Prostate Cancer: Top Natural Supplements for Treatment

Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 01:46 PM

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What is Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer refers to a malignant growth of cells in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. The cancer cells spread from the prostate to other parts of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes. Prostate cancer may cause pain, difficulty in urinating, problems during sexual intercourse, or erectile dysfunction. It is the second leading cause of death for males in the United States.
 
The Best Prostate Cancer Treatments
The best way to treat prostate cancer is either through surgery to remove the prostate or radiation therapy.

Phoebe’s TomoTherapy unit allows physicians to use an image-guided approach to map out a specific area of the body to administer a more targeted dose of radiation. It allows doctors to better protect other organs in the pelvic region.

Brach therapy is a procedure in which radioactive seeds are implanted through needles using ultrasound for guidance into the prostate. Thus doctors can irradiate the cancer from within.
 
Alternative Prostate Cancer Treatments

Apart from the best prostate cancer treatments explained above, alternative prostate cancer treatments are available. 

Nutrition and physical activity are the two most important factors to alter the course of cancer, prevent its occurrence, and stop its progression. Proper nutrition supports the immune system, starves cancer cells, and provides micro and macronutrients.

Avoid sugar, dairy products, refined foods, fried foods, caffeine, alcohol, nitrates, and food coloring. In particular, avoid red meat.

Drink at least 75 Oz of water and avoid chlorine and fluoride water.
 
Natural Supplements for Treatment of Prostate Cancer
Supplements are intended to provide nutritional support. The best natural supplements for the treatment of prostate cancer include the below mentioned:
 
Curcumin: It is a yellow pigment in turmeric with strong anti-inflammatory properties.

Fractionated citrus pectin: FCP powder is usually dissolved in a small amount of water. The diluted juice interferes with the cancer cells' ability to grow and attach to healthy cells.

Genistein: It acts as an antioxidant and inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Soy nuts are high in genistein.
 
Green tea: It inhibits the growth of cancer cells and induces their death.

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