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    The Top 10 Anti-Cancer Vegetables

    March 26th, 2015

    The Top 10 Anti-Cancer Vegetables

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    Oral Cancer – Prevention

    April 28th, 2014

    As we have already discussed the oral cancer is becoming a big killer. We will now discuss some things that you can do to ensure that you do not suffer from oral cancer. The oral cancer is one such cancer that is cause by lifestyle problems. It is not cause by hereditary factors. The oral cancer was more common in men above fifty years of age. In the last few years it has been noted that even women and people below the average age of forty are also being affected by the oral cancer. The experts say this change is due to the fact that more women are into drinking and smoking today than it was ten years back. The average age of smoking and drinking has also reduced. Many high school students take to smoking at a young age as a result the average age of oral cancer has also come down to forty.



    The aim of this article named oral cancer – prevention is to ensure that we create enough awareness in our readers on oral cancer so that they can protect themselves and their families from the oral cancer. We hope that these tips will be helpful to you. We have listed the most common preventions that you can take on oral cancer in this article.

    1. Smoking is one of the main causes of oral cancer. If you are a chain smoker try to get rid of the habit slowly. There are a lot of counselling centres that can help you to get rid of smoking habit. Many people have done it and so can you. Also ensure that your family members are not getting addicted to smoking.
    2. Avoid too much of alcohol. Many people who are into heavy drinking regularly tend to develop the oral cancer much easily. It’s ok if you are an occasional drinker or a light social drinker. If you are too much into alcohol it can only increase your chances of developing the oral cancer. slowly reduce the intake of alcohol it will also protect you from many other health issues.
    3. Some people who combine drinking and smoking tend to develop the oral cancer at a much faster rate. It’s a good idea to quit smoking. It is not that difficult and anyone who is a little determined can actually quit it. Just think of how much it can help you to live a better life and leave smoking at the earliest.
    4. Tobacco chewing is another bad habit that can cause oral cancer. Try to get rid of this habit at the earliest. Even tobacco sniffing is a bad idea and you must avoid it. The earlier you can quit these addictions the lesser will be your chance of developing the oral cancer. in this addiction you are directly inhaling tobacco and it reaches your blood stream easily making it very dangerous.
    5. When you exercise regularly it improves the immunity of the body. This can be a great way to fight the oral cancer. Even a light exercise like walking can help you a lot to reduce your chances of oral cancer. However, the exercise must be done on a daily basis. You can also look at aerobics.
    6. Yoga and meditation are also very useful in controlling the oral cancer. Try to learn some good yoga postures and ensure that you do them regularly for a certain time. This will ensure that you live a healthy life.
    7. The food can be a good way to control and avoid oral cancer. Especially if you had been into smoking and drinking at some point of time in life a healthy diet can really help you to stay away from oral cancer. Include a lot of cancer fighting food items in your diet. These include beans, berries, cabbage, broccoli, leafy vegetables, flaxseeds, garlic, grapes, soy, tomatoes, green tea, etc. Increase the intake of these food items and you will automatically be able to fight cancer much better.
    8. Try to eat less spicy food. People who are regularly into spicy food can develop the oral cancer much faster. Similarly red meat is a big no. too much of red meat in your diet can cause oral cancer and many other health problems. Reduce the intake of red meat its better if you completely leave it.
    9. Too much of exposure to the sun and its ultra violet rays can also increase the chances of developing the oral cancer. Try to avoid the direct rays of the sun as much as possible. If you have to step out of the house ensure that you apply sunscreen on your lips. The lip is very sensitive this is exactly why it can lead to oral cancer if too much sun exposure happens. Some lipsticks come with sunscreens you can use them too. Keep one in your bag all the time.
    10.  You must ensure that you take appointment with a dentist. Regular dental check up can bring oral cancer to notice of the dentists. He or she can recommend you to an oncologist and the oral cancer treatment can start at the earliest. Once in six months will be a good rate.
    11. You yourself can also keep checking your mouth and lips on a regular basis. This self exam may take only a few minutes. This will ensure that the oral cancer is detected on time. Any sudden change or a patch will be noticed easily if you keep checking your mouth from time to time. If you notice any sudden change then does report the same to a doctor and get a check up done.
    12. Taking good care of your teeth and mouth can also help you to prevent the oral cancer to a great extent. It is better that you develop the habit of brushing twice a day from a young age. Ensure that all your family members brush twice a day. Floss is also equally important. Use a good antiseptic mouth wash every day. This will help your mouth become healthy and also improve the immunity of your body.
    13. If you are into too much of fried food then slowly reduce that and take to grilled food. Baking, boiling and steaming the food can also be a good idea. Reduce the intake of spice and oil that will reduce the chances of oral cancer and also other complications.
    14. If you had been into a bad lifestyle before and fear that you may get oral cancer you must try to take some medicines that can help you develop the oral cancer. You must consult your dentist and a good oncologist before you take such a decision. Only prescribed medicines should be taken. Do not take up any medicine that you feel like.
    15. If you had been into betel chewing try to stop it at the earliest. This habit is more common in the Asian countries even young children take up betel chewing. This can be a good cause of oral cancer and can definitely be prevented.

    Awareness on oral cancer will be the best prevention that one can think of. These points will definitely educate you on how oral cancer can be prevented. The oral cancer is common but it can be prevented and avoided if the above mentioned points are followed seriously. The oral cancer can be painful and the treatment can very expensive too. The oral cancer like any other cancer can take a toll on your physical and mental health too. This is exactly why it is better to take precautions and avoid the disease. We hope that you found this article on oral cancer- prevention interesting and informative. Do follow these points and stay protected from oral cancer.

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    How To Prevent Colon Cancer

    March 11th, 2014

    We have already discussed certain important information about Colorectal Cancer more commonly known and understood as Bowel Cancer. As it is important to be aware of the symptoms and risk factors associated with a disease, so is information about its prevention very important. In this article we discuss a few tips that can help avoid this specific cancer. There is no guarantee that observing the tips will provide 100% immunity from the disease but as the wise say ‘Prevention is better than cure’ Read the rest of this entry “

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    Cancer of the Colon and Rectum: Diagnosis

    February 26th, 2014

    If the symptoms or the screening tests indicate towards colorectal cancer, a person may be subject to some additional tests. These tests may be confirmed in order to diagnose and stage cancer. In this article we discuss a few tests that may be performed for colorectal or bowel cancer diagnosis. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Enzyme Therapy And Treatment For Cancer

    November 29th, 2013

    Before talking about enzyme therapy for cancer, let us discuss something briefly about the disease. The common man may not know it as malignant neoplasm but despite all kinds of medical advancements, cancer can still cause a great deal of stress and even fear in individuals. This disease is characterized by a lot of complex aspects.

    Some of these complex aspects are:

    • Cancer can take on more than 200 “variations”
    • This disease can be caused by a number of reasons and medical science has still not understood all these reasons fully
    • Treatments for cancer are many and medical science is able to take care of quite a few types of cancer if detected early and
    • Management of cancer can be done with a combination of surgery, radiation and even alternative treatments such as enzyme therapy and so on, depending on the type and stage of cancer.

    Treatment Options For Cancer

    According to conventional medical science, the primary ways of managing cancer include:

    • Surgery,
    • Radiation,
    • Chemotherapy,
    • Palliative care at different levels.

    All of them prove to be pretty effective when it comes to treating cancer. Of course, we are not getting into the real specifics in terms of different types of cancer and the stages of advancement. Broadly speaking, all the above treatment options have been deployed rather effectively by medical centers all over the world.

    Enzyme Therapy For Cancer

    Enzyme Therapy For Cancer

    Alternative treatments have also come to the fore and many CAM or complementary and alternative medicine streams are promising some kind of support and even treatment for cancer. One such treatment option is enzyme therapy for cancer.

    What is enzyme therapy for cancer?

    Enzymes as you know are natural proteins. These enzymes go a long way in helping the body perform its various biological processes. Enzymes help with processes such as digestion and other metabolic processes necessary for the sustenance of life.

    As far as enzyme therapy and cancer is concerned, there is huge history to enzyme replacement therapy. Way back in 1964, Christian de Duve introduced enzyme replacement therapy which involved replacing a particular enzyme in an individual who was deficient in the same.

    Enzyme therapy in the treatment of cancer can be traced back to the year 1906 when Dr.John Beard stated that the body fights against cancer mainly with the help of pancreatic proteolytic digestive enzymes and by replacing these enzymes, the individual can fight a stronger battle against cancer.

    How does the treatment work?

    Enzyme therapy entails the individual to take enzyme supplements. This is considered as an alternative and a natural form of cancer treatment. Since enzymes are naturally found in the human body, an individual can take enzyme supplements such as pancreatic enzymes. These supplements help in enhancing the immunity system.  Such enzyme supplements can be extracted from either plant origins or from animal organs.

    According to Dr.Nicholas Gonzalez who practices in New York City, pancreatic enzymes have significant cancer fighting features properties. It is also important for the patient to follow a holistic system when it comes to using enzyme therapy for fighting cancer which includes:

    • Healthy diet
    • Vitamin and mineral supplements
    • Detoxification and
    • Good lifestyle

    Normally, enzyme therapy is administered orally via pills. The dosage will largely depend on the individual’s condition. Aspects such as the degree of advancement of cancer and the lifestyle of the patient will come into play. Typically however, a patient may have to take up to 60 enzyme pills every day.

    Studies on enzyme therapy for cancer

    It is fairly straightforward to suggest that enzyme therapy has benefited plenty of cancer patients. According to Dr.Gonzalez, the results have been pretty encouraging. In a very small pilot study, there was a high survival rate.

    A report on the study was published in the 1999 issue of Nutrition and Cancer stated that patients who underwent enzyme therapy for cancer showed a higher survival rate than people treated with conventional therapies. Another study is looking at the effect of the addition of enzyme therapy to conventional chemotherapy.

    Enzyme therapy and the treatment of cancer is something that can easily be considered as having a positive future. However, for those of us who seek out more clinical studies and statistics, we may have to wait for just a bit longer. In the fight for cancer, using natural and alternative treatment options such as enzymes can indeed go a long way.

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