A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
I had a question the other day about peritoneal carcinomatosis.
Peritoneal carcinomatosis is a rare type of cancer affecting your peritoneum, which is the thin layer of tissue surrounding the organs in your abdominal cavity, as well as your abdominal cavity itself.
Fluid fills the space between the layers to offer extra cushioning as your organs bump around in your body
Peritoneal carcinomatosis develops when existing abdominal cancers, including appendix, colon, rectal, and pancreatic cancers, spread into your peritoneum.
This causes tumors to grow throughout your peritoneum.
The spread of abdominal cancer to the peritoneum usually means your abdominal cancer is in an advanced stage.
Another form of the disease, primary peritoneal carcinomatosis, begins in the peritoneum itself.
This is also a rare condition, and tends to affect women who are also at risk for ovarian cancer.
Peritoneal carcinomatosis caused by abdominal cancers can cause the following additional symptoms:
>Uncomfortable swelling of your abdomen
>Swelling of your ankles
>Pain in your stomach area
>Unusual weight gain
>Loss of appetite
>Digestive problems like nausea and constipation
Primary peritoneal carcinomatosis, especially in its early stages, may not produce many unusual symptoms.
Often, people don’t notice symptoms until the cancer is advanced.
Noticeable symptoms may be similar to those listed above.
Treatment for peritoneal carcinomatosis is generally fairly aggressive, since it’s an advanced form of cancer.
To deal with peritoneal carcinomatosis, it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily to keep hydrated and flush toxins, whether thirsty or not. Add Performance for electrolytes.
*Increase life-giving, enzyme and nutrient rich fresh, raw fruits and veggies; organic whenever possible; consider juicing.
*Consider increasing dietary intake of brassica family (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, kale, etc.)
*Ensure optimal, quality protein intake.
*Balance Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fats.
*Consider including freshly made kefir in your diet.
*Review my posts on digestion and bowel health.
*Avoid constipation. Ensure at least 2 movements per day to remove wastes and toxins.
*Consider liver, gallbladder and/or colon cleanses.
*Rebalance intestinal microflora; review my post on Candida; this is crucial for immune function.
*Exercise; yoga; deep breathing; oxygenate cells.
*Fresh air, sunlight, spend some time in nature.
*Relaxation techniques; meditation; prayer.
*Research herbs, homeopathy, energy medicine.
*Address any emotional issues; trauma connections.
*Research energy medicine techniques, like EFT.
*Replace cleaners with non-toxic products.
*Consider having iron levels tested.
*Consider hair analysis for heavy metal toxicity.
*Consider hormone level testing.
*Consider monitoring blood tumor markers and immune function markers.
*Consider thermography testing (especially for breasts).
*Consult medical AND complimentary health professionals.
*Do everything possible to strengthen immune system and support ALL cellular function/strength.
*Detoxify, detoxify, detoxify.
*Consider 180 tea for its antioxidant value.
*Remember cancer cells are confused, so keep the faith.
*Investigate all views and alternative before deciding on any particular treatment, therapy, surgery, etc. Decide what best suits your desires, beliefs, lifestyle and situation.