Male, Cancer and Homeopathy
Dr. Sujit Chatterjee
Today, cancer is one of the leading cause of death worldwide and is expected to rise in the coming years. The word cancer is always associated with suffering and an equivalent to the word death. Once diagnosed it is not less than a nightmare for the patient and his family. no stones are left unturned to treat this condition and avoid death. Today science has made a lot of progression in relation to medical treatment and facilities. Homeopathy also has a major role to play in management and treatment of cancers.
What is cancer?
Cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy the normal body tissue. Cancer often has the ability to spread throughout the body.
We have an immune system, which maintains the immunity in the body. This immune system also controls the cell growth. The cells multiply in a controlled manner from one to two, two to four, four to eight accordingly. The white blood cells act as the policeman i.e.immunity. Presence of any extra cell that is bigger in size is engulfed by these WBCs and thrown out of the body through excretions. This is called as phagocytosis. This is the normal phenomenon of the immunity. When afflicted with cancer, due to unexpected reasons this immune system fails, it is unable to make out which cell is to be thrown and attacked as a result of which the extra bigger cells continue to multiply at an abnormal rate.
Cancer in Males
The most common types of cancers that affect the male sex are Prostrate, Lung, Colorectal cancer (CRC), also known as bowel cancer, colon cancer, or rectal cancer, Liver, Bladder and Oral cancer with prostrate cancer being the most common cancer-affecting males worldwide.
Early symptom checker for some of the common types of cancer in males
Prostrate cancer- Burning or pain during urination Difficulty in urinating; Frequent urges to urinate at night
Decreased flow of urine stream; Hematuria (presence of blood in the urine)
Lung cancer- Long standing cough that remains ; Rusty/ bloody sputum ;Chest pain with cough or deep inspiration ; Hoarseness ;Weight loss ;Shortness of breath
Colo-rectal cancer – Changes in bowel habits ;Alternating diarrhea and constipation (long standing)Change in the shape of the stools- thinner in appearance ;Feeling of incomplete emptying of bowels ;Rectal bleeding
Liver cancer- Frequent nausea and vomiting ;Constant pain in the upper abdomen ;Jaundice- (yellowish discoloration of the skin and eyes);Change in the stool color- white chalky appearance;Weight loss ;Loss of appetite
Bladder cancer- Hematuria (presence of blood in the urine);Painful urination ;Frequent urinary tract infections;Change in the stream and quantity of urine
Oral cancer- Mouth sores- that do not heal ;Formation on lump in the cheek
Homeopathic medicines have a very important role to improve the immunity of the patient.
How do we deal with such a disease?
1.) Only homeopathic treatment- in early stages of cancer, homeopathy has a very good scope
2.) Homeopathy with chemotherapy/radiation- we have very nice results in cases where the patient has undergone cycles of chemotherapy and radiation. The homeopathic remedies help improve the immunity and also the side-effects of radiation.
3.) Surgery and homeopathic treatment- homeopathic medications can help prevent relapse post surgery
4.) Homeopathic palliation- in very advanced stages of cancer where we cannot cure it, we give medicines to increase the longevity and improve the quality of life.
The conventional mode of treatment can help control the cancer with chemotherapy, radiations and surgery but it does not have any medicine to improve the immunity of the patient. Homeopathy is the only science that can increase the immunity of the patient as it works on the psycho-neuro-immuno-endocrinological disturbance of the body and with the help of homeopathic medicines we rectify it. The psycho aspect deals with the mind, neuro with the nerves, immuno is the resistance power and endocrinology is the hormone.
In homeopathy we take the case in detail and look in to the finer aspects to find out the trigger factor in the patient considering him as a whole, mind and body together.
What is the cause of this disturbance?
It is very difficult to establish a precise cause-effect relationship in most cases. Different types of cancer can be caused by various factors. Most of the cancers are related to genetic influences, environmental issues (exposure to viruses, bacteria, pollution etc.), lifestyle disorders (obesity, lack of exercise, improper or faulty dietary habits) and habit addictions (tobacco chewers and smokers, excessive consumption of alcohol).
Stress due to various causes like unresolved issues, continued grief, emotional disturbances in relation to the above causes is one of the major factors responsible for an increase in the number of cancer cases seen today world wide.
The name cancer creates a phobia in everyone’ mind, but in fact cancer is treated just like any other disease. There is a healer within, we give the medicine and the healer within is stimulated and that itself attacks the virus, bacteria and the unwanted cells the body, which helps the body heal itself by improving the resistance power. Homeopathy works in this way.
This is the case of a 75-year man who was diagnosed with Papillary transitional cell carcinoma of Bladder (a type of cancer that affects the urinary bladder) in 2012 and was operated after a few months in the same year, which was followed by BCG wash at an interval of 6 months. In the year 2016, February there was a recurrence of mass and did not want to get operated this time. Along with this had developed cataract in the eyes. He could not be operated for cataract as urine contained high levels of pus cells, which indicated severe infection.
He was a known case of COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and also had enlargement of the prostrate gland. He did not have any physical pain associated with his complaints. He complained of shortness of breath while walking even short distances. His urine routine showed presence of pus cells (40-45hpf) and traces of protein. He liked eating sweets, tasty and spicy food. His sleep pattern too was disturbed. By nature he was very quiet. He would get irritated and scold his family members when they would not listen. He liked going out and playing flute. When he was young he worked in dramas and plays.
When I asked him about his stress and what issues were bothering him he mentioned that he was worried about his daughters and son who were unmarried. In this his main stress was what would happen if he died, how would his children manage, as his daughter was also unmarried. This bothered him a lot.
When inquired about his dreams, he said that he had dreams of going for a foreign trip and of being attacked and killed by lion and tigers. His main fears were fear of death and snakes
Taking into account every detail obtained during the case taking session, he was given a most suitable homeopathic remedy that matched his complaints and state.
On the subsequent follow-ups he did very well on all aspects as regards to his emotional state and physical complaints but the pus cells in the urine kept increasing. We re-looked into his case again in detail; again the main stress that came and bothered him was about his children’s marriage and finances as the elder daughter was not having any income. Considering all his emotional and physical issues he was given a remedy after which the pus cells in the urine gradually decreased. Along with this the bladder mass also reduced significantly. There has been no relapse so far and the patient is living a good and quality life.
This is the case of a 78-year man who was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the lung. He was a known case of hypertension and Ischemic heart disease. He was diagnosed with a small nodule in the lung while undergoing a CT scan. He had complaints of cough and fever.
By nature he was a very social person, he enjoyed communicating with people and was also the head of many NGOs. He was a very kind-hearted person. He was very strongly attached with his roots, family and wanted to give back to his society. During the interrogation he spoke a lot about his family and their achievements and how they has contributed towards the society. This gave him immense pleasure. The saddest incidence of his life was his mother’s death, which left him devastated. He was broken and despite so many years he has still not been able to overcome and gets sad when he thinks about it. he does not cry easily. He worried a lot about his daughter and his family and was sensitive towards the suffering of others. He was a habitual smoker for over past 40 years. He had a strong craving to eat chaat food (savory snack).On the basis of his emotional and physical state he was prescribed the suitable homeopathic medicine and was frequently followed up. Over gradual follow ups depending on his state and complaints he was prescribed homeopathic medicines. He was also given immune therapy but did not have any side effects of it. The cough had immediately settled down on starting with the homeopathic medications. He was reviewed overtime and treated accordingly.The recent CT scan reported no evidence of any nodule in the lungs. The patient is doing very well overall.
Diet and Cancer
Diet too plays an integral role in management of cancer. It helps healing and improving the body resistance to fight diseases. A healthy and well balanced diet can also help decrease the risk of cancer. Hence eating healthy is an integral part that all must include in their daily life.
- Add Vitamin B17 to your diet- it helps it helps increase the immunity and fight cancer. it is also a great antioxidant and pain reliever. Sources of Vitamin B17 includes-Seeds- apple seeds, flax seeds, plum seeds, pear seeds, millet seeds .All berries with seeds like mulberry, grapes, raspberries strawberries, gooseberry, blueberry etc.Nuts like bitter almond.
- Avoid sugar, as cancer cells tend to thrive on sugar by 50%. Other options available are jiggery and honey.
- Avoid processed foods and cooking/heating food in microwave ovens
- Keep your weight in check
Cancer is not the only disease with which people die, there are many other diseases, which can cause death. Many people have the fear of cancer and it is this fear, which kills in cancer as it has a direct connection with the immunity. One must not hold on to the fear, and instead look for solutions to overcome it.
Healing With Cancer
( Cancer has a CAN in it, so you can definitely heal )
By Dr Komal Gandhi
Good nutrition plays an important role in prevention as well as post treatment management of cancer cases. One cannot predict the outcome of any cancer treatment. Hence , essentially one must start eating healthy even before they set off for the treatment, as our body needs enough calories and nutrients to stay strong.
Cancer treatments work better when the patient is well nourished and gets enough calories and protein in the diet. Patients who are well nourished may have a better prognosis (chance of recovery) and quality of life. During the treatment processes, there may be days when you may not feel like eating or doing anything. So it is advisable to eat the right kinds of food before during and after Treatment.
Here are a few tips on nutrition for cancer patients undergoing treatment
- Try and eat all the important protein foods in the first part of the day so are they digested through the day.
- Try to eat foods at room temperature .
- Eat all foods with an emphasis on plant foods
- Eat 5 or more servings of a variety of vegetables & fruit each day
- Choose wholegrain in preference to processed (refined grains & sugars)
- Limit consumption of red meats especially those high in fat and processed, and eventually completely go off meat and non-vegeterian dishes.
- Alcohol Beverages, Smoking Tobacco should be completely stopped.
- Eat 5-6 small meals per day (this helps to sneak in extra calories and protein).
Mind also plays an important role in healing of cancer cases. We have witnessed amazingly positive results in patients who have been following a holistic approach. Wherein they calm the mind with meditation techniques , and most importantly have an optimistic outlook towards life. Regular practise of yoga also helps in stabilising the patient.
Thus, Good Nutrition coupled with Yoga and Meditation go a long way in healing and can help one conquer the illness.
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Dr. Vishpala Parthasarathy is a Homeopath in Santacruz West, Mumbai and has an experience of 38 years in this field. Dr. Vishpala Parthasarathy practices at Dr Vishpala Parthasarathy in Santacruz West, Mumbai. She completed BHMS from Bombay homeopathic medical College in 1973, MD – Homeopathy from MUMBAI UNIVERSITY in 2008 and Diploma in Business Management from Welingkar College in 2006. She is a member of Maharastra Council of Homoeopathy.