Cancer is considered one of the most dreaded diseases that have spread with increasing incidence throughout the world. Cancer is spreading at an alarming rate with an estimate of over 10 million new cases and six million deaths in the year 2000 alone and the incidence and mortality of cancer have increased by 22% since 1990 until 2003 (Jin Ming Kong and Yinghong Liu 2007). In 2005, over 1.3 million Americans will learn they have cancer, and of the expected 570,280 cancer deaths it\'s estimated that more than 168,000 of those will be caused by tobacco use and one-third will be related to poor nutrition, physical inactivity, being overweight or obese or other lifestyle factors. That makes up 62 percent of all cancer deaths (Cancer).
[...] Yews have been used by Native American tribes as brews to treat rheumatism, arthritis and fever while the Japanese have used its leaves to treat diabetes and even to induce abortions (Cyberbotanica: Plants and Cancer Treatments 1998). The barks of these yews have been discovered to contain compounds that have anticancer properties. Pacific yews have barks that contain the compound paclitaxel that were discovered during the 1960s to have anticancer properties. A similar compound, known as docetaxel, also with anticancer properties, was also discovered from the needles of the English yew. [...]
[...] The objective of this paper is to give an overview of the use of plants as an effective way to prevent and to cure cancer. This paper will also identify some of the plants and the compounds that are extracted from them that are being used in the treatment of cancer. The action of these plant- extracted compounds on the cancer cells will also be discussed in this paper. Lastly, this paper will also give a foresight on the future of the use of plants in the fight against cancer. [...]
[...] PREVENTION OF CANCER BY PLANTS The Consumption of Plants for Better Health Different studies have consistently shown that having a high diet of fruits and vegetables as well as cereals and grains would greatly increase the chance of having strong health and would prevent the occurrence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. It is estimated that one third of all cancer deaths in the United States could be avoided through appropriate dietary modification (Rui Hai Liu. 2004). [...]
[...] Cancer is a dreaded disease which is better prevented than cured. Therefore, if it is possible to prevent cancer, then for all its worth, try to prevent it. The use of plants in the prevention of cancer is not as dangerous as the use of their use in the treatment of it therefore it is better to prevent cancer by the use of the edible and nutritious parts of plants than to treat cancer using the highly toxic parts of other plants. It's [...]
[...] Etopisode can be injected intravenously or taken orally as capsules in order to treat cancer of the testicles, chorionic carcinomas, lymphomas and malignant melanomas (Mutschler, Ernst, and Hartmut Derendorf. 1995). Teniposide in the meantime is used less often than etoposide for the treatment of lymphomas (Cyberbotanica: Plants and Cancer Treatments 1998). Periwinkle Periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus, is a perennial evergreen herb which belongs to the dogbane family or family Apocynaceae. It is a native herb of the Madagascar Island which has been widely cultivated in most warm regions of the world. [...]
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