Helping women with breast cancer

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The majority of cancer victims resort to alternative treatments to fight their cancer. In fact, some researchers believe that all persons struggling with cancer try a form of alternative medicine in order to increase their body's natural defense (the immune system) or increase their chances of surviving. These alternative therapies are used not only to stimulate the body's immune system, but also to limit the growth of the tumor and to reverse or reduce side effects of conventional therapies – radiotherapy and chemotherapy. It is about the same thing in the case of breast cancer. It is estimated that almost all women with breast cancer are engaged in complementary practices: homeopathy, vitamin supplements, massage therapy, herbal remedies, acupuncture, yoga, prayer therapy, and more. Some women use several methods at once.  

Although there is no conclusive evidence asserting that these alternative practices do work, certain alternatives such as prayer therapy help the patient to live with the disease with a positive mind. In addition, these alternatives help breast cancer victims to relax, communicate and not remain reclusive or isolated to always focus on the disease. In no case, however, these methods should not replace conventional treatments. These complementary therapies should not endanger the lives of patients, but help them live better and longer with the cancer. Therefore, it is important to tell your oncologist or health care team of any complementary medicines you are taking or plan to take. To avoid complications, it would be better that these alternative treatments are prescribed by health professionals (although not practicing conventional medicine) that are imbued with what they are doing. Prayer therapy, however, requires no professionalism but faith, perseverance and a life free of iniquity.  

Prayer can increase life expectancy, helps to better react to stressful situations, and promotes good mental health. The prayer of faith can relieve one of any desperate situation including cancer. Although scientists cannot fully explain the mechanisms that cause these curative effects, constant prayer practice is shown to have positive effects on health. Numerous studies have demonstrated a clear link between religious practice and health. Researchers found that people who are not indulged in any religious practice have almost twice as likely chance to die within the eight coming years than those who practice more than once weekly. And life expectancy of people who regularly go to church and do their best to practice what they preach is higher than non-attendees. The reason seems to be because church is the place where people believe they are loved by the loving and almighty God, and tend to love one another and encourage one another (although it is not always the case).

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