Treatment can be provided by way of hormonotherapy. However, this method cannot be deemed perfect, as there is a risk of various complications (increase of weight, nausea, headaches, hot flashes, mental depression, etc.). Effectiveness of this methods remains questionable. Often after completion of the therapy the neoplasms resume growth.
According to various studies, dieting1 can be considered as a potential source of anti-tumor protection. Experiments show that broccoli contains a maximum amount of unique natural substances, primarily indole-3-carbinol.
Indole-3-carbinol is a biologically active substance, therapeutic concentrations of which can significantly support women’s health. Studies of phytonutrients started in 1970s. Since then the unique properties of indole-3-carbinol were discovered, thus allowing the researchers to call it “a long-life product”.
• maintains the balance of female sex hormones – estrogens, that affect women’s reproductive health;
• can control papilloma viral infection, especially with regard to such a sensitive issue as condylomata of the skin and mucous lining of the genitals and neck of the womb;
• reduces risk of mammary gland diseases, has high anti-tumor activity which is used for treatment of breast tumor, both dependent and independent of estrogen level2.
In other words, indole-3-carbinol protects the body on the cellular level, provides reliable protection of our cells from all harmful substances. Therefore, it is indoles that have become a basis of up-to-date nonhormonal medications for treatment of breast tumor, myoma, breast cancer and cervical cancer. Indole-3-carbinol medications have been effectively used abroad for prevention and treatment of mammary gland diseases over the last 10 years. Moreover, medical practitioners have noticed its amazing selectivity: indole-3-carbinol affects only the tumor cells, and leaves alone healthy cells.
1 Ляшенко, А.А. Индол-3‑карбинол: терапевтические и профилактические эффекты на опухоли молочной железы / Ляшенко, А. А., Киселев, В. И., Северин Е.С. // Молекулярная медицина. — 2005. — №2. С. 20–25. / A.A. Lyashenko. Indol-3-Carbinol: Therapeutic and Preventive Effects for Mammary Gland Tumor / A.A. Lyashenko, V.I. Kiselev, E.S. Severin // Molecular Medicine. – 2005. No.2. P. 20-25.
2 Исследование антиоксидантных свойств индол-3‑карбинола In Vitro и In Vivo / Л.В. Кравченко [и др.] // Вопросы биологической, медицинской и фармацевтической химии. — 2008. — №4. С. 18–23. / In Vitro and In Vivo Study of Indol-3-Carbinol Anti-Oxidant Properties / L.V. Kravchenko et al // Issues of Biological, Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. – 2008. No.4. P. 18-23.