Nigeria: Cancer Treatment First Alternative Therapy Arrives Nigeria

[This Day] Abuja -In what seems to be a milestone achievement, Nigerians can now breathe a sigh of relief especially in the treatment of cancer, as an alternative therapy, the first of its kind in Nigeria and Africa, known as the Helexior therapy has found its way into the country.
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(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients who use alternative, non-medical therapies may be more likely to forgo recommended medical treatments like chemotherapy and radiation, and be more likely to die as a result, a U.S. study suggests.
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In this study Prosopis juliflora leaves methanol extract was prepared and exposed to human breast cancer cell lines i.e. MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7 and human keratinocytes HaCaT as a representative of normal cells. Initially, a series of in vitro experiments like cell proliferation, migration, colony formation, cell cycle arrest and inhibition of angiogenesis. After confirmation of the efficient and selective activity against triple negative breast cancer cell line, we further evaluated the possible mechanism of inducing cell death and experiments like detection of reactive oxygen species, caspases and poly (ADP-ribose) polymera...
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ConclusionNMIBC remains a common and challenging malignancy to manage. Accurate staging, grading, and risk stratification are critical determinants of the management and outcomes of these patients. Current tools for risk stratification are limited but informative, and should be used in clinical practice when determining diagnosis, surveillance, and treatment of NMIBC.
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The word 'cancer' scares some patients into invasive treatments for conditions unlikely to do harm, doctors argue Related items fromOnMedica Cancer patients using complementary meds die sooner Mixing complementary therapy with standard cancer treatment Cancer rates climb higher for women than men Inequalities in stage IV cancer treatments Free prescriptions for cancer patients
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(Natural News) Researchers found that two plants used in Nigerian ethnomedicine have stronger cytotoxic activity than cyclophosphamide, a drug used in chemotherapy. The study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine initially looked at 31 plants before it singled out Macaranga barteri and Calliandra portoricensis for their anti-cancer effects. The researchers used two...
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Cancers and microbial infections are still a major health problem, therefore research on new anticancer and antimicrobial agents ought to be continued. Natural products including essential oils from medicinal ...
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Cancer-related anorexia remains one of the most prevalent and troublesome clinical problems experienced by patients with cancer during and after therapy. To ensure high-quality care, systematic reviews (SRs) a...
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(Natural News) The sodaapple nightshade (Solanum aculeastrum), a medicinal plant found in tropical Africa, contains potential anti-cancer activity, according to a study led by South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, together with the University of Pretoria. The study, which appeared in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked at the uses of the sodaapple nightshade, especially in alternative...
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Could affect survival Related items fromOnMedica Cancer patients using complementary meds die sooner Inequalities in stage IV cancer treatments Free prescriptions for cancer patients The NHS must adapt now to care for older cancer patients Exercise and psychological treatments cut cancer fatigue
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Authors: Fan Y, Hou X, Guo P, Lv X, Zhao L, Wang H, Zhou L, Feng Y Abstract HCC is one of the fastest-rising causes of cancer-related death. Novel therapeutic approaches for treatment are warranted. The goal of this study is to find effective components from Chinese herbal medicines, which is an important alternative source of anticancer medicine. To this end, six different herbs were selected from various traditional literatures. Soxhlet extractor was used to distill the strong polar and weak polar components of each herb. The inhibitive effect of each component was determined using liver cancer cells BEL7404. Fro...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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