Retinoblastoma is a type of eye cancer usually occurring in children younger than five. A child's eyes may appear crossed and other common symptoms include red, irritated, and painful eyes, tissue inflammation around eye, enlarged pupils, and different colored eyes.
Natural supplements and diet modification will help patients to better face surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy treatments.
A high fiber and low fat diet is ideal and should include beans, grains, vegetables and fruits. Fish consumption should be increased and may include cold-water fish like salmon, tuna, halibut, and mackerel which are good source of fatty acids.
The diet should include beets, beans, blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, broccoli, brussels sprouts, buckwheat, bulgur, cantaloupe, black tea, and green tea.
An Asian diet is helpful and includes acerola berry, cabbage, apricots, tomatoes, artichokes, asparagus, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, hot chile peppers, decaffeinated coffee, corn, currants, ground flaxseed, garlic, grapefruit, grape juice, and green leafy vegetables.
Mediterranean diet is also helpful and may include watermelon, honeydew, Crenshaw melon, low-fat milk or fat-free milk, mushrooms, nuts, oats, okra, olive oil, onions, oranges, parsnips, peas, potatoes, prunes, pumpkin, raisins, rhubarb, brown rice, kelp, sea vegetables, sweet potatoes, salba seeds and salba seed oil, tangerines, yucca, yogurt, and watercress.
Required supplements include omega-3 fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acid, beta-carotene, lycopene, genistein, folate, glutathione, coenzyme Q10, bromelain, selenium, zinc, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin B complex, calcium, and magnesium.
Some herbs are also effective, including Ginkgo biloba, Astragalus, and Echinacea. The patient should also reduce refined sugar intake.
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