While cancer takes many lives each year, the prognosis for some cancers can be improved thanks to medical advances in integrative cancer treatments.
Early detection of cancers can improve the prognosis, as it may help the doctors remove it or limit its spread. As a tumor forms, the immediate risk is to the tissues surrounding the cancer cells, potentially interfering with their function. Should the cancer continue to spread, it can have a tremendous impact on a person’s overall physical health and quality of life.
The treatment of a cancer depends on where tumors are located, whether the cancerous growth is contained (or becoming invasive or spreading), and the overall physical health of the patient. Many times this is a balancing act between eliminating the cancer and keeping the patient strong enough to recover fully.
In addition to treating the symptoms of cancers, we firmly believe in helping to improve the quality of life of patients undergoing these treatments. To complement any surgeries or drug treatments that may be recommended, our integrative physician can also help devise therapies that may make them more comfortable and also improve your prognosis. Some of these include herbal supplements, IV therapies, and life style changes that may help keep your nutritional levels high as you recover.
All treatments are individualized to each person. Everyone’s body and DNA are different from anyone else in the world. Dr. Raju does not believe that “one size fits all”. We also do not believe that you can put a band-aid on the symptom, you have to get to the root cause if you want to stay in remission!
- The first step is to stop the tumor from growing.
- Try to make the tumor regress.
- The goal is to reach the stage where the tumor disappears completely.
- Keep the patient in remission with absolutely no recurrences of cancer.
A major focuses during your treatment at our center is to build the immune system, implement anti-tumor protocols, and detoxification. Unlike when a patient gets chemotherapy or radiation treatments, our goal is to build up the body as we destroy cancer cells and balance out the body by detoxification methods in order to rid the body of cancer waste. It is very important to keep a good balance. We focuses on restoring the powerful immune system with therapies such as the following:
Intravenous beet derived levo-rotary vitamin C, which has been shown to increase immune cell activity, block carcinogens in the body, help in the elimination of virus-infected cells, kill cancer cells, protect DNA from mutation, help eliminate carcinogens by increasing glutathione, and reduce pain, to mention a few.
Treat hormone deficiencies in the body. DHEA, melatonin, thyroid and thymus hormones provide powerful immune support when given to patients after proper medical evaluation at our alternative cancer treatment center. Studies have shown that about 90% of cancer patients have sub clinical thyroid deficiency. DHEA and melatonin are also low in most cancer patients and many others with chronic diseases.
Restore a healthy “internal milieu,” or connective tissue, function. The connective tissue, or extra cellular fluid/space (also called mesenchyme and matrix), makes up about one-half of the total body weight and it provides an essential environment for proper cellular health. Unfortunately, modern lifestyles create serious chronic degeneration of this internal cellular environment leading to an acidic condition, reduced oxygen levels, decreased cellular nutrient intake and waste disposal, and the build up of chemical toxins like pesticides and heavy metals like mercury, lead, cadmium, and arsenic. Cancer, like most other diseases, is a symptom of connective tissue and extra cellular fluid/space degeneration.
Restore the proper balance and function of healthy intestinal microorganisms in the intestines. The digestive tract plays a huge role in maintaining a healthy immune system. It is about 20 feet in length with an immense surface area that supports about 5 pounds of bacteria and fungi, most of which are beneficial to your health. However, many common features of modern living, such as recurrent antibiotic therapy, dietary sweets and alcohol, and stress, cause this delicate internal ecology to be upset. Overgrowth of fungi, atypical bacteria, parasites, delayed onset food sensitivities, “leaky bowel syndrome”, and impaired nutrient assimilation are a few of the common bowel ecology disturbances that gradually create a chronic and debilitating workload for the immune system, as well as many other troubling symptoms in the body.
Body detoxification therapies that focus on removing chemical toxins like pesticides, and heavy metals like mercury, cadmium, lead and arsenic. These unfortunate by-products of modern living contribute to many diseases and weaken body systems, including the immune system.
In addition to eliminating chemical toxins and heavy metals from the body, cancer patients need further detoxification support in order to remove the toxic load that comes from the death of cancer cells. When tumor degradation is rapid, the release of cellular toxins into the body may cause serious clinical problems.
Treating nutritional deficiencies and restoring optimal nutrition through proper diet and intravenous therapies. According to Dr. Patrick Quillin in his book Beating Cancer with Nutrition, “Nutrition is a low-cost, non-toxic, and scientifically proven helpful component in the comprehensive treatment of cancer.” There are thousands of medical studies identifying the effects of nutrient deficiencies, like Vitamin A, zinc and selenium, and gradual weakening of the immune system and the development of disease. For example, zinc is involved in every aspect of immune function and yet studies have shown that 68% of Americans get less than two-thirds of the recommended daily allowance.
Proper nutrition is essential in successful cancer therapy. Cancer is a wasting disease. Forty percent of cancer patients actually die from malnutrition. You cannot fight a life-threatening disease while malnourished. Also, properly nourished cancer patients such as the ones at our alternative cancer treatment center, that are receiving chemotherapy and radiation experience less nausea, less immune suppression, malaise, hair loss and organ toxicity than those with nutrient deficiencies and imbalances.
Stress Management/Stress reduction and psychological healing are an essential part of consistently effective treatments for cancer, as well as any other illness. The mind and body are intimately connected and actually they are one system. Many scientists prefer the term mind-body to reflect the powerful unity between the mind and the body. Most of our cancer patients recall events in their lives that disturbed them to the extent that “they haven’t been the same since”. Many patients hold in their tears, anger, and sorrow, eventually reaching the debilitating state of “I can’t take it anymore”. We consider this a necessary part of treatment at our center.
The following aspects of therapy (not a complete list) are individualized for each patient after a careful evaluation of current medical and physical condition.
- Diet, possibly Vegetarian/vegan low sugar.
- Individualized nutrient supplementation, both orally and intravenously.
- Restoration of healthy intestinal function using appropriate antimicrobials and probiotics (healthy intestinal bacteria).
- Immune enhancement, or modulation, using a variety of vitamins, minerals, botanicals, medicinal mushrooms and other immunoactive substances.
Intravenous beet derived levorotary vitamin C– Vitamin C inhibits the growth of the tumor, helps in the production of interferon and can stop the progression of carcinogenic compounds.
- Colon therapy and enemas.
- Liver detoxification therapies.
- Physical therapies and exercise.
- Botanical or herbal therapies.
- Ozone Therapy– Otto Warburg (Nobel Prize winner) discovered that cancer cells could not survive when in contact with oxygen. Ozone is an excellent anti-cancer agent because ozone is an oxygen molecule made up of 3 atoms. It is completely non-toxic because the ozone decomposes into mostly oxygen.
- Education– You must have a complete understanding of your therapies.
- Stress Management– We believe that stress is the “silent killer” of today. The goal of this portion of the program is to reduce stress and pain through non-chemical means.
- Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation therapy– also known as photoluminescence, photo-oxidation, and extra corporeal photophoresis. This treatment to the blood helps improve microcirculation and oxygenation of tissues, stimulates the immune system, and is a powerful antiviral, antibacterial and inflammatory treatment. It has also been known to reduce the size of large tumors.