Hodgkins Disease (HD) appears to correlate with an altered immune response to the Eptein-Barr virus of infectious mononucleosis, or surgery to lymphoid tissue such as tonsillectomy or appendectomy.
There is an 80% increased risk of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma if you were given antibiotics over 10 times during childhood.
In acute myelocytic leukemia (AML), hyperglycemia increases mortality risk 40%, so close monitoring of blood sugar is recommended.
Children have a 50% lower risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) if they regularly attend daycare in the first few months of life. The more germs and immune stressors they encounter, the less likely they will be to develop immune cell disorders.
Common Signs & Symptoms
HD: painless swollen lymph nodes that become tender on consuming alcohol, anemia, pruritus (itchiness), weight loss, fatigue, high fever with drenching sweats.
Multiple Myeloma: diffuse destruction of bone including “punched-out” lesions in the cranium and other bones
ALL: altered bone marrow production of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets- fatigue, malaise, anorexia, bruising, low-grade fevers, anemia and immunodeficiency
AML: A viral-like illness with fatigue and malaise followed by pain in the long bones, ribs and sternum
Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia: enlarged liver and spleen, abdominal bloating and early satiety
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: fatigue, shortness of breath, bleeding problems
Common Naturopathic Treatment Would Focus On
Vitamin and mineral supplementation
Diet and lifestyle changes
Maternal folate deficiency, exposure to agricultural chemicals during pregnancy and paternal exposure in the workplace to paints, solvents, degreasers and chemical cleaners.
Toxic chemicals in food and the environment
PCBs and furans
Organochlorine solvents and pesticides
High NSAID use
Use of glucocorticoid steroids
Vitamin D deficiency
Urine pH below 6-7, as acidosis in multiple myeloma leads to mineral depletion in bones