Hi Bryant, I see this is an old thread, perhaps you might update your herb garden contents for us since you mentioned you were in the process of adding.
My "herb garden" is primarily wild herbs and is likely different because of location, the nice thing about natural cures is the best cure for anyone is the one found in their backyard.
I will only mention a couple additional herbs, red clover is one, easy to grow here, really more an ag crop then a garden herb , but when Dr. Christopher (founder of the school of natural healing) was asked for one word associations with each of 100 herbs, red clover was the only one he said cancer for. Red clover is a blood purifier, and since cancer is primarily a disease from environmental toxins, purifying the cellular environment reduces the risk of most cancers and can even help some cancer tissue heal and revert to normal.
I know the big C scares everyone into chemo, but the master herbalist that ran that one word association list, Richard Schulz, had a very successful practice when he taught at the school, and his experience taught him that he would not even work with anyone doing chemo. Since chemo puts a severe burden on the liver which should be working overtime to detoxify the blood in the first place.(The liver is the primary organ associated with cancer formation, since it's job is to clean the blood) The actual cancer may form elsewhere, but the origin of that cancer lies in it's toxic environment'
To that end, Garlic is one of the best liver herbs around--fresh and raw is best. that's an easy herb to grow with multiple uses.
The idea of a clean vegan diet just to live and maintain health was paramount, and mono juice fasting was also part of the regime..the three Dr. C preferred were carrot, apple, and grape, fresh squeezed, but Dr. C used to say more people had healed themselves of cancer using Welches grape juice than ever squeezed a grape. (sort of a light humor exaggeration of the point --don't get too obsessed with perfection.
One story told was of a woman with a breast cancer open and weeping, the size of a tennis ball, and the hospitals had not treated her since she had no insurance and was quite poor. Along with the diet, the specific herbal treatment used a shredded poke root poultice (don't take poke internally experimenting with poke on a non professional level can cause SEVERE vomiting-- I've read that chamomile is the antidote, but if I need to vomit I'd use a larger amount lobelia)) Poke has the power to draw toxins out of the tissues and is quite well known for this effect. The tumor shrank back down to golf ball size, was clean and no longer weeping but showed clearly several tendrils running off into the tissues. At this point they talked with a surgeon friend of theirs because they thought they could speed the healing if they could just get the golf ball out of the way, so he simply grabbed the remaining tumor , twisted and broke it free of the tendrils leaving a crater with tendrils running back into the body. They continued the poke poultice and the woman eventually was free of cancer.
So I would add poke to that list (an eastern US herb)
Which leads to another herb for the "garden" although I have yet to be able to coerce it to grow in my garden, is lobelia, which comes up wild where it pleases. While not a cancer specific, it has been used as a "lead sheep" in formulas, opening up centers of diseased tissue and allowing other herbal phytochemicals to penetrate more easily.