Information and facts on Ovarian Cancer

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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.


Nutrient / Supplement Importance
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Helpful notes
Carotenoids 10 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.
vitamin A 10 work with carotenoids
Omega fatty acids 10 extremely important 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.
Multi-vitamin & Mineral supplement 10 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 being.
Garlic 10 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.
Pomegranate seed extract 10 strong anti-oxidant
Bioflavinoids 9 bioflavonoids are anti-cancer agents that promote the production of natural interferon in the body.
Shiitake 10 The shiitake 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. 
Reishi 9 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.
Myrrh resin 8 promotes healing and it works well with frankincense and aloe vera
Blessed Thistle 8 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.
Dandelion 8 herb that helps detox and heal the body
Red Clover 8 herb good for cancer therapy and works well with all of the other herbs listed on this page
Olive leaf extract 8 enhances the immune system and indicated good results fighting cancer
Astragalus 8 herb for the immune system
Echinacea 8 herb for the immune system, a natural antibiotic
Chicory 8 herb that works well with dandelion with purifying properties
Glutathione 8 has preventative effects against ovarian cancer
Carnitine 7 protects against damage from free radicals and toxins which are associated with cancer. Some omega mixtures contain carnitine.
Taurine 7 Serves as foundation for tissue and organ repair.
Grape Seed extract 7 powerful anti-oxidant
Folic acid 7 aids in cancer protection
Niacin 7 vitamin B3 helps improve circulation and needed for red blood cells
vitamin B12 7 prevents anemia problems and helps with stress

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 Stress)

  • 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

All information presented on these web pages is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or to administer to any physical ailments.
In all matters related to your health please contact a qualified, licensed Medical Consultant or Doctor.
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........Symmetry herbal and nutritional products for Women, Children, and Men includes vitamins, herb supplements, skin care, weight loss, water filters, sport's nutrition, and health maintenance. Giving you and your family an alternative natural way for prevention and healing treatment of disease - also to aid in well being of mind, body, and spirit.