Those who have an inherited predisposition to cancer fall into two groups ,namely a tiny group who are at a high risk of developing a particular cancer and a much larger group who are only at a some what higher ,than average risk.Fortunately those with an inreited cancer can now usually be identified early .So that their potential cancer can be prevented or if not prevented at least found early and at a stage when it is still curable .
INHERITED HIGH CANCER RISK:
There is a small group of individuals who are at a high risk of developing a certain cancer because of a very strong inherited tendency although such families are uncommon ,it is important to identify members of these families .A lot can now be done either to prevent these cancers occurring or to identify early cancers and remove them at a stage when they can be cured permanently .
INHERITED ABOVE AVERAGE CANCER RISK:
Another and somewhat larger group than the families just described are individuals who have a higher than average risk for certain cancers ,because a family member has a particular cancer or because of some inherited personal characterstics such as fair skin ,which with excessive sun exposure ,predisposes an individual to skin cancer.Those who are at a higher than average risk of developing certain cancers ,because of an inherited predisposition .
INHERITED CONDITIONS WHICH INDICATE A HIGH CANCER RISK:
SL NO./Name of conditions / Site of cancer
!. Familial adenomataus polyposis colon or rectal cancer mainly also cancer of the
stomach,duodenum and small bowel
2. Hereditary non polyposis colorectal colon or rectal cancer ,gastric cancer, Cancer sometimes
referred to as lynch syndrome, pancreatic and biliary, urinary system cancer
3.Breast ovarian cancer. Breast and ovarian cancer.
4. Xeroderma pigmentosum Malignant melanoma,non-melanoma
INHERITED CHARACTERISTICS WHICH SUGGEST HIGHER THAN AVERAGE CANCER RISK
Recognition of inherited characteristics::
History of the following cancers in near relative (parents,brothers,sisters,children,grand parents,uncles and aunts).Colon or rectal cancer –colon or rectal adenomatous polyps breast cancer,prostrate cancer,lung cancer, ovarian cancer,gastric cancer,pancreas cancer, liver cancer.
Fair hair (blonde or red )fair complexion,blue eyes freckles,skin burns easily with sun exposure.
MIGRAINE HEADACHE CURED BY HOMOEOPATHY
Migraine is a form of recurrent headache which affects both sexes. It has been estimated that up to five percent of the population suffer from it . there various different types . classical migraine usually affects one side of the head , is preceded by an aura , and is characterised by , throbbing , nausea , occasionally vomiting and photophobia (the pain is worse in the light ). There is usually a family history and people with migraine are , characteristically , hard working and obsessional . attacks can be triggered off by over workor emotional tension . migraine appears to be a disease of the blood vessels of the brain . In the initial stages (the aura ), the blood vessels constrict , restricting the blood flow to the brain, and then dilate , causing the throbbing pain and eye symptoms . the headache may lost a few hours , but in a variant called cluster migraine , the headache may occur daily for up to three months and is often associated with watery red eyes . common migraine is not so severe as the two previous types and is often confused with a simple headache . abdominal headache rarer but occurs relatively , frequently especially in children . it presents with stomach pain , nausea and occasionally vomiting.
Hereditary predisposition , personality characteristics , stress and emotional tension , allergy to certain foods, ,i.e. chocolate , alcohol, cheese, and possibly others .Taking the contraceptive pills, can bring on migraine . It may affect women at the time of menstrual period .
Aura –a feeling that the attack is going to occur , possibly with disturbances of vision (flashing bright lights ), funny smells or nausea . naseousness and tingling of the face and both hands , which may become very cold , confusion and dizziness with poor concentration , headaches at the front of the head over the eye on one or both sides , or at the back of the head and neck . the head ache is throbbing , vomiting and photophobia
PREVENTION AND SELF HELP :
Keep a diary of your headaches and try to identify their frequency and any trigger factors , including food , menstrual period , or stressful situations .
Many remedies exist for migraine and a proper consultation is necessary to identify the right one . Arnica—for constant pain . Natrum mur—for a throbbing burning headache. Nux vomica –for nausea and vomiting . Iris ver –for watery painful eyes . Sanguinaria—right sided headache. Spigelia—left sided headache. Consult the homoeopathic doctor for dosage, period etc.