What is Cancer ?
Every day within our bodies, a massive process of destruction and repair occurs. The human body is comprised of about 15 trillion cells, and every day billions of cells wear out or are destroyed. In most cases, each time a cell is destroyed the body makes a new cell to replace it, trying to make a cell that is a perfect copy of the cell that was destroyed because the replacement cell must be capable of performing the same function as the destroyed cell. During the complex process of replacing cells, many errors occur.
Cancer is caused by changes (mutations) to the DNA within cells. A gene mutation can tell a cell to grow and divide more rapidly. This creates many new cells that all have that same mutation.Normal cells know when to stop growing so that you have just the right number of each type of cell. Cancer cells lose the controls (tumor suppressor genes) that tell them when to stop growing. A mutation in a tumor suppressor gene allows cancer cells to continue growing and accumulating. DNA repair genes look for errors in a cell’s DNA and make corrections. A mutation in a DNA repair gene may mean that other errors aren’t corrected, leading cells to become cancerous.
Understanding possible causes of cancer comes down to understanding the causes of gene and DNA mutations. You may be born with a genetic mutation that you inherited from your parents. This type of mutation accounts for a small percentage of cancers. Chemicals (like carcinogens), radiation, obesity, hormones, chronic inflammation, smoking, viruses, and a number of other factors have been found to be cancer causing.
Cancer also caused due to poor diet, exposure to environmental toxins, genetics, smoking and tobacco, viruses or infections, high stress levels, poor digestion and nutrient absorption, and lack of physical activity.
Cancer harms the body when altered cells divide uncontrollably to form lumps or masses of tissue called tumors (except in the case of leukemia where cancer prohibits normal blood function by abnormal cell division in the blood stream). Tumors can grow and interfere with the digestive, nervous, and circulatory systems, and they can release hormones that alter body function. Tumors that stay in one spot and demonstrate limited growth are generally considered to be benign.
More dangerous, or malignant, tumors form when two things occur:
a cancerous cell manages to move throughout the body using the blood or lymphatic systems, destroying healthy tissue in a process called invasion that cell manages to divide and grow, making new blood vessels to feed itself in a process called angiogenesis.
When a tumor successfully spreads to other parts of the body and grows, invading and destroying other healthy tissues, it is said to have metastasized. This process itself is called metastasis, and the result is a serious condition that is very difficult to treat.
How to prevent yourself from cancer
The purpose of this article is to give you solid information about each spice’s with anti-cancer properties, Exercises to cure Cancer and more information about preventing and curing cancer.
1. One of the simplest solutions that we have for curtailing cancerous cells in the system is periodic fasting. One aspect of these cells is that they need a lot more food than a normal cell, up to 30 times more. Just by denying yourself food on certain days, you could put down the level of cancerous cells.
2.Spices have been used for thousands of years to season and preserve foods, and have been treasured for both their taste and curative properties. consumption these spices on a daily basis, keeps the number of cancerous cells in the body within a certain percentage.
#Neem paste and Turmeric paste: Curcumin is a naturally-occurring chemical compound found in the spice turmeric, Curcumin triggers apoptosis, or programmed cell death, which is the body’s natural and necessary way of ridding itself from damaged cells. This paste does not allow cancer cell to devide and spread in body. Neem and turmeric as a combination act as a dilator for the energy.
#Garlic : Allicin is a pungent oily liquid with antibacterial properties, become a strong antibacterial agent and have been shown to speed up DNA repair, kill cancer cells, and induce apoptosis. Garlic has also been studied for its sulphur containing compounds, which have been found to be abundant in phytochemicals and flavonoids – both powerful anti-cancer substances.
#Hot Peppers : A powerful antioxidant called capsaicin (an active component of chili peppers) has been shown in several laboratory studies to be toxic to cancer cells.
# Not species but a plant called Cannabis, is one of the most powerful healing plants in the world and it makes cancer essentially disappear. Cannabis compounds are responsible for halting the growth factors that are responsible for metastatic growth.
3. Food: Add some of healthy foods to your diet, like salads of broccoli, Apples, Brazil nuts. And rest list is shared below.
#Mix half a cup of blueberries into your morning cereal, Blueberries rank number one in terms of their antioxidant power.
#Artichokes are a great source of silymarin, an antioxidant that may help prevent skin cancer.
#A diet high in onions may reduce the risk of prostate cancer 50 percent.
#Kiwi is a little hand grenade of cancer-fighting antioxidants, including vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein, and copper.
#Two cups of black tea daily have a 32 percent lower risk of ovarian cancer compared with those who drink one cup or less per day, according to a large study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
#Bean sprouts are a rich source of sulforaphane, one of the most potent anticancer compounds isolated from a natural source. Sprouts can contain 50 times more sulforaphane than mature beans.
#Bran, one of the richest sources of dietary fiber, is the indigestible outer husk of wheat, rice, oats, and other cereal grains. Bran’s high fiber content may reduce the risk of colon and other obesity-related cancers.
#Cabbage contains bioflavonoids and other plant chemicals that inhibit tumor growth and protect cells from free radicals.
#Carrots also contain other carotenoids, including alpha-carotene and bioflavonoids, which have been linked to reducing the risk of cancer, especially lung cancer.
#Add quartered cherries to pancakes, or make a sauce with cherries and pomegranate juice thickened with arrowroot.
#Researchers at the National Cancer Institute found that those who drink four or more cups of coffee a day (regular or decaf) have a 15 percent lower risk of colon cancer than those who do not drink coffee.
#Pink and red grapefruits are high in lycopene, an antioxidant that appears to lower the risk of prostate cancer
4. Yoga includes , working with breathing (pranayama), stretching exercises, some beneficial postures (asanas), Meditation. Yoga create harmony between your mind, body and spirit to help clear and calm your mind. Enhances your immune system (specifically the lymphatic system) preventing the growth and spread of disease-causing organisms in your body. A strong immune system is your best defense against cancer. Yoga help you to move around more quickly and easily after surgery for cancer.There is no scientific evidence to prove that yoga can cure or prevent any type of cancer. But some studies suggest that it might help people with cancer cope with symptoms and side effects.
Recommended Best Poses In Yoga For Cancer Survivor
Reclining Butterfly Pose
Legs Up The Wall
4.There are many listed home remedies and alternative treatments for cancers but patients are strongly recommended to discuss these before use with their cancer doctors.Treatment protocols vary according to the type and stage of the cancer. Most treatment protocols are designed to fit the individual patient’s disease. However, most treatments include at least one of the following and may include all: surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
Types of cancer
There are said to be over 200 different types of cancer. We have the following common cancer types covered in individual Knowledge Center articles:
How cancer spreads
Scientists reported in Nature Communications (October 2012 issue) that they have discovered an important clue as to why cancer cells spread. It has something to do with their adhesion (stickiness) properties. Certain molecular interactions between cells and the scaffolding that holds them in place (extracellular matrix) cause them to become unstuck at the original tumor site, they become dislodged, move on and then reattach themselves at a new site.
The researchers say this discovery is important because cancer mortality is mainly due to metastatic tumors, those that grow from cells that have traveled from their original site to another part of the body. These are called secondary tumors. Only 10% of cancer deaths are caused by the primary tumors.
The scientists, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, say that finding a way to stop cancer cells from sticking to new sites could interfere with metastatic disease, and halt the growth of secondary tumors.
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