I need help creating a thesis and an outline on How to Treat Breast Cancer With Turmeric. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The reason has been traced to nutritional intake. In spite of the nutritional intake of the Oriental world being far lower than the Western world in terms of calories and other health supplements, the presence of spices such as turmeric and other rhizomes have a drastic effect on the health. Turmeric has long been used as a medicine in traditional Ayurveda and is today considered a potential candidate for treating cancer naturally. In this experiment, curcumin, the active chemical derived from turmeric and known to have an inhibitory effect on cancer cells, will be used to treat breast cancer cell lines in different concentrations. The results will be recorded and analyzed to understand the positive effects of taking turmeric on a daily basis and the most effective concentration of curcumin.
Breast cancer is one of the leading forms of cancer responsible for high rates of mortality and morbidity among the patients especially women (CDC, 2008). Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer responsible for deaths among women (Key et al, 2011). In 2012, in the U.K. alone almost 11,643 females and 73 males died from invasive breast cancer. Breast cancer is defined by the uncontrolled growth of the cells present in the breast area. In some cases, they enter the bloodstream and become invasive by affecting other organs as well. Being diagnosed with breast cancer not only reduces a person’s life span but also diminishes the quality of life that a person leads. Today, medical science has advancements such as surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and gene therapy to help fight against cancer but each one of these has severe side effects (Sinha et al, 2012).
Ayurveda, the study of using plants for treatment is today regarded as one of the oldest and concrete forms of treatment. In traditional India Ayurveda, people have used Curcuma longa or turmeric to treat inflammations. .