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Advancement in Cancer Treatment – The Power of Curry Powder

Every day, scientist, doctors, nurses and other medical practitioners are studying, doing research and making ways to improve treatment. These medical professionals are our unspoken, unheard of heroes that are working behind the public formulating new medicines and equipment that will save more lives.

In connection, there is some ongoing research on how a specific ingredients used for cooking can greatly reduce side effects when undergoing for bowel cancer treatment. Once a patient is diagnosed for bowel cancer, a combination of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy are done to either remove or hinder the cancer cells develop further.

Curry or most commonly known as “Curry Powder” originated in pre-historic time and mainly used as spice to dishes in India, Thailand, and China. Today, this spice is widely used around the globe by which dishes with curry is served by different restaurants. Little do everyone know that a certain ingredient in curry reduces the side effects of chemotherapy.

According to the research conducted by the Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine located at the University of Leicester, a certain curcumin (found in curry powder) can actually help patients undergoing such therapy. With such discovery, patients with bowel cancer (or any other cancer related therapy – not yet confirmed) can help them to go through the therapy longer.

The research is done only on laboratory testing by which cancer cells undertaking chemotherapy. The treatment result is far beyond their expectation giving additional power just by simply adding the new ingredients to the procedure. Although there is no confirmation yet about the effectiveness of such ingredient, investigation and testing will soon begin to whether curcumin is safe to be an additional treatment in the current structure of chemotherapy procedure.

Let us all hope a good response to the patients who will be giving their approval to be the chosen few for such experiment. If successful, this would be a big breakthrough in medical world giving bowel cancer patients more possibility for a positive outcome and lesser pain during treatment.

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Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Medical


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