Cancer (Malignancy / Carcinoma)

  • Cancer was 1st described by the ancient Egyptians dating back to 1600 B.C.
  • Half of all cancers are preventable
  • 80% of cancers occur in low & middle-income countries
  • Cancer causing infections such as HBV / HCV & HPV are responsible for up to 25% of cancer cases in low & middle-income countries
  • Cancer is not always a death sentence — There are 28 million cancer survivors worldwide
  • Most cancers affect due to hereditary & environmental factors, including smoking, alcohol, obesity & diet.
  • Developing cancer is 5 – 10% more in left breast than the right breast
  • Left side of the body is 10% more prone to melanoma
  • Lung, liver, stomach, colorectal & prostate cancers cause the most cancer deaths in males each year
  • Breast, lung, colorectal, cervical & stomach cancers cause the most cancer deaths in females each year
  • Cancers figure among the leading causes of death worldwide, accounting for 9.6 million deaths in 2018 alone
What are the causative & risk factors of cancer?
  • Tobacco — Most important risk factor causing over 20% of global cancer deaths
  • Genetics (5-10%)
  • Ageing
  • Sun exposure
  • Radiation exposure
  • Some viruses & bacteria
  • Certain infections like HBV / HCV & HPV
  • Poor diet — Less intake of fruit & vegetable
  • Being over-weight
  • Chronic wounds
  • Alcohol
  • Continuous & constant irritation to chemicals & other irritants
What are the different types of cancer?
5 major types include:
1) Carcinoma
2) Sarcoma
3) Leukemia
4) Lymphoma
5) Myeloma
What are the signs & symptoms of cancer?
  • Change in bowel / bladder habits
  • Delayed healing of sores
  • Unusual bleeding / discharge
  • Lump in the breast / elsewhere
  • Indigestion / difficulty in swallowing
  • Obvious change in a wart / mole
  • Nagging cough / hoarseness
  • Unexplained fever
  • Loss of weight
  • Loss of appetite
What are the different stages of cancer?
 
Stage 0 (Carcinoma in situ) — No cancer, only abnormal cells with the potential to become cancer
Stage I (Early-stage cancer) — Small & only in one area
Stage II & III — Larger & has grown into nearby tissues / lymph nodes
Stage IV (advanced / metastatic cancer) — Spread to other parts of your body
How can we diagnose cancer?
  • Lab Tests — Urine, Blood and other body fluids. However, abnormal lab results cannot be identified as cancer. Some lab tests involve testing blood / tissue samples for tumor markers.
  • Imaging Tests — X-rays; Ultrasound; CT Scan; MRI; Nuclear scan (SPECT); Bone Scan; PET scan; Mammography
  • Pathology (Gold-standard) — FNAC; Biopsy {Excisional biopsy; Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB)}
  • Endoscopy — Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD); Colonoscopy; Bronchoscopy; Cystoscopy; Sigmoidoscopy 
1st approach — Homeopathic medicines prescribed on constitutional grounds may play a vital role in the supportive & palliative therapy for cancer patients
2nd approach (Organ-specific remedies) — Specific homeopathic remedies can also be used to support as well as detoxify various organs
There are many researches which have been conducted & many ongoing researches to show how efficient  homeopathic remedies on cancer
What are the advantages of homeopathy?
  • Homeopathy increases the ability to prevent disease from recurrence 
  • Homeopathy increases the immune power & susceptibility of an individual
  • Homeopathy helps to reduce the development of cancer
Benefits of Treatment at Drs Homeo International
  • Holistic approach — Our treatment approach takes a detailed history of the patient, including his physical complaints, attributes & emotional situation. This has a 2-fold advantage. One, a detailed history elicits the root cause of the illness, & secondly, it is a suitable channel for the patient to vent his innermost thoughts & feelings, & feel betterConstitutional approach — Our doctors can help with the constitutional treatments to help in most stages of the cancer
  • Patients who are undergoing modern treatments like surgery, chemotherapy, radiation — Homeopathy can help alleviate the pain, discomfort & fears associated with the surgery as well as the side-effects of chemotherapy & radiation
  • In conjunction with allopathy — In some cases our doctors might suggest homeopathic medicines in conjunction with modern medicine which can be treated gradually & independently through homeopathy
  • Overcoming the fear of death — Our experts prescribe medicines that can also help to comfort the individuals & help them deal with fear of death. It enables the individual to embrace the transition with dignity
  • Psychological evaluation — In few cases mental history play a very important role in selecting the similimum
At Drs Homeo, we have healed the cancer patients individually with homeopathy & also in conjunction with modern medicine & ayurveda effectively
How to prevent cancer?
About 1/3rd of cancer deaths are due to the 5 leading behavioural & dietary risks — High body mass index; Low fruit & vegetable intake; Physical inactivity; Tobacco use; Alcohol use & are therefore preventable.

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