IntroductionTogether with the breast cancer, ovarian cancer is among the most frequent cancer types in women. The cancerous cells grow and spread inside the ovaries due to numerous reasons ascribed to the estrogen imbalances. Women who have never given the birth to baby or women who entered the menopause later than usual run the higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. Improper dieting and eating habits are believed to increase the risk. High-fat food and alcohol may be contributory to the ovarian cancer. Many doctors and medical experts also claim that genetic inheritance plays a considerable part.
The symptoms of the cancer resemble some other health conditions. In order to diagnose the ovarian cancer, the woman has to do a number of tests that will testify the presence of cancerous cells. The biopsy confirms the presence of the cancerous cells. The cancer types ranges from I to IV according to the size and spreading of the cancer. The cancer is likely to affect some other organs in the stomach, liver, bones and others. The symptoms of the ovarian cancer are not obvious at first but as the cancer grows, a woman has pains in the abdomen and low back, her abdomen is noticeably larger, may bleed, and have difficulties in the bowel and bladder emptying.
Alongside the medical therapy, there is a number of herbal remedies beneficial in treating the ovarian cancer. Espinheira santa tincture affects the cancer directly and prevents its fast spreading. Astragalus capsules strengthen the immune system and boost the activities of the gene pS3 which is found to be defective in some women with ovarian cancer. One more gene activating remedy is tumeric curcumin medicine. It is taken between the meals twice a day. Daily intake of catechin, an extract from the green tea has proved to destroy the enzyme that stimulates the growth of tumor. Mulberry mistletoe may be helpful if the cancer has spread, but the doctor should monitor taking of this herb. Another effective remedy is the medicine containing quercetin. The medicine is taken three times a day and has the same effect as soy isoflavone tablets. Both of these inhibit the further tumor growth. Soy isoflavone tablets dosage is 3,000 mg a day. When combined, both of these medicines have better effect. If a woman is included in the chemotherapy, she should add selenium to her diet, daily from 150 to 200 micrograms. Ovarian cancers call for caution in eating habits. Saturated-fat food, alcohol have been found to have a negative impact on the cancer. A woman should eat healthy food, like vegetables that are rich in fibers. Strict dieting so as to lose weight is not advisable.