Cancer treatment and quality of life often generally considered mutually exclusive terms. When surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are the only options, cancer patients often find the “cure” to be as painful and damaging to their well-being as — and sometimes worse — than the disease.
If the lessons of history hold true, today’s standard cancer treatments will someday be considered barbaric. Even if cancer is not completely preventable in the future, it is likely that surgery, chemotherapy and radiation will be replaced by kinder, gentler, more effective cancer treatments that do not rely on destroying the body to heal it. We are already heading in that direction.
Immunotherapy: Natural Defense
Integrative immunotherapy, which has formed the basis of Issels’ holistic cancer treatments for more than 60 years, has allowed many cancer patients to treat their cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. Issels’ unique record of complete and long-term remission of advanced cancers and cancers that had proven resistant to the standard cancer treatments favored by practitioners of Western medicine demonstrates that cancer can be successfully fought by tapping into the body’s own natural defense mechanism – our immune system.
Emphasis On Quality of Life
Increasingly, Western cancer researchers are coming to the same conclusions that have driven Issels’ alternative cancer therapies for decades:
- They have begun to recognize the power of the body’s immune system to fight cancer without causing patients additional harm.
- They have begun to realize that fighting cancer requires an integrative approach that attacks cancer on multiple levels.
- They are beginning to understand that cancer patients want and deserve to enjoy a high quality of life both during and after treatment.
At Issels alternative cancer treatment centers, you do not have to choose between treatment and quality of life – we offer both!