With the increasing amounts of cancer diagnoses, cancer patients have come to accept dangerous side effects and the often ineffective outcomes of conventional chemotherapy. Recent statistics provoke the question, "Could the treatment actually be worse than the condition?" While every patient is different, it is wise to consider all available treatment options and weigh their pros and cons – including those associated with integrative cancer treatment plans. Aspects of Cancer Treatments to be Considered:
In the standard treatment model, oncologists typically prescribe a high dose of chemotherapy for a span of several weeks, based upon the type and stage of cancer diagnosed. Research shows that there are glaring flaws with this approach:
1. Side Effects – Chemotherapy prescribed in conventional cancer treatments can ravage the body's platelets, red blood cells and immune system. In doing so, secondary and tertiary effects often include:
2. Large Doses of Chemotherapy Followed by Recovery – When chemotherapy is prescribed, the patient will receive several weeks of treatments followed by a typical three week recovery. Oftentimes, such practice leads to poor outcomes because:
Cancer cells have different development phases, or growth cycles, similar to those of healthy cells. Only when a cancer cell reaches its adult phase can it actually cause damage to the human body. Moreover, only in the adult phase can chemotherapy actually kill cancer cells. Many of the cancer cells in late-stage patients are in various stages of development, including the immature phases, making it virtually impossible for chemotherapy to kill them. However, our body's own immune system is fully capable of recognizing and killing multiple stages of cancer cells. For this reason alone, it is critical for patients to have a strong immunotherapy program to complement any treatment plan. The immune system is a key prognostic factor in cancer patient survival. Patients with stronger immunity tend to respond better to cancer treatments as a whole, including all types of integrative cancer treatments, chemotherapy, and radiation. This concept has largely been avoided by conventional oncologists and may serve to explain how cancer often seems to appear it is has "returned," when in fact, the cancer was never successfully treated or eradicated in the first place.
This concept of insulin potentiation therapy treatment has been around for over 60 years. However, until the advent of molecular genetic profiling of tumor sensitivity testing, almost all chemotherapy selections of medications used, for both conventional and the Insulin Potentiation Chemotherapy method, were not as effective as they are today. Tumor sensitivity testing has led to more accurate selections of the best chemotherapeutic treatments for each patient. Another big advantage of IPT chemotherapy, involves superior chemotherapy drug treatment. This method allows the use of 3 or 4 different agents at only 10% of the normal chemo dose. The patient is now able to benefit from multiple tumor kill action mechanisms with enhanced cancer cell targeting, plus increased protection for normal cells in the area. In short, it means better delivery, better selection and virtually no side effects.
Insulin Potentiation Therapy is a protocol for administering traditional chemotherapeutic drugs with insulin as a transport across the cell membrane, directly into the cancer cells. A much lower dose (only 10%) of the highly toxic chemotherapeutic drugs is required, because IPT treatment targets the cancer cells while sparing good, healthy cells. The cancer cells receive the drugs with very little being absorbed by the normal cells. Therefore, the patient is likely to avoid virtually all severe side effects. Most will typically notice very low incidents of hair loss, vomiting or fever. Most importantly, the immune system will remain fully intact.
Cancer cells are robust when fighting for the life-sustaining glucose they extract from the blood stream. Cancer cells use glucose as their main source of energy. With 16 times the number of insulin and insulin-like receptors that healthy cells possess, cancer cells steal essential nutrients from the blood stream before the normal healthy cells receive any at all. In cancer's late stages, patients become emaciated and weak while the tumor continues to grow and spread. Cancer cells have a very strong internal protection against toxins, so standard administration of conventional chemotherapy must be in received in large doses in order to force drug penetration into the cells. Large doses of chemotherapy means healthy cells will be diminished right along with the cancer cells, leading to the culprit of all major side effects: fever, nausea, vomiting, hair loss, and a substantially reduced quality of life.
Insulin is the hormone commonly used to treat diabetes. Manufactured within the pancreas of healthy people, insulin is a powerful hormone with many actions in the human body. One of its most important roles within the body is to manage the delivery of glucose across cell membranes into the cells. Insulin communicates with the cells by aligning with specific insulin receptors scattered about on the outer surface of the cell membranes while relaying information to the interior of the cell. Every cell in the human body has insulin and insulin-like receptors. A normal, healthy cell will have about 10,000 receptors. However, cancer cells will have about 160,000 receptors, about 16 times more than normal. This is an important distinguishing factor for cancer cells because cancer cells require an exorbitant amount of glucose to supply their massive energy needs. Cancer cells utilize glucose exclusively to fuel their energy though an inefficient energy source. It ultimately favors the anti-oxygen metabolism that propagates the spread of cancer. Because cancer cells require a lot of glucose, they essentially steal it away from the body's normal cells, starving them in the process. They utilize their superior number of insulin receptors to accomplish this enormous theft of the blood glucose. Knowing how cancer feeds itself goes a long way in the fight against it.
In addition to glucose, insulin receptors and insulin-like receptors transport essential amino acids and fatty acids into the healthy cells. Insulin receptor sites also transport antibody-like molecules. Chemotherapy drugs are antibody-like molecules and contain these molecular structures. Here is how the treatment is delivered.
It important to note that there have been zero reported deaths from the IPT Chemotherapy method in the 60 years it has been practiced. Therefore, when the method is delivered under the supervision of properly trained medical doctor, it has proven considerably safer and demonstrably more effective than conventional chemotherapy. The IPT Chemotherapy method is not administered by most conventional oncologists who use the high dose pharmaceutical methods of dosing. Neither do they offer intravenous nutrition or immunotherapy. While IPT has not undergone clinical trials, numerous patients and doctors have reported much greater overall experiences and outcomes.
Patients that actually do respond to the conventional treatment method without any attention to immunotherapy and nutrition are really only treating cancer in its earliest stages. There are far fewer immature cancer cells found in early disease, however in later stage cancers it is imperative to use immunotherapy and nutrition. Most of the information that patients come across regarding the immune system is through cancer herbs and combined supplements. Organic nutritional diet programs are also important to the healing process. Although detailed organic diets rich with cancer fighting fruits and vegetables are important, they do not serve as a sufficient cancer treatment for later stage cancers. In clinical settings, we see patients starting early with organic diet programs and dietary supplements to help fight cancer. However, in our experience, intravenous treatment of high dose vitamin C and ozone therapy are invaluable as aggressive, cancer-killing natural treatments.
Cancer patients have far more mineral and nutrient deficiencies than the average patient. The biochemical demands on cancer patients are higher, especially if chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery are employed. The amount of metabolic waste is higher as well. To illustrate this point, imagine you are remodeling a home. Oftentimes you must first break apart the house in order to rebuild it. In cancer treatment, the body breaks down substantially and many doctors will essentially leave the patients without ever replacing vital nutrients, leaving their bodies' immune systems weakened. Cancer patients desperately need extensively higher levels of bioavailable intravenous nutrition and hydration for healing. Strong immune modulators should be customized and then incorporated to help patients bring their immune system back into balance.
Treatment of cancer must include the removal of the cancers' causative agents. What causes cancer is different for each patient, but it usually involves toxins, heavy metals and infections, not so much genetics. When you include poor dietary nutrition followed by high levels of stress, you have an environment in your body that is far more prone to disease. Highly detailed tests can help to identify and remove these factors as part of a comprehensive patient treatment plan. After screening the patient for causative factors, various intravenous homeopathic biological remedies are incorporated to push critical enzymes and pathways of elimination. While targeted chemotherapy is one effective method to consider, there are other treatment options available, even for those who radiation and chemotherapy is not an option. To learn more or to ask questions, please contact us today.