S Venkataraghavan Dr. A. Lakshimipathi Research Centre for Ayurveda, V.H.S. Medical Centre Campus TTTI Post, Madras - 600 113 India
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28 patients undergoing treatment for Cancer and 57 normal adults are studied for their Prakriti (constitution and temperature) to find out whether there is any difference in the prakriti pattern of Cancer patients when compared with that of normal volunteers. Pitta dominance is found in the prakriti pattern of Cancer patients followed by Kapha dominance. The prognostic therapeutic utility and scope of the knowledge of prakriti patterns are also discussed in this paper.