Cancer is a condition where cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. The cancerous cells can invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissue, including organs. Cancer sometimes begins in one part of the body before spreading to other areas. This process is known as metastasis.
There are over 200 different types of cancer, each with its own methods of diagnosis and treatment. Changes to your body’s normal processes or symptoms that are out of the ordinary can sometimes be an early sign of cancer. For example, a lump that suddenly appears on your body, unexplained bleeding or changes to your bowel habits are all symptoms that need to be checked by a doctor.
Making some simple changes to your lifestyle can significantly reduce your risk of developing it. For example, healthy eating, taking regular exercise and not smoking will help lower your risk.
Cancer is triggered by ‘mutation’ in the DNA of the cells of the body. A mutation is a damaging change that has occurred in the DNA. When this gets damaged (mutated), the cells have no proper instructions on how to grow and divide, so they start growing haphazardly and multiplying in a chaotic manner. This causes the onset of what is called ‘cancer’. Now this mutation can be caused due to a number of factors such as:
- Genetic tendency (Family history of cancer)
- Virus (certain carcinogenic virus)
- Excessive drinking
- Being overweight or Obesity
- Skin damage caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation
- Unsafe sexual contact (certain sexually transmitted viral infections)
- Certain harmful chemicals in the environment
- Some chronic health conditions such as Ulcerative colitis, Hepatitis C, etc can turn cancerous
The scope of Homeopathy for cancer management varies depending on the type of cancer, stage of cancer and the general health of the patient. Homeopathic medicines can also be administered along with the conventional medication and thus it can fulfill its role as a complementary treatment for Cancer management. Homeopathy can help in improving the general well being and vitality of the patient.
Conventional treatment options for cancer (chemotherapy, radiotherapy, etc) are associated with distressing side effects and homeopathy can play a definitive role to counter these side effects.
Homeopathic medicines may also have a role to play in controlling the pace at which the disease increases and spread of the disease to other organs.