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Treating Lymphoma Cancer Using AyurvedaBY: Ritu Choudhary | Category: Lymphoma Cancer | Submitted: 2010-04-21 00:46:13
Lymphoma is a form of blood cancer that affects the lymphocyte cells that is responsible to control the overall immune system. There are two forms of lymphoma cancers that include Hodgkin lymphoma that develops from abnormal B lymphocyte cells; and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma that develops from either abnormal B or T lymphocyte cells. These two forms of lymphoma are distinguished by unique genetic markers. There are several signs and symptoms that are observed to be appearing in order to help the people to understand or detect the presence and development of lymphoma cancer. These common symptoms include painless and enlarged lymph nodes, spleen enlargement, fever, chills, unexplained weight loss, night sweats, tiredness and itching. The therapies that are used for the treatment of lymphoma cancer include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and biological therapy that are most effective in these conditions.
There are some of the Ayurvedic treatments of lymphoma cancer that is also available to the people. This treatment option for the lymphoma disease is aimed at treating the tumor and improving the immune status of the body. There are certain options that are used to make the lymphoma cancer effective for the human body. These include Kanchnaar-Guggulu, Triphala-Guggulu, Panch-Tikta-Ghrut-Guggulu and Punarnavadi-Guggulu that are used in high doses during this condition. As far as the Ayurvedic treatment of the lymphoma cancer is concerned, the herbal medicines are the most beneficial ones that include Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegata) and Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia). These herbal products form the main stay of treatment for this condition and are used in high doses for prolonged periods. The Ayurvedic medicines for the lymphoma cancer include the Indrayav (Holharrhina antidysentrica), Saariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Patol (Tricosanthe dioica), Patha (Cissampelos pareira, Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa), and Musta (Cyperus rotundus) are used that act on the blood and lymphoid tissue effectively and try to cure the lymphoma disease. The Triphala (Three fruits) comprises of Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and Behada (Terminalia bellerica); and Trikatu (Three pungent herbs) consisting of Sunthi (Zinziber officinalis), Marich (Piper nigrum) and Pippali (Piper longum) are also very useful in case of the treatment of lymphoma disease.
In modern times, however, it has been found that the Ayurvedic forms have started to be combining with the modern therapies that are used as the cure of cancer. This has in turn helped in the reduction of symptoms as well as side effects of conventional treatment, improvement of the immune status of the body; improving the quality of life, and prolonged survival. However, it is also suggested that all patients need to be under the regular care and supervision of an Oncology team. Hodgkin's Lymphoma is a type of lymphoma cancer that affects the White Blood Cells (WBC). ABVD is the frequent treatment that is given to the patients suffering from this form of lymphoma cancer. This is the technique or the form of chemotherapy that comprises of four to maximum of eight regimes of drugs that are injected in human body with each cycle lasting for four weeks. However, the number of cycles to be existing totally depends upon the stage of Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The regimen comprises of four drugs that include Adriamycin (A), Blenoxane (B), Velban (V) and Dacarbazine (D) that affects the different stages of the disease in a positive way for curing it.
There are several side effects that are also found to be appearing while undergoing these treatments to cure lymphoma cancer. Some of the side effects are short term that include alopecia (hair loss), gastrointestinal disturbances ( nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, etc), bone marrow suppression, and neuropathy. While some of them are long term side effects that include infertility (i.e. inability to have children) and an increased risk of developing secondary cancers at other locations.
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