Prevention and Co-Management of Cancer
In the United States, one out of every four people will die from cancer. One in every two men and one in every three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. The rampant spread of this disease begs the question: how can cancer be treated or prevented? There are a number of effective botanicals that are used in the prevention of cancer and its recurrence. But what are the roles of these botanicals in managing the toxicities of conventional cancer therapies? What types of research supports these claims? How do these botanicals compare to more traditional medicinal practices?
The goal of botanical therapies and other integrative therapies are three-fold. First, the intent is to alter carcinogen metabolism. For example, can things that would otherwise damage DNA or the expression of DNA be prevented? Second, how can oxidative or damaging agents that have made their way into the cell be scavenged so they are not able to do damage in the cell? Are there ways to enhance the ability of DNA to repair itself from the damage it has sustained? Lastly, are there any ways to encourage these cells to go down the apoptotic pathway? Are there ways to reduce their inflammation in order to reduce other co-carcinogenic influences or blood supply to the area?
The webinar and white paper below review the research behind select botanicals that can be used in the prevention and co-management of cancer.
Webinar - Important Botanicals for the Prevention and Co-Management of Cancer
This webinar will review the impact of several botanicals on key components of the carcinogenic process providing a rationale for their use in the prevention of cancer and its recurrence. Additionally, the adjunctive role of these botanicals in managing the toxicities of conventional cancer therapies will be discussed. A review of selected research studies supporting these applications will be provided.
Download webinar Recorded October 24, 2012. Presented by Dr. Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO
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