Alternative Treatments for Prostate Cancer Using Natural Ingredients
Alternative treatments to overcome prostate cancer are still widely chosen by people in Indonesia. One method of treatment is to consume medicinal plants that are believed to cure prostate cancer.
However, you must remember whether this alternative treatment cannot replace medical therapy or ordinary surgical procedures. So, the use of alternative cancer treatments must be done still under the supervision of a doctor.
Natural ingredients used as alternative treatments for prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in the male prostate, the small gland between the penis and bladder. Prostate cancer usually grows slowly and only requires minimal treatment. Even so, there is also prostate cancer that can spread quickly.
Here are some types of natural ingredients used as alternative treatments to help deal with prostate cancer:
A study revealed that pomegranate juice might have a preventive and treatment effect on prostate cancer in humans.
That’s because pomegranates are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C which can boost the immune system. However, further research is still needed to support this alternative treatment.
In some studies, it is known that people who often eat tomatoes or other fruits rich in lycopene have a lower risk of getting cancer.
Furthermore, some researchers believe tomatoes can help overcome prostate cancer. However, further research is needed in determining how lycopene can reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
Saw palmetto is a type of berry that has long been used as a natural alternative medicine for prostate and urinary disorders.
However, consuming this type of berry can cause some side effects, and keep in mind that further research is still needed to ascertain its benefits in dealing with prostate cancer.
To treat prostate cancer, medical treatments, such as radiotherapy, radical prostatectomy, brachytherapy, hormone therapy, or cryotherapy, are choices that have proven to be effective.
Alternative prostate cancer treatments using natural ingredients have been chosen because they are cheaper and easier to do. However, the effectiveness of these natural ingredients in treating prostate cancer is generally still uncertain.
Therefore, you are not advised to use alternative medicine to replace the drugs and therapies given by the doctor. You should consult a doctor to get the right treatment.