In most cases, the term “natural killer” does not carry a positive connotation. However, when it comes to immuno-oncology, Natural Killer (NK) Cells are front-line warriors in the body’s fight against cancer.
How do NK Cells help defeat cancer?
Your body’s immune system generates a natural response against foreign elements known as antigens. NK Cells target tumor-specific antigens to destroy the actual tumors as well as metastatic cells that transport cancer to other parts of the body via the bloodstream.
Once the NK Cell receptors lock in on a target, the cells’ cytotoxic properties begin acting on the tumor. NK Cells also produce cytokines, which are signaling molecules that act as traffic cops by directing immune cells toward areas of trauma.
Immuno-oncology boosts levels of NK Cells
An NK Cells analysis was conducted with 129 cancer patients receiving treatment at Issels®. The non-toxic protocols included various combinations of therapies such as immuno-stimulants, intravenous delivery of high-dose nutritional, phytotherapy with herb- and plant-based medicines, and lifestyle and dietary modifications. Each patient’s program is personalized to meet individual needs.
After only three weeks of treatment, patients will typically show an average increase of about 48 percent in absolute NK Cell levels. This significant improvement demonstrates the value of non-toxic immunotherapy for fighting and surviving cancer while maintaining a high quality of life.
Chemotherapy, radiation and other aggressive treatments often have debilitating side effects. At Issels®, we have been using non-toxic immuno-oncology therapies for years and have been helping patients to realize dramatic benefits in their health through our treatment protocol. Visit our website to learn more and read testimonials from many of our patients who have are successfully surviving cancer.