Ovarian cancer symptoms and treatment

How to treat ovarian cancer in a natural way

Ovarian cancer is diagnosed in nearly 250,000 women worldwide annually. Unfortunately, the latest research shows that 144,000 of these patients are losing battle with this malignant disease. Statistics also shows us that every three minutes this cancer takes away one life.

Prevention of ovarian cancer is the key, so we recommend to read our previous articles: how polycystic ovaries occur, what is endometriosis, in which we have also dealt with this topic. Following our article learn more about the early symptoms of the disease, the importance of regular gynaecological examinations, but also about the natural treatment of cancer, stay tuned.

The ovaries tumour first symptoms of the disease

The ovaries play a key role in the reproductive process of women, given that they are responsible for the production of fertile eggs, and female sex hormones - progesterone and estrogen. They are oval in shape, and are placed on either side of the uterus and are the size of almonds.

Regular visits to the gynaecologist is essential for the prevention and early detection of diseases of the reproductive organs of women, including one of the most notorious ovarian cancer.

It is a disease that is rapidly evolving – it does not cause discrepancies to other organs, it occupies a large free part of the abdomen, and initially it does not have any follow up symptoms. Only when ovarian tumour presses a nerve ending, there is pain, which is a clear indication that something is wrong, but also a signal for an urgent visit to a gynaecologist.

Until recently it was thought that the tumour in the ovaries was almost impossible to detect in its early stages, but today the situation has changed significantly. New medical studies show us how the first signs and symptoms of early ovarian cancer are still present and can be diagnosed.

They include: Bloating in the stomach, pressure in the lower pelvic pain are stomach and lower back areas, lack of energy, frequent urination, loss of appetite, constipation, vomiting, diarrhoea, irregular cycles followed plentiful bleeding and other.

Enlarged ovaries are first alert

In addition to traditional views of fingers and speculum, the doctor may do a Pap test, used to reveal changes in the cervix, but cannot detect ovarian cancer.

It is important to do an ultrasound of the pelvis with a special probe through the skin of the abdomen or through the vagina - it is used to observe changes in the thickness of the wall and the cavity of the uterus, but can also be used to detect enlarged ovaries. If a diameter is greater than six inches (nominal length of 3 to 5, a width of 1.5 to 3 inches) or have grown between the two views, do a detailed testing. This includes mandatory application of tumour markers for ovarian cancer.
Ovarian cancer affects more women whose family had already seen cases of the disease or is diagnosed with breast cancer. It is noteworthy that mutations of the genes contribute to an unhealthy lifestyle, including poor nutrition, obesity and excessive intake of alcohol or cigarettes.

Early first menstruation (before 12 years of age), late menopause (after 52 years), hormone therapy, oral contraceptives and polycystic ovary syndrome also increases the risk of tumours. Besides staying in a polluted environment and exposure to stressful situations, also contributes to this.

Ovarian cancer is completely curable in the early stages

Ovarian cancer, like most other types of malignancy, is curable if detected at an early stage. The mortality rate is high due to the fact that many women get diagnosed only after the disease spread to other organs. In these cases, only 20 percent of women have a chance.

If next to the affected ovary only gland in the abdomen are affected, the chance of survival is 75 percent. On the other hand, if the ovarian tumour has not spread to the nodes or other organs, is curable in 95 percent of cases.

There are more options for treatment, and surgery is often applied in combination with chemotherapy. Then cytostatic are used, in order to prevent recurrence of the disease, except that they may be used before surgery to reduce the tumour, which facilitates its removal.

In rare cases during treatment used is radiotherapy, to ease problems caused by cancer.

When you need to contact your doctor?

If you do not go to regular gynaecological examinations - start to do that as soon as possible. Ovarian tumour disease with nonspecific symptoms, which many women often do not pay attention to can interfere and manifestation into other diseases. As we have already noted that the bloating of the stomach, disturbed habits of emptying the colon (constipation), and a frequent need to urinate.

Also present are pain and uncomfortable feeling in the stomach or pelvis that do not occur in the same place, losing weight, quick feeling of satiety during meals and feeling of pressure and nausea in the stomach.

Ovarian cancer natural treatment as a compulsory part of therapy

Recent studies suggest that in addition to regular therapy you should include herbs, because they relieve pain after chemotherapy and radiation. So of a big help can be cranberry and ginger, as they destroys cancer cells, also incense can help also yarrow, paint brushes, lady's bedstraw, nettle.

Powerful Cranberry against cancer

If you are exposed to radiation during treatment, drink cranberry juice, or eat its fruit in its raw state. In fact, it is widely accepted that this herb is effective in the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections, but new research shows that it can put an end to vicious disease as the ovarian tumour.

Antioxidants, which are abundant in it, but not found in other foods, or plants, bind to malignant cancer cells and inhibit their growth. Cranberry can be an excellent complement to chemotherapy, especially if ovarian tumour becomes resistant to certain drugs.

Unavoidable ginger has anti-cancer effect

Scientific research has shown that ginger works like anticancer drug. So with fabulous cranberries, it is recommended to spice food with ginger, which proved to be a great ally in the treatment of ovarian cancer. It prevents the multiplication of cancer cells.

Even though researchers were not sure why the gingerole is extremely effective in the prevention of disorders as ovarian cancer and colon cancer, studies have shown that it suppresses substance in the body that can accelerate the development of malignant cells (ieukotrien A4 hydrolase).

Gingerole destroy the cells of malignant ovarian tumours by inducing apoptosis (programmed cell death). In the case of cancer cells there is no registered indication of the emergence of resistance to therapy with ginger extract.

We recommend that you read the article medicinal properties of ginger.

The power of calendula and yarrow

Austrian herbalist Maria Treben in her bestselling book states that against the ovarian tumour yarrow and calendula tea are effective.
  • It is prepared by dividing 300 grams of these plants and boil them in 1.5 to 2 litres of water and drink throughout the day in small sips. The tea should be diluted with three tablespoons of Swedes bitters.

In addition, apply a bath of yarrow
  • 100 grams of the plant should be left overnight in cold water, and the next day warmed to boiling and add the bath water. The heart has to be above the water, and in the bath you should not sit for more than 20minutes.

Beside it, herbalists recommend a bath with walnut and St John's wort
  • Take a pound of finely chopped walnuts and leaf flower of St. John's wort. Cook covered for 1 hour in 20 litres of water, which must not be boiled. Leave it covered to stand for 2 hours, then strain and warm with water, which is then added to the water for swimming.

New and revised edition of the famous book of Maria Treben is translated into many languages, so look it up.

Ovarian cancer prognosis and course of the disease

Although we have already mentioned the cases in which the tumour is curable, this is dangerous disease and usually has a somewhat worse prognosis in practice. The main reasons is the inability of early detection of the disease, because it is often diagnosed only in later stages.

If women report it at a later stage (stage III and IV) when the ovarian cancer has metastasized to the surrounding organs, then the opportunities for recovery and healing are significantly less. So once again we note, go regularly to a gynaecologist.