Many uterine cancer patients want to know how fast this disease grows, and many women who fear they might have it also want to know its growth rate.
So just how fast can uterine cancer grow?
“That’s difficult to answer because that depends on so many factors,” says Mylaine Riobe, MD, founder of Riobe Institute of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Riobe, who’s board certified in ob/gyn and integrative medicine, is the author of “The Answer to Cancer.”
The Riobe Method focuses on the prevention of diseases, not the prevention of death from diseases.
“Typically, uterine cancer is diagnosed quite early because it causes obvious symptoms early on in the disease process,” continues Dr. Riobe.
“Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge are some of the early signs of uterine cancer.
“If caught early, a relatively simple surgical procedure is usually curative: total hysterectomy, removal of both ovaries and Fallopian tubes, as well as local lymph nodes.
“There are less common, more aggressive forms of uterine cancer that have very poor prognoses because they grow quite rapidly.
“Cancer in general takes hold in a person who is nutritionally weak and therefore has a weak immune system and detoxification system.”
Dr. Riobe continues, “The weaker the immune system, the faster the cancer can grow and spread.
“We see examples of this in HIV patients and smokers–uterine cancer is seen to be much more aggressive in these patients because of the weakness of the immune system.”
A healthy body that supports the growth of normal cells will not as sufficiently support the growth of uterine or other cancer types.
A weak body, on the other hand, with a crippled immune system, will better support uterine cancer growth while being pretty lame at supporting the function of normal cells.
Digestive System and Immune System
Cannot Escape One Another
The digestive system and immune function operation are intimately linked!
If one’s nutrition is poor (e.g., standard American diet full of processed factory food), this places an unholy burden on the digestive system.
The digestive system is partially fueled by the immune system.
If a burdened digestive system is forced—by bad nutrition—to siphon more energy than what nature has intended from the immune system, this will weaken the immune system’s cancer surveillance operations!
This isn’t to say that in 100 percent of cases of aggressive uterine or other cancer growth, the patient necessarily has a really bad diet with only trace amounts of vegetables and fruits.
However, the opposite of that is this: A very well-nourished body from a highly nutritive and natural diet will less likely be the victim of a fast growing uterine cancer or other malignancy.
Additional Symptoms of Uterine Cancer
- Difficult or painful urination
- Pain when having intercourse
- Pelvic pain
- Weight loss for no reason
- “Extra long” periods