The uterine cancer diagnosis usually comes as a bombshell. Women struggle to find the best ways to treat the problem. They consider a variety of invasive therapies as well as chemotherapy, radiation and the combination of the above. Unfortunately, not many women realize that they have other options. Bombarding the body with chemicals is rarely the only way to treat uterine cancer. Holistic alternative treatments are often more effective and less damaging than the standard remedies offered by the oncologists.
What Are The Symptoms of Uterine Cancer?
Uterine cancer mostly occurs during the postmenopausal period. However, sometimes it may be identified before the menstrual cycles are fully over. The most common symptom of this cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding.
Since such bleeding can be a symptom of various conditions, it’s vital to get a gynecologist’s advice before self-diagnosing anything grave. Other uterine cancer symptoms include abnormal vaginal discharge, pain during urination, painful sexual intercourse. At the later stages of cancer, women may experience weight loss and pain in the pelvic area.
Women can take advantage of several tests to diagnose this type of cancer. The doctor will take blood tests, do an endometrial biopsy (a small piece of tissue is taken from the uterus and checked for cancerous cells). An ultrasound may be done to find the location of the sample for biopsy. If the cells are cancerous, a woman may need to go through x-ray, CT scan, and/or MRI to identify the stages of cancer.
Conventional Uterine Cancer Treatments
Conventional uterine cancer treatments most often include hysterectomy (surgical uterus removal). Additionally, the fallopian tubes and ovaries are often removed using the laparoscopic method.
The lymph nodes located near the cancerous growth may be liquidated as well. Lymph nodes are closely examined to find cancerous cells. If any are found, it means the disease may have attacked other organs.
After the surgery, many women are treated with traditional radiation sessions, chemotherapy, and hormonal therapy. Some patients undergo a combination of the three. Radiation therapy may include external and internal radiation with a variety of unpleasant side effects. Hormonal therapy involves administering synthetic progesterone to prevent cancer cell growth. Hormones are usually offered to women, who can’t or won’t undergo surgery or radiation treatments.
Alternative Uterine Cancer Treatments
Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and hormonal therapy may be out of the question for some women. That’s when the alternative treatments come to mind. These remedies are easier to administer. They don’t cause any side effects. Alternative treatments boost the immune system function helping the body fight uterine cancer on its own. Such treatments include: Mind exercises - meditation, Reiki, faith, inspiration Body exercises – appropriate physical activities as often as possible Proper diet – healthy diet filled with vitamins to stimulate the immune system Supplements - natural supplements recommended by the doctor to help the body fight the foreign invader
Do You Want To Put Up A Good Fight And Conquer Uterine Cancer?
Our Phoenix, Arizona clinic uses a holistic approach to help hundreds of uterine cancer patients. If you would like to find out about alternative uterine cancer treatments, call us at (602) 404-0400 to schedule an appointment today.