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Typical cancer drugs are chemotherapic agents (cytostatics), which intend to destroy the malignant cells. Cytostatic agents inhibit cell division and thus cause cell death. Cancer medications can be given to reduce or destroy an existing tumor and to counteract a malignant tumor. Cytostatic agents affect all cells, even the healthy tissue is being hit. However, cancer cells often divide much faster than normal cells, making cancer cells particularly susceptible to cytostatics. In healt...

For the cancer patient, stress is not good at all. It is worthwhile to obtain information on yoga.   Yoga is a form of movement combined with breathing that has come to stay in the West. Yoga can be practiced by anyone and by people of all ages. The goal is not to learn to stand on your head and stretch yourself into impossible body movements. The goal is concentration, a form of concentration that one can also achieve at minimal movements, if carried out under total awareness ...

Vitamins are absolutely essential for the body's metabolism to function. The role of vitamins in the emergence of cancer has been studied very carefully. All vitamins are important but especially a deficiency of vitamin D can cause cancer to occur. It is therefore important to ensure that you get plenty of vitamin D daily (Sources: sun, fish, eggs, fungi, vitamin D fortified foods, dietary supplements).   The most important thing is that the vitamins are taken in as natural a f...

The mental health is a resource that helps with everyday life, temporary anxiety, sudden changes and losses. Care for the mental health when you have cancer is very important. Even your mental state can be a great resistance to recovery. Therefore, it is important to seek professional help. Going into different forms of psycho or conversation therapies requires courage.   Few people know that the mental part of you influences your health almost as much as the biological and phy...

WHAT IS NORMAL FUNCTION OF CELLS?   Every human body consists of billions of small cells. These form different tissues and organs such as skin, bone, blood, liver and many more. The cells in these organs have a variety of functions, the skin cells provide protection for the body, the blood cells transport nutrients and oxygen, the muscle cells enable movements and so on. The cells of the body have varying life spans. Old cells die and are replaced with si...

WE ARE FIGHTING, SUPPORTING, HELPING, ENCOURAGING, ASSISTING AND WINNING   Petrafoundation is based upon the principle of fighting cancer independently, utilizing Non-Toxic Integrative Cancer Medicine. Our mission is to support you in your battle against cancer, and to give you hope by showing you alternative ways when conventional medicine cannot help you anymore. Our goal is to assist your fight against cancer, and encourage you to reach a life of improved quality. Perhaps ...

Cancer is the subject of intensive research and new therapies are constantly evolving. In this section, we focus on the traditional ways of treating cancer. If you are interested in complementary and integrative cancer treatments, you can find this information elsewhere on our website. The goal of cancer treatment is to cure the patient and keep the cancer in control. Relapse of the cancer and its spread is prevented. The symptoms caused by the tumor are alleviated. Modern cancer treat...

HOW DOES CANCER DEVELOP? Cancer is thought to develop as a consequence of genetic damage in normal cells. The damage can be congenital (10-15 percent of cancer cases) or be caused by, for example, external factors. The cell contains genes which in turn contain germ plasma (DNA) that determines how the cell’s proteins are to be produced. Cancer develops when a string of mutations take place in genes that govern the cell’s ability to grow and divide. These mutations often lead to a...

This section compiles information from several books and recent research articles on integrative cancer treatment.A comprehensive list of sources can be found at the bottom of the page.   Integrative cancer treatment strives to improve cancer treatment by considering all dimensions of care: the physiological, the psychologically spiritual and the social aspects.   Characteristics of an integrative approach to cancer    Lifestyle ...

In an emerging field of integrative oncology an ancient health system, Tibetan medicine, warrants our attention. Tibetan medicine uses a variety of treatments in preventing and treating such chronic diseases as cancer.   We found that there is very limited research on Tibetan medicine. Very few clinical studies exist on cancer patients utilizing Tibetan medicine. We have put together a small information package of this comprehensive public health care system so little known in ...

Cancer is a very complicated disease and the prime cause of it as well as the prime treatment for it is not easy to find. Recently cancer research has very much focused on the role of the immune system and to find ways to strenghten the immune system.   Many researchers believe that the prime cause of cancer is a compromised immune system. Immune failure is causing cancer.   First of all, strenghtening of the immune system can be achieved by proper nutrition. It ...

There are some alternative cancer treatments that are worth trying. One of them is definitely acupuncture, an ancient medical treatment originating in China.   As scientific evidence increasingly supports the value of acupuncture, this therapy has gradually been incorporated into modern mainstream medical care. Talk to your doctor if you're interested in trying acupuncture. Ask your doctor to recommend a practitioner of acupuncture at your home town.   ...

I have taken some basic information from Ty Bollinger's excellent book The Truth about Cancer (Hay House, 2016).   Ozone therapy refers to the process of administering ozone gas into your body to treat a disease or wound. Ozone is a special form of oxygen (O2) that contains an extra atom (O3). This extra atom breaks off from the other two after about 20 to 30 minutes inside the body and has some promising functions for a cancer patient beyond just oxygenating cells.  ...

Philosophy candidate Sven Erik Nordin, a patient with fatal cancer, still lives and is in good shape. Cancer just disappeared!   Sven Erik has developed an original way to keep his cancer away. The Nordin method is a holistic cancer treatment that takes into account all aspects of health. It is especially interesting to see what Sven Erik eats every day to keep his immune system as strong as possible.   Sven Erik follows a ketogenic diet (very little carbohydrate...

We have built up a database (n = 68 in May 2019) for the cancer care that falls outside the conventional medicine. Here, individual forms of care and dietary supplements are presented approximately in the order in which they occur in the reviewed patient descriptions. We have also included scientific studies. More details can be found in this table (in Finnish): http://turpaduunari.fi/taydentavia-ja-vaih...

At the age of 54, Caryn Murray was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer (Stage 4 Appendix cancer) after she noticed signs of something being “off.” In pursuit of answers, Caryn went on a healing journey of combining conventional medical treatments with holistic healing. She is now cancer-free and sharing her experience with other people.   Stage 4 Appendix cancer is rare and usually found when looking for something else. Audrey Hepburn also had Appendix Cancer. After going ...

Oncologists from University of Iowa have shown that cancer cells, relative to normal cells, demonstrate significant alterations in metabolism. They propose that cancer cells increase glucose and hydroperoxide metabolism to compensate for increased levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS).   It is reasonable to propose that forcing cancer cells to use mitochondrial oxidative metabolism by feeding ketogenic diets (high in fats and low in carbohydrates), would selectively cause met...

A major issue of dispute among researchers is how much the diet affects the onset of cancer. Are dietary fats causing breast cancer?   Academic researchers and representatives of school medicine suspect that fatty foods increase the risk of breast cancer. The Cancer Foundation (https://www.cancerfonden.se/livsstil/matvanor ) demands women to limit the intake of high-calorie foods that contain a lot of fat and/or sugar...

The PDQ Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board in the USA publices valuable information for cancer patients and health professionals on the use of acupuncture. It has last been updated October 31, 2019, and is highly recommended by us.   Direct link to the a) patient version: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/acupuncture-pdq ...

Complementary, integrative and alternative medicine offers a number of effective and non-toxic therapies in the fight against cancer. The preparations used must be called food supplements because they cannot be called medicines. The alternative, often diet-based therapies mentioned below often work so that they create the worst possible conditions for cancer growth. There are treatments that kill only cancer cells, increase natural immunity and cause no side effects. The forms of care present...

The dying Finnish cancer patient, Antti Oinas, has through his own research work and with the help of experts developed a holistic cancer treatment that has kept his cancer under control. Read the description of the method and possibly use the lifestyle changes that may suit you.   Antti has given his method the name PESHLA. The name originates from the initial letters of the words in Finnish that best express the character of the method.   P as positivity ...

We present some non-toxic therapies and dietary supplements, such as Tanya Harter Pierce explains in detail in her book. All of the described therapies have cured thousands of very ill cancer patients. These treatments can be combined with chemotherapy, but the physician must be informed, as the proportion of chemotherapy can (should!) be significantly reduced. Acupuncture is one of the oldest Eastern therapies that has gained a steady foothold in Western medicine. In China, this treat...

Radiotherapy is usually given to supplement the surgical procedure and to reduce the risk of local spread. In some cancers, radiotherapy without surgery may suffice. Radiation therapy utilizes radioactive radiation that destroys cancer cells and shrinks the tumors by exposing cancer cells to radiation damage. Even healthy tissue is destroyed, but with modern technology healthy tissue can be better saved. Cancer cells tend to divide faster than healthy cells, so they are particularly su...

One of the most important cancer treatments is that the cancer is surgically removed (surgical treatment). Malignant tumors, such as cancerous growth and sarcoma, are traditionally treated primarily by surgery. This is done to prevent cancer growth. Often, some healthy tissue must also be removed around the cancer. This is done to prevent the spread of the tumor. Nowadays, attempts are made to remove as little healthy tissue as possible. For example, the goal is to operate breast cance...

Fitness coach Karita Aaltonen gives us an example on living with your brain cancer. It is such a small fellow aiding you in life.   YOU DON'T FIGHT AGAINST CANCER Either Karita is totally confused or she has perhaps the strongest message ever to seriously ill and also physicians: You don't have to fight cancer or any other serious illness. Cancer is not won. You live with cancer. Illness is only part of your life.   How often we have heard: The patient c...

The Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine, awarded annually, is a highly respected science award. For many years, the prize has been awarded to cancer researchers. In 2019, the prize was awarded to British molecular biologist Peter J. Ratcliffe and US physicians Gregg L. Semenza and William Kaelin for examining cellular oxygenation. The ability of cancer cells to adapt to changes in oxygen concentration is widely known. Many cancers thrive in low oxygen levels. Nobel-prize discoverie...

Your psychological well-being is very important in terms of cancer recovery. If you are depressed and/or stressed the cell’s respiration becomes inadequate and the chances of recovery decrease. It can therefore be worthwhile to invest heavily and selfishly in your own psychological well-being, to strive for a tranquil soul and to – in spite of everything – try to be at peace with life.   ...

Visualization is a relaxation technique related to meditation. In the visualization you imagine being in an environment that increases your well-being. It differs from meditation by focusing on positive images to overcome negative emotions and to master your stress.   You sit or lie in a relaxed position and concentrate on breathing, just as you do with meditation. You think of something that for you means peace and security. Perhaps you imagine that you are lying on a summer m...

When 42-year-old doctor Øyvind Torp recently looked at his own magnetic resonance images, he had to admit that his method works. His pancreatic cancer did not spread anymore. He had only been given one year left to live, but the year had now passed and he was still alive. ...

Recently a study was published, which indicated that exercise had beneficial effects on the quality of life of patients with lung cancer. The effectiveness seemed to be affected by the duration of the exercise intervention, as well as exercise frequency, intensity, and adherence. ...

Bayer's probably best-known drug, aspirin, has been found to be associated with a reduction in the risks of developing several cancers of the digestive tract.   ...

Cancer patients have reported that they gain help from homeopathy in their disease. We decided to find out the benefits of homeopathy and in particular we are looking for scientific evidence on how homeopathy works.   ...

In an earlier article [16] (Scientific Evidence for Homeopathy Part 1), I interviewed the well-known and respected Finnish homeopath Jouni Jämsä (http://www.jounijamsa.fi/ ). He hel...

The well-known and respected Finnish homeopath Jouni Jämsä (http://www.jounijamsa.fi/ ) continues his homeopathy research with us. In the first part, we talked to him about homeopathy in general and diluted homeopathic preparations in particular [1]. In the next section we investigated how plants respond to homeopathic preparations [2]. In the third part, we go through studies where ho...

The well-known and respected Finnish homeopath Jouni Jamsa (http://www.jounijamsa.fi/ ) continues his homeopathy research with us. In the first part, we talked to him about homeopathy in general and diluted homeopathic preparations in particular [1]. In the next section we investigated how plants...

We have been discussing homeopathy and researching the literature with a well-known and respected Finnish homeopath, Jouni Jämsä (http://www.jounijamsa.fi/ ). We have talked about homeopathy in general, looked at studies of diluted homeopathic preparations and talked about how plants as well as...

Irish researcher Arvind Negi (National University of Galway) asked on the science channel ResearchGate (https://www.researchgate.net/ ) why a cancer cell both develops its own acidity and thrives in an acidic environment. He sparked quite a lively discussion. Here is a summary of the discussion....

Acupuncture is an ancient medical treatment originating in China. For at least 2,500 years, acupuncture has been an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine [1]. Scientific evidence increasingly supports the value of acupuncture. Worldwide, acupuncture is integral to everyday medical practice. In recent decades its practice has gained popularity all over the worl...

A recent survey has been conducted to identify what is typical for cancer survivors. The authors inform that more than 2.1 million Canadian cancer survivors are alive today. This number is expected to grow in the coming years. Advances in science and treatments have changed the face of cancer survivorship and herald renewed hope for the future. ...

We have conducted investigations into homeopathy with a well-known and respected Finnish homeopath, Jouni Jämsä (http://www.jounijamsa.fi/ ). We have touched on the general debate, discussed diluted homeopathic preparations, talked about homeopathy and plants, explored the effects in individual cells, informed about homeopathy in cancer and touched on animal research [1-5]. Now we have possibly r...

Unani medicine and cancer   Unani medicine is an alternative medical system originating in ancient Greece almost 2500 years back. It is now practiced primarily in India. Herbal remedies, dietary practices and alternative therapies characterize Unani medicine. Let us study what it can offer for a cancer patient. ...