It is a well known fact in the scientific community that ‘in order to cure cancer‘, it is necessary to eliminate cancer stem cells (CSC), including differentiated cancer cells, to decrease metastasis, reduce recurrence, and improve patient survival rates. The cancer stem cell hypothesis has been used to explain many cancer complications resulting in poor patient outcomes including induced drug resistance, metastases to distant organs, and tumor recurrence.
“Cancer stem cells need to be addressed and currently the only way to do that is anti-inflammatories”
The successful treatment of cancer stem cells generally rely upon researchers developing anti-neoplastic drugs, all having debilitating side effects, including nausea, vomiting, hair loss and suppression of bone marrow function. Therefore identifying more natural products capable of influencing many cellular mechanisms simultaneously in order to prevent the survival of this ‘evasive sub-population of cells’ is absolutely paramount!!
“Due to cancer stem cells‘ numerous survival mechanisms, the diversity of cancer stem cell markers between cancer types and tissues, and the prevalence of cancer stem cell markers among healthy stem and somatic cells, it is likely that currently utilized treatments will continue to fail to eradicate cancer”.
‘At present, the cancer industry has failed to produce a single drug that targets the cancer stem cell population of cells within a tumor’
Oxidative stress and inflammation are constant features of many chronic diseases and complications, and have been linked to carcinogenesis. For centuries, natural anti-inflammatory compounds have been used to mediate the inflammatory process, often with fewer side effects. Seeds have oil in them and oils help restore the membrane of cellular integrity, which is critical for cell survival, with more than one thousand plants having been studied and reported to possess significant anticancer properties.
“Breast Cancer Stem Cells can be responsible for a relapse even after all “observable” signs of tumor are gone”
Essential oils have long been used in traditional ‘folk’ medicines through the ages with thousands of studies examining exactly what essential oils can do for health and well-being. It has been shown that essential oil constituents are potent in cancer prevention and treatment due to their anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties”, therefore it is not surprising that essential oils are finally proving a force to be reckoned with in the fight against cancer!!