Oncology (Cancer)


What Is Cancer? 
Cancer is the general name for a group of more than 100 diseases. Although there are many kinds of cancer, all cancers start because abnormal cells grow out of control. Untreated cancers can cause serious illness and death.

Normal cells in the body

The body is made up of trillions of living cells. Normal body cells grow, divide to make new cells, and die in an orderly way. During the early years of a person’s life, normal cells divide faster to allow the person to grow. After the person becomes an adult, most cells divide only to replace worn-out or dying cells or to repair injuries.

How cancer starts

Cancer starts when cells in a part of the body start to grow out of control. Cancer cell growth is different from normal cell growth. Instead of dying, cancer cells continue to grow and form new, abnormal cells. Cancer cells can also invade (grow into) other tissues, something that normal cells cannot do. Growing out of control and invading other tissues are what makes a cell a cancer cell.

Cells become cancer cells because of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) damage. DNA is in every cell and it directs all its actions. In a normal cell, when DNA is damaged the cell either repairs the damage or the cell dies. In cancer cells, the damaged DNA is not repaired, but the cell doesn’t die like it should. Instead, the cell goes on making new cells that the body doesn’t need. These new cells all have the same damaged DNA as the first abnormal cell does.

People can inherit abnormal DNA (it’s passed on from their parents), but most often the DNA damage is caused by mistakes that happen while the normal cell is reproducing or by something in the environment. Sometimes the cause of the DNA damage may be something obvious like cigarette smoking or sun exposure. But it’s rare to know exactly what caused any one person’s cancer.

In most cases, the cancer cells form a tumor. Some cancers, like leukemia, rarely form tumors. Instead, these cancer cells involve the blood and blood-forming organs and circulate through other tissues where they grow.

How cancer spreads

Cancer cells often travel to other parts of the body where they can grow and form new tumors. This happens when the cancer cells get into the body’s bloodstream or lymph vessels. Over time, the tumors replace normal tissue, crowd it, or push it aside. The process of cancer spreading is called metastasis.

How cancers differ

No matter where a cancer may spread, it’s always named for the place where it started. For example, breast cancer that has spread to the liver is called metastatic breast cancer, not liver cancer. Likewise, prostate cancer that has spread to the bone is called metastatic prostate cancer, not bone cancer.

Different types of cancer can behave very differently. For instance, lung cancer and skin cancer are very different diseases. They grow at different rates and respond to different treatments. This is why people with cancer need treatment that is aimed at their kind of cancer.

Tumors that are not cancer

A tumor is an abnormal lump or collection of cells, but not all tumors are cancer. Tumors that aren’t cancer are called benign. Benign tumors can cause problems – they can grow very large and press on healthy organs and tissues. But they can’t grow into (invade) other tissues. Because they can’t invade, they also can’t spread to other parts of the body (metastasize). These tumors are seldom life threatening.

How common is cancer?

About half of all men and one-third of all women in the US will develop cancer during their lifetimes. Today, millions of people are living with cancer or have had cancer.

The risk of developing many types of cancer can be reduced by changes in a person’s lifestyle, for example, by staying away from tobacco, limiting time in the sun, being physically active, and eating healthy.

There are also screening tests that can be done for some types of cancers so they can be found as early as possible – while they are small and before they have spread. In general, the earlier a cancer is found and treated, the better the chances are for living for many years.


RH2 is a world -class product produced through decades of research and innovation by Tasly Pharmaceutical Group.  It is extracted from Red Ginseng but in no way does it compare to “regular” Ginseng.  RH2 is a very potent part of the entire Ginseng root, which is extracted in miniscule quantities from each root.  Tasly innovated the unique process and patented its extraction technology.

RH2 is a superb quality, high efficacy, extremely rare ingredient, which was developed after years of research.  Tasly’s unique extraction system makes it possible to industrialize Ginseng RH2 by improving RH2 transforming rate to 60%, which is 500-600 times greater than traditional RH2 extraction from red Ginseng.

RH2 is dried root of Panax Ginseng from Traditional Chinese Medicine.  It’s importance in TCM is illustrated by it’s name - head of hundreds of herbs Ginseng has been applied in prevention and treatment of diseases for more than 2000 years and it plays a critical role in TCM history.

The main active ingredient of Ginseng RH2 is ginsenoside.  Using a highly sophisticated process; 40 kinds of ginsenosides are separated from Ginseng to produce RH2.  Ginsenoside RH2 was first discovered in Japan from Red Ginseng.  RH2 is a kind of secondary glucoside and it’s content in ginseng is only about 10 parts per million (ppm), which is a rare kind of ginsenoside.

It is proven through modern medical technology and extensive use throughout the world that RH2 has great anti-tumor activity without toxicity.  It can process effects on the tumor cells such as inducing differentiation, inhibiting proliferation and inducing apoptosis. It is classified as an anti-tumor medicine with broad outlook, which also reduces the side effects of chemotherapy.

Medicinal Benefits of Ginsenoside RH2:

  • Cancer Prevention
  • Anti-cancer Effects
    • Inhibit Proliferation
    • Induce Apoptosis
    • Induce Differentiation
    • Improvement in chemotherapy whilst reducing it’s side effects
  • Hyper sensitization of multi-drug resistant tumor cells to chemotherapy
  • Immune Booster