Pancreatic cancer is yet another diagnosis that could be best described as a lifestyle-induced disease. Being the fourth most dangerous cancer when it comes to mortality rates, it’s also a disease that tends to not manifest itself too loudly. This, of course, only makes the matters more complicated for the patient. Without any conspicuous symptoms to speak of, but with a wide variety of signals that might indicate other serious conditions, pancreatic cancer is a condition that only becomes noticeable once it’s advanced, hence already spread to the other parts of the patient’s body. A type of cancer that’s particularly common in the developed world, it’s also characterized by a very poor life expectancy prognosis. Safe to say, it’s a diagnosis that begs for instant action. From the moment the very first vague symptoms appear, a well-planned and executed pancreatic cancer treatment is able to save lives.
Tracking and Treating Pancreatic Cancer
First off, one must be aware that pancreatic cancer is somewhat of a silent crawler. Although there’s a multitude of symptoms that might signal an impending visit to your doctor, for example, a peculiar back pain, fatigue, nausea, dark urine, yellowish skin, and unexplainable weight loss, there are no symptoms specific enough to determine whether their cause is, in fact, pancreatic cancer. That’s, however, only till it the tumorous formation is in its early stages. To keep it that way, or avoid the disease altogether, there are certain preventive measures you can take on. First off, it means a complete tobacco product withdrawal. Approximately 25% of cases are directly linked to smoking, making pancreatic cancer one of the most frequent oncological conditions amongst the tobacco consumer segment. Fortunately, quitting will also put you out of the risk group. After dropping the unhealthy habit, the risk gradually decreases, leaving individual just as prone to the disease as a person who has never picked up a cigarette after roughly 15 years. Studies show that another major contributor to the disease is obesity. Logically, this calls for dropping a sedentary lifestyle in order to replace it with a new schedule full of physical activities. In fact, people who exercise regularly have half the risk of developing pancreatic cancer than those who stick to a rather passive lifestyle. Of course, another contributor to this, as you may already have imagined, is a sub-standard diet. In the case of pancreatic cancer, a proper diet should have an emphasis on plant-based foods. In practice, this means approximately 2 cups of vegetables and fruits every day. Pasta, whole-grain bread, and cereals should serve as a substitute for refined grain products. Meanwhile fish (preferably non-fried), poultry and beans should replace red meat and processed meat products with citrus fruits coming as the new frontier of anti-pancreatic cancer food products.
Alternative Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
Although the most powerful allies in the battle against pancreatic cancer are one’s hope and faith, there are numerous alternative remedies capable of keeping your body in shape while it’s subjected to sometimes physically damaging conventional therapies and, to a certain degree, even boost their effect. In fact, there’s a rather wide selection of remedies one consume as a part of natural treatment for pancreatic cancer. A type of mistletoe known as Viscum Album, while not necessarily a cure for the disease, is a powerful natural remedy that can significantly improve the overall life quality of the patient. One of the more interesting remedies on the map is the red beet. While it’s a well-known fact that it’s a healthy vegetable, little is heard about its capacities, once it’s combined with the conventional chemotherapy drug doxorubicin. As the research, published by College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Howard University in Washington DC, shows, the particular combination provides a synergy that actually increases the efficiency of the treatment. Another miraculous remedy, known as Holy Basil or Ocimum Sanctum, has been employed in the traditional Indian medicine for thousands of years. Recent studies, carried out at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, concluded that the extract found in its leaves actually inhibit the mechanisms responsible for the spread of pancreatic cancer cells. At this point, it may be too early to speculate on the role of Ocimum Sanctum in the future of pancreatic cancer treatment, but there’s certainly a great potential. Apart from these three, there’s also curcumin, genistein, low-dose naltrexone as well as wide range of traditional Chinese herbs. Next to the remedies patient can consume directly, there are some holistic and alternative therapies that can provide significant comfort when paired with allopathic procedures. Music therapy, Aloe Vera, Ayurveda medicine, naturopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic, as well as some folk medicine practices that go hand in hand with conventional ones, can serve as a powerful complementary means of boosting the immune system and maintaining the body in its optimal shape.
Homeopathic Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer
Finally, we arrive at the more controversial means of medication when it comes to the topic of pancreatic cancer treatment. Acknowledging the complex nature of the disease the Homeopathic approach is, once again, recommended solely as a complementary medication, using remedies that don’t undermine the effect provided by conventional methods. Just like all holistic systems of medicine, homeopathic treatment for pancreatic cancer requires a high level of individualization and should be planned according to the cause, location, and complaints of the patient. To treat the symptoms of pancreatic cancer, the patient should consider the following homeopathic remedies: Conium, Nitric acid, Sulphur, Arsenic Alb., Euphorbia, Hydrastis, Condurango, and Kreosote. Obviously, these should be used in moderation, and only after consulting a professional homeopathic or personal physician. As mentioned before – each case requires a unique approach which applies to both selection and amounts of homeopathic remedies. The patient should also keep in mind, that holistic approach, in general, is aimed at recognizing and eliminating the underlying cause of the diagnosis. While allopathic methods tackle the disease directly, homeopathic methods combat the symptoms in order to boost the spirit and physical wellness of the patient.
Eliminating Pancreatic Cancer with the Help of Experienced Experts
With numerous precedents in our practice, the experts at Phoenix, Arizona clinic will be more than able to assure you and help to battle the disease with their invaluable advice. To learn more about holistic pancreatic cancer treatment, call our office at (602) 404-0400 and schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.