The number one cancer-related death among both men and women is pulmonary carcinoma, or lung cancer. This type of cancer claims 1.4 million lives annually, while it threatens 1.6 million new people every year worldwide.
Lung cancer is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of cancerous cells in your lung tissues. There are various cases of lung cancer that depend on on the type of cell in which the cancer starts. The most common kind is Non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that typically starts on the outer part of the lung. 85% of diagnosed lung cancer patients suffer from NSCLC.
Lung cancer doesn’t show any specific symptoms which leads to its late detection until it is already spread. Some of the signs of lung cancer include:
- Persistent cough that worsens over time
- Coughing up blood
- Chest pain
- Weight loss and loss of appetite
- Shortness of breath
- Feeling tired or weak
- Repeatedly contracting infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia
The highest risk group are smokers, and the number of cigarettes you smoke is linked to the likelihood of developing this malignant tumor.
Even though the main recommended treatment for lung cancer is chemotherapy, recent studies show that there is a fruit that may be even more effective in preventing the spread of cancer cells than the use of drugs.
Noni, or also known as “Indian mulberry” or “hog apple”, is a type of fruit that grows on trees in the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, Australia, and India. In the past it’s been used topically in treating joint pain and skin disorders. It’s also been used to make red or yellow clothing dye.
The fruit is still used in treating various conditions including:
- High blood pressure
- Painful urination
The health benefits that this fruit offers include:
- Rich in fatty acids, which are essential for healthy skin and hair
- Boosts immune system
- Is an effective anti-oxidant
- Has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties
- Improves the body’s ability to make use of nutrients
- Rich source of potassium
- Improves digestion
According to a 2001 study, noni juice could have tumor-fighting properties. The fruit was tested on mice that were implanted with lung cancer. It’s been shown that noni juice slowed the transformation of normal cells to cancer cells and was able to increase the survival of these mice by stimulating their immune system.
Knowing that an 8-week chemotherapy treatment can cost up to $30, 000, noni leaf extract can offer you way cheaper treatment and maybe even more successful one.