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Immunotherapy Offers Improved Quality of Life During and After Cancer Treatment

Advancement In Immunotherapy
Advancement In Immunotherapy

Cancer treatment should not just be about living longer. Your quality of life both during and after cancer treatment should be of equal concern both to you as a cancer patient and to the team of specialists that are directing your treatment. Its focus on improving the patient’s quality of life is one of the benefits of integrative immunotherapy that sets this alternative method of cancer treatment apart from traditional treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.

What Immunotherapy Does

Immunotherapy taps into the power of your body’s own immune system, activating your body’s natural defenses against disease. Unlike traditional cancer treatments that destroy healthy cells along with cancerous cells, immunotherapy acts with your body to strengthen your immune system and healthy cells while targeting cancerous tumors and the tumor microenvironments that affect their growth and spread. What that means for many cancer patients is no unpleasant toxic side effects, an often faster recovery and a better quality of life during and after treatment.

“Very Exciting” Results

Cancer researchers new to immunotherapy have called its impact “very, very exciting.” As chronicled in the New York Daily News, a woman in the late stages of cervical cancer saw her tumors disappear and now shows no signs of cancer after undergoing an immunotherapy procedure similar to Issels autologous cancer vaccine. In the procedure, immune cells from the woman’s blood were multiplied in the lab and infused back into her blood stream with amazing results. The woman called the procedure “like Gatorade for the cells.”

Thanks to immunotherapy, this woman is one of many who are enjoying complete and long-term cancer remission. Find out more on our website.

New Focus on Colorectal Cancer Treatments

Cancer Treatment
Cancer Treatment

Integrative medical treatments for colorectal cancer were the subject of a recent episode of Fox News’ Sunday Housecall. Advancements in integrative immunotherapy, cancer vaccines and advanced targeted therapies have more patients – and their doctors – incorporating alternative cancer therapies into their treatment protocols for colorectal cancer and many other forms of cancer.

Patients are looking for non-toxic cancer treatment options that don’t have the debilitating side effects of the big three treatment standards — surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. They are finding the options they seek in individualized cancer therapies grounded in integrative immunotherapy. The unique complexities of colorectal cancer and other forms of gastrointestinal cancer particularly lend themselves to individualized cancer treatment protocols. Also of note is the effectiveness of cancer vaccines in the treatment of colorectal cancer, specifically autologous dendritic cell vaccines.

While considered a largely preventable cancer, colorectal cancer often goes undetected in its early stages. It may be several years before patients present symptoms. Symptoms can vary with the location of the tumor but may include fatigue, weakness, abdominal pain, weight loss, shortness of breath, spastic colon, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, peptic ulcers, bloody stool, diarrhea or constipation.

Diet education is part of Issels’ holistic approach to cancer treatment. To help prevent colorectal cancer, a diet rich in fiber and colorful fruits and vegetables is recommended. Choose deeply pigmented foods such as blueberries, cranberries, pomegranates, carrots, red peppers, kale, broccoli, spinach and red cabbage.

Visit our website to find out more about Issels integrative immunotherapy program for the treatment of cancer and other immune diseases. We offer a full spectrum of alternative cancer treatments and immune disease therapies at our inpatient clinic in Tijuana, Mexico and the comprehensive immunobiologic core treatment at our outpatient medical center in Santa Barbara, California.

Big Pharma Failure Shows Value of Multifaceted Approach to Cancer Treatment

The Old Is Now New
The Old Is Now New

“Everything old is new again” might be one of the themes of modern cancer research. Repeatedly, cancer researchers in the U.S. and Western Europe are finding validity in many of the “old” methods of treating cancer and embracing them as “new” discoveries. Integrated immunotherapy, which Issels Integrative Oncology Centers have practiced for more than 60 years, is a notable example.

Big Pharma Fails Again

That the body’s own immune system holds the key to defeating cancer is an idea only recently embraced by a Western medical community that many believe relies too heavily on Big Pharma. But as the recent clinical trial failure of yet another cancer drug touted by its maker as “a potential blockbuster” indicates, cancer patients may be placing their lives at risk by failing to broaden their treatment plans to include alternative cancer treatment options.

The Issels Difference

At Issels alternative cancer treatment centers, our experienced cancer specialists take a holistic approach to fighting cancer that treats the patient’s body, mind and spirit. Central to our cancer-fighting strategy are treatments designed to bolster and restore the body’s immune, regulatory and repair mechanisms and enhance their ability to recognize and destroy cancer cells.

Personalized Treatment

We recognize that each patient’s case is unique. Just as cancer is not a single disease, we know from our extensive clinical experience that each patient’s response to cancer and cancer treatment will be unique. Using special testing methods, including genomic testing, our experts personalize the Issels immunobiologic core treatment program to the specific needs of each individual patient.

Rather than limiting cancer treatment to surgery, chemotherapy and radiation as is common among practitioners of Western medicine, Issels integrative immunotherapy, which can be used alone or with traditional treatments, expands cancer treatment, increasing the patient’s opportunities for long-term cancer remission.