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Cancer – Natural remedies and treatment options

Cancer – Natural remedies and treatment options

Managing an illness like cancer can be extremely difficult as it can take a toll on the body physically and mentally. Fortunately, there are treatments that may help fight the disease, but the side effects of these rigorous treatments can become difficult to manage for many. After diagnosis, it is important to check the treatment options. Here are some remedies and new treatment plans that might help cancer patients recover quickly and prevent its progression.

Natural Remedies

  • Ginger
    This food ingredient helps with managing symptoms like nausea and vomiting, which can be one of the side effects of chemotherapy. This has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries, especially in Asian countries.
  • Guarana
    Found in the depths of the Amazon basin, this plant is used in several energy drinks. You’ve probably guessed why, it’s because it helps in getting rid of fatigue (side effect of chemotherapy).
  • Ginseng
    A Chinese medicinal herb, ginseng is known to manage and reduce fatigue caused in cancer patients due to treatments. However, the herb needs to be consumed in high doses to help with tiredness.
  • Massage
    This remedy can be very relaxing, especially after a chemo session which usually triggers fatigue. According to some research, it is understood that a good massage helps relieve pain, anxiety, and fatigue in cancer patients.
  • Aromatherapy
    This therapy is known to be a holistic alternative treatment plan. Aromatherapy requires the use of essential oils to treat side effects like headaches, anxiety, stress, and fatigue. It improves not only physical but also mental health.

Treatments options

CAR T cell therapy
This type of immunotherapy uses the body’s immune system to fight and attack cancer cells. In this method, a patient’s t cells are taken from the patient’s body, directly from the cancerous tumor. These cells are then modified in the lab to make them stronger. Post that, these same cells are then injected back into the person’s body to fight off the cancerous cells.

KRAS G12C therapy
Recently approved by the FDA, this is a targeted therapy for those tumors which have KRAS mutation. This type of mutation affects lung cancer. And previously, KRAS mutations had remained resistant to any kind of treatment plan. With this therapy, one can hope to get personalized treatment for those who have lung cancer caused due to KRAS G12C mutation.

Medications
With new research and studies, new medications have proven to work on humans to treat diseases like cancer. You must always consult a doctor when you’re looking for medication for any kind of illness. And when it comes to cancer treatment, make sure you look at some of these FDA-approved medicines that your doctor may also prescribe depending on your treatment program: pralsetinib, naxitamab, venetoclax, azacitidine, decitabine/cedazuridine, avelumab, and some more. Make sure to go through the approved list of medicines to be better aware of your prescription.

With the help of the above-mentioned natural remedies and treatment options, one can expect to get relief from the symptoms of cancer. There are different types of cancers, namely skin, ovarian, lungs, and their treatment plan may differ according to the diagnosis and the severity of the condition.

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