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Typical cancer drugs are chemotherapic agents (cytostatics), which intend to destroy the malignant cells. Cytostatic agents inhibit cell division and thus cause cell death. Cancer medications can be given to reduce or destroy an existing tumor and to counteract a malignant tumor. Cytostatic agents affect all cells, even the healthy tissue is being hit. However, cancer cells often divide much faster than normal cells, making cancer cells particularly susceptible to cytostatics. In healt...

Vitamins are absolutely essential for the body's metabolism to function. The role of vitamins in the emergence of cancer has been studied very carefully. All vitamins are important but especially a deficiency of vitamin D can cause cancer to occur. It is therefore important to ensure that you get plenty of vitamin D daily (Sources: sun, fish, eggs, fungi, vitamin D fortified foods, dietary supplements).   The most important thing is that the vitamins are taken in as natural a f...

WHAT IS NORMAL FUNCTION OF CELLS?   Every human body consists of billions of small cells. These form different tissues and organs such as skin, bone, blood, liver and many more. The cells in these organs have a variety of functions, the skin cells provide protection for the body, the blood cells transport nutrients and oxygen, the muscle cells enable movements and so on. The cells of the body have varying life spans. Old cells die and are replaced with si...

WE ARE FIGHTING, SUPPORTING, HELPING, ENCOURAGING, ASSISTING AND WINNING   Petrafoundation is based upon the principle of fighting cancer independently, utilizing Non-Toxic Integrative Cancer Medicine. Our mission is to support you in your battle against cancer, and to give you hope by showing you alternative ways when conventional medicine cannot help you anymore. Our goal is to assist your fight against cancer, and encourage you to reach a life of improved quality. Perhaps ...

Cancer is the subject of intensive research and new therapies are constantly evolving. In this section, we focus on the traditional ways of treating cancer. If you are interested in complementary and integrative cancer treatments, you can find this information elsewhere on our website. The goal of cancer treatment is to cure the patient and keep the cancer in control. Relapse of the cancer and its spread is prevented. The symptoms caused by the tumor are alleviated. Modern cancer treat...

HOW DOES CANCER DEVELOP? Cancer is thought to develop as a consequence of genetic damage in normal cells. The damage can be congenital (10-15 percent of cancer cases) or be caused by, for example, external factors. The cell contains genes which in turn contain germ plasma (DNA) that determines how the cell’s proteins are to be produced. Cancer develops when a string of mutations take place in genes that govern the cell’s ability to grow and divide. These mutations often lead to a...

This section compiles information from several books and recent research articles on integrative cancer treatment.A comprehensive list of sources can be found at the bottom of the page.   Integrative cancer treatment strives to improve cancer treatment by considering all dimensions of care: the physiological, the psychologically spiritual and the social aspects.   Characteristics of an integrative approach to cancer    Lifestyle ...

In an emerging field of integrative oncology an ancient health system, Tibetan medicine, warrants our attention. Tibetan medicine uses a variety of treatments in preventing and treating such chronic diseases as cancer.   We found that there is very limited research on Tibetan medicine. Very few clinical studies exist on cancer patients utilizing Tibetan medicine. We have put together a small information package of this comprehensive public health care system so little known in ...

Radiotherapy is usually given to supplement the surgical procedure and to reduce the risk of local spread. In some cancers, radiotherapy without surgery may suffice. Radiation therapy utilizes radioactive radiation that destroys cancer cells and shrinks the tumors by exposing cancer cells to radiation damage. Even healthy tissue is destroyed, but with modern technology healthy tissue can be better saved. Cancer cells tend to divide faster than healthy cells, so they are particularly su...

The Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine, awarded annually, is a highly respected science award. For many years, the prize has been awarded to cancer researchers. In 2019, the prize was awarded to British molecular biologist Peter J. Ratcliffe and US physicians Gregg L. Semenza and William Kaelin for examining cellular oxygenation. The ability of cancer cells to adapt to changes in oxygen concentration is widely known. Many cancers thrive in low oxygen levels. Nobel-prize discoverie...

Recently a study was published, which indicated that exercise had beneficial effects on the quality of life of patients with lung cancer. The effectiveness seemed to be affected by the duration of the exercise intervention, as well as exercise frequency, intensity, and adherence. ...