cancer prevention

Cancer prevention is not the same as cancer detection, or cancer treatment. Let’s focus on cancer prevention and what we can do to prevent cancer. These prevention concepts may also help increase the chance of a successful long-term remission after cancer treatment. Our focus is prevention since cancer detection is not cancer prevention.

Cancer prevention: a complementary plan

Survival statistics for cancer are still unacceptable. That’s because cancer treatment depends on the hijacked field of conventional cancer research, which desperately needs a new direction.

So, what can we do? Before any disease can take hold in the body, there are subtle changes in physiology that go undetected. That’s why early detection is not prevention. To detect disease, disease has to be there to some extent. True prevention is the action you take to prevent those subtle changes (before disease) from taking hold. In other words, it is an effort you take to keep your health.

Define your goals

Would you be satisfied to just destroy a tumor, if it were to show-up? Are you willing to make a plan to reduce the likelihood of ever getting a tumor? There are factors that contribute to why your body would develop cancer in the first place. Are you willing to take preventive steps and practice them daily? You must have a good, solid, starting point, and a way to recheck and restart if necessary.

Be realistic with your goals

Are you going to do this all by yourself? Do you want a supportive, complementary care to focus on addressing the underlying internal environment and conditions in your body? Will you start right away? Why not? Are you going to make this decision on your own? If so, why would you make this decision alone?

What kind of lifestyle change will you need? Will you accept professional guidance outside of an oncologist or surgeon? With your supportive alternative care, will there be signs that you are on the right path? How soon can those signs be expected, and what would those signs be? Your complementary care specialist should have concrete answers to these questions!

Nutrition is critical to your health

“Nutrition has a role to play, not simply in the primary prevention of cancer, but also in the prevention of cancer recurrence, which is of utmost importance in determining survival.”Nutritional Oncology 2nd ed David Heber, MD, PhD. (Los Angeles, CA), George L. Blackburn, MD, PhD. (Boston, MA), Vay Liang W. Go, MD (Los Angeles, CA), John Milner, PhD. (Rockville, MD)

Which nutritional regimen, homeopathy, or herbs would be right for you? Do you think antioxidants are all that you need? Should you take reishi and shitake mushrooms because of the known anticancer components? Would a daily, simple to take, high antioxidant ACAI+ drink be a good starting point? Should you also avoid white sugar, or take iodine? How can you know what to take, without also being professionally evaluated and guided? If chemical toxicity, or vitamin D insufficiency might be part of your problem, when is that addressed? How should you detoxify and purify? This is not a time for guessing and doing it yourself! Your complementary care specialist should know these answers!

Ultimately, we want to make your whole body stronger. This is the best prevention anywhere.