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Melatonin for Natural Cancer Treatments

written by: AlyssaAst • edited by: Leigh A. Zaykoski • updated: 8/18/2010

Melatonin is now being used in the fight against cancer because of the many benefits it's believed to produce. The Melatonin benefits acquired for natural cancer treatments can aid multiple forms of cancer.

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    Benefits of Melatonin

    Recently, new natural cancer treatments involving the use of Melatonin have shown positive results during many conducted studies. The Melatonin benefits found during the studies produced positive results when is used to fight cancer. The benefits of Melatonin can easily be acquired because Melatonin is naturally produced as a hormone in the body. It's produced in the pineal gland located in the brain. The hormone is mainly released at night during sleep. Practicing meditation techniques can also train the body to produce more Melatonin. This hormone can be found in extremely small amounts of meat, fruits, vegetables, and grains. The easiest way to benefit from Melatonin is to take it as a dietary supplement.

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    Cancer Treatment

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    Breast Cancer

    Research has shown low levels of Melatonin may increase a woman’s risk for breast cancer. This means Melatonin could easily be used in natural cancer treatments for breast cancer. The natural Melatonin benefits may eliminate breast cancer cells. Use of the supplement appears to disable the production of tumor growth. It also stimulates the production of normal cell growth. Melatonin naturally regulates healthy cell division.

    This hormone is great to use as an aid to the treatment of breast cancer because it improves the immune system's ability to fight the cancerous cells. Melatonin has shown to reduce the number of estrogen receptors in breast cells. This is important because it results in the estrogen's effect on the healthy breast cells. When the hormone is combined with Chemotherapy the affects of the Chemotherapy treatment are promoted--creating greater treatment results on the cancer. During breast cancer treatment, Melatonin prevents blood platelets from becoming too low.

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    Prostate Cancer

    Low levels of Melatonin in the body have been linked to prostate cancer in men. Melatonin has been shown to stop the cancer cells in the prostate from growing. This may increase the survival rate of patients with prostate cancer. It stimulates normal cell growth in the prostate and improves proper cell division. It also boosts the immune system's ability to fight the cancer. Melatonin use has shown to be very valuable when combined with other treatments for prostate cancer. The supplement use can also benefit weight loss caused from cancer treatments.

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    Skin Cancer

    Melatonin aids the skins ability to protect against UV radiation. This can lower the risks of skin cancer. As with other cancers, Melatonin stimulates healthy cell growth in those suffering from skin cancer. It naturally produces many other skin enhancing effects as well. Melatonin can also keep the skin cancer from spreading.

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    Resources

    Photo: "Stethoscope 1" By Barky Stock.xchng

    “Breast Cancer Site” By Gail Armanini BellaOnline.com, 2008

    “Melatonin” UniversityofMarylandMedicalCenter.com, 2008

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