The big C.  No word inspires as much terror as cancer.

And yet, we all know someone who either had it, or is currently undergoing treatment for it.

The good news is that improved technology and greater awareness means that cancer detection and treatment is much faster, resulting in greater survival success.

At its core, cancer is simply unregulated cell growth.

Our cells are designed to undergo specific life-cycles and as a cell grows, it is “checked”.

Cells that are abnormal are often destroyed by apoptosis, courtesy of the immune system.

Unfortunately, low grade inflammation, poor diet, stress and bad lifestyle habits can impede our immune system leading to cancer cells developing and spreading.

But all is not lost, there are a number of ways to improve cancer treatments and reduce side effects using nature.