Sadeghi Seyedaghanoor and Fahimeh Mahdavi
A tumour is a lump or growth in a part of the body and is formed from abnormal cells. Some tumours are classed as malignant or cancerous. Benign tumours are not cancerous and are not usually life-threatening. A benign tumour tends to be slower growing and does not invade nearby tissue or spread to other parts of the body the way cancer can. In most cases the outlook with benign tumours is very good. However, benign tumours can be serious if they press on vital structures such as blood vessels or nerves. For this reason sometimes they require treatment, but other times they do not.
Benign tumors are typically slow-growing and rarely spread to other areas of the body. They often have well-defined borders, so surgical removal can be an effective treatment. However, the location of a benign brain tumor can have a significant impact on treatment options and be as serious and life-threatening as a malignant tumor. Benign brain tumors can be considered malignant if they are located in areas of the brain that control vital functions like breathing
Unlike benign tumors, the cell structure of a “malignant” tumor is significantly different than that of “normal” cells. Malignant tumors tend to grow faster and can be more invasive than benign tumors. Malignant tumors are life threatening. Most notably, cancer is characterized by the ability to spread from one organ to another. It is very rare for a primary tumor to spread from one organ to another.
Case No. 1: A married woman aged 24 was seen at our clinic about 4 years ago. Her husband had been found to be addicted to some drugs. Her family had mistakenly selected him as her beloved husband. After getting married and starting to live with him, Mrs.Z.A. had found out about his addiction. She started to develop a mass on the left side of her neck, after about 4 months. The clinical and lab tests showed she had lymphoma. Her family prevented her from undergoing chemotherapy.
In the autumn of 2010 she was referred to us. We selected Phosphorus 30 c for her. The patient had a total Phosphorus personality. She easily trusted people, forgave her husband in spite of his hiding his addiction, she desired company and was communicative and benevolent. She loved arts and nature. She took a globule of the remedy. She took Phosphorus 30c at most twice. No other remedies were used.
In the fourth follow up after one year, she was pronounced completely cured. She never underwent chemotherapy.
Case No. 2: A married woman aged 44 was seen 5 years ago, in 2009, because of a metastatic breast cancer and its complications. She was diagnosed to suffer from the malignant tumor 9 years ago in 2005, by a neurosurgeon who suspected the low back pain was due to her breast cancer. A whole-body scanning showed multiple affected organs with high absorptionof the radiologic material. All my colleagues without exception thought that her survival wouldn’t be more than 6 months.
However we did not surrender to this bitter fact and did our best to keep her alive. She underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy for 4 years. Then she asked us to use homeopathic remedies to improve her pains and general health. Thus several remedies were prescribed for her including Carcinocin 200CH, Conium 30CH, Natrum mur. 30CH and Arsenicum 30CH.
Her bone pains that bothered her during the night alleviated remarkably and her energy increased. Her children grew older and she lived eight years or 96 months, which is remarkable for a stage 4 infiltrative breastcancer. During the last 6 months of her life she suffered severe osteoporosis due to daily intake of Letrozole, an oral anticancer drug. I strongly suggested removing the drug prescribed by her famous oncologist in Tehran, Dr. M.R.. Unfortunately she experienced multiple pathologic bone fractures. She underwent three vertebral surgeries that crippled her totally leading to a complete bed rest for 6 months!
Case No.3: Mrs. Sh.T. is a nurse diagnosed with multiple benign bone tumors after retiring from 30 years of hard enthusiastic work with patients at a hospital in Tehran. She was seen 10 months ago on March 2013. Another tumor was detected 10 years ago in her pelvic region, which was diagnosed as benign by an orthopedics specialist.
The last two that grew rapidly in 3-4 days in the last year were cured with Calcarea flour. 12 CH after taking 3 doses of the remedy. The tumor is no more felt in her neck and clavicle. Mrs.Sh.T. used to feel very responsible for her duties towards the staff working with her and also for the patients. She neglected her own health. She still loves her job and is working as the supervisor nurse at one of the 1st grade hospitals in Tehran.
Case No .4: Mrs. F.M. a retired teacher, was seen three years ago, 2011. She was examined by a general surgeon for her right axillary enlarged lymph node. Her sister was affected with malignant breast cancer (Mrs.T.M., my patient who suffered a 4 stage tumor and survived 8 years after the diagnosis of malignancy.) Mrs. F.M. was recommended to have 6 monthly ultrasonograghic images to prevent any health disorder. Since she was worried about her condition, regarding the positive family history of malignancy of her sister and type 2 diabetes mellitus of her mother, so came to me for homeopathic treatment.
I prescribed Carcinocin200 CH and repeated it once after a month, in 2011. The lymph node was cured and her general condition improved as well. Her case was reported to the 67th LMHI Congress in Nara-Japan. (presented orally).
Conclusion: Homeopathic remedies were effective and helped the patients with malignant and benign tumors. In one case, an integrative approach was applied, i.e. the woman with infiltrative breast cancer. In the two patients with benign tumors and another malignant case with lymphoma, only homeopathic remedies were used, to the point of complete cure without any relapse according to the follow-ups. I suggest doing a systematic review or clinical trials to assess the efficacy of the homeopathic remedies in similar patients.