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Cancer
What is it?
Cancer is the development of abnormal cells in some part of the body. There are more than 200 forms of cancer. Individual cancers include Leukaemia (cancer of the blood), Lymphoma (cancer of the lymph glands), Osteosarcoma (cancer of the bones), Encephaloma (cancer of the brain) and melanoma (a form of skin cancer). Causes of cancer can be heredity, disease and environmental factors such as smoking, inhaling asbestos particles, heavy alcohol consumption, overexposure to sunlight or radiation from nuclear waste. Contact with benzopyrenes are all known to increase the likelihood of developing cancer. Most alternative therapies aim to stimulate a patients life force and so bring to bear the bodys natural defences. It is these defences that prevent cancers from developing.
Symptoms:
Persistent coughing, coughing up blood, skin sores, blood in urine or faeces, lumps in breast, vaginal discharge or bleeding, tiredness and weight loss.
Conventional Practice:
Cancers of the breast, lung, bowel, womb and testicles are among those where surgery is most likely to be recommended. Radiotherapy is often the first choice of treatment in skin cancer. The techniques in radiotherapy, as in surgery, have improved considerably but there may be unwelcome side effects.
Alternative Treatments:
  Naturopathy
  Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info
  Acupuncture
  An ancient Chinese therapy, patients are treated by sticking needles into their skin at particular points. These acupuncture points lie along invisible energy channels called meridians. The needles are said to unblock a flow of energy (called Qi) through the meridians. More Info
   



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