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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Breast, Lung and Prostate Cancer Treatment(prostate cancer treatment)

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month was breast cancer awareness month. This month the suggested age for mammograms was upped from 40 to 50. So, breast cancer is on everyone's minds. According the American Cancer Society nearly 15% of all women will get breast cancer.

Lung cancer, however, is still twice as prevalent as breast cancer, effecting about 28% of the population, while prostate and colon cancer will each affect nearly 9% of the population. With all the money that has been thrown into researching cancer treatments, why are we no closer to a cure?

Let's start by asking the right question. The question shouldn't be how to treat lung cancer or breast cancer. The question should be how to prevent illness.

It has been suggested that there is really only one illness - malfunctioning cells. From lung cancer and breast cancer to H1N1 and the common cold, it's all about the body's ability or inability to heal.

Obviously, the more damage the body suffers (smoking, pollution, fast food, etc.), the more difficult it will be for the body to repair itself. Just keep in mind that only the body cures. No treatment in the world actually treats illness. Medicines and procedures only treat symptoms. The only system that actually cures an illness is your body's immune system.

So, the spotlight should not be on treatments or surgical procedures. The focus should be on building the strongest immune system possible and that is very basic. You've heard it all of your life. Diet and exercise are keys to a healthy immune system.

A proper diet will provide your body with the nutrients it needs to fuel your cells, which will allow them to function properly. Exercise will boost your immune system and flush toxins that interfere with proper cellular functions.

One thing you have not heard all of your life is that you need to get more sun. In fact, you've probably heard just the opposite. For years the message has been to stay out of the mid-day sun and wear sunscreen. Well, that advice may be one of the reasons cancer is so prevalent and not just skin cancer but all cancers.

One of the most important vitamins your body needs to stay healthy is vitamin D. Your body only produces vitamin D when you get out into the sun and it should be the mid-day sun. The earlier or later in the day, the greater the percentage of damaging UVA rays to beneficial vitamin D producing UVB rays.

To make matter worse, sunscreen that is absorbed into the skin, in addition to blocking UVB rays, has been shown to produce free radicals - the very thing that it is supposed to prevent.

How important is vitamin D? Recent studies show that vitamin D lowers the risk of all cancers and all illnesses in general across the board. Intravenous vitamin D therapy has even been shown to assist the body in recovering from the worst medical conditions, including the latter stages of cancer and the lung damage associated with the H1N1 virus, after all other treatments failed.

The lack of sunshine (vitamin D production) is also why common cold and flu viruses attack in the winter. The average body only needs about 10 minutes of sun three times a week to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D, depending on skin color and existing serum vitamin D levels. Unfortunately, most people don't get enough sun and are vitamin D deficient.

So, don't be overly concerned about contracting breast cancer, the H1N1 virus or any specific illness. There is basically only one. Instead, be very concerned with building a healthy immune system. You have only one and it's the only system that can cure an illness.

Focus on the basics and you will live a longer, healthier and happier life. It's never too early or too late to start on a proper diet, exercise and sun exposure regimen.

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