Steve jobs the man who changed the face of multimedia and knocked out walkman permanently from music world is no more. He was suffering from a rarest kind of pancreas cancer neuroadenocarcinoma. It is basically the malignancy of hormone producing islet cells. This disease jeopardized his pancreas and part of liver.
Ultimately the man of dreams untimely lost to harsh reality. His death curtailed a wide reaction about the medical mishaps he had gone through. We witnessed this in recent past with legendry Michel Jackson too. Closet is open and his gaunt looking pictures had been a hot topic with tabloids, media and intellectuals.
Though Steve was treated in the best ever possible way. But the dilemma of cancer treatments and right approaches has been more painful than the cancer itself. It drains physically, emotionally and mentally.
If a person of Steve or Michel stature can land up in medical controversies than its high time to rethink about the whole process. These controversies give ample view what we have achieved from education without knowledge and wide vision. It is so true that closed conditioned mind don’t pave for growth and healthy reasoning powers.
We could have given 90 % results in mortality rate with cancer but still we are hovering around 50 % and assume that we have made brave advancements in treatments by segregating the genomes or proteins which cause different type of cancers. What an irony.
There is never going to be a cap on advancements of medical sciences and discoveries. Only draw back of present scenario is that we think we have achieved, discovered and conquered the entire universe or rather cosmos.
Now if we discover something faster than light our reaction is as crazy as Einstein s hairs. These medical controversies and new discoveries prove that there is still much more hidden from our perceivable senses than we could ever imagine. There are many subtle forces and energies which still have to find their way in pages of science journals. Only we need to keep our minds open with wider approach.
Some where either we start expecting too much from the advancements of medicine or relying too much on nature and body ‘ s intrinsic quality of self healing. Both paths are disastrous. We fail to judge the delicate balance of how much is too much and what too much is enough. Combination of each and every part with thought provoking approach is the need of the hour.
In last decade enough has been done with cardiac cases. Now we are realizing its not only intake of fats which is the culprit. By now statins have damaged enough livers and dented many pockets than doing any good to bring down the mortality rate caused by heart attacks . its still the number one cause of deaths all over the world. There is lot to be done to prevent cardiac and cancer pandemic.
Now coming back to best approaches in cancer. I will discuss here the dilemma with the burning points.
Cancer is abnormal growth of the tissues which start attacking the normal functioning of the body and irreparably damages the vital organs. It is one of the most fatal disease of 20th century which has spread its limbs further in 21st century. This is the worst effect of increased life span and fast paced life.
Cancer is most unpredictable disease and need multi disciplinary approach. It should be wiped in most aggressive way at initial stages. Body s natural immunity and other approaches including keeping the person in best shape mentally and physically should be taken care of. As in case of Steve jobs conventional approach was delayed for eight months while he was on some special diets. According to me integrated aggressive approach should have been better.
Liver transplant or any other organ transplant in cancer need a very strong reason to go for it. Liver has tremendous power to regrow if a part of it is removed. But in case of removal of a large chunk it can develop into liver failure. Any type of surgery increases the chance of further spread and chances are there of spreading the cancer cells to the new organ too. Any organ transplant is dealt with auto immune med to tackle the auto rejection of new graft by the body. This plays havoc as it makes a fertile ground for the cancer cell multiplication even faster. In Steve ‘ s case liver transplant is also getting debate from various onco specialists.
Integrative approach takes care of cancer patients in best possible way.
Examples are …prophylactic, palliative, curative, supportive and helping mentally emotionally and spiritually.
There are proved evidences of these actions of some herbs and herbo mineral products. Many of the herbs have proved antioxidant, nontoxic, cell protective, adaptive and antineoplastic actions. They work collectively on immune system and save vital organs making it easier to handle the side effects of chemo or radio therapies.
With some of the diet ,life style and herb combinations we can reduce the therapeutic doses of various other medicines too.
Rejuvenating effects of some of the herbomineral combinations are well proved.
Some classical approaches work by restricting the progress of cancer. It s use is further enhanced when other conventional therapies are contra indicated.
I will be posting about cancer in detail in future. Keep reading …
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