Issels Integrative Oncology - individualized immunotherapy for over 60 years
October 30, 2014

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

This newsletter focuses on another difficult topic for patients with cancer and one frequently asked "Do I need to undergo chemotherapy?"

There are non-toxic cancer treatments that can boost your own body's ability to fight off cancer that do not carry the devastating effects that some patients experience with chemotherapy.

For some patients, chemotherapy is the "right" solution but is combined with additional therapeutic protocols. Make sure to ask your physician and chat with the staff at Issels to help you make your own personal choice.

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



The Tough Questions – Should I Pursue Chemotherapy?

Ilse Marie Issels, wife of Dr. Joseph IsselsChemotherapy is the double-edged sword many cancer patients dread. Patients are told they must undergo chemotherapy to save their lives, but the side effects of chemo can be so traumatic that patients frequently wonder if life with chemo is worth living.

Many of these patients are finding that alternative cancer treatments can offer similar results without chemotherapy's devastating side effects.

Chemo's Toll on the Body

The problem with chemotherapy is that it cannot discriminate between cancerous and healthy cells. Inside your body, chemo's toxic chemicals target fast-growing cells, both cancerous and healthy. In the process, many healthy cells are killed or damaged.

Chemotherapy's impact on the body can be felt from head to toe, as Healthline's infographic illustrates. From hair loss and chemo brain to sexual dysfunction and infertility to swollen feet and extreme fatigue, chemotherapy's side effects are as dreaded as the disease it is designed to treat.

Pain without Gain

What makes the decision to undergo chemotherapy even more difficult for cancer patients is the lack of guarantee that the suffering will retard their cancer. Both patients and cancers can develop resistance to chemotherapy, making it an ineffective treatment choice. When traditional medicine fails to offer patients alternative treatment options, they are forced to suffer for nothing.

Alternatives to Chemo

Integrative immunotherapy offers alternatives to chemotherapy that work with the body to fight cancer. Using non-toxic targeted therapies, immunotherapy enhances the body’s natural ability to fight off disease without toxic side effects.

Choosing a cancer treatment program is a personal decision to discuss with your doctor and family, but there are options to chemotherapy. Visit our website to learn more about integrative immunotherapy.

We invite you to contact one of our patient care specialists today to chat 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