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Homeopathic medicine for Cancer

Tumors are groups of abnormal cells that form lumps or growths. They can start in any one of the trillions of cells in our bodies. A tumor is an overgrowth of the cells that serves no useful purpose, and is not subject to the normal control mechanisms that regulate proliferation.

Are you looking for a homeopathic cure for cancer? This article discusses the homeopathy treatment of cancer along with the best homeopathic medicine for cancer treatment.

A tumor is an overgrowth of the cells that serves no useful purpose, and is not subject to the normal control mechanisms that regulate proliferation.

Tumors are groups of abnormal cells that form lumps or growths. They can start in any one of the trillions of cells in our bodies.

The word tumor simply refers to a mass. This is a general term that can refer to benign (generally harmless) or malignant (cancerous) growths.

Types of Tumors

On the basis of the nature of tumor they are divided into two types

  • Benign tumors
  • Malignant tumors

Benign tumors – Benign tumors are composed of well differentiated cells that grow slowly, well circumscribed, and do not extend beyond the location where they are growing. They are named from the tissue from which the tumor arose with the suffix “oma” added, such as aden (gland) plus “oma” (tumor) = adenoma.

Alternatively, a tumor on a narrow base projecting from an epithelial surface can be called a polyp or papilloma.


  • Stay in one place and don’t spread to other parts of the body
  • Don’t usually come back after they are removed
  • Tend to have a regular and smooth shape and have a covering called a capsule
  • May be moved easily in the tissue


Malignant tumor/ Carcinoma – Malignant tumor is characterized by immune cells that grow faster, infiltrate surrounding tissues, and may spread to other areas in the body. The general term cancer applies to any malignant tumor. The more précised terms are carcinoma, referring to a tumor arising from epithelium, glands, or organs with excretory or secretory functions; sarcoma refers to a tumor arising from other tissues such as muscle, nerve, bone, cartilage, and connective tissue. Leukemia designates a tumor of blood cells. Our immune system helps protect us from malignant tumors by recognizing and destroying abnormal cells before they begin to proliferate and form a tumor, but is less effective at destroying an estabilished tumor.

Cancer is a disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. Cancer is classified according to the organ affected (e.g. prostate cancer, lung cancer, cervical cancer etc) or type of tissue or cells involved (e.g. adenocarcinoma of lungs, astrocytoma, osteosarcoma) or according to the stage of disease (usually stage I to IV). The prognosis and treatment of different types and stages of cancer varies.

Homeopathy for Cancer

Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic medicine for cancer focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. The homeopathic remedies for cancer are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc. A miasmatic tendency (predisposition/susceptibility) is also often taken into account for the treatment of chronic conditions. The homeopathic medicine for cancer given below indicate the therapeutic affinity but this is not a complete and definite guide to the treatment of this condition. The symptoms listed against each remedy may not be directly related to this disease because in homeopathy general symptoms and constitutional indications are also taken into account for selecting a remedy. To study any of the following remedies in more detail, please visit our Materia Medica section. None of these homeopathic medicine for cancer should be taken without professional advice.

Calcarea fluorica
This homeopathic medicine for cancer is most useful for knots, kernels or hardened lumps in the female breast, accompanied with indurated glands of stony hardness; the enlargements may occur in the fasciae. It will prevent the development of cancer, and should be considered always in the cases where the breasts present suspicious lumps. Enchondroma.

Lapis albus
Several cases of incipient scirrhus (cancer) of the breasts, presenting retraction of the nipple, and the other characteristic symptoms have been cured with this remedy. It is of signal use in many cases of goiter. Dr. E. G. Jones recommends Lapis in malignant diseases of the uterus where the discharges are black and offensive and intense burning pains all through the diseased part.

This homeopathic remedy will often abate the pains of cancer. Lupus and sarcoma with a thick yellow and offensive discharge.

Hecla lava
Osteomata (Bone Cancer), not so-called ivory tumors, but those of spongy nature.

Great hardness of the infiltrated glands, with flying stitches in them worse at night. Cancer, mammary tumors of beginning of scirrhus; chief remedy, especially useful after contusions and bruises, it corresponds particularly to glandular bruises. Here it is an absolute specific, and the writer advises the 30th potency. Dr. O. S. Haines has verified this statement. The irritability seems the characteristic. Epithelioma, enlarged testicles or uterus.

This homeopathic remedy for cancer has achieved considerable reputation is cancer of the stomach and various forms of carcinoma. Many cases have improved under the Ix; open cancer and cancerous ulcers; it modifies the pain. Bernstein believes the field of this remedy to be in epithelioma, especially in open and ulcerated types. He recommends the 6x potency, and has had remarkable results from its use.

Phytolacca has a tendency to fat formation, and may prove useful in fatty tumors as well as in hard, painful nodosities in the breast. Cancers of the breast when the tumors is hard, painful and purple. It acts as an absorbent in fibroid tumors of the uterus.

Plumbum iodatum
Inflamed indurated masses in the female breast slowly developing. The hard, unchangeable character, the slow development and the supervention of painful inflammations therein are the elements of decision.

This homeopathic medicine for cancer corresponds to the general phenomena of the cancerous diathesis, though Bayes notes that we have other remedies which may posses more power over cancer indicated. It is said to be almost a specific for lupus, and its special indications in any form of tumor, be it cancer or not, the sharp burning and lancinating pain, the weakness and debility and the general Arsenicum symptoms known so well. In other words, the patient is to be treated, not the disease.

Bleeding fungi. There is on record the cure of a fungus tumor of the orbit, with this remedy and Carbo vegetabilis, in the Austrian Field Marshal Radetsky. It is also a remedy for polypoid growths in the nose and ears. The epithelial variety of cancer, and cauliflower excrescences would seem to correspond to this remedy. Dr. Helmuth also considered Thuja as a valuable remedy in sarcoma. Palpillomata also comes within its field.

This homeopathic medicine for cancer corresponds to what Jousset terms the epithelial diathesis and is of undoubted and special value in epithelioma and uterine cancer. Our English confreres praise this remedy in simple glandular tumors of the breast; here it allays the pain retards the growth and improves the patient generally. The dyspeptic symptoms of the remedy lead to its choice. The hydrastis treatment is one of the best known in cancer.

Corresponds to the cancer diathesis, the worn jaded look, the sallow complexion hide-bound state of the skin, low spirits, loss of appetite, constipation, as well as to the ulcerative stage. It has cured lupus, epithelioma and malignant ulcers. Tumors of the stomach and pylorus have disappeared under the continued use of Hydrastis.

The use of this substance has been heralded as a homeopathic remedy for cancer. Though it produces actually and pathologically that disease, it has never cured cancer in any dosage nor in any stage of that affection. It use in all doses save those of Homoeopathy is dangerous and should be avoided. However, the excellent provings by Dieffenbach have precisioned its use and it may indicated therefore, not in Cancer, but in what Vannier so happily the terms that “Cancerinique” dyscrasia, which means the abnormal blood conditions which tend toward that disease, and always precede it. Thus it use is confined to the pregrowth manifestations when we have such symptoms as aching pains, itching over the body, pains resembling a chronic arthritis. Apprehension. Mentally tired and irritable patients. Pimples on the skin and spots which itch and burn.Restlessness, heat in stomach, flatulence and constipation. The 30th potency is as low as it should be used. We can never be certain whether a patient has not been subjected in some unknown way to radium emanations and by giving the remedy in the lower strengths we may add to the trouble. A recent finding of the New York Health Department (April, 1932) says : “In regions where radio-active minerals were mined an increased incidence of cancer, especially of cancer of the lungs, had been noted.” It also condemned the use of so-called radium waters as elements of danger. A study of the “cancerinique’ or pregrowth symptoms will give positive information as to the approach of this disease, and positive indications for the remedies that should be used to prevent the same.

Carbo animalis
Mammary cancer, scirrhus, gland indurated in little nodes, the parts being as hard as stone; skin bluish and mottled axillary glands swollen; drawing pains through mammae. Cancer of cervix, with induration and burning pains, with thin offensive discharge from the vagina.

Carbolic acid
Has also been highly praised as a valuable internal remedy in cancer.

Helmuth speaks favorably of this remedy for the lancinating pains of cancers.

Classification of Cancer Tumors

Cancers are classified by the type of cell that the tumor cells resemble and is therefore presumed to be the origin of the tumor. These types include:

  • Carcinoma: Cancers derived from epithelial cells. This group includes many of the most common cancers and include nearly all those in the breast, prostate, lung, pancreas and colon.
  • Sarcoma: Cancers arising from connective tissue (i.e. bone, cartilage, fat, nerve), each of which develops from cells originating in mesenchymal cells outside the bone marrow.
  • Lymphoma and leukemia: These two classes arise from hematopoietic (blood-forming) cells that leave the marrow and tend to mature in the lymph nodes and blood, respectively.
  • Germ cell tumor: Cancers derived from pluripotent cells, most often presenting in the testicle or the ovary (seminoma and dysgerminoma, respectively).
  • Blastoma: Cancers derived from immature “precursor” cells or embryonic tissue.

Diagnosis of Cancer

Diagnostic testing involves tests and procedures to confirm the presence of disease and identify the correct tumor type, location, extent and stage.

The following are some common diagnostic tests:

  • A review of health history
  • Physical examination
  • Laboratory tests (blood, urine, etc.)
  • Biopsy
  • Imaging tests (X-ray, PET/CT, MRI, ultrasound, etc.)
  • Nuclear medicine scans (bone scans, etc.)
  • Endoscopy
  • Genetic tests


  • Davidson book of medicine
  • http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-101/what-is-cancer/types-of-tumours/?region=on

Cancer Cases Cured with Homeopathy Medicine

Cancer of Right Breast, Three Operations – by John Henry Clarke

Cancer of the Prostate in a Man of 74 – by Vitan Gosain

Integrative Cure of a Patient with Breast Cancer – by Seyedaghanoor Sadeghi

Two Cases of Cervical Cancer – by Pranali Kamat

Homeopathy and Herbals for Support in Cancer Treatment – by Gudny Osk Didriksdottir

Two Cancer Cases – by Edward De Beukelaer

About the author

Dr. Manish Bhatia

- BCA, M.Sc Homeopathy (UK), CICH (Greece), MD (Hom)
- Associate Professor, Organon & Homeopathic Philosophy, SKH Medical College, Jaipur
- Founder Director of Hpathy.com
- Editor, Homeopathy for Everyone
- Co-author - Homeopathy and Mental Health Care: Integrative Practice, Principles and Research
- Author - Lectures on Organon of Medicine vol 1, 2, 3. CCH Approved. (English, German, Bulgarian)
- Awardee - Raja Pajwan Dev Award for Excellence in the Field of Medicine; APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Excellence in Homeopathy Education
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