Cancer is not a single disease with a single cause and a single type of treatment. There are more than 200 different types of cancer, each with its own name and treatment. Although cells in different parts of the body may look and work differently, most repair and reproduce themselves in the same way. Normally, cells divide in an orderly and controlled way. But if for some reason the process gets out of control, the cells carry on dividing and develop into a lump called a tumor. Tumors are either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Doctors can tell if a tumor is benign or malignant by removing a piece of tissue (biopsy) and examining a small sample of cells under a microscope.
In a benign tumor the cells do not spread to other parts of the body and so are not cancerous. However, they may carry on growing at the original site, and may cause a problem by pressing on surrounding organs.
In a malignant tumor the cancer cells have the ability to spread beyond the original area of the body. If the tumor is left untreated, it may spread into surrounding tissue. Sometimes cells break away from the original (primary) cancer. They may spread to other organs in the body through the bloodstream or lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part of the immune system – the body’s natural defense against infection and disease. It’s made up of organs such as bone marrow, the thymus, the spleen, and lymph nodes. The lymph nodes throughout the body are connected by a network of tiny lymphatic tubes (ducts). The lymphatic system has two main roles: it helps to protect the body from infection and it drains fluid from the tissues.
When the cancer cells reach a new area they may go on dividing and form a new tumor. This is known as a secondary cancer or a metastasis.
The bladder is a hollow, balloon-like organ that is located in the pelvis.
The kidneys filter waste products out of your blood. The waste products are mixed with water to create urine which passes down two tubes called ureters and into your bladder. When your bladder is full, the urine passes out of your body through a tube called the urethra, which is when you go to urinate.
Cancer of the bladder is estimated to be the ninth most common cause of cancer worldwide. Rates in males are three to four times those in females. Incidence rates are high in many southern and eastern European countries, in parts of Africa and the Middle East, and in North America. The highest estimated mortality is in Egypt, where rates are more than three times greater than the highest rates in Europe and eight times those in the USA. In the USA, the incidence in whites is higher than in blacks. In general, in Western countries, incidence rates have been rising, but the increase has slowed or stopped in many.
Types of bladder cancer
If the cancerous cells are contained inside the lining of the bladder, doctors describe it as superficial or non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. This is the most common type of bladder cancer, accounting for 7 out of 10 cases, and the least serious. When the cancerous cells have spread beyond the lining into the surrounding muscles of the bladder, it’s referred to as muscle invasive bladder cancer. This is less common and has a higher chance of spreading to other parts of the body (metastasizing).
Blood in the urine (hematuria) is the most common symptom of bladder cancer.
Less common symptoms of bladder cancer usually involve a change in the normal pattern of urination such as:
- a need to urinate on a more frequent basis
- a sudden urge to urinate
- a burning sensation when passing urine
Most people with bladder cancer do not experience pain when they are urinating.
Rarer symptoms of bladder cancer include:
- pelvic pain
- bone pain
- unexplained weight loss
- swelling of the legs
You should always consult a licensed health practitioner if you have blood in your urine so that the cause can be investigated. It is very unlikely to be the result of bladder cancer, particularly if you are under 50 years old. The more likely cause is a bladder infection, such as cystitis, kidney stones or, in men, an enlarged prostate gland.
Several risk factors have been identified including:
Smoking – this is the single biggest risk factor for bladder cancer. This because tobacco contains more than 40 different types of carcinogenic (cancer-causing) chemicals. If you smoke for many years, the carcinogenic chemicals will pass into your urine and begin to coat the lining of your bladder. This can then cause genetic mutations that lead to the development of bladder cancer. It is estimated that half of all cases of bladder cancer are related to smoking, and people who smoke may be as much as six times more likely to develop bladder cancer than non-smokers.
Exposure to chemicals – this is the second biggest risk factor for bladder cancer. Previous studies have estimated that this may account for around 25% of cases. Chemicals known to increase the risk of bladder cancer include:
- aniline dyes
Occupations – those that have been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer are manufacturing jobs that involve the following:
The link between bladder cancer and these types of occupations was discovered in the 1970s and 1980s. Since then, regulations relating to exposure to cancer-causing chemicals have been made much more rigorous and many of the above chemicals have been banned.
At the moment, the proportion of occupation-related cases of bladder cancer that are diagnosed is still quite high. This is because it can take up to 25 years after initial exposure to the chemicals before bladder cancer starts to develop.
However, due to the introduction of much tighter regulations regarding the use of chemicals, the number of occupation-related cases of bladder cancer should start to decrease in the future.
Other risk factors for bladder cancer include:
- having radiotherapy to treat previous cancers that occurred near the bladder, such as a kidney cancer
- having a permanent tube in your bladder (an in-dwelling catheter) to drain away urine because you have nerve damage that has resulted in paralysis; this is often the case in people who have had a spinal cord injury
- having previous treatment with a chemotherapy medication called cyclophosphamide which is often used to treat breast cancer and ovarian cancer
- taking a type of steroid medication called glucorticoids on a long-term basis; this type of medication is often used to treat allergic conditions or conditions where the immune system attacks healthy tissue (autoimmune conditions), as well as being used to prevent the body rejecting donated organs
If you do the Jeff McCombs Candida Protocol you will already be avoiding all of the foods that trigger cancer. However here are the foods to avoid at all costs.
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages
- Avoid all fast food or chain restaurants and all processed food
- Avoid all canned food
- Eat mostly fresh, organic vegetables and fruits
Avoid all foods that are high in unhealthy saturated and trans- fats, hydrogenated and partially-hydrogenated fats and oils, margarine, and shortening. Eliminate refined white flour, which is found in the majority of foods found on a typical grocery store shelf, including bread, bagels, crackers, cakes, cookies, and other baked good, pasta. Also avoid alcohol, caffeine, simple carbohydrates, sugars and sugar products, foods that are overly spicy, and all processed and commercial “junk” food. Stay clear of all inorganic pasteurized milk and dairy products, including yogurt and cheese; best to eat only raw, organic dairy products.
Empower yourself, and choose a diet emphasizing organic whole foods, including plenty of fresh, raw fruits and vegetables, oats, whole grains, such as brown rice, quinoa and buckwheat. Include a variety of preferably soaked, nuts and seeds, especially pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Minimize your intake of red meat; though be sure to consume adequate amounts of organic, free-range poultry, bison and wild-caught fish. Eat generous quantities of both raw and lightly steamed organic vegetables and large fresh salads daily. Preferably, cook with virgin coconut butter/oil and use extra virgin olive oil, high lignin flax seed oil and hemp seed oil as condiments on veggies and as the base for your daily salad dressing. Throughout the day, drink plenty of pure, filtered water, and avoid drinking—as well as bathing, and showering in—unfiltered tap water, as tap water contains heavy metals and pesticide residues that can settle in high concentrations in the body.
The raw food diet is a food plan that can be of great benefit if you suffer from bladder cancer. Using the guidelines outlined above as a base camp for a clean and healthy diet, one can then transition into a raw food diet as desired. Raw food generates rapid results because of its ability to thoroughly detoxify and liberate your body’s previously untapped energy.
The diet mainly consists of raw fruits, vegetables, and soaked and sprouted nuts and seeds, supplemented with daily consumption of fresh green juices made from a variety of vegetables such as celery, romaine lettuce, spinach, carrot, kale, parsley, and an ever rotating seasonal selection of other organic veggies. Raw foodists enjoy salads, dehydrated flax crackers, seed and nut patés, blended soups, smoothies, and marinated veggies, often mixed with soaked sea vegetables. Since little to no cooked food is consumed, the raw diet has the advantage of instantly eliminating many common allergens. No cooked wheat or wheat by-products are consumed, and generally dairy is omitted, though some might choose to eat moderate quantities of raw goat or sheep milk products, often in the form of a fermented food, such as homemade raw kefir or yogurt.
Dr Gabriel Cousins, at the Tree of Life Center, endorses the raw food plan as the ultimate healing diet, and offers 100% raw food meals at his healing retreat in Patagonia, Arizona. An important note when choosing a raw food diet: there is an issue of trade-offs. You might miss cooked foods, though you will not miss bladder cancer. More times than not the raw food diet presents itself as an incredible tool that can be used to quickly transition from a serious health challenge into a healing process, ultimately resulting in greater health and well-being.
Useful nutrients for treating and preventing bladder cancer include vitamin A, beta-carotene, vitamin B3 (niacin), B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. The amino acid L-arginine is recommended, as are alpha-lipoic acid and a trace mineral formula, as well as omega-3 oils, flaxseed oil, evening primrose oil, and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Garlic capsules, acidophilus, and hydrochloric acid (HCl) can be helpful, as can Wobenzyme, a proteolytic enzyme formula than helps protect against inflammation. Other nutrients include the amino acids alanine, glutamic acid, and glycine, as well as beta-sitosterol and quercitin. Modified citrus pectin is also recommended because of its ability to reduce the risk of bladder cancer becoming metastasized. Additionally, the nutrient IP6 (inositol hexaphosphate) is suggested for its potent immune-enhancement properties.
Daily management of environmental toxins, which show up in the body as excess heavy metals, is an important preventative measure. Take a recommended dose of Chlorella, EDTA, and Zeolite drops. Additionally, eat fresh cilantro, or take cilantro capsules each day that fish – fresh, frozen or canned – is consumed.
- Vitamin D (classed as a hormone) has been shown to have cancer-killing properties. Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day http:/// for a period of up to 4 weeks
- Coral Calcium – Coral calcium website
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details here
- Omega 3s:
Hemp Seed Oil
- Morter Supplements Trace Minerals
- Selenium – an essential trace vitamin which acts as a deterrent against cancer in general
- Zinc – essential for healthy immune function
- Iodine – good for energy metabolism and repair of tissues
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications, but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
- Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a practitioner here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here or go towww.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
Heal Your Body, Raise Your Consciousness (qigong for cancer) – August Newsletter
The cause of all illness and disease: NC_Newsletter_10-07.pdf
Anti-cancer diet – NC_Newsletter_08-05.pdf
Guided imagery and visualisations – low cost solutions for pain relief: NC_Newsletter_07-04.pdf
Alkalinize your diet to get well now – book review NC_Newsletter_07-01.pdf
Live cell therapy (the fountain of youth is real) NC_Newsletter_06-11.pdf
Fluorinated water and cancer linked NC_Newsletter_06-09.pdf
Bladder cancer and homeopathic treatment: ebladdercancer.com/bladder-cancer-homeopathic-treatment
Curing cancer using our own technology of emotion: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmMNlmn1DPc
Ayurveda and cancer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cusE4q7jAw0
Every cancer can be cured in weeks: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgbdNNfotwM
Bladder cancer and ayurvedic treatments: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxiUDv3ioWM
Complementary and alternative therapies in managing cancer: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.3322/canjclin.49.6.362/full
Raw broccoli and cabbage slash bladder cancer rates: www.naturalnews.com/023655_Isothiocyanates_raw_foods.html
Lunch meat can cause bladder cancer: www.naturalnews.com/029367_lunch_meat_bladder_cancer.html
Frankincense oil kills bladder cancer cells: www.naturalnews.com/025892_cancer_frankincense_oil.html
Green tea prevents bladder cancer: www.naturalnews.com/005192.html
Ginger effective against cancer: www.digitaljournal.com/pr/819219
DMSO and cancer: www.naturalnews.com/037485_DMSO_inflammation_muscle_pain.html
Further Information (links and books)
You Can Heal Your Life – Louise L. Hay; Heal Your Body by Louise L. Hay; The Journey – Brandon Bays; The Acid Alkaline Food Guide – Dr Susan Brown and Larry Trivieri, Jr; How I Said Bah! to cancer by Stephanie Butland; Thrive by Stephanie Butland; Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing – By Anita Moorjani; A Survivor’s Guide to Kicking Cancer’s Assby Dena Mendes ; Cancer [Audio Book]by Louise L. Hay; Deep Meditation for Healing [Audio Book] by Anita Moorjani; Cancer-Free: Your Guide to Gentle, Non-toxic Healing by Bill Henderson.
Andrea Butje | Aromahead [email protected] – Aromatherapy
Carrie Vitt [email protected] – Organic food recipes.
David Spector-NSR/USA [email protected] – Meditation, stress
Judith Hoad [email protected] – Herbalist.
Kath May [email protected] – Reiki, Tai Chi.
Lillian Bridges [email protected] – Chinese medicine, living naturally.
Monika [email protected] – Aromatherapy.
Rakesh [email protected] – Ayurvedic practitioner.