Issels Integrative Oncology - individualized immunotherapy for over 60 years
August 14, 2014

Ilse Marie Issels, wife of Dr. Joseph IsselsDear Friend,

The treatment of cancer requires a comprehensive approach, which we have developed throughout many years of extensive clinical experience.

Using protocols that boost the body's own immune system we have had great success in improving the prognosis for many of our patients with many experiencing remission and an improved quality of life.

Best Regards,
Ilse Marie Issels
Ilse Marie Issels
Wife and Collaborator of Dr. Josef Issels, Our Founder



Understanding Your Diagnosis of Cancer

Natural Killer Cells ExplainedOur greatest fears usually arise not from actual incidents, but from the unknown. Your mind begins running through a series of increasingly dire scenarios that may not even be realistic. If you've recently received a diagnosis of cancer, understanding what's behind it can empower you to be proactive about your care and treatment.

Early diagnosis of cancer is an important element of successful treatment. Some types, such as skin or breast, may be detected through self-examination or various medical screenings. Others are revealed via corresponding symptoms or as a result of treating another condition. This is why it's important to keep up with annual physicals and other preventive care, even if you're feeling healthy.

Your physician's first step will be a comprehensive physical exam and thorough review of your medical history. Tests are performed on blood, stool and urine to find any abnormalities that may point toward cancer. If signs present themselves, your physician will order further tests such as CT scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound to pinpoint the location and size of the tumor. Final confirmation comes from a biopsy, which involves removing a tissue sample from the tumor to check for the presence of cancerous cells.

A positive diagnosis leads to the step known as staging. This process involves gathering specific information about the tumor, most importantly whether it's localized or the cells have spread to other parts of the body. You should also get a second opinion from a specialist before proceeding with treatment.

At Issels alternative cancer treatment center, our integrative approach is tailored to your individual needs. Please visit our website to learn more about our successful non-toxic immunotherapy treatments.

We invite you to contact one of our patient care specialists today to speak about how the Issels immunobiologic core treatment program may be the right choice for your health needs. We invite you to phone 1-888-447-7357 or visit us online at