Consider all options if you are diagnosed with cancer. One option is to
take supportive natural medicine along with radiation and chemotherapy
to minimize the debilitating effects of these treatments. Radiation
is the use of ionizing radiation in the treatment of malignant tumors.
Chemotherapy is the introduction of toxic chemicals into the blood stream
to target the cancerous cells. While the radiation or toxins (chemotherapy)
may help to decrease or eradicate the cancerous cells in some instances,
they also harm the healthy cells and are a tremendous "shock"
to the system. This results in the well-known side-effects of loss of
hair, nausea, loss of weight, and general weakness.
Natural medicine can help to strengthen the immune system and help avoid
or decrease the intensity of these side-effects. In the case of chemotherapy,
it is important to seek out the help of a naturopath or herbalist in order
to avoid the herbs interacting with the chemotoxins.