Most women have a challenging time finding the best way to treat uterine cancer. Too often they opt for chemotherapy, which uses a lot of radiation to destroy the cancer. However, there are other options available. It is not recommended to flood the body with harsh chemicals that can be toxic. A more alternative approach to the problem is less damaging to the cells than most conventional treatments today.
SYMPTOMS OF UTERINE CANCER
Abnormal vaginal bleeding is the most common symptom of uterine cancer. Additionally, abnormal vaginal discharge, pain during sexual intercourse, and pain during urination are other symptoms of uterine cancer. Doctors usually use procedures including ultrasounds, x-rays, CT scans, etc to evaluate the stage of cancer the patient is at.
UTERINE CANCER TREATMENTS: THE CONVENTIONAL WAY
The conventional way of treating uterine cancer is by the removal of the uterus, otherwise known as a hysterectomy. Also, the ovaries and/or fallopian tubes may be removed as well.
After surgery, patients are treated with radiation therapies, chemotherapy, and even hormonal therapy. Some patients experience all three combined. Radiation therapy comes with a lot of side effects. Hormonal therapy often involves the release of synthetic progesterone to deter cancer cell growth.
ALTERNATIVE UTERINE CANCER TREATMENTS
The main advantage of alternative treatment is the minimal side effects patients receive as opposed to a high amount of side effects from conventional treatment. Alternative treatments seek to improve immune function so that the body is capable of fighting the cancer by itself. Heat therapy creates an environment in the body where the cancer cells cannot grow. Along with heat therapy, a diet rich in vitamins is necessary to fight off the cancer. Additionally, yoga, meditation, and other exercises are recommended by the holistic practitioner which aids in the mind-body balancing during a stressful time.
TREATING UTERINE CANCER
If you want to learn more about alternative uterine cancer treatment, please contact our office in Hollywood at (954) 987-6988 to schedule an appointment today with our team and find solutions to any questions you may have.