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Highlighting Natural Killer Cell Activation through the Issels Immunotherapy Protocol

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NK Cells and Immunotherapy for Cancer

Natural Killer (NK) cells may sound scary, but they play a valuable role in immunotherapy for cancer. Boosting NK cell levels helps the immune system mount a strong response in order to eliminate tumors.

How Natural Killer Cells Work

When cancer is diagnosed early, treatment has a good success rate. Cases of late-stage cancer are more difficult to treat because the tumor cells have often begun metastasizing throughout the body.

This is where NK cells come in. They fight tumors as well as metastasized cancer cells through production of proteins known as cytokines. In addition, NK cells are so-called because of their capacity to quickly attack foreign bodies without the activation of antibodies.

Another valuable benefit of NK cells is their function in mediating anti-tumor immunity. Studies have shown that mice with reduced levels of NK cells have lowered resistance to metastases and RMA tumor outgrowth.

The Effect of Immunotherapy on NK Cell Levels

An analysis of NK cell counts was done on 129 patients who had gone through the Issels® treatment program. The group of patients ranged across all four Stage classifications and a wide variety of types of tumors.

Each patient’s individual protocols included non-toxic treatments such as immune-stimulants, autohemotherapy, oxidative therapy, enzymatic therapy, phytotherapy, amino acids, detoxification strategies, dietary and life-style changes, as well as emotional support. After approximately three weeks, the group showed an average 48 percent increase in absolute NK cell levels per individual.

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NK Cells and Their Action to Fight Cancer

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Attacking Cancer

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.