Lung Cancer And Women
Lung cancer is the most common cause of
cancer deaths in North America,
responsible for a third of cancer
deaths in men and a fifth in women.
Lung cancer has now overtaken breast
cancer as the leading cause of cancer
death in women. Most lung cancer could
be prevented by quitting smoking, but
second hand smoke can also cause
- Early stages, none.
- Cough up phlegm in 80 percent.
- Shortness of breath, wheezing, chest
- Coughing up blood.
Causes Of Lung Cancer
Certain: Smoking, second hand smoke,
exposure to radiation, asbestos,
uranium, radon gas, heavy metals and
Probable: Air pollution, genetic
predisposition, low levels of
Dangers Of Second Hand Smoke
- Increases the risk of lung and cervical
- Increases the risk of heart disease.
- Children of smokers have lower birth
weights, more respiratory infections
and ear infections.
- Pregnant mothers exposed to second hand
smoke had nicotine in their hair
equivalent to having smoked four
cigarettes a day.
- Find a way to stop smoking, use the
nicotine patch or chewing gum. A new
prescription drug may be much more
effective than the patch. Bupropion
hydrochloride (Zyban) relieves the
psychological cravings and withdrawal
symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.
- Use the herb mullein and other
respiratory herbs to clear the lungs
after you stop.
- Pay attention to air quality.
- Ensure work areas are properly
- Take Vitamin-C 500mg four times a day,
Vitamin-E 200 to 400IU's a day and
betacarotene 100,000IU's a day before
and after quitting, as well as a good
multivitamin and mineral and supergreen
Usual options are surgery, radiation,
Only one in four are candidates for
surgery which has a five year survival
rate of 25 to 40 percent. Overall only
10 to 15 percent survive for five years
- A comprehensive programme under the
guidance of an experienced practitioner
- The Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer
, by Diamond, Cowden and Goldberg
(Future Medicine, 1997).
- Cancer Therapy: The Independent Consumer's Guide
, by Ralph Moss
- For $275 U.S., The Moss Reports
provides a detailed 30 to 50 report
specific to your type of cancer
including alternative treatments, and
how to obtain them (718-636-4433).