There has been extensive research on cancer, its symptoms and the possible treatments that one can go in for in the past 30 years. However, as strange as it may sound, there exists till date no such cure that can completely take the disease away from you. Sadly, cancer is one condition which is affecting a lot of people nowadays. The reasons for all of them are different of course, leading to different kinds of cancers, but what remains common among all of them is the low rate of survival.
The causes of cancer can be broadly divided into types - environmental factors, and your own lifestyle patterns. Somewhere, both these categories often tend to merge as well. Your own lifestyle patterns indicate your diets, consumption of alcohol and drugs, smoking etc., while the environmental factors include the place where you work (in case it has too much smoke or other pollutants in the environment), family history etc. Your physician or doctor will be able to elaborate more on what exactly has led to the situation.
Of course the specific causes and symptoms of each kind of cancer are all different from each other. Someone with excessive smoking will have lung cancer, while someone with problems on the skin might have skin cancer. However, some of the common symptoms that occur in the body under any stage or type of cancer include frequent pains and aches, some organs of the body not working properly, internal immunity being weak which also causes the body to catch other kinds of infections and diseases quickly etc. There are also problems of hair loss, eruptions coming up on the skin, some kind of unexplained weight loss among other things.
In some cases, cancer when identified at the earlier stage can be fought very well. But the problem with cancer is that it gets detected mostly when the condition has reached the advanced stages already, such as in the case of pancreatic cancer. Some of the symptoms - such as that of excessive urination and fatigue - are such that one cannot immediately diagnose the problem as cancer because they indicate some other kind of diseases too.
For precautionary steps, as well as for natural treatment, therapists and others suggest that a healthy lifestyle is the key to solving every problem that affects your body. They say that if you consume good food and have a good dietary intake, then you are protected internally; and if you work in a clean and safe environment away from pollution and other things, then you are protected on the outside too. Therefore most natural treatments for cancer include reduction in the consumption of junk food, and focus more on fruits and vegetables and other natural substances.
In case of lung cancer patients, foods that cause inflammation of the lungs and acidic substances are usually avoided. For others, regular exercise is also advised to boost their stamina and help theme remain fit. In India, chewing of betel leaf causes mouth cancer, and so people are advised not to consume it as part of their natural treatment.