Cancer (medical term: malignant neoplasm) is a class of diseases in which a group of cells display the traits of uncontrolled growth (growth and division beyond the normal limits), invasion (intrusion on and destruction of adjacent tissues), and sometimes metastasis (spread to other locations in the body via lymph or blood). These three malignant properties of cancers differentiate them from benign tumors, which are self-limited, do not invade or metastasize. Most cancers form a tumor but some, like leukemia, do not.

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What causes cancer?

Cancer is ultimately the result of cells that uncontrollably grow and do not die. Normal cells in the body follow an orderly path of growth, division, and death. Programmed cell death is called apoptosis, and when this process breaks down, cancer begins to form. Unlike regular cells, cancer cells do not experience programmatic death and instead continue to grow and divide. This leads to a mass of abnormal cells that grows out of control.

Home Remedies for Cancer

Following home remedies are suggested for cancer patients:

1.Broccoli: Broccoli is found to be good against certain kinds of colorectal cancers. These should be taken in the form of sprouts. Broccoli contains certain phytochemicals that have the ability to fight against cancer cells, but the compound has yet not been identified. These act as anti-oxidants and contain enzymes that aid in detoxification of body.

2.Grapes: Grapes contain a compound called as proanthocyanidins that reduce the bodys estrogen production. This leads to effective treatment of lung, prostrate, colon and breast cancer.

3.Ginseng: This herb ginseng, helps in building resistance, and fights the body off infectious agents.

4.Myrrh: Myrrh is an herb having wide range of properties as anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal. It is a good home remedy for treatment for all kinds of cancer.

5.Green Tea: Prepare herbal green tea by boiling some amount in a glass of water till it reduces to half. This has anti-inflammatory properties and is very effective against breast, prostate, liver, pancreatic and skin cancer.

6.Juicing: It is an established fact that juices are rich source of vitamins and nutrients. Freshly obtained juice from fruits like apple, banana, mango, cherries etc must be given to the cancer patients in a routine manner. This aids in boosting the immune system of the individual making them strong enough to fight the incoming pathogens.

7.Aloe Vera: This herb can be consumed raw in the form of jelly. It is effective against prostate and lung cancer.

8.Lycopene: According to the American Dietetic Association, Lycopene is found in abundant quantities in tomato, guava, papaya, grapes, apricot, watermelon etc. These anti-oxidant compounds are more effective then carotenoids in removal of free radicals that stimulate cell division. Lycopene is effective in treatment of prostate, lung, stomach cancers.

9.Maitake Mushroom: As per the PDR Health, maitake or dancing mushroom is good for treatment of cancer. It is known to increase the efficacy of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It also reduces the side effects of these therapies by preventing hair loss and nausea. It can be taken raw or grilled because while cooking it absorbs a lot of oil.

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