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Meat consumption and breast cancer risk

 In a recent study published in the BMJ researchers estimate  that red meat incr...

Lack of sleep and breast cancer

A new study reveals that women who regularly worked night shift were more likely to develo...

Soy might reduce lung cancer risk

In a recent  large-scale, population-based, prospective study in Japan, isoflavone&nb...

Acupuncture in cancer care

Acupuncture is becoming a respected treatment modality in cancer care. According to the Ce...

Stress reduction can affect genes

Chronic threat and anxiety are associated with pro-inflamm...

The Value of Presence

Suffering is not a question wh...

Fish oil and breast cancer

In a prospective study with 35,016  postmenopausal women, ages 50 to 76 years, who we...

Acupuncture helpful in cancer related fatigue

Integrating Dietary Supplements into Cancer Care

In a recent meta-analysis res...

Acupuncture and arthralgia due to aromatase inhibi

 A new study reviews the latest information on the use of acupuncture in cancer...

Nutrition and reduced risk of breast cancer
In 2007 the
Acupuncture is helpful with hot flushe in patients
Hot flushes are common adverse effects of antiestrogen hormone treatment in conventional...
Protective effects of control beliefs
A  longitudinal study that included 3,626 community-residing adults, aged 32 to 84,...
Does diet affect colorectal cancer?
The most comprehensive and authoritative report on colorectal cancer risk ever published has ...
Ginseng eases cancer related fatigue
In a recent study with breast cancer patients, the herb ginseng appeared to significantly red...
Chemobrain and complementary therapies

The American Cancer Society (ACS) convened a group of
experts in nu...

Mindfulness and stress in cancer
In a study done in Canada with patients affected by cancer A small, preliminary study finds that
Qigong, cognitive function and quality of life
In a study done in Australia  cancer patients that were introduced to medical QiGon...
Phone consultation is helpful in managing symptoms

Many cancer patients suffer from multiple symptoms including undetected, undertreated canc...

Soy might reduce breast cancer risk for recurrence
A large, population-based cohort study of 5042 female breast cancer survivors in China r...
Do cancer survivors use CAM?

A recent analysis of the 2007 National Health Interview Survey revealed tha...

Rye and breast cancer
The fibre through its effect on fermentation increases esterification of bile acids reducing ...
Mindfulness in cancer care

Mindfulness techniques appear to be effective in helping patients cope with pain, disabili...

Omega-3 Formulation Has Antineoplastic Activity

 -An enteric-coated formulation of the omega-3 free fatty acid form of eicosapentaeno...

Long term effects of acupuncture on hot flushes
A study that was done 2 years after having acupuncture treatment for hot flashes in pati...
Guidelines for Integrative Oncology

The Society of Integrative Oncology( SIO) published new guideline...

Is sugar and soft drinks good for you?
A new study reveals that consumption of more than 2 soft drinks a week increases the risk for...
Broccoli and bladder cancer

Nutrition in the prevention of colorectal cancer
In a review article on prevention of colorectal cancer  several studies have shown that ...
Managing Radiation Therapy Side effects
Complementary therapies may reduce possible symptom burdens caused by conventional cancer tre...
Integrative Medicine in cancer care
Lung cancer

Integrative Medicine and Patients affected by Lung Cancer

Patients with lung cancer are particularly vulnerable to heavily promoted claims for unproved or disproved “alternatives.” Integrative medicine options of care are getting increased attention in recent years by both patients and health care practitioners. Mind-body modalities and massage therapy can reduce anxiety, mood disturbance, and chronic pain. Acupuncture assists the control of pain and other side effects and helps reduce levels of pain medication required. Trials of acupuncture for chemotherapy-induced neuropathy and postthoracotomy pain show promising results.
An article in the journal Chest reviewed these options of care including some others. 
Open the link to this article.

A chapter dedicated to lung cancer is available in Integrative Oncology textbook second edition by Abrams and Weil.

Link to the lung cancer chapter

The following foods might have some clues for benefit
in lung cancer prevention: 

Apples and lung cancer risk

  Papaya and Lung cancer risk 

Leafy green vegetables

Sweet potatoes


Lung Cancer – Foods and Supplements



Possible Benefits













·         Fruits

·         Vegetables

·         Foods high in Caretenoids (Carrots, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins, spinach, apricots  )

·         Foods high in Selenium               (Brazil nuts, crimini mushrooms, tuna, halibut, salmon,  scallops, organic eggs, shiitake mushrooms, barley, grass-fed beef,  turkey)

·          Foods high in Quercetin (capers, dill, kale, buckwheat, sweet potatoes, apples)

·         Green Tea

·         Spices: Turmeric, Black Cumin

·         Soy

·         Garlic

·         Pomegranate

·         Red meat

·         Processed meat









·         Astragalus

·         Omega 3 (EPA:DHA >4:1)

·         Curcumin

·         Ginseng

·         Sun Soup

·         Coriolus Versicolor

·         Homeopathic remedies

·         Melatonin

·         Vitamin D (early stage)


·         Selenium supplements

·         Vitamin A supplements

·         Beta carotene supplements

·         Vitamin D (advanced stage)

Source:  Integrative Oncology Consultants website: www.moshefrenkelmd.com  2013

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