Most of us at one time in our lives have witnessed the devastation of a loved one receiving standard chemotherapy. Cancer Center for Hope offers low dose insulin potentiated chemotherapy, a treatment which has been around since the 1940’s. Our low dose chemotherapy program is effective with most types of cancer. Many people are scared of chemotherapy, and with good reason. In the past the side effects have been devastating and, while its effect on some cancers has been excellent, its effect on survival rates for many common cancers has been minimal. For these reasons, Cancer Center for Hope has only used chemotherapy when it absolutely had to rapidly shrink tumors because their location and size were life-threatening.
After determining the best chemo agents to utilize from the R.G.C.C. genetic blood testing, we determine the most effective three agents and administer 1/10th the normal dosage with little to no side effects. The efficacy of this treatment is enhanced by the usage of insulin which prepares the patient’s body for the “therapeutic moment”. This “therapeutic moment” is when the cancer cells are literally starving for sugar, their main source of nourishment. Since these cells have 10x more insulin receptors, once we administer the chemo agents, the cancer cells are the first ones to absorb them and the healthy cells needed for healing are spared. Patients do not experience hair loss, organ damage or changes in their DNA.
A 1981 study found that using insulin increased the killing effect of the chemo drug methotrexate by a factor of 10,000! This effective treatment allows our patients to continue living a high quality of life especially combined with our pre- and post- alternative treatments. The pre- and post- treatments enhance the efficacy of the chemo agents and target the stem cells of the cancer, which chemotherapy alone cannot accomplish.
Basic Problems with Chemo
1. Chemotherapy’s devastating adverse side effects. Chemotherapy’s cytotoxic (“cell-poisoning”) actions do not discriminate between malignant cells and healthy cells. The patient’s natural immunity and repair functions can be damaged, making it more difficult for the body to fight cancer on its own.
2. Loss of effectiveness. Cancer is an elusive target. Malignant cells in a tumor never stop mutating. This means that the cancer being treated today may be significantly different than the cancer that needs to be treated tomorrow. Even if a chemotherapy regimen kills 99% of the body’s cancer cells, the 1% that survive may very well mutate into a more aggressive form that is resistant to drugs. This is why chemotherapy can have an initial effect but lose its potency in treating patients who have recurrence.
1. Enhance healthy cell’s resistance to damage from chemotherapy. Chemotherapy’s cytotoxic mechanisms come primarily from its pro-oxidant effects. The chemical agents produce free radicals that damage cell membranes and DNA. (Radiation works similarly.) Cancer cells are generally more vulnerable to oxidative damage than normal cells. Cancer Center for Hope uses non-toxic techniques to make malignant cells even more vulnerable and normal cells even more resistant to this damage.
For example, one technique used in Cancer Center for Hope’s “Oxidative Pre-Conditioning.” This is achieved by using hyperbaric oxygen to create a transient state of oxidative stress. In response to this, normal cells increase their utilization of natural antioxidants. This increased level of antioxidants modulates the damaging effects of chemotherapy. Also, a number of “nutraceuticals” – herbs and supplements in therapeutic dosages –have powerful protective effects on healthy cells but only negligible effects on cancer cells.
Further, when appropriate, Cancer Center for Hope employs “metronomic” chemotherapy. This is a low-dose approach; too low to evoke side effects. And, while it is also too low to evoke a meaningful direct impact on tumor cells, when given on a daily or near-daily schedule, it has been shown to often markedly delay tumor growth. Read more about our low-dose IPT chemotherapy in point 3 below.
2. Increase cancer cell’s vulnerability to chemotherapy and keep them sensitized to its effect. Because cancer cells operate on a different metabolism than the rest of the body, tumors create a special environment that allows them to survive, grow and proliferate.
One crucial thing cancer needs is a low-oxygen (“hypoxic”) environment. Cancer Center for Hope employs techniques that add oxygen to tumors. This increased oxygenation not only suppresses their ability to grow, but also makes them more vulnerable to the oxidative damage from chemotherapy.
Cancer cells actually have a number of remarkably sophisticated mechanisms they use to protect themselves against not only the body’s natural cancer-fighting defenses but also medical protocols. These defenses are triggered by what is called “cell signaling.” A number of natural substances have been shown to inhibit specific signaling within cancer cells that would activate these defenses. These include selenium, melatonin, vitamin D3 and other common supplements, as well as lesser-known, non-toxic pharmaceutical drugs.
3. Many failures in cancer treatment have resulted from using the wrong chemotherapy at the wrong dose. Cancer Center for Hope utilizes RGCC genetic blood testing to help us determine at the level of the genes what the three most effective chemotherapeutic agents are for each patient. Then, we customize the treatment and administer 1/10th the normal dosage with little to no side effects. The efficacy of this treatment is enhanced by the usage of insulin to prepare the patient’s body for the “therapeutic moment”. This moment is when the cancer cells are literally starving for sugar, their main source of nourishment. Since these cells have 10x more insulin receptors, once we administer the chemo agents, they are the first ones to absorb them, for the most part sparing the healthy cells needed for healing. Patients do not experience hair loss, organ damage or changes in their DNA. A 1981 study found that using insulin increased the killing effect of the chemo drug methotrexate by a factor of 10,000! This effective treatment allows our patients to continue living a high quality of life especially combined with our pre and post alternative treatments which enhance the efficacy of the chemo agents and target the stem cells of the cancer which chemotherapy alone cannot accomplish.
The above are only a few of the tools that Cancer Center for Hope employs to make chemotherapy less damaging and more effective. However, cancer is really a systemic disease, and tumors are just a symptom of an underlying disorder. For that reason, Cancer Center for Hope doesn’t just concentrate on shrinking or eradicating tumors, but treats the whole person.
Cancer Center for Hope’s Therapy is designed to make the patients as healthy overall as possible, employing, among other things, proper diet, supplementation, detoxification and appropriate exercise. The immune system is revitalized as much as possible. And most importantly, great concentration is given to providing patients with emotional and spiritual support. Although “attitude” is an intangible, shedding negative emotions such as fear, anger, resentment and depression is often as important in responding to treatment as the treatments themselves.
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