfa sprouts, which should be washed thoroughly and eaten raw).


  • Eat onions and garlic liberally, as it enhances the immune system and is a good cancer-fighter. Crushing garlic and then leaving it to rest for 10 minutes before use seems to raise the levels of its cancer-fighting component, allyl sulfide. If you do not like the taste of garlic, take garlic in supplemental form.


  • Try to eat 7 servings of whole-grain foods a day. Include at least 5 different types of grain foods in your diet each week.


  • Eat 10 raw almonds every day. They contain laetrile which is supposed to have anti-cancer properties.


  • Eat as many tomatoes and tomato-based products as you can. Lycopene, an antioxidant agent in tomatoes, protects cells from oxidants associated with cancer. Eating a diet that includes plenty of tomatoes cuts the risk of cervical, lung, stomach, and prostate cancers. Preliminary reports suggest it may also prevent breast, colorectal, esophagus, mouth, and pancreatic cancers.

  • Eat a lot of cherries, both fresh and in pies, jams, and sugar-free juices. They contain anthocyanins, antioxidants that may help prevent cancer and heart disease.

  • Black Cherry Concentrate, Organic, Kosher, Dynamic Health, 16 fl. oz.
    Our Black Cherry Concentrate is made from Organic Cherries, is kosher, fat free and has no sugar added.

  • Invest in a juicing machine and make your own fresh, live juices every day. Drink beet juice (from roots and greens), carrot juice (a source of beta-carotene), fresh cabbage juice, and asparagus juice often. Grape, black cherry, and all dark-colored juices are good, as are black currants. Also beneficial is apple juice, if it is fresh. Fruit juices are best taken in the morning, vegetable juices in the afternoon.


  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Therapy: Juicing - For Nutrition: Make Your Own Fresh Juice

  • Drink quality bottled spring or steam-distilled water only, not tap water. If you must use tap water, install a high quality filter to filter out contaminants and chemicals found in tap water. Increased levels of contaminants in public water have been associated with an increased rate of lung, bladder, and breast cancers, as well as leukemia.


  • Limit your consumption of dairy products; a little yogurt, kefir, or raw cheese occasionally is sufficient.


  • Do not consume any of the following: peanuts, junk foods, processed refined foods, saturated fats, salt, sugar, or white flour. Instead of salt, use sea salt, kelp or a potassium substitute. If necessary, a small amount of blackstrap molasses or pure maple syrup can be used as a natural sweetener in place of sugar. Use whole wheat or rye instead of white flour. Do not consume anything containing alcohol or caffeine.


  • Do not eat any animal protein - Never eat luncheon meat, hot dogs, or smoked or cured meats. As you condition improves, eat broiled fish 3 times a week.


  • Be wary of farmed fish. In a major study reported in the journal of Science, increased levels of cancer-causing PCBs were found in farmed salmon as compared with wild-caught fish.


  • Limit, but do not eliminate altogether, your intake of soybean products; they contain enzyme inhibitors.


  • Use a cleansing fast diet and follow the program as outlined.


  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Therapy: Fasting

  • A green drink that is a good master cleanser combines the juice of 2 organic lemons, 2 tablespoons pure grade-C maple syrup, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 ounce fresh wheatgrass juice, and 1 quart of quality water (not tap water). If fresh wheatgrass is not available, powdered Sweet Wheat from Sweet Wheat, Inc. is a good substitute.


  • Take coffee enemas alternated with enemas made by adding 1 ounce of fresh wheatgrass juice to 1 cup water. Do this daily to help the body eliminate toxins. Wheatgrass enemas contain many nutrients and enzymes, and are used in many alternative clinics for cancer treatment. Also use cleansing enemas with lemon and water or garlic and water 2 or 3 times weekly.


  • MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Enemas

  • Do not take supplemental iron. The body naturally withholds iron from cancer cells to inhibit their growth. People with excessive iron in their blood have an increased risk of developing cancer. Excess iron may suppress the cancer-killing action of macrophages (cells that engulf and devour bacteria and other foreign invaders) and interfere with the activity of lymphocytes.


  • Use only glass cookware or stainless steel cookware and wooden cooking utensils.





  • NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

    The following nutrients are important for healing once appropriate local treatment has been administered. Unless otherwise specified, the following recommended doses are for those over the age of 18. For a child between 12 and 17 years old, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For a child between 6 and 12 years old, use 1/2 the recommended dose, and for a child under 6, use 1/4 the recommended amount.

    NUTRIENTS
    Supplement Suggested Dosage Comments
    Important
    Coenzyme Q-10 100 mg daily. Promotes immune function; carries oxygen to the cells.
    CoQ10, Vegetarian Coenzyme, NOW Foods, 30 mg, 60 VCaps,
    CoQ10, Now Foods, 400 mg, 60 Softgels
    Coenzyme A As directed on label. Facilitates the repair of RNA and DNA. Supports the immune system's detoxification of many dangerous substances. Can streamline metabolism, ease depression and fatigue, and increase energy. Works well with CoQ10.
    Pantethine (Coenzyme A Precursor), Highly Active Form of Vitamin B-5, 300 mg, NOW Foods, 60 Softgels,
    Colostrum As directed on label. Promotes accelerated healing and boosts the immune system.
    Colostrum, 480 mg, 120 Caps,
    Colostrum Chewables, Natural Vanilla Flavor, 480 mg, 90 Chewables,
    Colostrum Chewables, Super Strength, Natural vanilla Flavor, 480 mg, 60 Chewables,
    Colostrum Plus Probiotics, For Children, Powder, 1.75 oz.,
    Colostrum, Bovine, NOW Foods, 500 mg, 120 Caps,
    Bovine Colostrum Supplement, 100% Pure Powder, NOW Foods, 3 oz.
    Dimethylglycine (DMG) As directed on label. Enhances oxygen utilization.
    DMG Supplement N,N Dimethyl Glycine, NOW Foods, 125 mg, 100 Caps
    Garlic (Kyolic) 2 capsules 3 times daily, with meals. May help reduce the size of tumors. Stimulates immune function and acts as a natural antibiotic that fights infection, keeping infection in check. Destroys free radicals.
    Garlic Oil Tincture, Alcohol Free, Nature's Way, 1 fl. oz.,
    Garlic Bulb Cloves, Garlic Supplement, Nature's Way, 580 mg, 100 Caps,
    Odorless Garlic Supplement, NOW Foods, 50 mg, 250 SoftGels,
    Garlic Supplement, Kwai, Triple Concentrated, 180 Tabs,
    Every Day Garlic Supplement, Kwai, 30 Tabs,
    Garlic Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.,
    Aged Garlic Extract, Cardiovascular Formula 100, Wakunaga Kyolic Supplements, 300 Caps,
    Kyolic Liquid Aged Garlic Extract, Cardiovascular, Vegetarian, Wakunaga Kyolic, 4 fl. oz.,
    Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract, One-A-Day, Vegetarian, 1000 mg, Wakunaga Kyolic, 30 Caps,
    Aged Garlic Extract, Cholesterol Formula 104, Wakunaga Kyolic, 200 Caps
    Inositol Hexaphosphate (IP-6) As directed on label. Has powerful anti-cancer properties; possesses natural killer cell activity.
    Cell Forte Max-3 IP-6 & Inositol Plus Maitake & Cat's Claw, Enzymatic Therapy, 120 UltraCaps,
    Maitake
    Or
    Shiitake
    Or
    Reishi
    Maitake: As directed on label.

    Shiitake: As directed on label.

    Reishi: As directed on label.
    Mushroom extracts that strengthen the body and improve overall health, have immunostimulant properties, and anti-tumor action, and reverse T cell suppression caused by tumors.

    Maitake mushroom extract that contains D-fraction form of isolated Beta-1,6-Glucan, a substance that prevents carcinogenesis and inhibits the growth of cancerous tumors. Also helps the body adapt to the stress of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy.

    Shiitake/Reishi mushroom extracts with valuable immune-boosting and anti-tumor properties. These mushrooms contain substances that inhibit the growth and spread of cancerous tumors and also boost immune response.
    Three Mushroom Tincture, Red Reishi, Shiitake & Maitake Mushroom Extract, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.,
    Red Reishi Mushroom Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.,
    Shiitake Mushroom Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.,
    Maitake Mushroom Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.,
    Reishi Mushroom, Whole, 100% Organic, 4 oz.,
    Shiitake Mushroom, Whole, 100% Organic, 4 oz.,
    Maitake Mushroom, Whole, 100% Organic, 4 oz.
    Melatonin 5-10 mg daily for adults. 1 mg or less daily for children, taken 2 hours or less before bedtime. A powerful antioxidant that also aids sleep. People with brain tumors may have an increased survival rate if they take melatonin along with their radiation therapy.
    Melatonin Supplement, Time Released, NOW Foods, 1 mg, 100 Tabs
    Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) As directed on label. A powerful cancer prevention agent.
    Pure MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane), 500 mg, 250 Caps
    Proteolytic Enzymes As directed on label. Take between meals. Powerful free radical scavengers. To help the immune system and aid in the breakdown of undigested foods.
    MetabolicZyme (Hypoallergenic), Allergy Research Group / Nutricology, 900 Tabs,
    Plant Enzymes, NOW Foods, Vegetarian, 120 VCaps,
    Enzymes, All Complete, 250 mg, 90 Caps
    Or
    Wobenzyme N
    From Marlyn Nutraceuticals
    As directed on label. Take with meals to aid in digestion of proteins. Take between meals to reduce inflammation. Powerful free radical scavengers.
    Or
    Inflazyme Forte
    As directed on label. Has antioxidant properties and aids in proper breakdown of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
    Selenium 200 mcg daily. Do not exceed a total daily intake of 800 mcg daily from all sources, including diet. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 40 mcg daily. Powerful free radical scavenger and protector against cancer. Aids in protein digestion. Caution: Do not take supplemental selenium if you are pregnant or have heart, kidney, or liver disease.
    Selenium Supplement, Yeast Free, NOW Foods, 200 mcg, 180 Caps,
    Selenium Ionic Mineral Supplement, Fully Absorbable, 50 +/- ppm, 16 fl. oz.,
    Ionic Selenium, Trace Minerals, 300 mcg, 2 fl. oz.,
    Selenium, 100% Natural, Nature's way, 200 mcg, 100 Caps
    7-Keto-DHEA As directed on label. A metabolite of DHEA that possesses anti-cancer properties without being converted into testosterone or estrogens.
    7-Keto DHEA, Metabolite of DHEA, NOW Foods, 25 mg, 90 Caps
    Shark Cartilage
    (Benefin)
    For cancer treatment, 1 gram per 2 lbs of body weight daily, divided into 3 doses. If you cannot tolerate taking it orally, it can be administered in a retention enema. For cancer prevention, 2,000-4,500 mg 3 times daily. Has been shown to inhibit and even reverse the growth of some types of tumors. Also stimulates the immune system.
    Shark Cartilage, NOW Foods, 750 mg, 100 Caps,
    or
    Shark Liver Oil
    100 mg 3 times daily for 20 days, then 10 to 15 days off. Maintain this schedule. Immune system booster that can help protect the body from radiation damage. Shark Liver Oil is a rich source of a variety of nutrients, including vitamins A, D and E, as well as the Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA.
    Shark Liver Oil, NOW Foods, 400 mg, With Vitamin A, 10,000 IU, 120 Caps
    Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) As directed on label. Destroys free radicals. Consider injections (under a health care provider's supervision).
    GliSODin Antioxidant Catalyst, NOW Foods, 100 mg, 90 VCaps,
    Vitamin C With Bioflavonoids 3,000-20,000 mg daily, in divided doses. See Ascorbic Acid Flush Promotes immune function. Powerful anti-cancer agent that promotes the production of interferon in the body.
    Vitamin C Liquid w/ Rose Hips & Bioflavonoids, Kosher, Natural Citrus Flavor, Dynamic Health, 1000 mg, 16 fl. oz.,
    Ester C With Bioflavonoids, Nature's Way, 1000 mg, 90 Tabs,
    Vitamin C 1000 With Bioflavonoids, Nature's Way, 100% Natural, 1000 mg, 250 VCaps,
    The Right C, Nature's Way, 1000 mg, 120 Tabs
    Zinc 30-80 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. Important in all enzyme systems and tissue repair. Promotes a healthy immune system and wound healing, and helps maintain the proper concentration of vitamin E in the blood. Use zinc gluconate lozenges or OptiZinc for best absorption.
    Zinc Ionic Mineral Supplement, Fully Absorbable, 100 +/- ppm, 16 fl. oz.,
    Colloidal Silver & Zinc Lozenges, Silva Solution, 90 Lozenges,
    Zinc Lozenges W/ Echinacea & Vitamin C, Nature's Way, 23 mg, 60 Lozenges,
    Zinc (Chelated), 100% Natural, Nature's Way, 30 mg, 100 Caps
    Helpful
    Acidophilus As directed on label. Take on an empty stomach. Has an antibacterial effect on the body. Helps to maintain "good" bacteria in intestinal tract for proper digestion of foods. Use a non-dairy formula.
    Acidophilus Supplement Powder, Non-Dairy, 3 oz. Bulk,
    Acidophilus, 3 Billion, NOW Foods, 90 Tabs,
    Lactobacillus Acidophilus Supplement, Non-Dairy, 100 Caps,
    Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Kosher Liquid, All Natural, Vegetarian Medium, Lactose Free, Apple Strawberry Flavor, Dynamic Health, 16 fl. oz.
    Aerobic 07
    From Aerobic Life Industries
    Or
    Dioxychlor
    From American Biologics
    As directed on label. Antimicrobial agents.
    Oxy Boost, Peter Gillham's Natural Vitality, 2 oz.,
    Oxy Boost Plus, Therapeutic Strength, Peter Gillham's Natural Vitality, 2 oz.,
    Stabilized Oxygen OxyDrops, Liquid Electrolytes, Sodium Chloride Solution, 4 fl. oz.,
    Calcium 2,000 mg daily. Essential for normal cell division and function.
    Calcium Ionic Mineral Supplement, Fully Absorbable, 700 +/- ppm, 16 fl. oz.,
    Liquid Calcium W/ConcenTrace, Orange Vanilla, Trace Minerals, 1000 mg, 32 fl. oz.,
    Cal-Mag Pre-Chelated Calcium & Magnesium, Vital Earth, 240 Gelcaps
    Magnesium 1,000 mg daily. Essential for normal cell function and division. Helps uptake of calcium.
    Magnesium Ionic Mineral Supplement, Fully Absorbable, 350 +/- ppm, 16 fl. oz.,
    Just An Ounce Calcium & Magnesium Liquid, Almond Flavor, 16 fl. oz.,
    Calcium & Magnesium Mineral Complex, 100% Natural, Nature's Way, 500 mg / 250 mg, 250 Caps
    Chromium Picolinate At least 600 mcg daily. Helps to build and maintain muscle mass. Useful if muscle atrophy exists.
    Chromium Picolinate, NOW Foods, 200 mcg, 100 Caps,
    Ionic Chromium Supplement, Trace Minerals, 550 mcg, 2 fl. oz.,
    Chromium Ionic Mineral Supplement, Fully Absorbable, 50 +/- ppm, 16 fl. oz.
    Essential Fatty Acids Primrose Oil: 1,000 mg 3 times daily, before meals.
    Or
    Flaxseed Oil: As directed on label.
    Or
    Salmon Oil: As directed on label.
    To supply essential fatty acids, specifically useful for breast tumors. Both eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are helpful in protecting the body against toxic effects of some cancer treatments.
    Ultimate Oil, Essential Fatty Acids Supplement, Nature's Secret, 90 SoftGels,
    Barlean's Primrose Oil, With Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), 1300 mg, 120 SoftGels,
    Wild Salmon Oil, 2000 mg, 120 EPA/ 80 DHA, NOW Foods, 250 SoftGels,
    Essential Fatty Acids For Baby & Children, Organic, 8 fl oz.,
    Barlean's Flax Oil, 100% Highest Lignan Content, Organic, Pesticide & Herbicide Free, 16 fl. oz.,
    Barlean's Flax Oil, Highest Lignan, 1000 mg, 250 Caps
    Kelp 1,000-1,500 mg daily.

    As directed on label.
    Supplies balanced minerals and to help the body avoid damage resulting from radiation therapy. Promotes immune function.
    Kelp Supplement, Nature's Way, Certified, 650 mg, 100 Caps,
    Kelp Seaweed, Norwegian, NOW Foods, 100% Natural, 550 mg, 250 Caps,
    Kelp Seaweed, Norwegian Powder, 4 oz. Bulk
    L-Arginine 500 mg daily, on an empty stomach. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg vitamin B-6 and 100 mg vitamin C for better absorption. Retards tumor growth by enhancing immune function. Arginine is a conditionally essential amino acid that has a number of vital roles in human biochemistry. Arginine plays a pivotal role in the urea cycle, helping to rid the body of excess ammonia. Amino Acids for more information.
    L-Arginine, Pharmaceutical Grade, Vegetarian, NOW Foods, 1000 mg, 120 Tabs,
    AAKG 3500 Amino Acid Supplement, Vegetarian, NOW Foods, 180 Tabs,
    AAKG Powder, (L-Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate), 100% Pure, Vegetarian, NOW Foods, 3000 mg, 7 oz.
    And
    L-Carnitine
    As directed on label. Protects against damage from free radicals and toxins.
    L-Carnitine Liquid, Double Strength, NOW Foods, 16 fl. oz.,
    L-Carnitine, Stable Tartrate Form, NOW Foods, 500 mg, 60 Caps
    And
    L-Cysteine
    500 mg daily, on an empty stomach. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg vitamin B-6 and 1,500 mg of vitamin C to prevent cysteine kidney stones and for better absorption. To detoxify harmful substances and toxins, protects the liver and other organs and the body against radiation, and acts against carcinogen. Has shown preventive effects against cancer. See Amino Acids for more information.
    L-Cysteine Structural Support With Vitamin B-6 & C, Vegetarian, NOW Foods, 500 mg, 100 Tabs NAC (N-Acetyl-Cysteine), NOW Foods, Selenium, Molybdenum, 600 mg, 100 Caps
    Plus
    L-Glutathione
    And
    Lipoic Acid
    L-Glutathione: 500 mg daily, on an empty stomach.

    Lipoic Acid: As directed on label.
    Essential for the functioning of the immune system. Glutathione is found to be deficient in cancer growth and it helps to reduce side effects of chemotherapy and protect the liver. Lipoic Acid can boost glutathione levels.
    L-Glutathione, 250 mg, 60 Caps,
    Alpha Lipoic Acid, NOW Foods, 250 mg, 60 Caps
    And
    L-Methionine
    As directed on label, on an empty stomach. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg vitamin B-6 and 100 mg of vitamin C for better absorption. To detoxify harmful substances. See Amino Acids for more information.
    L-Methionine, 500 mg, Plus B-6, 10 mg, 100 Caps
    Plus
    L-Taurine
    500 mg daily, on an empty stomach. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg vitamin B-6 and 1,500 mg of vitamin C to prevent cysteine kidney stones and for better absorption. Used in some clinics for treatment of breast cancer. See Amino Acids for more information.
    L-Taurine, Free Form, NOW Foods, 500 mg, 100 Caps,
    L-Taurine, Double Strength, Free Form Amino Acid, NOW Foods, 1000 mg, 100 Caps,
    L-Taurine Powder, 100% Pure, Free Form, NOW Foods, 1000 mg, 8 oz.,
    Lecithin Granules
    Or
    Capsules
    Granules: 1 tablespoon 3 times daily, with meals.

    Capsules: 1,200 mg 3 times daily, with meals.
    An important component of health cell membranes. A good source of choline and inositol, important parts of the vitamin B complex. Aids in lowering cholesterol levels.
    Lecithin Vegetarian Granules, NOW Foods, 97% Phosphatides, Pure & Fresh, 1 lb.,
    Lecithin Vegetarian Granules, NOW Foods, 97% Phosphatides, Identity Preserved Non-GE, 1 lb.,
    Lecithin Liquid, NOW Foods, Vegetarian, 16 fl. oz.,
    Lecithin, Nature's Way, 1200 mg, 100 Softgels
    Multi-Vitamin & Mineral Complex As directed on label, with meals. All nutrients are needed to maintain a balance of all essential nutrients for healing and for immune response. Use a high-potency formula.
    Super Multi-Vitamin & Multi-Mineral, Pure Vital Earth, 32 fl. oz. (98% Bio-Available for Absorption),
    Damage Control Master Formula, High Potency, Multi-Vitamin & Mineral, 60 Packets (30 Day Supply),
    Multi-Vitamin With Minerals, Hi-Tech, 90 Tabs,
    Liquid Multi-Vitamin & Mineral Complex With Trace Minerals, Orange Mango, 32 fl. oz.,
    Liquid Multi-Vita-Mineral, Strawberry Raspberry, Trace Minerals, 32 fl. oz.,
    Multi-Vitamin & Mineral Complete, Trace Minerals, 120 Tabs,
    Maxi Multi-Liquid Vitamin With Trace Minerals, 32 fl. oz.,
    Alive! Whole Food Energizer, Liquid Multi-Vitamin & Trace Minerals, Citrus Flavor, Nature's Way, 30 oz.,
    Hypo-Allergenic Multiple Vitamin & Mineral, Nutribiotic, 180 Caps
    Plus
    Brewer's Yeast
    1 teaspoon daily for 1 week, then gradually increase to 1 tablespoon 3 times daily. A good source of B vitamins.
    Brewer's Yeast, Debittered, NOW Foods, 1 lb.,
    Brewer's Yeast, NOW Foods, 650 mg, 200 Tabs
    Phyto-Nutrients As directed on label. Dietary supplements that protect against damage from sunlight and promote health.
    Enzyme PhytoNutrient (EPN) Ionic Supplement, Fully Absorbable, 16 fl. oz.,
    Spirulina Natural Powder, EarthRise, 6.3 oz.,
    Green Phyto Foods Vegetarian Powder, NOW Foods, 10 oz.,
    Green Food Powder, Barlean's Greens, Gluten Free, 4.7 oz.,
    Green SuperFood Powder, 8 oz.,
    Macro Greens Nutrient-Rich Super Food Supplement, 30 Day Supply, 10 oz.,
    Barlean's Greens SuperFood Supplement, Barlean's, 120 Caps,
    Barlean's Greens SuperFood Supplement, Barlean's 9.3 oz.,
    Chlorella Green Algae, Nature's Way, 410 mg, 100 Caps,
    Or
    "Green Drinks"
    Fresh Wheatgrass Juice
    Such as Kyo-Green from Wakunaga
    As directed on label. To supply chlorophyll and important nutrients. Wheatgrass is used to for the treatment of cancer in many cancer clinics.
    Wheat Grass Powder, Organic, 10 oz.,
    Wheat Grass Powder, Single Serving Packets, 15 Packets,
    Potassium 99 mg daily. Important for the prevention and/or treatment of several forms of cancer.
    Potassium Ionic Mineral Supplement, Fully Absorbable, 340 +/- ppm, 16 fl. oz.,
    Potassium Chelate, 100% Natural, Nature's Way, 99 mg, 100 Caps,
    Potassium Chloride Powder, NOW Foods, Vegetarian, 8 oz.
    Pycnogenol
    Or
    Grape Seed Extract
    As directed on label.

    As directed on label.
    Powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatories.
    Pycnogenol W/ Vitamin E, 100% Natural, Nature's Way, 50 mg, 30 Tabs,
    Grape Seed (Grapeseed) (Vitus vinifera), 100% Pure, NOW Foods, 16 fl. oz.
    Raw Glandular Complex
    Plus
    Raw Thymus
    And
    Raw Spleen Glandulars
    As directed on label for each glandular. Stimulates glandular function, especially the thymus (site of T lymphocyte production) which is important for immune function. See Gland Therapy.
    Immuno-Gland Plex, Organic Glandular (Hypoallergenic), Allergy Research Group/Nutricology, 60 Caps,
    Thymus Organic Glandular (Hypoallergenic), Allergy Research Group/Nutricology, 75 Caps
    Spirulina
    Or
    Spiru-tein from Nature's Plus
    As directed on label. Take between meals. To supply protein, needed to build and repair tissue. Also acts as an appetite stimulant.
    Spirulina, 100% Organic, NOW Foods, 500 mg, 120 VCaps,
    Spirulina Powder, 100% Natural, NOW Foods, 1 lb.,
    Spirulina Natural, Earth Rise, 500 mg, 180 Tabs,
    Spirulina Natural Green Super Food For Longevity, Earth Rise, 500 mg, 360 Tabs,
    Vitamin A 50,000-100,000 IU daily for 10 days, then 50,000 IU daily for 30 days, then reduce to 25,000 IU daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily. Needed for tissue repair and immune function. People with cancer require higher than normal amounts of this antioxidant. Use emulsion form for easier assimilation and greater safety at higher doses. Capsule forms put more stress on the liver.
    Vitamin A, 10,000 IU, 100% Natural, Nature's Way, 100 Softgels
    Plus
    Natural Beta-Carotene
    Or
    Carotenoid Complex (Betatene)
    25,000 IU daily.

    As directed on label.
    An antioxidant and precursor of vitamin A. Needed by all cells for repair and rebuilding. Enhances natural killer cell activity. Low beta-carotene levels have been associated with lung, bronchial, and stomach cancer.
    Beta Carotene (Natural Dunaliella Salina), Nature's Way, 100% Natural, 25,000 IU, 100 Softgels,
    Multi-Carotene Antioxidant, Nature's Way, 60 Softgels
    Vitamin B Complex 50 mg of each B vitamin daily, with meals 3 times daily (amounts of individual vitamins in a complex will vary). B vitamins that improved circulation, build red blood cells, and aid liver function. Vital in intracellular metabolism and normal cell multiplication. A sublingual type is best.
    Ultimate B (Vitamin B Complex), Nature's Secret, 60 Tabs,
    Vitamin B-100 Complex, w/ Coenzyme B-2, Nature's Way, 631 mg, 100 Caps
    Plus Extra
    Vitamin B-3 (Niacin)
    100 mg daily. Do not exceed this amount. B vitamins improve circulation, build up red blood cells and aid liver function. Caution: Do not take niacin if you have a liver disorder, gout, or high blood pressure.
    Niacin Supplement (Vitamin B-3), 100% Natural, Nature's Way, 100 mg, 100 Caps
    And
    Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid)
    100 mg daily. Required for normal cell growth and brain and nervous system function. Enhances immunity. Consider injections (under a health care provider's supervision).
    Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid), 100% Natural, Nature's Way, 250 mg, 100 Caps
    And
    Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
    50 mg 3 times daily. Required for normal cell growth and brain and nervous system function. Enhances immunity. Consider injections (under a health care provider's supervision).
    Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine), 100% Natural, Nature's Way, 100 mg, 100 Caps
    And
    Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9)
    400-600 mcg daily. Affects the repair of DNA. Has been linked to cancer protection.
    Vitamin B-9 (Folic Acid), 100% Natural, Nature's Way, 800 mcg, 100 Caps
    And
    Choline
    500-1,000 mg daily. Improves brain function and circulation to the brain. Use under professional supervision.
    Choline Supplement, 100% Natural, Nature's Way, 500 mg, 100 Tabs
    Vitamin B-12 2,000 mcg twice daily. To prevent anemia. Use a lozenge or sublingual form.
    Vitamin B-12 Complex Liquid, NOW Foods, 2 fl. oz.,
    Vitamin B-12, Nature's Way, 2000 mcg, 100 Sublingual Lozenges,
    Vitamin B-12 Liquid Supplement, 50 mcg, With Vitamin B-9 (Folic Acid), 400 mcg, 1 oz.
    Vitamin B-12, California Natural, 1000 mcg, 60 Tabs,
    Vitamin B-12 LipoSpray, NOW Foods, 2 fl. oz.
    Vitamin D-3 400-600 IU daily. Needed for calcium uptake. Important for the prevention and/or treatment of several forms of cancer.
    Vitamin D, NOW Foods, 2000 IU, 120 SoftGels,
    Vitamin D, NOW Foods, 1000 IU, 180 SoftGels,
    Dry Vitamin D, Nature's Way, 100% Natural, 400 IU, 100 Caps
    Vitamin E Start with 200 IU daily and increase slowly to 1,000 IU daily. An anti-inflammatory free radical scavenger. A powerful antioxidant and cancer-fighter. Use d-alpha-tocopherol emulsion form for easier assimilation and greater safety at higher doses.
    Ester E Natural Vitamin E, California Natural, 400 IU, 60 Softgels,
    Vitamin E, 400 IU, 100% Natural, NOW Foods, 100 Gels,
    Vitamin E-1000, NOW Foods, 1000 IU, 100 Gels,
    Vitamin E, d-alpha-tocopherol, 400 IU, 100 Softgels





    CANCER SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS

    Information, supplements and products for tumors, abnormal growth of cells in some area of the body and for cancer, an uncontrolled reproduction of cells in the body.

    Acai Green Tea, Superfruit Tea, Republic of Tea, 50 Tea Bags

    Açai (ah-sigh-ee) berry is one of the most nutritious fruits in the world. For centuries, inhabitants of the Amazon rainforest have gathered these berries from the azaicero palm tree for their powerful health benefits. This deep purple fruit has the rich flavors of concord grape and ripe blueberries.
    Acid & Alkaline, Revised 5th Edition, By Herman Aihara & Stan Hodson

    This book by Herman Aihara is an account of the acid and alkaline health condition and the effects on the human body, as explained in yin yang and cause effect terminology.
    Acidophilus And Your Health, By Frank Murray

    A "Good Health Guide" essential for digestion, acidophilus helps cure diarrhea and candida infections, lower cholesterol, prevent and heal cancer and restores healthy intestinal flora after antibiotic treatment.
    Advanced Gamma E Complex Vitamin With Mixed Tocopherol & Tocotrienols, 120 SoftGels

    Advanced Gamma E Complex vitamin provides the necessary full range of antioxidant protection because it contains a more natural balance of Tocopherols plus a full complement of Tocotrienols.
    Alfalfa Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.

    Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is Useful to generate energy and endurance; a tonic for the whole body, due to its highly nutritive value.
    Alive! Whole Food Energizer Multi-Vitamin & Mineral With Naturally Occurring Iron (No Iron Added), Nature's Way, 90 Tabs

    No other supplement contains more life-giving nutrients than Nature's Way Alive Multi-Vitamin. Alive Multi-Vitamin is better absorbed into your blood stream because its tablets disintegrate up to 5X faster than other leading brands.
    All Organic Cotton Natracare Tampons W/Out Applicator, 10 Super Absorbency

    Natracare tampons are made from only certified organic 100% cotton and are the only fully certified organic cotton tampons available in the world today.
    All Organic Cotton Tampons W/Out Applicator, 10 Regular Absorbency

    Natracare tampons are made from only certified organic 100% cotton and are the only fully certified organic cotton tampons available in the world today.
    Alpha Lipoic Acid, Nature's Ultimate Antioxidant, By Allan Sosin, M.D., & Beth Ley, Ph.D

    This book shows how to fight back against aging and degenerative diseases with nature's powerful antioxidant.
    Astragalus Immunity Herbal Tea, 20 Tea Bags

    Help maintain normal functions of the liver, lung, kidney, stomach and heart, to boost energy, defer aging, detoxify, etc. To bolster white blood cells growth, support the immune systems, and to promote the effect of other herbs, and help reduce side effect of chemotherapy and radiation.
    Astragalus Root (Astragalus membranaceus) Powder, 4 oz. Bulk

    Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine consider Astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceus) a true tonic that can strengthen debilitated patients and increase resistance to disease in general.
    Astragalus Root Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.

    Astragalus root is used to stimulate the immune system and Astragalus root improves adrenal gland function and digestion.
    Babul Chall (Acacia arabica), 120 VCaps

    According to Ayurveda, the bark is a powerful astringent and a decoction of the bark is largely used as a gargle and mouth wash in cancerous conditions.
    Barlean's Essential Woman, Non GMO, 333 mg, 60 SoftGels

    Barlean's Essential Woman is formulated especially for women and is perfect for women from 18 to 80. Barlean's Essential Woman addresses concerns associated with hormonal discomforts and provides nature's most honored internal moisturizers.
    Barlean's Flax Oil, 100% Highest Lignan Content, Organic, Pesticide & Herbicide Free, 16 fl. oz.

    Barlean's Flax Oil contains 25% more lignan bearing flax particulate than competing brands. Barlean's Flax Oil is one of the Nation's Top-10 Best Selling Health Products.
    Barley Grass Tincture, 2 fl. oz.

    Super Greens like Barley Grass help with digestion, elimination, detoxification, internal cleansing, tissue repair, skin problems and healing.
    Beating Cancer With Nutrition, Revised With Audio CD, By Patrick Quillin, Ph.D., R.D.

    Discusses nutrients that make chemo and radiation therapy less damaging to the patient and more effective in treating cancer. These simple, safe and effective methods combine the best of science and nature to improve outcome for cancer patients.
    Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly, Propolis & Honey By Rita Elkins, M.H.

    This book in the "Woodland Health Series" discusses beehive products and their remarkable and versatile nutritional and healing value, direct from nature. Bee pollen has been used to treat prostatitis, cancer, reduce LDL cholesterol, relieve allergies, and enhance athletic performance.
    Bird Flu Tincture, Alternative Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.

    Elderberry has been used in folk medicine for centuries to treat influenza, colds and sinusitis, and has been reported to have anti-viral activity against influenza and herpes simplex.
    Black Cherry Concentrate, Organic, Kosher, Dynamic Health, 16 fl. oz.

    Our Black Cherry Concentrate is made from Organic Cherries, is kosher, fat free and has no sugar added.
    Black Salve Ointment (AHH), 2 oz.

    Black Salve has a strong drawing power to promote healing. It has been used on such skin ailments as boils, abscesses, splinters, carbuncles, felons, skin infections, skin cancer, cysts and tumors.
    Black Seed: Nature's Miracle Remedy, By W.G. Goreja (Paperback)

    Black Seed: Nature's Miracle Remedy overviews the history, fallacies, research, uses, and tips for using Black seed as a health bolster-agent.
    Black Walnut Green Hull Extract (Juglans nigra) Tincture, Natural Fungal Remedy, Extra Strength, New Action, 1 fl. oz.

    Black Walnut Bark contains a chemical that is a natural fungal remedy for conditions like ringworm, jock itch and athletes foot.
    Black Walnut Green Hull, Herbal Anti-Fungal, 300 mg, 50 Caps

    Black Walnut Green Hull, Herbal Anti Fungal, Juglone nigra, can be used fight fungal infections, ringworm and perhaps certain types of cancer.
    Blood Circulator, 100% Natural, 450 mg, 60 Caps

    This time-honored formula is used in Chinese medicine to promote micro-circulation, increase blood flow to heart muscles, open and clear arteries, inhibit intestinal adhesion, soothe the liver, remove stasis and maintain healthy blood circulation and regular menses.
    Blue Violet Leaf Powder, 4 oz. Bulk

    Blue violet also has a long history as a cough remedy and as a blood cleansing herbal remedy. Blue violet has also earned a reputation in the holistic approach as an anti cancer herb.
    BodyZyme, Systemic Enzyme, 90 Capsules

    BodyZyme is a potent systemic enzyme. Enzymes are protein based substances found in every cell of every plant and animal.
    Breast Cancer (Breast Health), The Wise Woman Way, By Susun S. Weed, Christiane Northrup

    Presents safe and effective herbs and home remedies that can prevent breast cancer from starting, or that can be used by cancer patients to complement orthodox treatments.
    Breast Support Wellness Oil, Nature's Inventory, 2 fl. oz.

    When you use this Wellness Oil in conjunction with your monthly breast exam, the oil will help to support and drain the lymphatic system. It is developed specifically for the breast tissue, and is a must have for any woman's medicine cabinet as a preventative measure for breast cancer.
    Cancer Battle Plan: Six Strategies for Beating Cancer From A Recovered "Hopeless Case" By Anne E. Frahm, David J. Frahm

    Nutritional battle plan that incorporates six strategies for beating cancer.
    Cancer Salves: A Botanical Approach To Treatment By Ingrid Naiman

    Ingrid Naiman provides a complete description of how salves, herbal tonics and boluses work and why they are reasonable cancer remedies.
    Can Free (Formerly Anti-Cancer Formula), 100% Organic, 16 fl. oz.

    Can Free Anti-Cancer Formula builds the immune system and adds many anti-tumor constituents to help fight cancer.
    Cat's Claw Tea Spice System Builder, Regular, 100% Organic, Loose Leaf, 8 oz.

    Reduces inflammation in arthritis, protects the body from harmful substances, supports the body while undergoing cancer treatments, helps to boost the immune system.
    Cat's Claw Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.

    Cat's Claw is a rain forest herb that grows in the Peruvian Amazon; it has been used by native healers for many years.
    Cellular Therapy Support, Cancer Supplement, TheraVeda Vijay, 100 VCaps

    TheraVedas Cellular Support Cancer Supplement was created to support the quality of life for cancer patients.
    Chaparral Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.

    Chaparral protects against the harmful effects of radiation, sun exposure, and the formation of tumors and cancer cells.
    Colon & Liver Cleanser, 16 fl. oz.

    CAC liquid is a colon and liver cleanser and detoxifier as well as a blood cleanser that serves to regulate the bowel movements so that the stool is so soft it breaks up into a cloud.
    Colon & Liver Cleanser, Truman's CAC Tea, Loose Leaf, 1.2 lb.

    Use of this cleansing tea has many additional benefits: improves overall digestion; strengthens the immunity; helps to prevent cancer; makes the skin more emollient and flexible: clears the eyes; and provides an overall tonic effect on the body.
    CoQ10, NOW Foods, 400 mg, 60 Softgels

    As an active contributor to all aspects of cellular function, coq10 has become universally regarded as one of the most vital nutrients ever made available to the public.
    CoQ10 With Vitamin E, NOW Foods, 200 mg, 90 Lozenges

    Our new orange flavored chewable CoQ10 200 mg is formulated with 100 IU of Vitamin E in a base of non-genetically engineered Soy Lecithin.
    Cordyceps Cs-4, 400 mg, 90 VCaps

    Clinically, Cordyceps is used to build and support immune function in various immune compromised conditions including chronic fatigue, cancer, and respiratory conditions.
    Energy Drink, Ola Loa Vitamin Energy Supplement Powder Drink Mix, Orange Repair, 30 Packets

    Ola Loa is the most extensive vitamin and mineral supplement available in a great tasting effervescent energy drink.
    Essiac: A Native Herbal Cancer Remedy, 2nd Edition, By Paul Bond, Christopher Gussa, Cynthia Olsen

    Essiac's uses, and chronicles the experiences of patients who have attained relief or regeneration from this remarkable herbal preparation.
    Esiak / Essiac Tea, NOW Foods, Caffeine Free, 30 Tea Bags

    NOW Foods Esiak / Essiac Tea is Caffeine Free and has been carefully formulated using specific herbs in a well known, traditional, Ojibwa Indian formula consumed as an herbal tonic.
    Esiak (Essiac) Formula, NOW Foods, 450 mg, 180 Caps

    Esiak / Essiac is a concentrated blend of high-quality, alcohol-free 4:1 herbal extracts formulated according to a traditional Ojibwa Indian formula.
    Flax Oil As A True Aid Against Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Cancer & Other Diseases, By Dr. Johanna Budwig

    This book contains the lectures by seven-time Nobel prize nominee and the world-renowned Scientist & Biochemist that have brought about a scientific revolution connecting the relationship between Cancer & Fat Metabolism.
    Flor Essence Tea, Truman's Best, Loose Leaf, 8 oz.

    The Essiac Report states that this is the improved version of Rene Cassie's, famous cancer, C.F.S. (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), Psoriasis, Diabetes, HIV Infection/Aids cure. Used for all virus infections
    How To Prevent & Treat Cancer With Natural Medicine, By Dr. Michael Murray

    Simply stated, this books provide a clear path to changing the environment within your body so that it will not support the growth of cancer.
    Hoxy Formula Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.

    The Hoxy Formula can be used to help dissolve tumors.
    I-AIDE Yew Formula, 410 mg, 60 Caps

    I-Aide is ideal as a daily food supplement for excellent immune support as well as for promoting the rebuilding, enhancing and stimulating of immune function during periods of compromised immune strength.
    Immune-RX, Immune System Supplement, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, 60 Tabs

    Immune-RX, Immune System Supplement, was formulated to strengthen your immune system because Immune-Rx offers the most powerful protection against the elements.
    Immune System Formula Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.

    The Immune System Formula can be used for AIDS, Auto-immune Diseases, and Cancer.
    Kidney / Bladder Formula Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.

    Use the Kidney Bladder Formula for Auto-immune Diseases, Bladder, Cancer, Cold Sores and deposits.
    Kombucha Tea, 100% Organic, Original Flavor, 64 fl. oz

    Kombucha's benefits to the physical body vary widely. It is said to enhance the immune system. By detoxifing the body, kombucha makes it unlikely for disease causing bacteria and viruses to find a suitable growth environment. This results in a healthier physical body!
    L-Arginine, Pharmaceutical Grade, Free Form, NOW Foods, 500 mg, 100 Caps

    L-Arginine is a conditionally essential basic amino acid involved primarily in urea metabolism and excretion as well as DNA synthesis.
    Lycopene, Double Strength, NOW Foods, 20 mg, 50 SoftGels

    Clinical studies have indicated that Lycopene works through a number of mechanisms to support cardiovascular health and immune function. In addition, epidermiological studies have determined that Lycopene may be particularly important for the support of prostate health, as well as for the health of the digestive tract.
    Lycopene Super Antioxidant, Lycopene Supplement, Nature's Way, 5 mg, 60 SoftGels

    Nature's way Lycopene Supplement provides food nutrients from organic tomatoes.
    Lymphatic Glands Formula Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.

    Helps the lymphatic Glands cleanse the body of its wastes. May be used as a preventative and for acute conditions.
    Mammo Guard, Breast Health Assurance, 500 mg, 60 Caps

    This product is to ensure mammary and lymphatic systems health, including herbs that Chinese used to relieve symptoms of breast hyperplasia, cancer, lumps, acute, cystic, and suppurative mastitis, fibrocystic mass of breast, inflammation and breast cellulitis, etc., at their early stage of occurrence.
    Mangosteen Juice, Kosher & Vegetarian, Dynamic Health, 32 fl. oz.

    Dynamic Health Mangosteen Juice is rich in the Xanthone Antioxidant, and Mangosteen Juice contains naturally occurring minerals, enzymes, vitamins, antioxidants, phytonutrients and bioflavonoids and stimulates your body to boost energy.
    Milk Thistle Seed Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.

    After medical research on the medicinal effects of Milk Thistle Seed, Germany's Commission E approved an oral extract of Milk Thistle as a treatment for liver disease which includes alcoholic hepatitis, fatty liver, mild liver cirrhosis, liver poisoning and acute viral hepatitis.
    Natural Astaxanthin Supplement, NOW Foods, 4 mg, 60 SoftGels

    NOW Foods Natural Astaxanthin Supplement offers all of the benefits of Astaxanthin in easy to take softgels.
    Natural Fiber Supplement, Trumans, 12 oz.

    Truman's Natural Fiber Supplement formula helps to give bulk to the stool and to check diarrhea; thus, creating balance in the bowel movements.
    Noni Liquid Extract, 30 ml

    Noni (Morinda citrifolia) is a tropical fruit that is grown in the Pacific Islands. It has been successfully used for over 2,000 years in Polynesia to treat a variety of illnesses. The most beneficial Noni is grown organically in pollution free volcanic soil.
    Odorless Garlic Supplement, NOW Foods, 50 mg, 250 SoftGels

    Odorless Garlic supplement is extracted from Allum sativum and is a specially made Japanese product. Our Odorless Garlic yields high amounts of Scordiin, a unique sulfur compound which may be responsible for many of garlic's renowned benefits.
    Organic Flax Protein / Fiber / Lignan, Cold Milled Powder, Plus Omega 3, Certified, Nature's Way, 16 oz.

    Nature's Way EFAGold is the highest quality flax seed protein powder, and one of nature's richest sources of protein, fiber & essential fatty acids.
    Pau D'Arco Liquid Extract, Incan LaPacho, 100% Natural Herbal, 4 fl. oz.

    The Incan Lapacho Co. Pau d'Arco extract is made from the inner barks of Plantation Grown Purple Lapacho trees found on or near the ancient Inca Trail.
    Paracan Parasite Formula Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.

    Use Paracan to help fight parasites and cancer. Should be used for a three month duration for a complete removal of all types of parasite.
    Periwinkle (Vinpocetine) Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.

    Rosy Periwinkle produces 70 known alkaloids, some of which are used by the pharmaceutical industry for the treatment of childhood leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, testicular cancer and cancerous tumors.
    Platinum Ionic Mineral Supplement, Fully Absorbable, 50 +/- ppm, 16 fl. oz.

    WaterOz Ionic Platinum is a pure liquid Platinum Supplement. Platinum is used in the treatment of cancer and as a base in some of the chemotherapeutic treatments. Platinum may be effective in killing disease- causing bacteria, fungus, viruses, and help boost the immune system.
    Pomeratrol, NOW Foods, 60 VCaps

    NOW® Pomeratrol's combination of antioxidant power and cellular protection thus provides strong support against abnormal cell growth, as well as against the effects of aging.
    Questioning Chemotherapy, A Critique of the Use of Toxic Drugs in the Treatment of Cancer, By Ralph Moss, Ph.D.

    Cancer expert Dr. Moss questions whether chemotherapy is safe, effective or necessary. He gives historical background and factual information on the practice of chemotherapy, exploring treatment for breast, lung, colon, ovarian and other types of cancer.
    Radiation Therapy Wellness Oil, 2 fl. oz.

    We created this oil together for a friend that was getting radiation for breast cancer. She called after day 26 to let us know that the health care providers couldn't believe how well her skin looked!
    Regenerator Mate, Balanceuticals, TCM Formula, 100% Natural, 60 Caps

    Chinese medicine uses this well-known formula to supplement the Qi, strengthen the spleen, nurture the liver, nourish the kidney, support the immune system, increase white blood cell and platelets levels, and ease side-effects of chemo and radiation.
    Regenerator, Shenlian Zaizao, 60 Caps

    Chinese medicine uses it to eliminate heat and toxins, activate blood circulation and remove stasis, and speed up T lymph cell transformation, enhance phagocytosis of macrophage and increase white blood cell level.
    Samento, Extra Strength (100 Times More Effective Than Cat's Claw), 600 mg, 30 Caps

    Samento is beneficial in the treatment of a wide range of immune system related conditions; these include but are not limited to cancer, arthritis, bursitis, rheumatism, allergies, ulcers, systemic candidiasis, all forms of herpes, diabetes, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, intestinal disorders and HIV infection.
    Samento Liquid Extract, 1 fl oz.

    Beneficial in the treatment of a wide range of immune system related conditions; these include but are not limited to cancer, arthritis, bursitis, rheumatism, allergies, ulcers, systemic candidiasis, all forms of herpes, diabetes, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, intestinal disorders and HIV infection.
    Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil, 100% Natural, 500 mg, 60 SoftGels

    A rare source of vitamin E, Sea Buckthorn Oil also provides other vitamins including Vitamins A, C, D, K, etc, carotenoids, flavonoids, phytosterols, amino acids, serotonin and 28 trace elements: iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, selenium, iodine, etc.
    Selenium Ionic Mineral Supplement, Fully Absorbable, 50 +/- ppm, 16 fl. oz.

    WaterOz Ionic Selenium is pure liquid Selenium supplement. Selenium promotes normal body growth, enhances fertility, encourages tissue elasticity and is a potent antioxidant that naturally reduces the retention of toxic metals in the body. Selenium is crucial for the proper functioning of the heart muscle and there is evidence that it can help the body fight cancer.
    Shark Cartilage, NOW Foods, 750 mg, 100 Caps

    Shark cartilage is taken to ease the pain and inflammation of arthritis and other bone and joint ailments. Popular as an alternative treatment for cancer, shark cartilage is taken both to slow the growth of existing tumors and in smaller daily doses to prevent new cancers.
    Sheep Sorrel Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.

    Sheep Sorrel is a traditional folk remedy for cancer.
    Skin Tumors Tincture (External), Alternative Health & Herbs, 2 oz.

    Use Alternative Health & Herbs Skin Tumors externally for skin tumors, skin cancer, infection, and skin disorders.
    The Cure For All Advanced Cancers Book, By Dr. Hulda Regehr Clark

    According to the Author, Cancer Can Now Be Cured,not only the early stages, but also advanced cancer, stages four and five, including imminent death.
    The Cure For All Cancers Book, By Dr. Hulda Regehr Clark

    We are not accustomed to thinking about a cure for cancer. We think of remission as the only possibility. But this book is not about remission. It is about a cure.
    The Essiac Report, The True Story of a Canadian Herbal Cancer Remedy & of the Thousands of Lives It Continues to Save, By Richard Thomas

    This book offers a fascinating story of Essiac herbal tea. Essiac is used in the treatment of many types of cancer.
    Turmeric Extract, Standardized to 95% Curcuminoids, Nature's Way, 500 mg, 120 Tabs

    Nature's Way standardized Turmeric extract is a technically advanced herbal extract standardized to 95% curcuminoids. This is the highest concentration of curcuminoids available.
    Turmeric Tincture, 100% Organic, 2 fl. oz.

    Turmeric is useful as an anti-inflammatory and can be used to reduce Alzheimer's debilitating effects, but there are multiple studies that suggest curcumin can have some potential in actually treating various forms of cancer.
    Vital Yew (Pacific Yew), 300 mg, 180 Caps

    Pacific Yew tree has not only been intensively used and analyzed for its remarkable anti-cancer properties, but has also been historically utilized in its natural form for promoting relief from a variety of health concerns including colds, viral, bacterial and fungal infections, flu, rheumatism, sciatica, kidney problems, lung problems and more.
    What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Breast Cancer

    Dr. Lee points the finger at the most likely sources responsible for the increase in breast cancer. What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Breast Cancer includes life saving breast cancer information.


    FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF TUMOR & CANCER SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS:

  • Herbal Remedies: Tumor Information


  • Herbal Remedies: Tumor Supplements & Products


  • Herbal Remedies: Cancer Information


  • Herbal Remedies: Cancer Supplements & Products





  • HOLISTIC LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Get regular exercise. Cancer is less prevalent in physically active people. Exercise also helps to stave off depression and promotes oxygenation of the tissues.


  • Check the radon level in your home. Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally within the earth's crust that has been classified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a known carcinogen. Radon test kits are easy to find at hardware stores and are relatively inexpensive. If radon is found, sealing cracks and improving ventilation in the basement will usually improve the situation.




  • Because of potential low-level radiation leakage, avoid microwave ovens. Do not sit close to television sets - sit at least 8 feet away. Also avoid x-rays.


  • Use only glass or stainless steel cookware and wooden cooking utensils.


  • Avoid chemicals such as hair sprays, cleaning compounds, waxes, fresh paints, and garden pesticides. Do not use any products in aerosol cans. Many chemicals promote the formation of free radicals in the body, which may lead to cancer. People with cancer can further weaken their immune systems by coming into contact with chemicals. The body then must expend energy trying to protect itself from the damaging chemicals instead of fighting the cancer.


  • Remove known and suspected carcinogens from your life and from your home.


  • Use a shower head that removes the chlorine from your water. A product called Showerwise from Waterwise will do this.




  • Do not take any drugs except for those prescribed by your health care provider. Avoid recreational or illegal drugs.


  • Avoid stress as much as possible. Learn relaxation and stress management techniques to help you deal with those stresses you cannot avoid.


  • MoonDragon's ObGyn Information: Stress

    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Imagery & Visualization

    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Light Therapy

    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Meditation

    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Relaxation

  • Take coffee enemas alternated with enemas made by adding 1 ounce of fresh wheatgrass juice to 1 cup of water. Do this daily to help the body eliminate toxins. Wheatgrass enemas contain many nutrients and enzymes, and are used in many alternative clinics for cancer treatment. Also use cleansing enemas with lemon and water or garlic (Kyolic liquid) and water two or three times weekly.

    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Enemas - How To Instructions

    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Coffee Enemas

    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Garlic Enemas

    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Colon Cleansing Enemas

    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Lemon Juice Enemas

    For more information about alternative therapies for cancer treatment see this link:

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Cancer - Alternative Therapies

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Cancer Nutrition





    HELPFUL BOOKS ABOUT CARCINOGENS

  • The Safe Shopper's Bible: A Consumer's Guide to Nontoxic Household Products, Cosmetics, & Food
    - By David Steinman, Samuel S. Epstein, John Wiley & Sons, 1995
    Provides information on the safety of many different types of products, including cleaning products, paints, pesticides, pet supplies, auto products, art and craft supplies, cosmetics, personal care products, as well as foods and beverages.

  • Everyday Cancer Risks and How to Avoid Them: Effective Ways to Lower Your Odds of Getting Cancer
    - By Mary Kerney Levenstein, Avery Publishing Group, 2000
    Another good source of information.




    USEFUL CANCER INFORMATION

    1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When health care providers 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.

    2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.

    3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

    4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

    5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

    6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

    7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

    8. 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.

    9. When the 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.

    10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

    11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

    CANCER CELLS FEED ON:
      A. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

      B. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved. There have been claims that dairy products increase the risk of cancer. However, it is more likely that it is fat that is the problem, not milk. Almond, rice, and soy milk are good low-fat alternatives. A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology as disproved suggestions that there is a link between lactose and/or galactose (sugars found in milk) and ovarian cancer.

      C. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

      D. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains,seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104°F (40°C).

      E. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. It is best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Quality spring water is an option (make sure it is a reliable brand for purity). Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

    12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.

    13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

    14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

    15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

    16. 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.







    CANCER CONSIDERATIONS

  • A group of 75 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) experts ranked pesticide residues among the top 3 environmental cancer risks.


  • People whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are 50 percent more likely than children of non-smoking mothers to develop cancer later in life. These findings confirm the harmful effects of smoking has on the developing fetus.


  • The risk of prostate cancer for males who have undergone vasectomies may be as much as 3 times greater than that of males who have not had vasectomies.


  • The single most avoidable cancer risk is smoking. Lung cancer was a rare disorder until the 20th century, when cigarette smoking became widespread. Today lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. In 2003, there were 171,900 new lung cancer diagnoses and 157,200 deaths. Cigarette smoke is made up of more than 4,000 chemicals, including 43 that are known to be cause cancer. It also contains the poisonous gases nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide. Besides lung cancer, smoking can cause cancers of the cervix, kidney, pancreas, and stomach. The cancerous effects of smoking are multiplied by alcohol consumption, and the two are frequently used in combination. Research suggests that if you quit smoking when precancerous signs are found, damaged lung tissue may return to normal, oftentimes within 5 years. Recent evidence has shown that women who smoke are at greater risk of developing lung cancer than male smokers. Regular exposure to second-hand smoke can increase a non-smoker's chance of getting cancer by 30 percent.

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  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome does not increase the risk of colon cancer.


  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • A more accurate test for colon cancer may soon be available that would detect mutations in the cells that have sloughed off polyps and cancers. This new test should result in fewer false-positives.


  • It is now thought that intestinal cancer takes about 20 years to develop.


  • Many people with cancer have achieved good results with a macrobiotic diet.


  • In some cases, radiation therapy may be recommended. This involves aiming concentrated x-rays directly at a tumor to kill the cancerous cells. Radiation therapy too has unpleasant side effects, including fever, headache, nausea, and vomiting, and loss of appetite.


  • Some types of cancer are treated with chemotherapy and can apparently be cured with this treatment. Cancer chemotherapy is the administration of highly toxic medications meant to kill cancer cells. Side effects of chemotherapy can include hair loss, extreme nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, sterility, and damage to the kidneys and heart. Certain nutrients may help the body avoid some of the damage done by this treatment, among them vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), coenzyme Q-10, glutathione, and vitamin C.


  • Nutritional supplements and better dietary habits offer great support to cancer patients who are receiving chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, or who are in remission. Taking shark liver oil prior to radiation therapy has been shown to protect healthy tissue against injury from the procedure. Shark liver oil contains alkylglycerols (AKGs), vitamin A and E, omega-3 fatty acids, trace minerals, and squalene. A study published in the European Journal of Cancer in 1997 reported that glutathione can reduce adverse side effects associated with chemotherapy.


  • Shark cartilage has been shown to be helpful for certain types of cancer, including cancer of the breast, cervix, pancreas, and prostate, as well as Kaposi's sarcoma, a type of skin cancer. It suppresses angiogenesis (the development of new blood vessels), depriving cancerous tumors of nourishment and, often, causing them to shrink and die.


  • Squalamine, a substance present in shark tissue (especially in the liver), is currently being studied by Georgetown University and the Cancer & Therapy Research Center for its effectiveness in slowing the growth of tumors.


  • Moderate use of low-dosage aspirin may aid in killing tumor cells. The New England Journal of Medicine found that patients who had been treated for colorectal cancers had a lower rate of recurrence when they took a daily dose of aspirin and that aspirin reduces the growth of polyps in the colon that may lead to cancer. However, the Nurses' Health Study at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital, came to the unexpected conclusion that women who take aspirin twice daily increased their risk of getting pancreatic cancer.


  • Non-small-cell lung cancers, which account for most of lung cancer in the United States, may be treated with porfimer (Photofrin), gefitinb (Iressa), paclitaxel (Taxol) in combination with the commonly used cancer drug cisplatin (Platinol), and gemcitabine (Gemzar) in combination with cisplatin.


  • Docetaxel (Taxotere) is another drug approved for treating non-small-cell lung cancer that does not respond to cisplatin-based chemotherapy.


  • Doxorubicin (Adriamycin) is a potent chemotherapeutic drug used for treating many forms of cancer. However, irreversible heart damage can occur with use of this drug. Supplementation with vitamins A and E and selenium are suggested to alleviate some of the side effects of this drug.


  • The genetically engineered virus ONYX-015 is designed to infect and kill cancer cells without harming healthy ones. It is under study at the University of Texas and the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Other drugs undergoing testing as cancer therapies include:
    • Antiostatin and endostatin, promising anti-cancer agents that stop the growth of new blood vessels to feed tumors.


    • BR96-DOX, a drug that zeros in on cancer cells, leaving the healthy cells alone. Its active ingredient is doxorubicin, a proven chemotherapy cancer-killing substance.


    • Hydrazine sulfate is a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor available as a dietary supplement that may help offset the inability to eat, fatigue, weight loss, and muscle deterioration often associated with cancer. If also has been studied for over 3 decades as a treatment for cancer itself. Possible side effects include nausea and vomiting, tingling, loss of feeling, and inflammation of the nerves in the hands and feet, and irregularities in glucose level, alkaline phosphatase, and liver function tests have been reported. Dizziness, weakness, drowsiness, and itching may also occur.


    • Interleukin-2 (IL-2), an immune system chemical that is currently used for kidney and skin cancer, may have potential use against other forms of cancer, including leukemia. Since its discovery, IL-2 has decreased the rate of death from kidney cancer by more than 30 percent.


    • Vaccines that may treat existing cancers or prevent recurrence by prompting the immune system to differentiate between normal, healthy cells and cancer cells.

  • Hyperthermia, a procedure in which the body tissue is exposed to extremely high temperatures (up to 106°F), may be effective against tumor cells and can be used alone or in combination with radiation therapy and other therapies. Researchers believe that the heat may damage tumor cells or deprive them of the nutrients they need to live. It is important that hyperthermia is applied in a safe way under a health care provider's care.


  • Conventional therapies (chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery) many not be as effective at fighting cancers of the lung, pancreas, liver, and bone, and advanced colon and breast cancers, as they are at fighting other types of cancer.


  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been effective in reducing the death of healthy tissue due to radiation treatment for cancer.


  • MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

  • German physician Dr. Hans Nieper has been using fresh raw cabbage and carrot juice with excellent results. Dr. Nieper also uses Carnivora, a substance derived from a South American plant, to fight cancer.


  • Some health care providers use dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), either alone or in combination with other therapies, to treat certain forms of cancer.


  • The hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is believed to help prevent cancer by blocking an enzyme that promotes cancer cell growth. A form of DHEA, 7-keto-DHEA, unlike DHEA itself, is not converted into testosterone or estrogens. It may be a better option for those at high risk for breast, endometrial, uterine, and prostate cancers.

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  • Studies have shown grape seed extract to not only enhance the development of normal cells, but also inhibit abnormal cell growth.


  • Research is ongoing regarding the anti-cancerous effects of the hormone melatonin, which is produced by the pineal gland. It has strong antioxidant effects and acts as a free radical scavenger of free radicals that induce DNA damage. Melatonin may inhibit tumor growth by interaction with interleukin 2 (IL-2) and seems to have a beneficial effect particularly on endocrine tumors. The synthetic form is preferred since the natural form, recovered from animal pineal glands, could contain harmful viruses. Melatonin can be used to good effect on various types of tumors, under supervision of a health care provider. It seems to be effective in fighting cancers of the male and female reproductive system, breast, and prostate. Studies are still needed to determine the effects of long-term use of melatonin in supplemental form.


  • Obesity in men may cause of contribute to colon and rectal cancer; in women, it has been linked to gallbladder, cervical, uterine, and breast cancer. Overweight women are more likely to develop cancer of the uterine lining than other women and tend to do poorly if they develop breast cancer. Fat affects the level of sex hormones in the body. Hormones produced by the adrenal glands are converted into estrogen in fat tissue, so the greater the amount of fat present, the higher a woman's estrogen levels are likely to be. Estrogen stimulates cells in the breast and reproductive system to divide.


  • MoonDragon's ObGyn Information: Obesity

  • Kombucha tea has energizing and immune-boosting properties, and may be valuable in fighting cancer.


  • MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Kombucha Tea Therapy

  • Dr. Virginia Livingston of the Livingston-Wheeler Clinic in San Diego developed a vaccine against an organism called Progenitor cryptocides. According to Dr. Livingston, if the immune system is weakened through poor diet, the consumptions of "infected" foods, or old age, this microbe can gain a foothold and initiate cancer cell growth. She claimed that 9 out of 10 people who are treated with her vaccine, plus dietary and vitamin therapy, experience improvement.


  • Fluoride (which is in toothpaste, tap water, and every product made with tap water) may be a risk factor for cancer.


  • The incidence of leukemia among children who were breast-fed has been found to be significantly lower than that among bottle-fed children.


  • Urinating frequently may reduce your risk of bladder cancer by releasing dangerous substances from the body.


  • High-voltage power lines have been under study as a possible contributor to cancer. Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS) have reported that, while it is a possibility, it is not likely. High electromagnetic fields can make some sensitive individuals feel sick (called electromagnetic radiation sickness). Symptoms of electromagnetic radiation sickness are for example sleep disturbances, dizziness, heart palpitations, headache, blurry sight, swelling, nausea, a burning skin, vibrations, electrical currents in the body, pressure on the breast, cramps, high blood pressure and general unwell-being. According to many testimonies of victims the symptoms appear in the vicinity of sources of electromagnetic radiation, like GSM- and 3G (UMTS)-antennas, cellphones, DECT wireless telephones and WIFI wireless networks. Many times the experiences are blind. Radiation measurements taken afterwards and investigations show, that the radiation density indeed is increased. Many sufferers find out the relationship with the radiation, when they stay for a while elsewhere, where the symptoms diminish or disappear. When they return home the symptoms immediately appear again. Many of the patients decide to move to another place. Others try to shield themselves against the radiation, for example building a Faraday cage of fine wire mesh.


  • Since women have been having Pap Smears, the mortality rate for cervical cancer has dropped by about 70 percent. However, Pap Smears are not always accurate - 5 to 10 percent of the results can show a false-positive reading. The most common cause of false-negative results is sampling error. This can occur as a result of either improper preparation (women should not have intercourse, douche or use any type of vaginal creams, medicines, foams, or jellies for 2 days prior to the test, and the test should be done between 10 and 20 days after the first day of the menstrual period) or inadequate cell collection. There must be enough cells from the entire cervical surface collected, placed on a slide, and preserved immediately.


  • Some tests show promise for improving the accuracy of Pap Tests. Papnet and AutoPap are two different computerized screening tests designed to improve the Pap Test's accuracy. ThinPrep is another variation on the Pap Test. It utilizes a different method of collecting the cells that can make it easier to detect cell abnormalities. Another tests, the Hybrid Capture HPV DNA test, can detect the presence of human papilloma virus (HPV), which is associated with cervical cancer. Women at higher risk for cervical cancer may want to discuss these tests with their health care providers. Research on other types of tests to detect cervical cancer is ongoing. For example, testing is underway on an at-home test that uses a tampon-like probe designed to measure cervical cells.


  • MoonDragon's ObGyn Procedures: Pap Smear

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  • Men who receive either of 2 kinds of treatment in testicular cancer appear to be at increased risk for leukemia. A recent study highlighted those getting radiation treatment and Cisplatin, a standard cancer chemotherapy agent. The study also noted that the higher the dosage, the greater the risk. Researchers are quick to point out that the benefits of both treatments far outweigh the small increased risk of leukemia.


  • Most people are unfamiliar with head and neck cancer yet it is the 5th most common form of cancer. Patients with head and neck cancer suffer a high mortality rate. Head and neck cancer does not include brain tumors. Treatment includes radiation therapy, which is often implemented following surgery. However, radiation therapy can cause adverse, even lethal, side effects. Lethal radiation necrosis (tissue death) in the brain is one potential side effect of radiation therapy. Also, stroke rates increase by 5 times in people who have undergone radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. Stroke is the official cause of death among many people who have had head and neck cancer who later die after radiation therapy treatments. For this reason, cancer cure statistics can be misleading. Even though radiation therapy may cure cancer, non-related cancer deaths seem to be a long-term side effect to radiation. Although more people with cancer are now living beyond 5 years after diagnosis, premature death can be direct result of toxic therapies used to eradicate cancer. It is not recommended that people with head and neck cancer refuse radiation therapy, as it often buys years of extra life. Simply, they should take extra precautions to reduce their risk of stroke.


  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Stroke

  • A gene linked to the development of colon cancer (when it becomes defective and shuts off in individuals who do not seem to have a family history of the disease) has been identified by researchers at the Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The gene, called hMLH1, normally acts to correct errors in cell replication. If it becomes "shut-off", colon cancer may be the result. It is known that this gene can be "turned on" again by an experimental drug called 5-azacytidine. This drug, however, is toxic to humans, so researchers are working to develop a safe form. They say that if the gene can be turned back on again in people with tumors of the colon, their cancers might be more responsive to chemotherapy, and new tumors might possibly be prevented.


  • Cancer has been reported to be badly under-diagnosed. In one autopsy review, of those found with malignancies, over half of the deaths were caused by undiagnosed cancer.


  • There are many hospitals, research centers, and treatment centers that specialize in cancer treatment.


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