1 Structure and Functions of the Lungs
2 The Lungs View of Modern Medicine
3 Lung Cancer
4 Cigarette Smoking
5 Types of Lung Cancer and Medical Perspectives
6 The Medical Treatment of Lung Cancer
7 The Herbal Treatment of Lung Cancer
8 Case Studies
. . . I present you with as much information as possible regarding lung cancer. . . . what I say here is based on my readings of medical literature. These are what the medical experts have to say about lung cancer. . . .
All of us have the privilege to seek knowledge and truth. Only on the basis of such knowledge can we make wise decisions. It is for this very purpose that I write this book.
The comments on the current medical treatments for lung cancer may seem to be direct, harsh etc. . . . The medical experts themselves express their opinion . . . I also advise cancer patients to make decisions wisely, after having considered informed opinions. . . . Most of us should know and be aware that medical science and any healing systems have both strengths and weaknesses, and there is that much they can do and no more.
Chapter 6 The Medical Treatment of Lung Cancer
A newspaper report When Radiation Therapy may Prove Harmful (New Straits Times, 9 August 1998) carried this message: The practice of exposing lung cancer patients to radiation therapy after surgery to remove tumours may do more harm than good. It should not be used routinely. This comment was based on a research report in The Lancet Vol. 352:25July 1998, which stated that the role of post-operative radiotherapy in those patients with completely resected non-small cell lng cancer remains unclear. The study showed . . .
The word chemotherapy strikes dread in the hearts and minds of most cancer patients. The most commonly asked question is: Should I go for chemotherapy or not? . . . It is worthy noting that shrinkage of tumour does not in any way mean a cure. Also depending on physical conditions, some cancer patients can die as a result of the treatment rather than from the cancer itself.
Chapter 7 The Herbal Treatment of Lung Cancer
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the lungs are delicate organs. They require moistening and are prone to attacks by pathogenic factors. . . . it is important that they are moistened and their Qi reinforced.
Some Herbs Commonly Used to Benefit Lungs
. . . some of the common herbs that are used are featured. These are the following:
- Aster Root
- Fritillaria Bulb
- Codonopisis Root
- Northern Sand Root