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Cervical Cancer Treatment

Cervical cancer can usually be detected early with annual Pap smears. It is thought to be triggered by a viral HPV infection. When caught and treated early, it is usually completely curable. When thinking about cervical cancer treatment from a naturopathic perspective, I like to make sure the following things are considered:

  • Methylation: How is your body using methyl groups? Are you hyper or hypo methylated?
  • Folate: How are your folate levels? Low folate has been linked to cervical cancer.
  • Immune Function: Low white blood cells and natural killer cells have been linked to cervical cancer.
  • How much selenium, zinc, and copper do you have in your blood? A high copper to zinc ratio and a low selenium level have been linked to cervical cancer.
  • How is your serum glutathione? Low serum glutathione has been linked to cervical cancer.
  • What are your insulin and insulin like growth factor (IGF) levels? IGF-1 has been linked to increased cervical cancer.

Some Natural Products to Consider with Cervical Cancer Treatment

  • Apigenin – a plant flavonoid that inhibits growth, causes cervical cancer cell death (apoptosis).
  • Bitter Melon – when used during radiation therapy for cervical cancer, bitter melon increased immune function and response and decreased cervical cancer cell growth.
  • Cactus Pear – in cell studies, cactus pear decreased cervical cancer’s ability to grow new blood vessels, which limits growth.
  • Lysine, Proline, Ascorbic Acid, and Green Tea – this combination when used in animal trials reduced the invasion (or