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This is a global information portal for cancer patients, survivors, researchers and all interested in the fight against all forms of cancer. The goal of this site is to help you find and exchange the right information, and to help us all unite the forces in the battle.
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In 20th century many people have been exposed to asbestos not even knowing it. Asbestos is a fibrous silicate mineral notable for its chemical- and heat-resistance and electricity non-conducting. Asbestos was widely used in industry and everyday life until 1980 when the EU and many other developed countries have banned it.
When swallowed or inhaled asbestos can stay in the human body producing toxic effect which may result in a number of serious diseases, such as asbestosis, Mesothelioma (Mesothelium cancer), lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer, and other illnesses.
Mesothelioma (also known as "asbestos cancer") is a most common asbestos-related type of cancer. The Mesothelium is a cellular membrane lining certain cavities of the human body. Mesothelioma may develop in lung, abdominal, scrotal, and heart sac cavities, the four types of it being called Pleural, Peritoneal, Testicular, and Pericardial. In 70 percent of cases Mesothelioma is pleural in origin.
Up to 3000 cases of malignant Mesothelioma are registered in the United States every year. Mesothelioma is often diagnosed at its later stage because its symptoms usually appear 20 to 50 years after the initial asbestos exposure. Another reason of untimely diagnosis is that the symptoms of Mesothelioma (i.e. chest pain, continual coughing, short breath, fatigue or fever etc) resemble less severe and quite common conditions, such as influenza.
List of specialists and clinics specializing in the cancer care.
Cancer can be viewed as a toxic condition and some people believe that any attempt at detoxifying the body will benefit anyone who is either trying to prevent the disease or getting cured from it.
Detoxification can include
- Dental Cleanup (Removal of mercury-based amalgams)
- Bowel Cleanse (repeated every 3 months)
- Kidney Cleanse
- Liver Cleanse
A cancer recovery diet may include: juice fasting, a healing diet based on vegetable juicing, chlorella, flaxseed, green tea, wheatgrass, and supplementation with various vitamins and anti-oxidants.
Regular physical activity, resolving unresolved emotional issues, meditation, are all allies in one's fight against cancer.
Other alternative therapies include Gerson's Therapy, which makes extensive use of coffee enemas and vegetable juicing, acupuncture and ayurveda medicine, among many others.
Latest news about the advancements in the cancer research.
Encouraging and educational stories from the cancer survivors.