Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2008
Chemotherapy patients everywhere are benefiting from a new product that alleviates the side effects of chemotherapy. Many people are faced with being diagnosed with cancer on a daily basis. With the guidance of their doctors, they have to make a decision as to what type of treatment they will start to rid themselves of the cancer. Even with these treatments, many times the cancer returns.
Along with the chance of the cancer returning, many are faced with many side effects due to the treatments. Side effects can include and are not limited to nausea, hair loss, loss of appetite, anemia, neutropenia, lowered blood counts, and lymphoedema.
As stated by the American Cancer Society, "Chemotherapy is the most common cause of a weakened immune system and a decreased number of RBCs (red blood cells), WBCs (white blood cells), and platelets" Many times chemotherapy has to be stopped due to the side effects and how they are effecting the patient. As many understand, chemotherapy has the most effectiveness when continued through the whole cycle of treatment. Sometimes this is difficult and a patient has to stop treatment. Based on many incidences, this has been very crucial to a patient's recovery.
"The best way to ensure that it's effective (chemotherapy), like an antibiotic, is to complete the entire regimen -- if you stop an antibiotic too soon, you may get sick again, and it may not respond to similar medications when it's treated -- cancer is the same way, the cells can mutate and become resistant to certain medications".
"Stopping chemotherapy prematurely will jeopardize any therapeutic effect, and if the tumour is not eradicated at that point in time, it likely will start growing again".
"If chemo is stopped the cancer starts growing again: also the other systems return; I know this because I am taking chemo" at certain times they stop the chemo to give my body a rest. They then do another cat scan at about 3months and either the chemo starts up again or we go a month at a time. However there will come a time when the chemo stops working!"
Now, introduced in the United States, many are choosing an alternative way to help them alleviate the effects of chemotherapy and stay on their treatment and on their way to recovery. A type of miracle honey, some may say.
In 2006 a clinical study was done using LifeMel Chemo Support honey to determine its effect on chemotherapy patients. Over 66% of the patients in the study experienced higher blood counts, were able to continue with their scheduled chemotherapy program and, generally had an improved quality of life. The conclusion of the study was that LifeMel honey was shown to reduce blood deficiencies for chemotherapy patients and thereby assist in their treatment regimen. The study was published in Medical Oncology, a peer medical journal, and a further clinical trial is now being conducted.
After taking the honey twice a day and seeing improvements in their blood levels and the way they feel, many chemotherapy patients continue to use LifeMel Honey through their treatments.