(Natural News) It is encouraging to know, therefore, that peer-reviewed studies have found that there are natural ways to fight cancer – including cancers of the head and neck. One such study, conducted by researchers from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and published in Clinical Cancer Research, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Association of Cancer Research back in 2011, found that curcumin – the main component of the spice turmeric – can suppress a cell signaling pathway implicated in the growth of head and neck cancers.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains that, as with other cancers, in patients with head and neck cancers, certain cells in the body begin to grow out of control. Such cancers can start in various places in the head and throat, but do not include brain cancer or cancers of the eye. The cancer generally starts in the sinuses, inside or behind the nose, in the mouth, in the throat, in the voice box (larynx), on the lips, or in the glands that produce saliva.