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1 Rasayana therapy and Oral cancer Rasayu Cancer ClinicPune-India
2 Introduction Symptoms Oral cancer or mouth cancer, a type of head and neck cancer, is any cancerous tissue growth located in the oral cavity.SymptomsOral lesion, lump, or ulcer that do not resolve in 14 days.located: On the tongue, lip, or other mouth areasUsually small , Most often pale colored, may be dark or discoloredEarly sign may be a white patch or a red patch on the soft tissues of the mouthUsually painless initiallyMay develop a burning sensation or pain when the tumor is advanced
3 PrevalenceOral or oropharyngeal cancer is the eleventh most common cancer worldwideOver 300,000 new cases diagnosed annually.Oral cancer is the most common cancer in India;.More than 2 lakh new cases of head and neck cancers are diagnosed each year.
4 Causes- Risk factors Smoking and chewng of Tobacoo Taking snuff (snorting tobacco).Both heavy and regular alcohol consumption.Consumpton of lots of red meat and processed meat and fried foods .GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease).HPV (human papillomavirus) infection.Prior radiation treatment (radiotherapy) in the head and/or neck area.Regularly chewing betel nuts -.Exposure to certain chemicals - especially asbestos, sulphuric acid and formaldehyde.Too much sun exposure on the lips, as well as sunlamps or sun beds.Family history of cancer
5 Available treatment modalities Treatment of oral cancer is ideally a multidisciplinary approach involvingSurgery – Very effective in initial stagesRadiation – Beneficial in locally spread cancerChemotherapy – Beneficial in advanced cancer and top prevent recurrenceBiological Therapy - They can control or destroy cancer cells. E.g. Cituximab (Erbitux).Restorative Therapy- People treated for oral cancer could experience difficulty for speaking and swallowing are benefited by restorative therapy
6 Ayurveda treatment principle in oral cancer Restoration of physiological harmony (Balance of Doshas) so as to relieve symptoms .Ensuring proper functioning of Normal cells and Tissues (Dhatus)Preventing Disease progression by strengthening the immune mechanism at tissue level.Improving body immunity so as to attack the cancer cells through immune mechanism.Restoring proper metabolism at cellular level so as to control cancer (Dhatwagni).Improving patients quality of life .Stimulating Apoptosis so as to cause Natural tumor regression.Maintaining the Nutrition,immunity and functioning of all Tissues there increasing patients survival (Ojas).
7 Rasayana therapy in oral cancer Rasayana therapy acts as potent immunomodulatorsHelps prevent disease progressionHelps improve quality of lifeReduces patients symptomsHelps in tumor regressionIncreases patients survival in case of advanced diseses
8 Preventive modalities Stop use of tobacco, betel quid ,gutakha, cigarettes smoking and alcohol.Stop use of betel nut.Mantain proper oral hygineAwareness about oral health.Prevention from HPV.Intake of Balance diet.Proper alignment of improperly fixed dentures
9 Preventive modalties as per Ayurveda Use of Ayurvedic tooth paste.Use of medicated gargles. Gandush, Kawal.Use of medicated nasal drops –NasyaRegular cleansing procedures (Panchakarma) in high risk individuals.Regular use of Rasayana therapy
10 Success storyA case of maxillary carcinoma with squamous cell carcinoma of right lateral border of tongueUnderwent surgery - Right Maxillotomy And Bilateral Coronoidectomy and radiotherapy.Recureence in 2013Right Mandibulectmy And Wide Excision Of TonguePatient started Rasayana therapy in advanced Stage 4a–T4N2CM0 with complaing of pain in left cheek, wound in right cheek, general weakness, feeding through ryles tube, breathlessness, and coughTill date patient is continuing Rasayana therapy .Patient got excellent symptomatic relief.Patient is surviving for more than 4 yrs after her initial diagnosis as against predicted lifespan of 3 months.