Natural vs Medical Cures for Cancer: If you’re suffering from cancer, you might feel inclined to try all types of treatments to find a cure, whether they are medical or natural. In this article, we’re going to explain why you should trust your doctor.
There is no doubt that anyone with cancer wants to be able to find a treatment that will cure it. That said, whether you should try a medical or natural treatment, or both together, should only be decided with the professional advice from a doctor.
Late diagnosis or misdiagnosis of cancer can be extremely damaging, especially where medical treatment or natural treatment could have been started earlier on. But, even if the cancer isn’t discovered till later, treatment and recovery can still be possible. However, it can have an impact on the body and a person’s mental health.
Keep reading to learn why you should trust your doctor alongside natural treatment methods…
What Natural “Cures” Are There for Cancer?
Whilst there is no evidence suggesting that cancer can be completely cured using natural treatment, there are things that can be done to help cancerous symptoms, including:
You’ve probably heard people claiming to know someone who cured their cancer or another type of disease from the use of cannabis oil. Whilst there is no scientific proof of this, cannabis oil can assist in reducing the symptoms of cancer, and its medical treatment, such as nausea and vomiting.
Research has been done on mice, but no evidence suggests that cannabis oil cures cancer. Instead, there are some side effects that it does cause, such as memory loss. This doesn’t suggest cannabis oil can’t help, but we would always recommend talking to your doctor first.
Some cancer patients have found symptoms can be lessened through eating alkaline foods, such as fruit, green vegetables, and other plant-based products. Cancer cells are unable to live in an alkaline environment, but neither can healthy cells, meaning it isn’t necessarily a practical diet, nor does it impact cancer much.
If you are interested in changing your diet to see whether that helps slow down cancer growth or lessen symptoms, seek guidance initially from your doctor, who will be able to provide healthy diet recommendations.
Herbal medicine has been used as a treatment method or to assist with other conditions for centuries, particularly Chinese herbal medicine. Even still, in 2022, people suffering from cancer or other diseases are using herbal medicine alongside their medical treatment to ease symptoms and help with their mental health.
Herbal medicine is made specifically from both fresh and dried plants, using the leaves, flowers and roots combined to create a medicine. Each part of the plant plays a different role in the healing use.
The idea of western herbal medicine isn’t to focus solely on the disease the person is suffering from. Instead, it entirely looks at the patient, including:
- Their personal health history
- Their family history
- Their diet
- Their lifestyle
Whilst there is no evidence that suggests western herbal medicine alone fully treats cancer, scientific studies have been done on patients receiving medical treatment. Those patients’ treatment side effects have been reduced due to western herbal medicine.
What Medical Cures Are There for Cancer?
Whilst there are many natural “cures” out there, there are also many scientifically researched treatments that have helped many cancer patients be cured. From hyperthermia to immunotherapy, there are many different treatment methods which can help and/or cure the disease. Some include:
Chemotherapy is one of the most common medical treatments available for treating cancer or easing the symptoms caused by cancer. It uses drugs to kill cancerous cells, and it works by slowing down or completely stopping the growth of the cancerous cells.
Depending on the type of cancer or the extent of it, another treatment might be used alongside chemotherapy.
For cancers that use hormones to grow, hormone therapy can be used to slow, stop, or ease the cancer. These are often used for breast and prostate cancers.
Hormone therapy is often used alongside other treatments, such as surgery and radiation. If a patient wanted to try both medical and natural treatment methods, this could be possible, but it is wise to seek medical advice initially from your doctor.
Radiation therapy is another type of medical treatment which is commonly used to treat cancer. How it works is using a high dosage of radiation in hopes that it will shrink or kill cancer cells. It does this by damaging their DNA.
Similar to the other treatments, it is not a treatment method that can only be done on one occasion; it usually takes multiple times for it to work. Medical treatments have plenty of implications on the body, causing multiple side effects and often impacting patients’ mental health.
Always Check with Your Doctor Before Initiating Natural Treatments
What we can conclude from this article is that, whilst there are many different natural treatments out there, medical treatment has been proven to cure cancer. Although there is speculation that natural treatment can stop the spread of cancer and eliminate it, it is not backed with evidence.
Medical cancer treatment has been tested and proven to work. With treatment methods continuously being improved, there are fewer side effects and more chance of treatment being effective, preventing recurrence of cancer.
It is possible for natural treatment to assist in the reduction of cancer or even fully cure it, but we would not recommend relying on natural treatment only. Doctors are trained and skilled in this area and have helped many people before. A mixture of the two treatments can’t hurt; however, always trust your doctor’s advice.
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