Home Remedies for Breast Cancer

Home remedies for breast cancer include garlic, broccoli, grapes, wheatgrass, green tea, lignans, soybean, vitamin D, calcium, and a well-balanced diet. Breast cancer refers to the malignant growth of tissues of the breast. These can be categorized as ductal, lobular, or inflammatory based on the place of origin. It can be caused due to consumption of alcoholic beverages, radiation therapy of the breast, a first child being born at an old age, old age, intake of progesterone or estrogen, and a number of other unspecified health factors and behavioral habits.

Breast cancer can be detected by several early symptoms, some of which include regular discharge from the nipple and nipples becoming inverted. Home remedies for breast cancer are available, not necessarily to cure breast cancer, but to boost the immune system or kill the cancerous tissues to a certain extent. Still, proper lifestyle and eating habits are recommended for longevity and survival rate improvement of breast cancer patients.

Please note that the home remedies for breast cancer are available not for treating the disease completely, but for decreasing its negative aspects to an extent. Breast cancer, as the name implies, is the malignant growth of tissues within the breast. The uncontrolled proliferation of cells can ultimately lead to the death of individual if it becomes metastasized or if it is not removed by surgery. The breast is composed of several lobes and ducts. The lobes function in the production of milk, which is carried via the ducts to the nipples. Breast cancer is separated into 3 types. These are ductal, lobular or inflammatory. Ductal originates in the ducts, while lobular begins in the lobes. Inflammatory breast cancer refers to those in which breasts are swelled, warm and red. Out of the three, ductal breast cancer is the most common.

According to the National Cancer Institute, the following risk factors are involved in the development of breast cancer:

  • Old age
  • First childbirth at an old age
  • Family history
  • Prior breast treatment with radiation therapy
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages
  • Intake of progesterone and estrogen hormones

Breast cancer is characterized by the following symptoms:

  • Lump in the underarm region or near the breast
  • Increased discharge from the breast
  • Nipples become inverted
  • Change in texture or morphology of breast like scaliness, unevenness, swelling, or reduction in size
  • Increased heat radiating from the breast
  • Pain is not felt even when pressure is applied

Recent research study provides information on ‘high-priority’ chemicals that may cause breast cancer in women. Though not yet curable, breast cancer can be prevented by certain precautionary measures and a balanced lifestyle. Once induced, it cannot be stopped, but by eating a healthy nutritious diet designed for cancer patients, one can ward off incoming pathogens and activate the immune system to fight against the cancer cells.  Research published in Journal of the American College of Nutrition lists foods to be avoided to reduce risk of cancer. An additional dietary regimen should be followed as the patient undergoes chemical or radiation therapy that tends to show various side effects like hair loss and nausea.

breastcancerHome Remedies for Breast Cancer

Some of the home remedies for breast cancer are explained in further detail below.

Garlic: It is well known that garlic has certain antibiotic properties which can be used to get rid of various infectious agents like bacteria, yeast, and fungi. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), presence of alkyl sulphur compounds makes it a very good anti-cancer agent. It does so by causing the malignant cells to undergo natural cell death, also known as apoptosis. It also plays an important role in activating the immune cells against cancerous cells. It is always better to eat garlic in raw form as an oil, clove or powdered substance, rather than consuming it in a cooked form.

Broccoli: Broccoli contains the linamarase gene that when present inside cancer cells can breakdown into cyanide and effectively kill tumorous cells.

Grapes: Grapes contain a compound called proanthocyanidins that reduces the body’s estrogen production. This results in the effective treatment of breast cancer, as is evident from the clinical trials performed over several breast cancer patients. The study showed that the extract of grapes affects breast cancer tumors that are hormone-sensitive. A drug called doxorubicin was also found to enhance its anti-tumor activity by consuming grapes juice or extract everyday as a supplemental treatment.

Wheatgrass: This widely praised type of health grass is known to be advantageous to cancer patients. Wheatgrass, when taken in the form of juice or raw is shown to regress cancer cells’ growth as demonstrated by the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre. It has the ability to enhance the immune system, and rids your body of toxins and waste products.

Green Tea: Prepare herbal green tea by boiling some amount of tea leaves in a glass of water till it reduces to half. This has anti-inflammatory properties and is very effective against breast cancer formation.

Lignans: Lignans are present in the seeds of sunflower, cashews, strawberries, flaxseed, and peanuts. These compounds prevent estrogen-dependent tumors by slowing down their rate of growth and progression. Any of these items can be incorporated in the daily diet chart and should be used as frequently as possible.

Vitamin D: Vitamin D intake has been associated with a lower risk of breast cancer. This can be found in milk, eggs, and cod liver oil, but not in cheese and yogurt.

ExerciseResearch suggests that exercising an hour daily reduces the risk of contracting breast cancer in women of any age and any weight. Research also suggests that physical activity and healthy diet may help to reduce risk of cancer.

Low calorie dietResearch suggests that low calorie diet may slow down the spread of breast cancer.

Soybean: This is one of the known dietary elements that are considered to be an absolute must for breast cancer patients. According to the MD Anderson Cancer Center, it contains phytoestrogens and several other entities that block cancerous cells from using estrogen. It also contains isoflavones needed for the prevention of cancer at early stages. It can be taken either as sprouts or as a cooked vegetable.

Olive Oil: Olive oil is known for its health benefits. It also reduces risk of cancer. Recent research study suggests that hydroxytyrosol, a major component of olive oil may help prevent breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

breastcancerremediesCalcium: It is important to consume calcium, especially in the pre-menopausal period for women. It has been shown to reduce breast cancer risk in a number of different studies. Foods rich in calcium are canned salmon, orange juice, almonds and green vegetables.

Beneficial Diet: According to a recent study, intake of vegetable protein, vegetable fat, dietary fiber, and nuts during adolescence may help to reduce risk of  breast cancer. It is good to have cucumbers, carrots, bananas, corn, spinach, peas and lentils for patients suffering from cancer. These can be consumed in soups. Lentils can also be eaten as sprouts as they are rich in protein.

Harmful Diet: It is advised to cut down on hot dogs, beef, lamb and pork, since they contain a high amount of saturated fats. Eating less of these types of red meat will reduce the risk of prostate and colon cancer.

Disclaimer: Home remedies for breast cancer mentioned here must be discussed with your doctor or physician. The website must not be held responsible for any problem arising due to negligence adopted by any of its visitors or readers.

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References: National Cancer Institute, National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, clinical trials, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, MD Anderson Cancer Centre

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  1. Emanuele Gentile says:

    Some recent research on the olive leaf has shown its antioxidants to be.
    effective in treating some tumors and cancers such as liver, prostate, colon, skin and breast cancer.
    Here you can find OLIFE a totally natural olive's leaf water infusion.
    Wish you the best!

  2. Pooja Bovi says:

    ThanK you…. 😀

  3. Jonathan Drake says:

    I lost my mother to this lie and my father also…cancer has always been naturally curable. The drug industry profits from peoples endless ignorance and mass "Brainwashing" for profits lies!

  4. Jonathan Drake says:

    Everyone, Breast cancer is a LIE! We can naturally Cure all cancers even late stage cancers naturally, always have! It's an industry of lies for profits. Contact me on fb and I'll prove to you it's true. Stop being victimized by endless LIES for PROFIT$$$!

  5. my mom has stage3c breast cancer what food to eat that you recommend

  6. Anonymous says:

    Depends on what type of cancer she has. If she has an estrogen positive tumor, should abstain from soy. If not then soy is ok. In all cases, cancer responds to a plant based diet and body alkalization, as cancer thrives in an acidic environnment. Must alkalize the body to stop cancer proliferation. Please begin immediately to eliminate all meat, caffeine, alcohol, and dairy from diet. Get protein from beans and calcium requirement will be reduced due to lower consumption of meat. Sufficient calcium will come from plant based diet..Research the estrogen levels of foods, eat only those that are low in estrogen if your mother has an ER/PR tumor. Begin immediate detox. Rasberry Juice if estrogen positive tumor,, Tart Cherry Juice if not. Found in the organic store.

    Do not let your mother whither away, try to get her to take walks after supper to get her energy up- if she is physically able. Even just 2 minutes a day will help. Excerise will help repair the immune system so she can fight the cancer.

    Please visit my blog at http://www.ericaholloway.com I have done hundreds of hours of research and discussions with oncologists, as I also have stage 3 breast cancer. HER2+ ER-/PR- I am only 38 years old.

    Other resources that are very helpful are http://foodforbreastcancer.com.

    God Bless.
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  7. my mom is suffering from 3rd stage breast cancer, shes still 36 years old.while she was pregnant with my brother she underwent chemo therapy and radiation last year however her condition now is getting worst, sometimes shes having difficulties in breathing, she can no longer walk or even sit. shes in bed for 4months and counting. can you please advice me how to help her? I really need some advice. Does uncooked food could help? (pertaining to meat and veggies).

    • my mom also suffering breast cancer so some one advice me give a soursop juice so we start a soursop juice and the leave for god u can also try soursop juice inshallah will she better i pray ur mom and u also pray for my mom my id is ([email protected])

  8. Cindylou Flowers says:

    My friend who is currently going through chemo, was specifically told by her oncologist, the one food she should abstain from is SOY? Interesting…