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Breast Cancer Symptoms and Alternative Treatment Options

Breast Cancer Symptoms and Alternative Treatment Options

Breast Cancer Symptoms and Alternative Treatment Options

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer, then it’s important to understand this disease.

What is breast cancer, how does it happen, and what are the symptoms?

According to the WHO, it is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting 2.1 million women each year, causing the greatest number of cancer-related deaths among women.

One in every eight women is at risk of developing breast cancer at some point in her life.

Cancer usually occurs due to mutations, or abnormal changes in the genes responsible for regulating cell growth. This mutation causes an uncontrollable division of the mutant cells forming a tumor.

Symptoms of breast cancer vary from no symptoms at all to a painless lump in the breast, breast swelling, nipple discharge, nipple retraction, or skin rash and wrinkles.

Luckily, there is a treatment

You may have heard about chemotherapy; chemical drugs that target the highly dividing cells and kill them, but its side effects that hold people back from choosing it as a treatment plan. These include fatigue, oral ulcers, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weight loss, anemia, hair loss, easy bruising, skin changes, and problems with concentration or memory.

You might be thinking now, is there any alternative way to the traditional chemotherapy?

Gentle Wellness Centre in Fairfax Virginia provides you the future of breast cancer treatment.

We have the most professional specialists and consultants to offer you various alternative remedies to attain physical healing.

Our remedies include: High Dose Vitamin C Therapy

Elevating your vitamin C level will kill cancer cells, work as an antioxidant; protecting your body from damage caused by free radicals, bacteria or viruses, and improve your overall health.

Another method we provide is IPT therapy, which is a highly effective new technique that eradicates cancer cells leaving healthy cells unaffected.

And If you are on chemotherapy already!

Our remedies are not only alternative, but also complementary that help to lessen and mitigate the side effects of chemotherapy.

Our strategy is to address the underlying causes rather than symptoms. We aspire to achieve the most everlasting and unfailing resolution.

In Gentle Wellness Centre we do not accept standards that are lower than your desire.

So, what are you waiting for?

Call the office at 703-994-4475 or email the office at info@mygentlewellness.com. And schedule your visit.

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How Medical Cannabis Helps Cancer Patients

How Medical Cannabis Helps Cancer Patients

How Medical Marijuana Helps Cancer Patients?

Chemotherapy, also known as ‘’chemo’’ is an aggressive chemical drug therapy used to treat cancer. It works by killing the rapidly dividing cancer cells in your body. Why do you experience generalized side effects of chemo? Since chemotherapy is a systemic treatment, it not only targets rapidly growing cancer cells but also affects healthy fast-growing cells. This systemic effect of chemotherapy is the reason for the side effects linked to it.

What Side Effects Can You Experience?

Chemotherapy has variable side effects with different severities. What are the common side effects for which you must prepare yourself? These include fatigue, dry mouth, oral ulcers, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weight loss, pain (headache, muscle pain, stomach pain, or pain due to nerve damage), anemia, hair loss, easy bruising, skin and nail changes, diarrhea or constipation, central nervous system problems (problem with concentration, memory, balance).

Medical marijuana can help in alleviating the side effect of chemotherapy. Medical marijuana is marijuana prescribed by the physician to treat certain illnesses. There are more than 100 compounds known as cannabinoids in marijuana or cannabis. But the effective ones producing effects are, Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Various studies have found that marijuana helps alleviate some of the effects and side effects of cancer and chemotherapy.

Now the question is, for which side effects of chemotherapy marijuana will be effective? Nausea and vomiting, one of the common and early side effects of chemo, can be alleviated using marijuana. FDA has also approved it for managing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, where other management options have failed.

Marijuana also eases the pain associated with cancer and chemotherapy. The pain can be so severe that you cannot feel relieved even by potent pain medications. Neuropathic pain (pain caused by nerve damage) is a very common side effect of chemotherapy, which is progressive. Medical marijuana is known to ease cancer-related pain and chemo associated neuropathic pain. It binds with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain and other body parts to exert pain-relieving effects.

The FDA also approves medical marijuana for loss of appetite, a commonly seen side effect due to chemotherapy.

Gentle Wellness Centre located in Fairfax Virginia provides Medical Marijuana cards for residence of Virginia. We also happen to be one of the few certified centres in the country for alternative treatment of cancer. If you want to learn more about how medical marijuana can help you, or if you are interested in learning about alternative treatments for cancer that have little to no side effects of conventional chemotherapy, give us a call at 703-996-3999 or email us at info@mygentlewellness.com.

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Does Vitamin C IV Therapy Help Fight Cancer?

Does Vitamin C IV Therapy Help Fight Cancer?

Does Vitamin C IV Therapy help fight cancer?

Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins which needs no introduction. The most surprising revelation for you might be the use of Vitamin C as an IV therapy. Do you know cancer patients have severely low levels of Vitamin C in their body? This fact was first recognized by a Canadian physician William McCormick who observed scurvy-like symptoms in patients with cancer.

According to him, it is highly possible to minimize the side-effects of chemotherapy and reduce cancer to minimum-possible level by introducing you to Vitamin C IV therapy. According to a Scottish surgeon Ewan Cameron, Vitamin C has the tendency to inhibit the development of hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase is a substance which has the extraordinary ability to weaken the extracellular matrix. Once the extracellular matrix is weakened cancer begins to metastasize to regions distant from the origin. However, with the help of Vitamin C IV therapy the extracellular matrix in your body strengthens thus cancer loses its ability to metastasize.

Now the question is: Is Vitamin C better through IV or oral administration?

The answer to this question was provided by Mark Levine’s group in 2000s. If Vitamin C is administered in your body through oral route your plasma concentration would reach a level of less than 200 μM. However, if the same dose of Vitamin C is administered through IV route then your plasma concentration would reach a level of 6 mM. This comparison shows IV therapy provides 25 times higher plasma concentration of Vitamin C as compared to oral administration.

Let’s understand the reason behind this.

When administered orally, Vitamin C undergoes several mechanisms like intestinal absorption, tissue accumulation, renal reabsorption, excretion and the rate of absorption before its absorption in blood. However, when Vitamin C is administered intravenously all the mechanisms are eliminated.

So in a nutshell, Vitamin C IV therapy shrinks the size of tumor. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of this therapy help in eliminating the side – effects of chemotherapy which include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, lethargy and weight loss. The quality of life improves remarkably with Vitamin C IV therapy.

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