Alternative Cancer Remedies
Part One –
Special Preventive Factors
INTRODUCTION TO PART ONE
This is the only section in this book which is written for practical use by everyone. This section explains a large number of factors needed to prevent cancer from occurring. That is something we can all do! The later sections, which concern the treatment of cance , were written for historians—and especially cancer researchers.
Cancer is a systemic disease, affecting the en- tire body. Because it is caused by a variety of con- ditions in the entire person, it cannot be prevented (or adequately treated) by specifics. An entire change in one’s way of life is required.
Do not feel awed by the vast amount of data given below. Read it again and again—and start making changes. And keep making more changes!
“Killer cells” are mentioned occasionally. These are natural body cells which target cancer cells and destroy them. Certain nutrients help them do their work.
SPECIAL RISK FACTORS
Estrogens and oral contraceptives have been linked to breast and uterine cancer. There appears to be a link between sugar intake in older women and breast cancer.
Stomach—Pernicious anemia; lack of hydro- chloric acid and dietary fiber; high-fat diet; chronic gastritis; stomach polyps.
Colon—Lack of dietary fiber and calcium; pol- yps; family history of colon cancer; continued con- stipation and/or diarrhea; a buildup of toxins in the colon; a high-fat diet.
Leukemia—Hereditary factors, radiation ex- posure, chronic viral infections.
Cervical and uterine—More than 5 complete pregnancies, first intercourse before age 18, a his- tory of gonorrhea or genital warts, multiple sex partners, and infertility.
Ovarian—Not having had children and high- fat diet.
Laryngeal—Heavy smoking and alcohol con- sumption.
Lymphoma—Hereditary factors and immune system dysfunction. Some cases are linked to a viral cause.
Here are the special risk factors for each of the fifteen main types of cancer:
Skin—Exposure to the sun, especially for those who have fair skin; history of moles (malig- nant or otherwise); moles on the feet or in areas irritated by clothing; scars from severe burns and scars or sores that won’t heal; family history of skin cancer.
Lung—Smoking; exposure to asbestos, chro- mates, nickel, or radioactive materials; history of tuberculosis; chronic bronchitis; exposure to cer- tain chemicals, such as pesticides and herbicides.
Breast—First childbirth after age 35, having no children, family history of cancer, high alcohol and/or caffeine intake, high-fat diet, and diabetes.
Mouth and throat—Use of chewing tobacco; smoking; irritants inside the mouth, such as a bro- ken or sharp tooth, or ill-fitting or broken den- tures; excessive alcohol intake.
Endometrial—Never having been pregnant, being past menopause, family history of cancer, diabetes, obesity, hypertension.
Bladder and kidney—Exposure to certain chemicals, such as benzidines, aniline dyes, naph- thalenes; smoking; excessive consumption of caf- feine and/or artificial sweeteners; history of schis- tosomiasis (a tropical disease); frequent urinary tract infections.
Testicular—Undescended testicle. Prostate—Recurring prostate infection; history of venereal disease; diet high in animal fat; high intake of milk, meat, and/or coffee; use of male