Cancer Protocol

Every patient and every cancer is different, yet there are some common therapies that we have found helpful.  Our cancer protocol is simply meant to be a starting point for most patients.

Cancer Development and Treatment Goals

Read our article on Cancer Development and Treatment for general understanding of how cancer develops and goals of treatment.

Testing for Circulating Tumor Cell Information

Consider the RGCC (Greek) test for circulating tumor cell count, as well as molecular, immune, and genetic traits.  Test for sensitivities of circulating tumor and stem cells to various chemotherapy agents and/or natural supplements.

Test the cancer itself for genetic patterns that guide chemotherapy.  It is critical to coordinate specimen preparation prior to surgery or biopsy.  We utilize Caris Molecular Intelligence or FoundationOne for genomic testing.

Testing for Cancer-related Markers

See our comprehensive list of cancer-related markers, which may include genetic, metabolic, toxin, digestive, infection, inflammatory, or nutrient markers.  The point of checking certain markers is to uncover areas that may increase the chance of cancer and intervene.  We may also follow markers that indicate the progression or regression of cancer.

Intravenous (IV) Therapies

There are several IV infusions that are helpful in treating cancer.  Consider ozone, high dose vitamin C, glutathione, turmeric or alpha-lipoic acid.

For prolonged IV therapies consider getting a special IV call “central venous catheter” inserted which can remain in place for years.  This has the advantage of being accessed without needing a needle stick for every peripheral IV.  It is also makes it possible to do IV therapies at home, saving patients lots of time and money that can be utilized for additional treatments.

Cancer Fighting Supplements

There are many plant based supplements that have evidence of benefit against cancer, either directly by killing cancer cells or indirectly by changing the “terrain” that encourages cancer growth. We recommend those with sufficient research from peer reviewed studies and encourage you to review these by providing links for more information.

Cancer Lifestyle Factors

Lifestyle factors have a huge impact on cancer prevention and cancer survival.  Do everything you can to implement healthy behaviors that help defeat cancer.  Our staff includes a nutritionist, health coach and yoga instructor to help you achieve lifestyle goals.  We also refer with our network of alternative and complementary practitioners.

Cancer Referrals

We strongly encourage and facilitate consultations with conventional oncologists, radiation oncologist, and/or surgeons to enable you to make informed decisions about possible treatments.  We also facilitate consultations with providers from coast-to-coast for specialized treatments that may not be available in your area.

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