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Are There Any Oils For Aromatherapy That Cause Cancer
Yes: Both lavender oil and tea tree oil can stimulate growth of breast tissue in men and women. A study published in the new england journal of medicine (feb 1, 2007) showed that both oils have estrogen-like properties. In young boys, repeated skin exposure caused breast growth. In the lab, the oils increased growth of breast cancer cells. Use of these oils on the skin should be limited. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Aromatherapy is used in a wide range of settings -- from health spas to hospitals -- to treat a variety of conditions. In general, it seems to relieve pain, improve mood, and promote a sense of relaxation. Several clinical studies suggest that when essential oils (particularly rose, lavender, and frankincense) were used by qualified midwives, pregnant women felt less anxiety and fear, had a stronger sense of well-being, and had less need for pain medications during delivery. Many women also report that peppermint oil relieves nausea and ...Read more
There are more than: 20 known carcinogens in tobacco. The surgeon general report of 1964 compilated the vast evidence of laboratory and clinical evidence hat cigarettes and tobacco products cause cancer, and recently that side stream smoke causes a "second hand "effect on family, children, co-workers. These are dangerous and kill 50% of users if used as directed. ...Read more
In animals yes: Many plant substances have some anticancer properties. Ginger has been shown to have anti inflammatory capabilities and can subdue cancer growth by apoptosis (cell death) and autophagy ( self destruction) but has really been demonstrated in animals receiving human tumor transplants. ...Read more
Is there any possible cure for cancer that does not include radiation? Is there some sort of drug, cell growth inhibition...Anything?
Cancer Therapy: It depends on the type of cancer and the stage (extent of spread) of the tumor. Many early cancers are cured by surgical excision; others, by drug therapy; still others often are treated by combined protocols that involve drug and radio-therapy. Only your oncologist can counsel you on the particular set of circumstances surrounding the cancer of which you speak. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any new treatments for OCd, apart from exposure and delay therapy? also are there any herbal supplement for this problem
NO herbals: OCD is defined as a obsessive condition with compulsive tendencies. There are some meds specifically therapy that are in the SSRI family. I would not take any herbals as these are not studied and ST Johns wort is not appropriate for this. See your doctor and get the best advice. Most appropriate would be to see a psychiatrist. ...Read more
Cherries galore: Cherries contain anthocyanins which help to prevent free radical damage to cells. Cherries can decrease levels of uric acid (gout).One study suggested that ingesting montgomery tart cherries helped osteoarthritis pain. One cup of cherries is only 87 calories and has 2.9 grams of fiber. Viva la cherry! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any over-the-counter herbal or vitamin/mineral type substances that show any efficacy in treatment for fibromyalgia?
Homeopathy: I agree with dr. Baker's excellent answer -- and also want to mention that homeopathy can provide much benefit for people with fibromyalgia. You'll need a well-trained, experienced classical homeopath to take your case and treat you, though, because any one of hundreds of possible homeopathic remedies might be the one you need. Dr. Iris bell has done several studies. http://tinyurl.com/7ekkqhz. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any vitamins or supplements/herbs that can cause dry eye syndrome? Please list them if there are.
Perhaps some help: The National Eye Institute, in "Facts About Dry Eye" identifies prescription medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, anti-depressants as frequent causes of dry eye, but makes only the broad statement "both excessive and insufficient dosages of vitamins can contribute to dry eye." Anti-oxidant/fish oil sources are promoted as helpful, as is vitamin E, evening primrose oil, flax seed ...Read more
Is there any proof that radiation from mammograms can cause breast cancer? Is there any legitimate alternative to screen for breast cancer?
MammogramsSAVELives: The radiation exposure of a digital mammogram is 3.7mgy. This is associated with a lifetime-attributable risk of breast cancer of 1.3 cases per 100, 000. Mammography is a safe, proven technique for finding cancers well before they are palpable and there is no controversy about its use after age 50. Thermograms are 25% as sensitive as mammograms and not suitable for screening. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
My mom has breast cancer in brain. Wondering if there are any natural treatments such as cannabis oil or anything else that we can do now?
Maybe: There are two sites that i know of that cover naturopathic methods to help palliate cancer symptoms. One is through the goshen cancer center in indiana. The other is memorial sloan kettering cancer center in new york. If you go to either website and look for the naturopathic or alternative medicine site, they may have suggests and/or contact information for you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Are there any natural remedies for pms? Are there any over-the-counter or natural remedies that are known to be effective in the treatment of pms?
Try Vitamin B6: Pyridoxine hcl is vitamin b6. It's available over the counter. Some get relief using it just the week before menses; others use it every day. Experiment with more than one pill a day but don't overdo it. If that doesn't help, steer clear of caffeine and chocolate. Next step - talk to your dr. About antidepressants or progesterone. ...Read more
Is there any link between vasectomies and prostate cancer? Just curious if there is any research or studies that suggest a link between vasectomies and prostate cancer (or any other disease for that matter).
No: No clear links.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sure, many of them: Not all cancer treatment will give you hair loss. Surgery and radiation therapy will not give you hair loss- unless if the radiation is directed toward your head. Some chemotherapy will cause hair loss- but not all of them. Nowadays, more biological/targetted therapy are available-eg. Herceptin, avastin, (bevacizumab) tarceva, gleevec, etc. Those biological/targetted therapy- will not give you hair loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably Not: There are many places that prey on cancer patients looking for alternatives to chemotherapy and charge huge sums of money. We are always looking for new options , but this has to be based on good research. There are some alternative therapies that can be added to conventional therapy but not replacing conventional therapy. Did you know most chemotherapy drugs come from plants.... Natural! ...Read more
Yes! And there are.: There are studies that prove links between certain chemicals and cancer. So chemical plants that create those chemicals can certainly be linked to cancer, especially if the chemicals get into the groundwater. Read this for more info on chemical exposure and cancer- http://tiny.cc/s2svox ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
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