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Cancer Alternatives – Graviola

Cancer Alternatives – Graviola

An exciting cancer alternative remedy comes from the seeds, leaves, bark and stem of the South American plant Annona muricata, generally known as Graviola. In fact there are many other plants in this genus, various of which yield extremely potent cytotoxic substances. These are especially effective against prostate and pancreatic cancers and work well even against lung cancer.

Much of the research on Graviola focuses on a novel set of phytochemicals called annonaceous acetogenins (annonaceous just means form Graviola plants). The potent antitumor and pesticidal properties of these annonaceous acetogenins have been reported and patented.

Purdue University has conducted a great deal of research on annonaceaous acetogenins, much of which has been funded by The National Cancer Institute and/or the National Institute of Health (none of it clinical trials, please note).

In 1997, Purdue University published information with promising news that several of the Annonaceous acetogenins: “not only are effective in killing tumors that have proven resistant to anti-cancer agents, but also seem to have a special affinity for such resistant cells.”

In several interviews after this information was publicized, the head Purdue pharmacologist in Purdue’s research explains that cancer cells that survive chemotherapy may develop …

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Lung Cancer Vs Mesothelioma

Lung Cancer Vs Mesothelioma

Cancer is a leading cause of death in America, claiming an estimated 569,490 lives in 2010 alone. Over 1.5 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year, and although this amount has decreased over the past fifteen years, many lives are still disrupted by cancer diagnoses. Two deadly forms of this disease are lung cancer and mesothelioma, but these are not quite the same disorder.

First, both lung cancer and mesothelioma can affect the lungs. However, mesothelioma describes a problem that attacks specialized cells that make up a lining called the mesothelium. The mesothelium is present around the lungs, heart, abdomen, and testicles, meaning that mesothelioma can strike other areas besides just the lungs. On the other hand, lung cancer strictly affects the actual cells that make up the lungs. Both cancers can spread to other areas, though, through a process called metastasis.

Also, because both cancers can occur in or near your lungs, they can manifest with several of the same symptoms. You can experience coughing, shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, and chest pain. However, in 25% of lung cancer cases, there may be no symptoms until the tumors are discovered via x-ray or other …

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My Fallen Hero

My Fallen Hero

Walter Mitty, (“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber), has been my hero ever since I was a freshman in high school. He could do anything-anytime and anyplace. He was a brilliant surgeon, a fearless Navy boat Commander, a brave war time airplane pilot, and a skilled marksman. He was perfect. I always thought he was a man for all ages. How my thoughts have changed; he is now my fallen hero. Unlike the past, I assume that our American culture would now condemn his imperfection.

Some people would have professional success in any environment. Of course, they might have to change careers, but they would succeed. In today’s world, Ponce de Leon would probably be a plastic surgeon in Hollywood. Sir Lancelot would be Rambo. Long John Silver would be operating a medical supply company selling prostheses and crutches; Cyclops would be operating an optical shop advertising fifty percent off.

On the other hand some careers would not be appropriate considering their past lives. Joan of Arc would not be selling firewood, nor would Julius Caesar have a knife sharpening enterprise. Hammurabi, with his eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth …

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Lung Cancers – Causes, Types and Symptoms

Lung Cancers – Causes, Types and Symptoms

The lung cancer begins habitually forming in the middle of fifty or sixty. Tobacco addiction is responsible from 80 % to 90 % of cases. The Canadian Society of the cancer envisages that there will be 24 100 new cases in 2010 in the country: 12 900 men and 11 200 women.

Causes

* Tobacco addiction.

* Exhibition in secondary smoke.

* Exhibition in present cancerogenic particles in air, as those coming from some asbestos, from some arsenic, from the radon or from the pollutants of air (monoxide of carbon, ozone, etc).

Types

There are 2 types of lung cancer. They grow and spread in different ways in the body.

*Small cell lung cancer (SCLC). It is about the most dangerous form. About 20 % of cases come under this form. At the time of diagnosis, risk that the cancer already scatters in the body elsewhere is high. It grows fast and it is often impossible to treat it by means of surgery. They use rather the chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

* Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This form, which represents about 80 % of cases, is treated more easily than the first one. …

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Strawberries Part I – Transplanting and Early Care

Strawberries Part I – Transplanting and Early Care

Site and Soil

Any soil that grows good garden crops will also grow an abundance of strawberries. It may be sandy or even heavy clay. Sandy loam is ideal. Good moisture and drainage is important. Plenty of organic matter in the soil is good for holding moisture. The best berry production requires full sun for at least 8 hours a day.

Proper Nutrition for Strawberries

Before planting, work well rotted compost or manure into the soil. These are the best materials for good berry growth. Approximately 4 weeks after transplanting, apply a balanced fertilizer. Then stop! Over-fertilization encourages overgrowth of leaves and doesn’t help berry production that much.

Sprinkle granule fertilizer around the base of the plant without getting it on the leaves. Do not apply fertilizer when the leaves are wet. For established strawberry beds, do not apply fertilizer during the spring on fruiting beds. Fertilize in the late summer (August or September) prior to next year’s harvest, because fruit beds for spring develop in the fall.

When to Plant

Early spring is the best time to transplant strawberries. Go to your local greenhouse, buy several varieties, and transplant early. Fall …

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How to Deal With Cancer?

How to Deal With Cancer?

We know that the first thing cancer tries to do to you is take away pieces of your daily life. It is taking your time and money. It actually tells you there are things you cannot do anymore. It also can hurt or disfigure you. Just knowing that your disease has these directions and objectives is going to help you fight it more effectively. However beyond all the things cancer will try to take, nothing is worse than the strain it puts on the relationships. Obviously to those closest to you will be the first to suffer unless you make a concerted effort to keep this from happening. After all, cancer will win some of the time. If you are hurt, for example, people who care about you will hurt too. There is nothing you can or should do. Sometimes, cancer wins the round. Get your health back or just learn more about management of pain, or both. Do not ever hide the pain. You can also expect to deal with some disruptions. Your disease will affect almost every aspect of your life, even your profession. By knowing that cancer will make these moves on …

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Cancer Symptoms to Watch Out For!

Cancer Symptoms to Watch Out For!

Cancer prevention is better than cancer treatment. Although there are several cancer treatments options these days, it is still better to prevent the disease from occurring. Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and other kinds of cancer treatments are effective when the cancer is diagnosed in its early stage. Even with the most advance medical equipment and powerful drugs, it is very difficult to treat cancer in its advance stage. This is the reason why many doctors recommend everyone especially those with a family history of cancer to watch out for the different cancer symptoms and signs. Early diagnosis is very imperative for a successful treatment of cancer. Those who are at risk for any kind of cancer should have a regular checkup. In addition, everyone should be aware of the different signs and symptoms of cancer.

General Signs and Symptoms

There are more than 200 kinds of cancer and each has different signs and symptoms. There are however some general signs and symptoms for which are associated with all types of cancer. The acronym CAUTION is usually used to help people remember the warning cancer signs and symptoms. The C stands for change in the …