Ovarian Cancer

 

Discussion

 
Removal of ovaries causes hormonal changes and symptoms similar but more severe than menopause http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0306987708001977
 

Alternative Medicine

 
Bindweed (convolvulus arvensis) may help stave off ovarian, brain and lung cancer. 11/2001 Alternative  Medicine publication
http://www.thephillipdemarscancerfund.com/c-statin.htm (CAUTION - Not all tumors flourish by the growth of new blood vessels.)
 
Ginko Biloba may reduce incidences of ovarian cancer per 2005 research findings. 2/2006 www.lef.org
Ginger, pepper treat difficult cancers   Ginger can kill ovarian cancer cells, while the compound that makes (red) peppers hot can shrink pancreatic tumors.
 
Raw Royal Jelly (from honey bees) may help reverse: "tiredness from overwork, loss of bodily strength (asthenia) and general exhaustion diseases, anxiety, insomnia, bronchial asthma, hepatitis or other liver ailments, anorexia, stomach ulcers, pancreatitis, gout, arthritis, atherosclerosis, kidney diseases, skin disorders, insufficiency of the ovaries, for the reversing of the aging process, stimulating and regenerating the nervous system, or for accelerating the healing of fractured bones. Finally, it also makes claim for promoting sexual rejuvenation." http://apitherapy.blogspot.com/2007/02/royal-jelly-may-help-treat-graves.html   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_jelly
 

 

 
Yew Taxol -
http://www.nytimes.com/1991/09/19/garden/botanist-s-quest-plants-for-all-ills.html - "Spring finds him wandering the woods outside the Agriculture Department office in Beltsville ('known only to bikers and weird botanists,' he says) for wild ginseng. And in fall, pruning yew bushes. "The seeds are poisonous, so you have to be careful not to swallow them,' he said, picking a few red berries from his own shaggy hedge at home. He popped them into his mouth and spat out the seeds. 'The pulp doesn't have much taxol," he said, 'but the needles may have as much as 100 parts per million taxol.' Taxol, an anti-tumor agent, may prove a powerful treatment for advanced ovarian cancer; it shows promise against breast and lung cancer.
The Agriculture Department is harvesting the Pacific yew in the Northwest, and the Food and Drug Administration has permitted Bristol-Meyers to manufacture taxol from the bark and use it experimentally. But this forest is already threatened by overlogging.
So here's this resident witch doctor for the establishment, who says taxol is staring us in the face in our own backyards. He recently cut a branch from a yew on the
Agriculture Department's grounds and sent it to the cancer institute for analysis.
'The needles had 80 parts per million of taxol,' he said. 'There's no reason to kill those trees out West when we can just give our hedges a haircut.' 
Of Dr. Duke's yew specimen, Dr. Kenneth Snader, a chemist at the institute, said:
'It's a very useful addition to our search,' but added, 'I'm not convinced it's going to replace other programs.'" (Many Christmas trees could be recycle/harvested for taxol.)
 
Yew tea - Montana pacific yew bark, pine cones, or pine needle tips may help ovarian cancer - 2001 http://www.natmedpro.com/nmp -
 

Conventional Medicine

 
Drug - Pacli-taxel (Hacli-taxel or Taxol) 1st isolated from Pacific yew (Taxus brevifolia Nutt) in 1971 won in 1992 FDA approval for ovarian and breast cancer treatment and is considered most exciting lead in cancer chemotherapy.1999 http://www.xatiancheng.com/pac.htm