Testicular cancer is not common. Studies have shown that only 1 out of 250 males develop testicular cancer at some stage in their life. But its treatment is crucial for males to prevent the risk of testicular cancer from spreading to other body organs. Chemotherapy or surgery are effective treatments for testicular cancer. However, natural remedies can help males alleviate testicular cancer symptoms and reduce the risk of complications. Here we’re going to discuss all-natural remedies for testicular cancer in detail, so keep reading.
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What Is Testicular Cancer?
Testicular cancer is the condition in which cancerous cells grow in the testes or testicles, which are the male reproductive organ responsible for producing sperm and testosterone, located in the scrotum (loose skin bag under the penis). Males aged 15 to 45 are more likely to suffer from testicular cancer. However, it is not a common type of cancer.
Testicular cancer can be diagnosed through the lump formed in the testicles. The uncontrolled growth and division of cells in the testes can spread to the other body organs. Males can recover from testicular cancer by undergoing conventional treatments, including chemotherapy or surgical procedures.
Symptoms Of Testicular Cancer
Males suffering from testicular cancer can experience any of the below-mentioned symptoms.
- Swelling or inflammation in testes
- Discomfort or heaviness sensation in testes
- Testicular pain
- Lower abdominal pain
- Enlarged breast
- Back pain
Causes Of Testicular Cancer
The exact cause of testicular cancer is unknown. However, like other types of cancer, a mutation in cellular DNA is the leading cause of testicular cancer. Mutation in the genetic material in testicular cells alters the way in which cells grow and divide. It leads to uncontrolled cell division, causing the formation of pre-cancerous tumors. This tumor can spread out of the testes and cause cancer in other body organs.
Natural Remedies For Testicular Cancer
Testicular cancer cannot be completely treated through natural remedies. There is always the need for conventional treatments, including chemotherapy or surgeries, for a proper cure for testicular cancer. However, patients can alleviate the intensity of their symptoms through natural remedies. Complications and side effects caused by testicular cancer can be alleviated through natural remedies. Here are mentioned are effective natural remedies for testicular cancer in detail.
Increase Vitamin C Intake
Vitamin C is considered a potent natural antioxidant that can also work as an anticancer when taken in sufficient amounts in the body. Although there is a lack of scientific evidence proofing the efficiency of vitamin C in controlling cancer, here are some facts derived from the studies which describe the healing properties of vitamin C for cancer.
- Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant in the body. It protects the testicular cells from the oxidative damage caused by free radicals, which greatly reduces the chances of symptoms exacerbation during cancer.
- It boosts immune functioning, which increases the body’s ability to fight the toxins or foreign substances which can be otherwise responsible for causing testicular cancer.
- It has the ability to inhibit cell metastasis. By preventing the metastasis or uncontrolled division of the cells (the leading cause of cancer), vitamin C help in controlling testicular cancer and prevent the exacerbation of the symptoms.
- Vitamin C prohibits the abnormalities caused by tumor-forming viruses in the body. By restricting the virus’s ability to cause cancer in the testes, vitamin C can boost the effective recovery of patients.
- Studies have shown that vitamin C can decrease chemotherapy sensitivity among patients. This function is accomplished by decreased chemotherapy toxicity due to excessive intake o vitamin C.
All the above-mentioned characteristics of vitamin C prove its ability to fight against cancer. However, still, there is not enough evidence to prove vitamin C’s efficiency against cancer. Patients suffering from testicular cancer should increase their vitamin C intake in addition to the conventional treatment (chemotherapy). Adding food such as oranges, berries, kale, spinach, lemon, and other citrus fruits to the daily diet can be the best natural way of increasing the body’s vitamin C intake. According to the doctor’s recommendation, patients can also take vitamin C supplements.
Lycopene is an organic pigment or a carotenoid present in significant amounts in tomatoes. Studies have found that people taking lycopene in their daily diet are at less risk of developing cancer. It is mostly recommended for the prevention and reduced risk of exacerbated symptoms of prostate cancer. But it can help males suffering from testicular cancer by helping in efficient recovery along with the conventional treatments.
Lycopenes offer anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, lycopene prevents the exacerbation of carcinogenic symptoms. And anti-carcinogenic properties of lycopene allow the elimination of toxins responsible for causing testicular cancer among males. Studies have found that lycopene also improves the efficacy of chemotherapy among patients, making them more tolerable to conventional treatments and ensuring effective recovery.
Eat Green Peas
Green peas contain carotenoids known as lutein and zeaxanthin. Both of the chemical compounds have anti-oxidant and anti-cancer properties. Some scientists believe that lutein has the ability to prevent mutation in the cell DNA, which can otherwise be the vital reason for causing cancer.
It also prevents the development of pre-cancerous cells, thus alleviating the risk of testicular cancer. Green peas also boost the function of the immune system. It helps remove toxins or carcinogenic substances from the body and helps patients recover efficiently from testicular cancer.
Basil, a culinary herb, contains the substance known as monoterpenes which are potent antioxidants. Besides monoterpenes, many other bioactive compounds in the basil make it efficient in preventing cancer progression. All these compounds inhibit the growth of carcinogenic cells and metastasis.
Studies have found that taking basil extract in any dosage form, such as oil, along with chemotherapy helps patients efficiently recover from testicular cancer.
Consume Omega Fatty Acids
Omega fatty acids can effectively prevent inflammation which can otherwise be the leading cause of symptom exacerbation in testicular cancer. It works by regulating the level of potential hormones in the blood. Males can increase the consumption of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids by adding food such as flax seeds, hemp seed, and fatty fish oil to their diet.
Berries are always a rich source of compounds known as bioflavonoids which offer potent anti-carcinogenic properties. These bioflavonoids include proanthocyanidins and catechins. They prevent the progression of testicular cancer and help patients in efficient recovery with chemotherapies.
Drink Green Tea
Green tea is also a rich source of flavonoids known as polyphenols, potent antioxidants. It prevents inflammation and progression of carcinogenic tumors in the body, thus enabling patients to recover from testicular cancer with reduced chronic symptoms. Drinking three to four cups of green tea is usually recommended to provide the body with the required amount of flavonoids.
Garlic is a rich source of an anticarcinogenic compound known as allylic sulfide. People suffering from testicular cancer should add considerable garlic to their daily diet to get natural relief. Besides anticarcinogenic properties, garlic offers antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic properties. These properties can help in the elimination of the substances which can be the leading cause of testicular cancer.
Allylic sulfide is also present in onions and chives. To maximize the intake of this compound, males should add garlic, onions, and chives to their daily diet.
Strawberries are rich in ellagic acids. Ellagic acids are considered potent natural anti-carcinogenic substances that reduce cancer risk by preventing mutations in cellular DNA. It also inhibits the development of pre-carcinogenic tumors in the body, thus limiting the risk of testicular cancer. Males with testicular cancer should incorporate strawberries into their daily diet to maximize the intake of ellagic acids.
Consume Sweet Red Pepper
Sweet red pepper is a rich source of lycopene. Lycopenes offer potent anticarcinogenic properties and can naturally cure testicular cancer.
Curcumin is the natural anti-inflammatory compound present in turmeric. It significantly reduces the risk of testicular cancer among males. Besides prevention, curcumin can also be consumed to boost recovery and prevent the exacerbation of cancer symptoms. It also makes patients tolerable to chemotherapy by protecting the liver from the damage caused by chemical compounds.
Eat Natural Vegetables
Natural veggies such as cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, and mustard greens are rich sources of bioactive compounds known as indoles, sulfoxides, and 5-methyl methionine. All of these compounds offer potent anti-carcinogenic properties, which can help males recover from testicular cancer.
It also reduces the risk of side effects caused by chemotherapy by boosting liver detoxification, thus allowing patients to heal efficiently.
Carrots are a rich source of beta-carotene, which are natural antioxidants. They can alleviate the acute to mild symptoms of testicular cancer. Males suffering from testicular cancer should increase carrots consumption by adding them to daily meals or drinking their juice regularly.
Other Natural Remedies
Besides the above-mentioned remedies, patients can also go with some other remedies which can help them recover from testicular cancer. Certain herbal preparations can boost cancer recovery. You can consult your homeopathic doctor to find out the most suitable herbal remedy for testicular treatment.
Some exercises and acupuncture can also be an effective natural way of alleviating the mild to chronic symptoms of testicular cancer among males.
The symptoms of testicular cancer can be alleviated effectively through the natural remedies discussed above. However, for proper recovery, there is a need for medical treatment such as chemotherapy or surgery. Natural remedies can only boost a patient’s recovery along with conventional medical treatment. Natural remedies can also reduce the intensity of the severity of cancerous symptoms. If you are going to use herbal or homeopathic remedies for testicular cancer, it is best to recommend a homeopathic doctor to reduce the risk of interactions and side effects.