Cancer is a complex and very specific disease. Conventional methods of treatment of chemotherapy and radiotherapy base their treatment practices on clinical studies of hundreds of patients in clinical trials. However, the major drawback of this approach is it doesn’t take into account the biochemical individuality or uniqueness of each and every patient.
Each patient will react differently to each drug or treatment given. This is related to the patients’ nutrients status, organ function, detoxification capabilities, dietary intake, hormonal status and genetic heritage. Also, the same cancer in two different people will react differently to the same drug. This is because of the heterogeneity of the tumor cell. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tumour_heterogeneity) – simply meaning that cancer cells show a wide variety of genetic expression which makes them difficult to treat with the conventional model.
Understanding this background is important when appreciating alternative models of treating cancer. New models of treatment need to be specific to the cancer in question, and address the weaknesses in the body which contributed to the disease starting.
So first thing, what is good a killing the cancer cells?
New research in diagnostics and laboratory testing can now help patients to customize their treatment protocol to decide which agent is best at killing THEIR cancer cells.
We use a laboratory called RGCC – weblink www.rgcc-group.com to help us customize the cancer protocol for the patient. This can be both for chemotherapy and natural agents. Once identified, a customized protocol can then be designed to ensure the cancer cells are targeted effectively.
Second, what are the weaknesses, deficiencies and toxicities in the body which contributed to the cancer development?
How your body functions is affected by many things: nutrient status, toxin load, organ function (eg liver, colon) bacterial/fungal infections. We need to optimize the way the body functions, makes energy and detoxifies otherwise the cancer is more than likely to return. Cancer will only develop in a weakened body, with a poor immune system and detoxifcation system. To change the weakened body, we use a Functional Medicine approach to help us understand what is going on.
Functional medicine is now being applied by more doctors and practitioners around the world to help patients reverse their disease and regain health. It applies a systematic approach to assessing the physiological function in the body.
As an example with cancer, Patient ‘A’ may have Vitamin D3 deficiency which is contributing to the skin cancer development. Patient ‘B’ may have poor estrogen detoxification and low iodine which is contributing breast cancer. Each patient has a different set of circumstances which needs to be addressed.
Using a customized treatment protocol follows some key principles from the diagram below: