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Holistic Treatment & Colon Cancer: What You Need to Know

In our practice we use Natural, Holistic treatments.

Colorectal cancer, cancer of the colon and rectum, is the second leading cause of cancer mortality in America.


It usually develops from small, noncancerous growths called polyps that form on the inner walls of the colon. Over time, some of these polyps can become cancerous and spread to other parts of the body.


If it has not spread beyond the colon or rectum and is caught early, the five-year survival rate is about 90%. However, if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, the survival rate drops significantly.


Signs and Symptoms

The most common symptoms of colorectal cancer include:

  • Abdominal pain,

  • Changes in bowel movements,

  • Blood in the stool

  • Problems related to blood loss (anemia, weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath, pounding or racing heart, chest pain, and intolerance to exercise)

  • Abdominal discomfort (frequent gas, bloating, fullness, cramps, and pain)

  • Unexplained weight lossPain with bowel movementFeeling that your bowel does not empty completely

  • Fatigue

It is important to talk to a healthcare provider if any of these symptoms are experienced.



Risk Factors for Developing Colorectal Cancer Include:

  • Age (being over 50)

  • Having colorectal cancer previously

  • Having a history of adenomatous polyps

  • Family history of colorectal cancer

  • Eating a high-fat diet

  • Prolonged consumption of red and processed meat

  • Smoking

  • Being overweight

  • Heavy use of alcohol

  • Having inflammatory bowel disease (such as Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis)

  • Having diabetes

  • Physical inactivity

  • Previous endometrial or ovarian cancer

  • Women undergoing radiation for gynecologic cancer



Diagnosis

Diagnosis is based on:

  • Complete medical history,

  • Physical exam,

  • Sigmoidoscopy,

  • Colonoscopy,

  • Biopsy.


During a sigmoidoscopy or a colonoscopy, your doctor removes a sample of tissue (called a biopsy) from the colon or rectum and examines it under a microscope to detect abnormal growths.


If cancer is evident, your doctor will perform a series of tests (chest x-ray, abdominal CT scan, and blood tests to check liver function.)



Stages of Colorectal Cancer Include:

Stage 0: The earliest stage; cancer is found only in the innermost lining of the colon and/or rectum.


Stage 1: Cancer has grown through the innermost lining but hasn't spread beyond the colon wall or rectum.


Stage 2: Cancer has spread to deeper layers of the wall of the colon or rectum, but not the lymph nodes.


Stage 3: Cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes but not to other parts of the body.


Stage 4: Cancer has spread to other parts of the body, such as the liver and lungs.



Prevention:

  • Screening - Stool DNA testing, Colonoscopy ( every 10 years, for those with family history of colon cancer every 3 to 5 years, starting at least 10 years before the age of the relative at the time of his or her diagnosis.)

  • Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, as well as foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids (such as salmon and halibut), folate (such as whole grains and leafy green vegetables), and calcium (such as sea vegetables and kale), can help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Limiting alcohol consumption, quitting smoking, and reducing the intake of high-fat and fried foods, particularly red meats.

  • Maintaining a proper weight and exercising regularly at least 30 minutes of physical activity on most days.



Allopathic Treatment for Colon Cancer:

The choice of treatment for colorectal cancer depends on the stage of the cancer, as well as the patient's overall health and preference. Here are some common treatments for colorectal cancer:

  1. Surgery: Surgery is the most common treatment for colorectal cancer. The goal is to remove as much of the cancerous tissue as possible. For early-stage colon or rectal cancer, the surgeon may be able to remove the cancer entirely or perform a minimally invasive surgery. For advanced colorectal cancer, more extensive surgery may be needed to remove a portion of the colon or rectum.

  2. Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells. It is typically used for advanced-stage colorectal cancer, either alone or in combination with other treatments.

  3. Radiation therapy: Radiation therapy uses high-energy rays to kill cancer cells. It is typically used for rectal cancer to shrink the tumor prior to surgery or to treat cancer that has spread beyond the colon or rectum.

  4. Targeted therapy: Targeted therapy uses drugs that target specific proteins on cancer cells, making them more vulnerable to chemotherapy. These drugs can be used alone or in combination with other treatments.

  5. Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy works by stimulating the immune system to fight cancer cells. This type of therapy is still in its early stages for colorectal cancer but shows promising results.

It is important to talk with your doctor about the best treatment options for your specific type and stage of colorectal cancer.



Alternative Treatments That Can Be Effective Against Colon Cancer:


Acupuncture: Acupuncture has been used as a complementary therapy to relieve the symptoms of colon cancer and side effects of treatment.


Herbal supplements: There are various herbal supplements we use that are believed to help reduce the growth of colon cancer cells.


Exercise: Regular exercise helps in keeping the body healthy and promotes the immune system of the patient, thereby helping to reduce the risk of colon cancer.


Stress reduction through:

  • Meditation: This technique helps in calming the mind and relieving stress, which can improve the overall health and help ease the symptoms of colon cancer.

  • Mind-body therapies: Mind-body techniques like hypnosis, visualization, and guided imagery can help patients in dealing with pain, anxiety and depression associated with colon cancer.

Rectal ozone therapy: Ozone therapy has become a popular alternative treatment for various health conditions.


Here are some of the reported benefits of ozone therapy:

  • Boosts the immune system: Ozone is believed to stimulate white blood cells and improve overall immune function.

  • Reduces pain and inflammation: Ozone injections may help reduce pain and swelling in acute and chronic injuries.

  • Promotes tissue healing: Ozone promotes blood flow and oxygenation, which can potentially speed up healing and recovery.

  • Treats infections: Ozone gas has antimicrobial properties that can sterilize and kill pathogens, making it useful for treating certain types of infections.

  • Reduces stress: Some proponents suggest that ozone therapy can help reduce stress and increase energy levels.

PEMFs might be capable of inhibiting cancer growth by disrupting the mitotic spindle during cell division. Through this mechanism, PEMFs impair the orientation of spindle tubulin and induce dielectrophoresis.


Hyperthermia applied as radiosensitizer or chemosensitizer has shown great results in over four decades and is presently successfully applied in combination with radiotherapy or chemotherapy for treatment of many tumor types


Peptide Therapy

Peptide can be utilized directly as a cytotoxic agent through various mechanisms or can act as a carrier of cytotoxic agents and radioisotopes by specifically targeting cancer cells. Peptide-based hormonal therapy has been extensively studied and utilized for the treatment of breast and colon cancers.


Studies have shown that hydrogen gas can induce apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in cancer cells. This effect has been observed in various types of cancer, including breast, lung, colon, and colon cancers. Additionally, hydrogen has been found to inhibit tumor growth and metastasis in animal models.


One possible explanation for the anti-cancer effects of hydrogen is its ability to activate the immune system. Hydrogen has been shown to increase the activity of natural killer (NK) cells, which play a critical role in detecting and killing cancer cells. It may also enhance the function of dendritic cells, which are responsible for initiating an immune response against cancer.


Another possible mechanism is the ability of hydrogen to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation. These processes play a key role in the development and progression of cancer. By neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation, hydrogen may create a less hospitable environment for cancer cells to thrive.

In addition, some studies suggest that hydrogen may protect healthy tissues from damage caused by cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy. This is particularly important as these treatments can often cause serious side effects and damage to healthy tissues.


While more research is needed to fully understand the mechanisms underlying the anti-cancer effects of hydrogen, the evidence so far suggests that it may be a promising therapeutic option for cancer patients.


The goal of Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is to stimulate the lymphatic system and promote the drainage of excess lymph fluid. This is accomplished through gentle techniques that help to move the lymphatic fluid away from the affected area and toward healthy lymph nodes where it can be processed and eliminated from the body.


In addition to managing lymphedema, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy can also help to alleviate pain, reduce swelling, and improve overall range of motion. It may also help to boost the immune system and promote healing.


It is important to note that Lymphatic Drainage Therapy should only be performed by a trained therapist who specializes in cancer treatment related lymphedema management. Patients should also consult with their oncologist or healthcare provider before starting any new therapies or treatments.


Overall, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy can be a valuable tool in managing cancer treatment related lymphedema and improving quality of life for those affected.


BioResonance

Bioresonance therapy can help increase the patient’s immune system and assist with reducing the patient’s stress levels during the cancer treatment process. The therapy aims to improve the patient’s overall well-being, which in turn may aid in the successful elimination of cancer cells from their body.


In conclusion, while Bioresonance therapy cannot directly cure cancer, it has proven to be effective in assisting with the prevention and treatment of cancer. The technology works to eliminate harmful substances from the body, promote healing, and aid in the management of side-effects caused by traditional cancer treatment options.

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