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Cancer is a disease in which body cells begin to divide without stopping and
spread into surrounding tissues. Cancer is a collection of similar type of diseases,
in all types of cancer tumors are formed in different parts of the body.


When cancer develops the orderly process of cells breaks down, the cells which should die become abnormal- old or damaged cells survive. In addition, new cells form when they are not needed and these extra cells divide without stopping and form growth called tumors. In simple words, cancer is a mass of abnormal cells. Cancer can be treated by medicine and medical treatments and by removing the tumors, if it’s recognized on time. Cancer is a popular disease, every 4 out of 10 persons are suffering from cancer. All governments are promoting awareness programs on cancer. These awareness programs guide individuals about early cancer symptoms and different ways to prevent cancer.

There are many alternative treatments that can help speed up the cancer healing process along with cancer medication. Some of them are good for pain relief, others stop increasing cancer and help to calm your mind and make you powerful enough to fight the disease. Following are some alternative treatments for cancer


In aromatherapy different fragrance oils are used to give a calming sensation. Different oils, infused with scents such as rose, lavender, tea-tree, lemon and many others, can be applied to your body during a massage or the oil can be added to bath water, to calm your senses and give you relief from stress and anxiety. Fragrant candles can be lighten up or fragrance oil can be heated to release their scents into the air. Aromatherapy is very helpful in relieving nausea, pain and stress. For cancer patients, it’s a good pain reliever, it will divert their minds and take them to a calm and relaxed atmosphere. Many spas are providing aromatherapy, or you can do it at home using fragranced candles and can pour fragrance oils in a bath tub for a relaxing bath. Although aromatherapy is safe but some oil can cause a reaction, because cancer patients have extra sensitive skin, it’s better to test the oil on a small area before applying it on the entire body. Breast cancer patients shouldn’t be using large amount of tea-tree and lavender oil, although little-bit of it will not cause any reaction.

Music therapy

Singing Bowl, Bobbin With Felt Cover, Meditation

One doesn’t need musical talent to participate in a music therapy session. In a music therapy session, you can listen to music, write lyrics, play instruments and sing songs. Basically, they will divert your mind from cancer to other things. A well-trained music therapist will lead you through different activates to meet your specific needs. Music therapy can be practiced in a group and its better for cancer patients to be a part of gathering to promote motivation and reduce stress.Music therapy can help in relieving pain and to control nausea and vomiting. Music therapy will divert the mind of a cancer patient and make you feel, you are a normal person and can enjoy life and will encourage the patient to fight the disease. Music therapy is safe, it doesn’t have any side-effects at all. Many cancer medical centers have music therapist in their staff.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercising which incorporates gentle movements and deep breathing. Tai Chi can be practiced with a professional Tai Chi trainer or you can use a book and video on Tai Chi to practice it at home. It helps to relief stress. Tai Chi is safe. It’s great for cancer patients as the slow movement of tai chi doesn’t require great physical strength, and it can be easily adopted. The soft movements of tai chi doesn’t cause pain so it works best for cancer patients and it slowly reduces stress and anxiety of cancer patients.

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