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How to Treat Ewing Sarcoma in Ayurveda ?

Ewing sarcoma is a small, malignant, round, blue cell tumor. It is a rare disease. It mostly grows in bones or soft tissues around the bones, such as nerves and the cartilages. Ewing sarcoma mostly affects long bones of legs and arms, but it may occur in any bone or soft tissues of arms, legs and abdomen. Long bones affected are femur, shinbone (tibia) and humerus. The pelvic bones are also affected. It can occur in any age group but is common in teenagers and young adults. Ewing sarcoma is common in white people and very rarely found in Asian Americans, Africans or Americans.


The tumor begins in the soft tissues and muscles is known as extraosseous Ewing’s sarcoma. It can spread to other body parts like lungs, bone marrow and other soft tissues.

Classification of Ewing Sarcoma

According to the study the classification is made

  • Ewing sarcoma of bone.
  • Ewing sarcoma of soft tissue.
  • Primitive neuroectodermal tumor (both bone & soft tissues).
  • Askins tumor (occurs in bones of the chest).
  • All these are related as they all have similar genetic causes.

Signs & Symptoms

A common symptom is pain or swelling on the surface of skin affected with a tumor. A lump is found on the surface skin which is warm to touch.

Other Symptoms Include

  • High or mild fever
  • Loss of weight
  • Loss of appetite
  • Patient get fatigued easily
  • Malaise
  • Bone breaks without reason
  • Low Hb leads to anemia
  • Pain in bone worsen at night or with little physical activity
  • Pain, swelling, redness and tenderness of the affected parts
  • Limping due to leg pain


It’s not inherited but occurs due to non – inherited changes in specific genes. Ewing sarcoma is due to the exchange of genetic material of chromosomes 11 and 12, which cause activation of overgrowth of cells.


  • Localized Ewing’s Sarcoma : It affects only local areas and do not spread to other areas.
  • Metastatic Ewing’s Sarcoma : It mostly affects lungs and occurs in any other body parts too.
  • Recurrent Ewing’s Sarcoma : Cancer does not respond to any treatment if treated return back after some time. It mostly recurs in lungs.

Risk Factors

  • The adolescence children affected more. Mostly it affects the age group 2 to 15 years.
  • Affects mostly Caucasians than in African American.
  • Men’s are affected more. Studies have shown that it affects 59% of men and 41% of women.


  • X-Ray – In this test images of bones and identification of tumor is diagnosed.
  • MRI SCAN – Used to scan the image of organs, muscles, soft tissues, and other structures to rule out the tumor and other abnormalities.
  • CT SCAN- It helps to get cross-section image of bones and tissues.
  • EOS Imaging is done to see the interaction of joints and muscles while the person is standing.
  • BONE Scan of the whole body to see if the tumor is metastasized.
  • PET Scan
  • Biopsy
  • Blood Test


1. Chemotherapy

Drugs are used to kill cancerous cells. It is the first line of cancer treatment. Before surgery go for chemotherapy as it shrinks the size of the tumor and makes it easy to remove.

2. Surgery

Surgery is done to remove cancer cells and to maintain the functions and prevent disability. It removes a small piece or entire bone.

3. Radiation Therapy

High energy beam is used such as x-ray, rays or protons to kills cancer cells. It is done after surgery to kill remaining cells. It also helps to relieve pain occurs in Ewing sarcoma.

According to Ayurveda

It’s of two types or stages

  • Granthi – It means benign or minor neoplasm.
  • Arbuda – It means malignant or major tumor.

According to Ayurveda, the tumor is formed due to Vata and Kapha doshas imbalance. Vata is responsible for its growth hence, vata pushes kapha dosha out of the balance resulting in tumor formation.

Ayurvedic management

  • Snehana – Oleation Therapy
  • Swedana – Sudation
  • Shodna – Cleaning, Detoxification
  • Shamanan – Palliative Therapy
  • Rasayana – Rejuvenation Therapy
  • Lepana – Local Application of Pastes

Diet to be Followed

  • Vitamin C can stop growth of tumors in brain cancer patients quickly. An international research team led by scientists at the University of Otago found that consuming a high amount of Vitamin-C makes it easier to eliminate tumors found in the brain during radiation therapy for cancer patients.
  • This research, published in the Free Radical Biology and Medicine Journal, states that DNA is affected by giving a higher amount of Vitamin-C before radiation and cancer cells are beginning to die.
  • Many pathways to prevent brain tumors are not known, yet it is better to avoid the chemicals in the food.
  • Do not make a habit of waking up for long hours . Sleep is essential to keep the nervous system calm.
  • Eat foods rich in vitamins and nutritions. Pay special attention to foods containing Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Vitamin E.
  • Make distance from junk food or canned food items.
  • Drink plenty of water.

Doctors say that physical labor is very important to avoid brain tumor. Exercise should be plenty. Some yoga is very beneficial with pranayama, the supply of oxygen to the brain is smooth.

Herbal Remedies for Ewing sarcoma

Planet Ayurveda offers crab care pack. It helps in fighting various cancerous cells and helps to manage the symptoms of Ewing Sarcoma.

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha herb plays a vital role in stress-induced disorders including neurological disorders as it possesses a great anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to promote the overall well-being of the body and nourishes the brain to make the functioning of the brain quicker and sharper. Planet Ayurveda provides best of Ashwagandha benefits in Ashwagandha capsules.

Dosage :- 2 capsules two times a day after meals.


2. Curcumin Capsules

Because of rich medicinal properties, curcumin is a widely used the herb in case of cancer. Anti-oxidants present in the herb helps in reducing free radicals in the body. In many malignant cancers, curcumin is found to be very helpful.

Dosage :- 2 capsules two times a day after meals.

3. Kanchnaar Guggul

Kanchnaar Guggul is a natural product obtained from the mixture of kachnar bark (Bauhinia variegata), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum) and Varuna (Crateva religiosa). Kanchnaar Guggul helps to maintain cells and tissues healthy.

Dosage :- 2 tablets three times a day after meals.

4. Tulsi Capsules

Tulsi herb possesses strong anti-oxidant properties and it helps in removing free radicals from the body. This is a natural product obtained from pure Tulsi extract (Ocimum tenuiflorum).

Dosage :- 2 capsules two times a day after meals.

5. Guggul Capsules

Guggul Capsules of Planet Ayurveda is obtained from Guggul resins (Commiphora mukul). These capsules have anti-oxidant property and are useful in many health conditions. These capsules revitalize the cells and therefore rejuvenate them.

Dosage :- 2 capsules two times a day after meals.

6. Chanderprabha Vati

This tablet contains a mixture of different herbs like Shilajit (Asphaltum), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora), Amla (Emblica officinalis) etc. These tablets have a calming effect on the entire body. It is one of the most adaptogen and stress busters that cause relaxation.

Dosage :- 2 tablets three times a day after meals.

Planet Ayurveda offers a wide range of herbal supplements that are 100% pure, herbal and are prepared through a series of effective and stringent tests to assure their quality. Early detection is believed to be the key factor in combating cancer effectively along with herbal remedies.

Ayurvedic Herbs for Cancer Treatment – Symptoms, Diet & Prevention


The irregularities in cell formation, multiplication within the cell structure is defined as cancer. In the body, cells grow, divide and die in an uncontrolled fashion. This process destroys the healthy cells and gives birth to cancer cells within the body. These cells can lead to various diseases.

When these cells localized at a point, which is known as tumour and later, these cells distribute throughout the body via lymphatic system or blood. In early stages[if not detected] appear as lumps which becomes tumour and further can migrate to the other parts of the body through lymphatic system or blood.

Etiology of Cancer

Cancer is Caused by Various Internal or External Stimuli

Different kinds of cancer shows various symptoms in different ways.
Cancer can be caused by various number of factors which are environmental, lifestyle, and other behavioural patterns. These factors can lead to deadly disease.

Tobacco and Smoking

Smoking and tobacco[both] are the biggest causes of cancer. They can cause throat, oesophagus, lung, bladder, pancreatic, and respiratory tract cancer. Even those people who are indirectly exposed to cigarette smoke are at high risk. Cigarette smoke is also indirectly responsible for stomach, kidney and liver cancer. It is not exactly tobacco which causes cancer but rather the chemicals or carcinogens present in the tobacco that can lead to cancer which include nicotine, benzene, lead, carbon monoxide, ammonia etc.


These are cancer-causing substances which include physical, chemicals and biological agents. Although the presence of carcinogens is injurious, it doesn’t mean that every carcinogen may necessarily cause cancer. Other factors which also may includes amount of exposure and genetic background that have an equal influence on the development of this disease.

Radiations from Sun

There are many places where people can get exposed to radiations such as X-ray machines, mines, etc. But these are not the most prominent cause of radiation based cancers. Too much exposure to uv rays from the sun can cause skin damage which can lead to skin cancer.

Viruses and Infections

If not paid proper attention there are many viruses such as hepatitis B, C, human papilloma virus, Epstein-Barr virus, etc. which can leads to cancer.

Diet and Physical Activity

Genetically modified diet that has chemical toxins in it is considered as another cancer- causing agent. A diet filled with fat, sugar, sodium etc. can trigger obesity which can result in cancer.
But according to Ayurveda, due to imbalance in the synchronisation between 3 bio energies [vata, pitta, kapha], cancer occurs.

Types of Cancer

There are several types of cancer such as :-

  • Skin Cancer

  • Breast Cancer

  • Lung Cancer

  • Prostate Cancer

  • Leukaemia

  • Lymphoma

  • Sarcoma

  • CNS cancer

Signs & Symptoms of Cancer

In men and women, symptoms of cancer differs. Some of these are clearly visible and some are hard to notice.

In Men :-

  • Presence of lumps on the testicles.

  • Changes in urination which includes difficulty in urinating, blood in urine, straining while urinating etc.

  • Pain and tenderness in the lower back and hip bone.

  • Excessive coughing, without any nose stuffing and Blood in the mucus can also be a symptom of lung cancer.

Symptoms & Signs of Cancer

In Women :-

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Redness and thickness of skin on the breast in case of breast cancer

  • Bleeding in between periods even after menopause.

  • Changes in skin pigmentation, bleeding, excessive scaling.

  • Skin changes such as a sore that does not heal, a new mole or changes in existing mole.

  • Breast changes such as changes in size, shape of the nipple or breast, changes in the skin of breast

  • Cough that does not go away

  • Painful or difficult urination

  • Changes in appetite

  • Abdominal pain

  • Unexplained night sweats

  • Feeling weak/tired

How to Diagnose Cancer ?

Various imaging studies helps to diagnose cancer such as x-ray, ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging. Biopsies can also help in diagnosing the cancer.

How to Treat Cancer ?

There are various therapies which includes radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy and synthetic lethality. Surgical excision is also an another option in treating cancer.

Ayurvedic Approach to Cancer Treatment

There are many side effects of medicines and radiations on the body in modern science. Cancer can be treated with the ayurvedic therapy. Ayurveda provides safe and natural treatment for cancer. It enhances body functioning naturally. There are many herbs as well as home remedies in Ayurveda which help in treating cancer that control the abnormal growth of cells and in later stages it will help to reduce pain and curb and migration to other organs.

1) Turmeric/Curcumin(Curcuma Longa)

When it come to prevent cancer, this is the king of herb/spice. The powerful polyphenol Curcumin in turmeric which helps in retarding the growth of cancer cells causing breast cancer, prostate cancer, brain tumour, melanoma. without causing any harm to other healthy growing cells, Curcumin promotes apoptosis and helps in elimination of cancer breeding cells.

Dried turmeric powder whose color ranges from orange to yellow. By peeling, boiling, drying, and then grating fresh rhizomes you can make your own turmeric powder and consume fresh, uncooked turmeric to maximize its health benefits against cancer treatment as well as prevention. By combining turmeric with onion, helps in reduction of number and size of precancerous lesions.

2) Fennel

As fennel is Armed with phyto-nutrients and antioxidants, cancer cells have to accept defeat. ‘Anethole’, a major constituent of fennel helps in resisting and restricting the invasive and adhesive activities of cancer cells. It suppresses the enzymatic regulated activities behind cancer cell multiplication. Roasted fennel with parmesan can be a star pick. Prior to an elaborate meal, a tomato-fennel soup with garlic or fresh salads with fennel bulbs.

Natural Herbs for Cancer

3) Cumin

As cumin helps in digestion and probably that is the most important reason of chewing a handful of cumin seeds at the end of every meal. However, its health benefits go beyond. Cumin seeds contain a compound called ‘Thymoquinone’ that checks growth of cells responsible for prostate cancer. So, instead of loading your usual snack options with calories and oil, add cumin to your fried beans, bread or sauce and make the dish rich in flavour and high on health so as to prevent cancer and many other diseases. You can add the magic of cumin in your regular bowl of rice and tadka dal too!

4) Cinnamon

A natural food preservative, cinnamon is a source of iron and calcium. Regular taking half teaspoon of cinnamon powder helps in cancer prevention. it blocks the formation of new vessels in the human body and helps in tumour formation and growth prevention. Some of the effective ways of including cinnamon in your diet which are as follows:-

  • A cup of cinnamon tea daily (in leaf or sachet)

  • Make your morning meal a healthy one, add this wonder spice to your morning oatmeal.

  • A fruity delight comprising few walnuts, chopped apples and your magic portion of cinnamon

  • A glass of milk including honey and cinnamon before going to bed will help you in keeping away from cancer.

5) Oregano

Oregano is considered as a potential agent against prostate cancer. It has anti-microbial compounds, one teaspoon of oregano has the power of two cups of red grapes. Oregano consists of Phyto-chemical ‘Quercetin’ which restricts the growth of malignant cells in the body and acts like a drug against cancer centric diseases.

Diet in Cancer

Diet plays an important role in the treatment of cancer which is described as follows

  • Include cancer cell killing nutritious foods in your diet such as raw

  • Carrots, raw broccoli, green asparagus, raw cabbage, turmeric and beetroot.

  • Include cancer killing fruits like raw pineapple, apricot seeds, blueberries, strawberries and black raspberries in your diet.

  • Include fish, seafood, fresh fruits, nuts, eggs and plant- based oils in your diet.

How to Prevent Cancer ?

  • Drink plenty of water which will help in reducing the risk of bladder cancer.

  • Drink more than 5 cups of caffeinated coffee daily will help in reduction of brain cancer.

  • Always use filtered water to prevent the risk of cancer.

  • Use green leafy vegetables and brazil nuts as a snack which lowers the risk of bladder cancer in women.