|Approximately one of every 70 women in the United States will contract ovarian cancer at some point in her life. The risk of developing this form of cancer increases with early age at first menstruation, late
menopause, and no pregnancies. All of these conditions increase the chances that estrogen, the primary-female hormone, will stimulate the development of ovarian cancer. High-fat diets,
poor nutrition, getting angry, using talcum powder in the underwear, asbestos exposure,
and radiation have also been associated with an increased risk for ovarian cancer. Heredity
is also believed to play a role in the disease. The symptoms of ovarian cancer are abdominal swelling, masses in the abdomen, bleeding,
lower back pain, and urinary
difficulties. Benign ovarian cysts can also cause these symptoms:
sudden, sharp, and severe pain is usually caused by an ovarian cyst.
Because the symptoms of ovarian cancer overlap with several other
conditions, this cancer is difficult to detect early and is frequently
diagnosed only at an advanced stage. A firm diagnosis is made by biopsy,
although a number of other tests may be performed. Ovarian cancer is
defined by stages 1 through 4 by the extent of spread and by the type of
cell from which it originated. It most often spreads to nearby organs
within the abdomen, and then to the liver, lungs, or bones.
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|very important for rebuilding and repair of
body cells which is critical for ovarian cancer patients.
Generally, a carotenoid
mixture combined with a complete
multi-vitamin with good mineral content will
produce good results. Chemotherapy patients using
combinations of everything listed on this page
will improve their recovery rate, grow back hair
sooner, and feel better.
|work with carotenoids
for reducing cancerous tumors and helps
strengthen the bodies immune system which is
weaken by cancer . Fatty acids are found in omega fatty acids from fish
oil, flax seed oil, and borage seed oil.
& Mineral supplement
|contains vitamin E, vitamin B , vitamin C,
magnesium, manganese, selenium, and zinc which all are helpful in
both the treatment and prevention of cancer. The nutrients in a
daily supplement are required for good general health and well
|garlic has been
shown to inhibit the formation of free radicals
which can benefit those with cancer. Garlic also
helps boost the immune system. A combination herbal immune
system remedy often includes garlic.
|bioflavonoids are anti-cancer agents that
promote the production of natural interferon in
mushroom stimulates a person's immune system to produce more
interferon, which is a natural compound that fights viruses
and often used as a treatment against cancer.
|the herb reishi mushroom serves both to boost the
immune system weakened by cancer and it also has anti-tumor
fighting abilities. Normally it maybe found in an immune system herbal mixture.
|promotes healing and it works well
with frankincense and aloe vera
|herb used in Europe for almost any
problem and used for many inflammation problems and for
cancer. Often used in a blend with myrrh and frankincense.
|herb that helps detox and heal the
|herb good for cancer therapy and
works well with all of the other herbs listed on this page
|enhances the immune system and
indicated good results fighting cancer
|herb for the immune system
|herb for the immune system, a
|herb that works well
with dandelion with purifying properties
|has preventative effects against
|protects against damage from free radicals
and toxins which are associated with cancer. Some omega mixtures contain
|Serves as foundation for tissue and organ
|Grape Seed extract
|aids in cancer protection
|vitamin B3 helps improve
circulation and needed for red blood cells
|prevents anemia problems and helps
A number of conventional treatments are used for ovarian cancer. About 50% of ovarian cancers involve a defect in a gene that is also important in controlling most kinds of cancer occurring in the breast, cervix, colon, lungs, and prostate, and in all strains of small-cell lung cancer. Herbal treatment is
most likely to be helpful in these cases. Always use herbal medicine as part of a medically directed overall treatment plan.
Surgery is often the first line of treatment for ovarian cancer used
by conventional medicine. In addition to the ovary the uterus and fallopian tubes also may be removed, as may the membrane that lines the abdomen. After surgery, physicians give combinations of chemotherapy,
immuno-therapy, and radiation therapy. In recent years, the trend has been to use multiple chemotherapy drugs, including cisplatin, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin hydrochloride (Adriamycin), and 5-fluorouracil in various combinations over a longer period of time. The use of extended chemotherapy often harms the immune system and the bone marrow.
Nutritional and herbal supplementation can help the body with raw
materials to repair the damage.
The nutritional program and other recommendations outlined in this
webpage 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. Take oral supplements daily with meals. Use only
natural vitamin supplements.
Other Changes To Make
drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or
filtered water a day
eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)
nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good
juice is good (make your
own with a juice machine)
do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods
carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack
a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)
do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks
do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...
use stress relief like going for walks in the park
(or the 10/90 rule - see
brown rice is good to eat
avoid red meat and animal fats
reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others
fast a few days a month
get at least 8 hours of sleep
exercise light to moderate amounts
avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet
do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke
do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal
do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry
do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else