Top 5 Natural Kidney Cancer Remedies
Cancer. It’s a word that reverberates deeply in the ears of anyone who hears it. No one wants to think that they might have it, especially when symptoms begin in the body.
But when you begin to lose weight, you notice a red or brown discoloration to your urine, fatigue, fever, and possibly experience pain in your mid-back or sides, you should consider getting checked out right away.
The American Cancer Society says that kidney cancer statistics are on the rise, and have been rising every since the 1970’s. Often kidney cancer has only very mild symptoms, and patients usually get diagnosed while being tested for something completely different. The sooner a person gets diagnosed, the better their chances for fast and effective recovery.
Why is Kidney Cancer Becoming More Common?
The rise in kidney cancer, also known as renal cell carcinoma, has a heck of a lot to do with the modern way of living. Men whom drink lots of alcohol, eat lots of red meat, and are overweight, are most at risk of developing this cancer (and especially men who smoke tobacco). Your kidneys are responsible for eliminating water-soluble toxins, waste products, acids and metabolites from the body. Men and women with a poorer quality lifestyle will be exposing their kidneys to more toxins, acidity and oxidative damage.
According to one study performed by scientists from Uruguay, a high meat intake, especially from barbecued meats, caused a 3.4 increase in the risk of developing kidney cancer in men. That’s huge. One barbeque isn’t necessarily going to give you kidney cancer. But consider what weekend after weekend of eating charcoal meat, drinking alcohol and smoking might do to your kidneys after several decades.
People who are exposed to toxins and industrial by-products at work are also more at risk. If you work in a steel works
or near coke ovens, studies show that there is a significantly greater risk that you will develop kidney cancer. Wearing the proper protective gear is so simple and so important. But at the end of the day, the evidence all points towards living a clean and toxin-free lifestyle in order to reduce your risk.
Surgery and Drug Therapies
So you have been diagnosed with kidney cancer. Good news, there are lots of conventional therapies which are very effective and have a high success rate. Surgery is, more often than not, the primary treatment recommended by doctors for kidney cancer.
Either part of the kidney, or the entire kidney, is removed, along with the lymph nodes around it. This is the best chance that you have to stop the kidney tumours from metastasising and spreading to other parts of the body. Having one of your kidneys removed is no laughing matter though — it is a big step, with ramifications on your health that will last the rest of your life. Whether part of the kidney or the entire kidney is removed depends on where the tumour is, its size, and if it has begun to spread.
Radiation and freezing the kidney tumour cells are also possible treatment options, but rarely do patients with kidney cancer receive chemotherapy. Kidney cancer cells are highly resistant to chemotherapy, and studies show that using chemotherapy rarely benefits patients once surgery has been performed.
Compared to other types of cancer, kidney cancer is very responsive to immune therapies. Interferon and interleukin, two drugs used in the treatment of kidney cancer, are able to muster immune defences against cancer cells and metastasis. Unfortunately, it is possible to develop resistance to these drugs.
One of the easiest and safest ways of improving immune defences is by using nutrients and botanical extracts that have shown in studies to increase immune activity.