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Ayurvedic Treatment For Cancer
My fil has been diagnosed with oesophagal cancer III stage. How do we know whether he is getting worse or not? He is following Ayurvedic treatment. But he is now having constant temperature, no appetite and vomits everyday. Breathlessness and nausea are o
Conventinal : Treatment: from what you described, he is not getting better. There is no objective evidence that ayurvedic treatment is effective for esophageal cancer. Please consult an allopathic doctor for conventional treatment that may be more effective in controlling cancer, providing pain relief and comfort. ...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
No: If the diagnosis is correct, then they want to play you for a fool. Please forgive my frankness, and call me unspiritual if you want. It is hard enough to have incurable cancer -- harder still to be taken for thousands of dollars by sweet-talkers who may themselves be deceived. If you realize you have been scammed, call your local prosecutor -- i'll testify for free if it will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which cancer?: Adjuvant (post surgery) treatment does have an end. Some metastatic treatments usually end at a maximum number of cycles of therapy (eg lung cancer - 6). Some treatments are continued in the advanced/metastatic setting until progressive disease or toxicity because they have been proven to (or thought to) improve survival. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incomplete info: From the information provided, it is not feasible to know why you cannot have penetrative intercourse. Sexual satisfaction may be possible even if penetration is not practical. To provide a more meaningful suggestion, one would need to address specific issues through physical examination and discussion. Please raise the issue with your doctor. ...Read more
I have prostate cancer (no methastesis). I won't have any treatment. How long can I have before it gets really worrying?
With cancer is it possible to get bone cancer and what happens if u don't get treatment what happens syptom wise thank you?
Why to do chemotherapy if cancer cells can still be left behind for reccrrence after the treatment? Doesn;t chemo kill all the cells?
Cancer cells: That is the million dollar question! adjuvant chemo is suppose to eradicate or kill the micrometastasis increasing the curative potential. It can do that in majority of patients but not in every one. Cancer cells find ways of survival by hijacking the host immune system, by affecting the microenvironment, and by changing their phenotype into stem cell type, a phenomenon called emt they outsmart us. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My father was diagnosed stage4 cancer of the unknown primary 6 weeks ago. We still haven't started treatment because we've been gathering information and doing additional testing. Can delaying treatment harmful?
For effective medica: In order to use most effective chemotherapeutic agent have to know the primary site of origin and type of cell .Few days of delay will not harm and best therapy can be planed. ...Read more
Directly into tumor: TACO ( Trans Arterial Chemo Perfusion ) Chemotherapy will have bad effects on normal tissue in order to minimize and to give more effective concentration of drugs , injected directly into blood vessel that supplies the tumor . some times done in advanced pancreatic tumors, liver etc. It needs a procedure catheters are placed into the artery near the tumor and removed when completed ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ayurveda programs follow the ancient Hindu science of medicine, and offer a holistic approach to health with the goal to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. The programs focus on the three basic energy types (doshas) found in every person, and work ...Read more
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