CERVICAL CANCER, CANCER OF THE UTERINE CERVIX

Clinical Manifestations
  • Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells on the cervix grow out of control. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. Cervical cancer can often be successfully treated when it's found early. It is usually found at a very early stage through a Pap test.
  • Chronic infections and cervical erosions appear
  • Usually occurs between the ages of thirty and fifty years
  • There is usually a history of early sexual activity with multiple partners
  • Metrorrhagia
  • Cervical ulcerations
  • Hypermenorrhea
  • Leukorrhea
  • Anemia
  • Anorexia
  • Weight loss
  • According to the location of the lesion, the disease can be divided into five stages:
    Stage one: Carcinoma in situ (confirmed by cervical exam or biopsy).
    Stage two: The tumor is located in the cervix.
    Stage three: the tumor has invaded the upper 1/3 of the vagina or the adjacent tissue of the cervix but has not spread to the pelvic cavity
    Stage four: The tumor has spread to the middle or lower 1/3 of the vagina, the adjacent tissue of the cervix or the wall of the pelvic cavity.
    Stage five: The tumor has invaded the surrounding organs (rectum and bladder) or the pelvic cavity or metastasized to the distal organs.
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
  • Pulverize equal portions of Rx. Arctii Niu Ban Zi and Fr. Broussonetiae Chu Shi Zi. Take six grams twice a day.
  • Stew 9-15g Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu together with a healthy male rabbit. Divide the meat into two portions. Take morning and evening every day. If the patient's constitution is not bad, add brow sugar to the meat for a stronger effect.
  • Decoct 30-60g fresh or 90-150g dry Hb. Solani Nigri Long Kui in 800ml water, save, and decoct the dregs again in 800ml water. Combine the two decoctions and take three times a day for 15 days.
  • Decoct 27 pieces of Fr. Mume Wu Mei in 1000ml of brine in a casserole or enamel cup on a low fire for about 20 minutes until it boils. Put aside for 24 hours, then filter for use. Take 3ml before and after each meal (6 times a day). Abstain from brown sugar, white wine or anything sour or acrid during the period of administration. It may also be applied to or rubbed on tumors.
  • Parch into a powder equal parts Rx. Acori Tatarinowii Shi Chang Pu and Fr. Psoraliae Bu Gu Zhi and take 6g daily.
  • Decoct 12g Hb. Erodii/Geranii Lao Guan Cao and 15g Sm. Cassiae Jue Ming Zi and drink daily.
  • Post-radiotherapy or at the restorative stage: Zheng Ai Wan
  • For Lung metastasis: Cancer #26
  • For bleeding:
    Cervical Cancer #16
    Cervical Cancer #18
  • For intolerable itching: Moderately burn Sm. Armeniacae Xing Ren without changing its nature, cloak in cotton and apply to the cervix.
  • For ulcerative cervical cancer: Cervical Cancer #18
  • For metastasis to the lymph nodes in cervical cancer: Cervical Cancer #22
  • Topical:
    1. Dry fresh Hb. et Rx. Ranunculi Mao Gen at low temperature, pulverized into a powder and mixed with ox oil to make an ointment for external use.
    2. Distill the volital oil from the root of Hb. et Rx. Ranunculi Mao Gen, mix with three equal portions of the whole herb decoction and take orally. Start with a small dose and gradually increase.
    3. Distill the volital oil from the root of Hb. et Rx. Ranunculi Mao Gen, mix with two equal portions of the powder of the whole herb and make into a solid plaster with lard to be applied topically.
    4. Zhen Zhu San
    5. For infection: CC Topical #6
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Continuous vaginal hemorrhage
  • Excessive, dilute vaginal discharge
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Much dreaming
  • Easily startled
  • Poor memory
  • Four limbs tired and lethargic
  • Loss of appetite
  • Distention and fullness of the epigastrium and abdomen
  • Loose stools
  • Low back pain
  • Sallow complexion
  • Copious, pale menses
  • Uterine bleeding or
  • Light menstrual flow or
  • Amenorrhea
  • T: Pale
  • P: Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Reinforce and Benefit the Heart and Spleen
Herb Formulas
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Listlessness
  • Chest fullness
  • Poor appetite
  • Lassitude
  • Low back and knee soreness and pain
  • Leukorrhagia
  • Defecation with dry feces first, then loose
  • T: Normal
  • C: Thin and white or Yellowish
  • P:Moderate or Taut
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the Kidneys
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Eliminate Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Depression
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Insomnia
  • Frequent dreaming
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Early menstruation
  • Profuse, fetid leukorrhea
  • T: Normal or Echymosis or Petechiae
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Wiry or Wiry and rapid or Wiry and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Regulate Liver Qi
  • Inhibit the growth of cancer cells
  • Stop pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Low back weakness and pain
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Dreaminess
  • A bitter taste in the mouth
  • A dry throat
  • Dry stools
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Tonify the Liver and Kidneys
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Remove toxins
  • Inhibit the growth of cancer cells
Herb Formulas
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Lumbago: low back feels cold, weak and aching
  • Feeling chilled
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Cold limbs
  • General debility
  • Pale face
  • Urinary frequency with abundant, clear urine or
  • Oliguria with edema
  • Maybe nocturia
  • Lassitude
  • Withdrawn, subdued behavior
  • Knees feel cold and aching
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Impotence
  • Spermatorrhea
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Low libido
  • Female infertility ("uterus cold and infertile")
  • Maybe anorexia
  • Maybe loose stools
  • Maybe chronic diarrhea or "cock crow" diarrhea
  • T: Pale and swollen
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Deep and thready - maybe slow
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and Reinforce Kidney Yang
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus or deafness
  • Poor memory
  • Aching, soreness or weakness of the low back
  • Spermatorrhea or
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Aching in the bones
  • Aching in the leg and heel
  • Dry mouth
  • Thirst
  • Night sweats
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Malar flush
  • Low grade fever in the afternoon
  • Dry throat, maybe recurrent sore throat
  • Dry stools and/or
  • Constipation
  • Urine short and red
  • Heightened libido
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Subdue Fire
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Pain that is fixed, stabbing and /or severe or
  • Pains that move around
  • Distention
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Pan is worse with pressure
  • Dark complexion
  • Fixed, palpable masses
  • Bleeding with clots
  • Purple lips
  • Purple nails
  • Dry skin
  • Blue, dark or purplish discoloration of skin in small or large areas,
  • Varicose and spider veins
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Tendency to hemorrhage dark blood or clots
  • Fatigue
  • Loose stools
  • Poor appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Heavy sensation in the head
  • Vertigo
  • Mental cloudiness
  • Heavy sensation in the body
  • Cough with Excess sputum
  • Chest and epigastric distention
  • Nausea
  • Profuse sputum
  • Vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • Fatigue
  • Pale face
  • Weak voice
  • Reluctance to speak
  • Sweating with little or no exertion
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Dry hair
  • Poor memory
  • Paleness
  • Scanty periods
  • T: Reddish Purple with possible purple or red spots or Thick
  • C: White or White and greasy or Sticky and white
  • P: Choppy or Wiry and choppy or Weak, thin and choppy or Rolling or Wiry and slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Regulate Qi
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Break up Blood Stasis
  • Resolve Phlegm
  • Inhibit the growth of cancer cells
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Pain that is fixed, stabbing and /or severe or
  • Pains that move around
  • Distention
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Pan is worse with pressure
  • Dark complexion
  • Fixed, palpable masses
  • Bleeding with clots
  • Purple lips
  • Purple nails
  • Dry skin
  • Blue, dark or purplish discoloration of skin in small or large areas,
  • Varicose and spider veins
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Tendency to hemorrhage dark blood or clots
  • Fatigue
  • Loose stools
  • Poor appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Pale face
  • Weak voice
  • Reluctance to speak
  • Sweating with little or no exertion
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Dry hair
  • Poor memory
  • Paleness
  • Scanty periods
  • T: Reddish Purple with possible purple or red spots or
  • C: White
  • P: Choppy or Wiry and choppy or Weak, thin and choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Regulate Qi
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Break up Blood Stasis
  • Dispel Wind
  • Eliminate toxins
  • Tonify the Spleen and Stomach
  • Augment Qi
  • Nourish the Blood
  • Calm the Spirit
  • Inhibit the growth of cancer cells
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fatigue
  • Loose stools
  • Poor appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Pale face
  • Weak voice
  • Shortness of breath
  • Reluctance to speak
  • Sweating with little or no exertion
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Dry skin
  • Dry hair
  • Poor memory
  • Paleness
  • Scanty periods
  • T: Pale or Pale, thin and dry
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Weak or Thin and choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Nourish the Blood
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Chest distention
  • Abdominal pain
  • Poor appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Pain that is fixed, stabbing and /or severe
  • Pain is worse with pressure
  • Dark complexion
  • Fixed, palpable masses
  • Bleeding with clots
  • Purple lips
  • Purple nails
  • Dry skin
  • Blue, dark or purplish discoloration of skin in small or large areas,
  • Varicose and spider veins
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Tendency to hemorrhage dark blood or clots
  • Maybe jaundice
  • T: Purple, possible purple or red spots
    Red purple if there is Heat
    Blue purple if there is Cold
  • C: White
  • P: Choppy or Wiry and choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Break up Stagnation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Menorrhagia
  • Stranguria
  • Hematuria
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Chest distention
  • Abdominal pain
  • Poor appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Pain that is fixed, stabbing and /or severe
  • Pain is worse with pressure
  • Dark complexion
  • Fixed, palpable masses
  • Bleeding with clots
  • Purple lips
  • Purple nails
  • Dry skin
  • Blue, dark or purplish discoloration of skin in small or large areas,
  • Varicose and spider veins
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Tendency to hemorrhage dark blood or clots
  • Maybe jaundice
  • T: Purple, possible red spots
  • C: White
  • P: Choppy or Wiry and choppy and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Cool the Blood
  • Invigorate Blood circulation
  • Relieve Fire toxins
  • Inhibit the growth of cancer cells
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Stranguria with Blood
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Dry skin
  • Dry hair
  • Poor memory
  • Paleness
  • Fatigue
  • Scanty periods
  • Pain that is fixed, stabbing and /or severe
  • Pain is worse with pressure
  • Dark complexion
  • Fixed, palpable masses
  • Bleeding with clots
  • Purple lips
  • Purple nails
  • Dry skin
  • Blue, dark or purplish discoloration of skin in small or large areas
  • Varicose and spider veins
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Tendency to hemorrhage dark blood or clots
  • T: Pale, purple, possible purple or red spots
  • C: White
  • P: Thready and rapid or Weak Choppy or Wiry and choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify and nourish the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Break up Stasis
  • Stop bleeding
  • Inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Lethargy
  • Anorexia
  • Maybe jaundice
  • No thirst or
  • Thirst with no desire to drink
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Afternoon fever
  • Body aches
  • A sallow complexion
  • Scanty urination
  • Constipation or
  • Bloody diarrhea or
  • Dysentery
  • Chest discomfort
  • Epigastric pain and distention
  • Dull appearance
  • Maybe disorientation
  • Loose stools
  • Maybe skin vesicles
  • Heavy extremities
  • Lower Jiao pain
  • Heaviness
  • Headache
  • Dull Spirit
  • Abdominal distention
  • Mental fuzziness
  • T: Normal
  • C: Yellowish white and greasy
  • P: Soft or Soft and rapid or maybe Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Remove toxicity
  • Resolve Dampness
  • Stop diarrhea and bleeding
  • Inhibit the growth of cancer cells
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Tumor develops quickly
  • Cauliflower-form or cavernous lesions
  • Dirty, foul vaginal discharge like rice water with an offensive odor
  • Distention and pain in the lower abdomen
  • High fever
  • Thirst
  • Epistaxis
  • Spots on the skin
  • Constipation or
  • Dry stools
  • Scanty, yellow or red urine
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Loss of consciousness
  • May be ascites (late stage)
  • Weakness
  • Bleeds easily
  • Low back and lower abdomen aching and pain
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow or Greasy and yellow
  • P: Tight or Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Relieve Fire toxins
  • Reduce abscesses
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Inhibit the growth of cancer cells
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Tumor develops quickly
  • Long-standing illness
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Ulceration
  • Discharge of yellow or bloody, foul-smelling fluid
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Anxiety
  • Dry mouth
  • Thirst
  • Dark urine
  • Bitter taste
  • Red eyes
  • Insomnia
  • Pain that is fixed, stabbing and /or severe
  • Pain is worse with pressure
  • Dark complexion
  • Fixed, palpable masses
  • Bleeding with clots
  • Purple lips
  • Purple nails
  • Dry skin
  • Blue, dark or purplish discoloration of skin in small or large areas,
  • Varicose and spider veins
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Tendency to hemorrhage dark blood or clots
  • T: Red or Purple, possible purple or red spots
    Red purple if there is Heat
    Blue purple if there is Cold
  • C: White or Yellow and greasy or Thick, sticky, dry and yellow
  • P: Wiry or Rolling and rapid or Wiry, overflowing and rapid or Choppy or Wiry and choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Relieve toxicity
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Break up Blood Stasis
  • Inhibit the growth of cancer cells
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Massive vaginal discharge
  • Discharge is rice-water colored or yellowish
  • Discharge has a fetid smell
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Retrosymphysical distention
  • A bitter taste in the mouth
  • Dry throat
  • T: Normal or slightly dark
  • C: Thick, white and sticky or Yellowish
  • P: Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Remove toxins
  • Eliminate Dampness
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Break up Stasis
  • Inhibit the growth of cancer cells
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Anemia
  • Lassitude
  • Continuous uterine bleeding (either spotting or gushing)
  • Leukorrhea
  • Pale, thin Blood
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Thready and weak or Gigantic and forceless or Weak and soft or Feeble and hollow
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify the Spleen
  • Benefit Qi
  • Astringe and consolidate the Chong and Ren channels
  • Stop bleeding
Herb Formulas
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