Anti aging guide

Controlling Cancer Growth



How to control the growth of cancer in our body.

To control cancer growth, our body has several defenses:

  • Antioxidants to help reduce free radicals
  • The immune system to attack the growth and contain it
  • DNA repair mechanisms to avoid further growth
  • Eliminating mechanisms to get rid of toxins and poisons

The immune system, in particular, attacks cancer in several ways. It exterminates cancerous cells, cuts off the nutrient supply to the growth and marks cancerous cells so that they will be picked up again by the immune system at a later stage if the growth reappears.

The tumor also needs a good blood supply in order to develop. Substances which cut off the blood supply to newly developing tumors are thought to be efficient in shrinking them or killing them off completely. Examples are the isoflavones which inhibit angiogenesis (the formation of new blood capillaries). Isoflavones have other functions, too, being antioxidants and immune boosters. There are products on the market which contain suitable quantities of isoflavones and lignans, important dietary phytoestrogens which are normally found in soy, seeds, cereals and grains. Some of these come in tablet or powder form but, lately, they have also been combined in food/cereal bars.

Scientists believe that up to 80 per cent of bowel and breast cancer may be preventable by following a suitable diet. Risk factors are the old foes: smoking, lack of exercise, being overweight and drinking alcohol to excess.

Posted by Carol Hudgens - March 20, 2012 at 2:09 pm