Nowadays Cancer is the most life threatening disease which is spreading very rapidly because of the lifestyle. Only 5% of all the cancer cases are held responsible to genetic factors and the remaining 95% are through environment and lifestyle. Cancer is a multifactorial and heterogenous chronic disease and it is the most leading cause of death. Hyperglycemia, obesity and increased stress may also play a role in increased cancer risk. In this article we will discuss the signs and symptoms and types according to Ayurveda and modern point of view.

Cancer Patients


Cancer is a large group of diseases that happens when normal cells become cancerous cells that multiply and spread. Generally, it is defined as uncontrolled proliferation of cells without any differentiation. According to WHO, Cancer is the 2nd most leading cause of death. Cancer can start anywhere in the human body, which is made up of trillions of cells. Lung, prostate, colorectal, stomach and liver cancer are the most common types of cancer in men and breast, lung, cervical and thyroid cancer are the most common in women. There are about 200 types of cancer, starting in any type of the body tissue. Medically cancer is known as malignant neoplasm.

Symptoms of cancer

Cancer is a complicated disease; you may have cancer without developing any symptoms or may cause noticeable symptoms that get worse quickly. Some of the cancer symptoms include

  1. Chronic tiredness
  2. Persistent pain
  3. Swollen lymph nodes
  4. Difficulty in breathing
  5. Difficulty in swallowing
  6. Unexplained weight loss
  7. Bruising or bleeding easily, etc.

Tumors are of two types

  1. Non cancerous (Benign Tumor)
  2. Cancerous (Malignant Tumor)

1. Non cancerous (Benign Tumor)

  • It is non-malignant tumor
  • Does not invade and spread to the nearby tissues or other parts of the body
  • Can be serious if pressed on vital structures such as blood or vessels.

Common types of Benign Tumors

  • Adenoma – Tumors form in epithelial tissues of the gland or organ (such as in the pituitary gland, colon and liver).
  • Chondroma – Form in cartilage, flexible connective tissue.
  • Lipoma – Form from fat cells. The most common benign tumor in adults is often found in the neck, arm, back and shoulder. They are usually round, movable, slowly growing and often to touch.
  • Fibroma – Form in dense connective tissue in tendons and ligaments. Such as uterine fibroids.
  • Hemangioma – They grow from blood vessels, the most common type of birthmark occuring on the head,neck and trunk.
  • Neuroma – These tumors grow from nerves. Two main types of nerve tumors are neurofibromas and Schwannomas, which can occur almost anywhere in the nerves.
  • Meningioma – Develop from the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord. About 9 in 10 are benign. They may grow slowly.
  • Lymphangioma – Developed in the lymphatic system, can cause fluid-filled cysts on skin and mucous membrane that lines mouth, nose, inner eyelids.
  • Osteoma – This type of benign bone tumor usually appears as painless lump or bumps near the joint such as knee or shoulder. Osteoid osteoma develops in long bones like in legs.
  • Papillomas – These grow from the epithelial tissues and usually grow in an outward direction. These tumors can result from direct contact with (HPV Human PapillomaVirus).

2. Cancerous (Malignant Tumors)

  • It first grow slowly, no symptoms noticed, this stage is latent stage
  • Tumor then grow rapidly
  • Invade and spread to the nearby tissues and other parts of the body.
  • Can come back after treatment.

Types of Malignant Neoplasm

There are five main types of Malignant Neoplasm

  1. Carcinomas
    • Begins in the skin or tissues that cover the surface of internal glands and organs. Develops in epithelial cells.
    • Carcinomas usually form solid tumors. They are the most common type of cancer.

    They include the following

    • Adenocarcinoma: They form in cells that contain mucus and fluids. Such as: breast, prostate and colon cancers.
    • Basal cell carcinoma: This type of carcinoma arises from the lower part of the epidermis.
    • Squamous cell carcinoma: These carcinomas form in the cells that are present beneath the outer surface of skin and organs like kidney, stomach, intestine and bladder.
    • Transitional cell carcinoma: These develop in the epithelium like ureter, bladder and kidney.
  2. Sarcomas
    • It begins in the tissues that connect and support the body.
    • Can develop in muscles, fat, tendons, nerves, joints, blood vessels, cartilage and bones.
  3. Leukemias
    • It is a blood cancer. It begins when healthy blood cells change and grow rapidly
    • The 4 main types of leukemia are
      1. Acute Lymphocytic
      2. Chronic Lymphocytic
      3. Acute myeloid
      4. Chronic myeloid
  4. Lymphomas
    • Lymphoma begins in the lymphatic system.
    • There are 2 main types of lymphomas:
      1. Hodgkin lymphoma and
      2. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Some Common types of cancers

  1. Breast Cancer
  2. Prostate Cancer
  3. Lung Cancer
  4. Colon And Rectal Cancer
  5. Melanoma
  6. Bladder Cancer
  7. Kidney Cancer
  8. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  9. Endometrial Cancer
  10. Pancreatic cancer
  11. Leukemia
  12. Thyroid Cancer
  13. Liver Cancer

Some rare types of cancers

  1. Gallbladder Cancer
  2. Neuroendocrine Cancer
  3. Penile Cancer
  4. Small Bowel Cancer
  5. Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  6. Upper Tract Urothelial Cancer


In Ayurveda Cancer is known as “Arbuda”.

“गात्रप्रदेशे क्वचिदेव दोषाः सम्मूर्च्हिता मांसमभिप्रदूष्य।
वृत्तं स्थिरं मन्दरुजं महान्तमनल्पमूलं चिरवृद्धयपाकम्।।
कुर्वन्ति मांसोपचयं तु शोफं तदर्बुदं शास्त्रविदो वदन्ति।“ (Sushrut Nidana sthana 11/13-14)

According the Acharya Sushruta the aggravated dosha are accumulated in any part of the body and there they toxifies muscular tissues (Mamsadushya) producing circular (Vritta), Stable (Sthira), Mild painful (Mandarujam), large, broad, spread in body tissues, slowly growing, non-suppurative and causes edema consisting of fleshy growths. Such growths are known as Arbuda in ayurveda.

Types of Arbuda in Ayurveda

“वातेन पित्तेन कफेन चापि रक्तेन मांसेन च मेदसा च।
तज्जायते तस्य च लक्षणानि ग्रन्थेः समानानि सदा भवन्ति।।“ (Sushruta Samhita Nidana Sthana 11/15)

  1. Vataj Arbuda
  2. Pittaj Arbuda
  3. Kaphaj Arbuda
  4. Raktaj Arbuda
  5. Mamsaj Arbuda
  6. Medaj Arbuda

1. Vataj Arbuda

  • Vyathat vedna (Painful)
  • Krishna varna(Black in color)
  • Karkasha sparsha(Hoarse in touch)
  • Release Clear secretion when ruptured

2. Pittaj Arbuda

  • Daah(Burning sensation)
  • Pachyate (Suppurative)
  • Raktapeeta varna (red and yellow in color)
  • Uhna srav (Release hot secretion when ruptured)

3. Kaphaj Arbuda

  • Sheeta sparsha (cold to touch)
  • Alparuja (mild pain)
  • Atikandu (itching)
  • Pashanvat (hard to touch)
  • Chirabhivridhi (chronic in nature)
  • Release white secretion when ruptured

4. Medoarbuda

  • Snigdha(smooth)
  • Mahan (big in size)
  • Alparuja (mild painful)
  • Atikandu (itching)

5. Raktarbuda

  • Veins get affected
  • Mamsankur (small tissues) causes a bigger tumor
  • Pandu (Anemia)

6. Mamsarbuda

  • Repeated trauma or injury affects muscular tissue
  • Swabhavik Varna yukta (generalized skin color)
  • Painless
  • Non-suppurative
  • Stable
  • Palpated like stone
  • Usually in non-vegetarians


Treatment is based on determining what etiology occurred. There are following treatment for cancer as said by various Acharayas

  1. Raktamokshana: Purifies blood by taking out the impure blood.
  2. Shastra-Kshaar-Agni karma in Mansavaha Srotas dushti.
  3. Rasayan Chikitsa (Anti-Ageing Treatment).
  4. Shirodhara: It is a technique that involves slowly and steadily pouring medicated oil, Milk etc on forehead Because Stress may contribute to the risk factors of cancer, that’s why Shirodhara is helpful in cancer.
  5. According to the strength of the patient, detoxification can be done.

Planet Ayurveda products for cancer patients

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Herbal Remedies For Cancer

Product Description

1. Crab Curcumin

Crab curcumin capsules contain the standardized extract of Curcuma longa and Marich (Piper longum). It is an Antioxidant by nature and has the power to fight against infection and toxins. It also helps in detoxification, inhibits the growth and spread of cancer cells by induce apoptosis (death) in cancer cells, and it may also prevent cancer from occurring in the first place, especially cancers of the digestive system like colorectal cancer. It reduces angiogenesis that is the growth of new blood vessels in tumors and also reduces metastasis. It regulates the immune system’s response against cancer.

Dosage – 1 cap twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Crab Arlu

Crab Arlu capsules contain Arlu (Ailanthus excelsa) and Marich (Piper nigrum). It reduces unwanted growth present in any area of the body and is utilized for managing different types of tumors. It has a restorative and rejuvenating effect on the cells and is also efficient in inhibiting the growth of solid tumors and a variety of cancer cells. It possesses anti-cancer, anti-mutagenic, and antioxidant properties which are very helpful in cancer patients.

Dosage – 1 cap twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Crab Basillucum

Crab Basillucum capsules contain Krishna Tulsi (Ocimum Basillicum) and Marich (Piper nigrum). It balances Kapha dosha. It has eugenol that helps fight cancer. It can repair and regenerate the cells damaged by exposure to radiation and oxidation. The phytonutrients present in Tulsi directly kill the cancer cells limiting the growth and spread of cancer.

Dosage – 1 cap twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Crab Artemisinin

Crab Artemisinin contains Davana extract (Artemisia pallens) and Maricha (Piper nigrum). It is Antioxidant in nature. It has a cytotoxic property which helps in preventing cancer or reduces free radical production.

Dosage – 1 cap twice daily with plain water after meals.


The factors which determine specific types of cancer are age, race, sex, genetic predisposition, lifestyle, stress, obesity and the carcinogens exposed to the environment and it is correlated with “Arbuda” in Ayurveda. Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells in the body and it is a worldwide problem that can destroy lifetime earnings and not even guarantee life. In this situation, treatment with a thorough consideration of the basic principles of Ayurveda can definitely be helpful for the patients to fight against cancer.

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