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Alternative Cancer Treatment Modalities
The following are some options for alternative cancer treatment - both standalone and integrated with conventional modalities - which may be effective in the fight against cancer, along with informed dietary and supplement decisions and keeping a positive mental outlook.
  1. Palladium Lipoic Complexes

    As one of the most promising cancer treatments to have been developed in recent years, Palladium Lipoic Complexes are being heavily researched and used. They have been shown in scientific, animal and human case studies to have the ability to support and promote proper cellular function while reducing the harmful effects of free radicals throughout the body. The permanent bonding of lipoic acid to the mineral palladium and thiamine makes the LAPd molecule easily absorbed. Being both water and fat soluble aids in the outstanding effectiveness of the product. Click here to learn more about palladium lipoic complexes.

  2. Maitake Mushrooms

    This important fungus has been used for medicinal purposes in Japan for centuries. It has also been shown in a multitude of scientific studies to have anti-cancer and immune-enhancing properties. Significant improvement has been demonstrated in many types of cancers. The level of improvement has ranged from a reduction of symptoms to a complete recession of the cancer. Click here to learn more about maitake mushrooms.

  3. Hyperthermia

    Hyperthermia (also called thermal therapy or thermotherapy) is a type of cancer treatment in which body tissue is exposed to high temperatures (up to 113F). Research has shown that high temperatures can damage and kill cancer cells, usually with minimal injury to normal tissues. By killing cancer cells and damaging proteins and structures within cells, hyperthermia may shrink tumors. Click here to learn more about hyperthermia.

  4. Vitamin C

    Hundreds of research studies published during the past decade alone attest to the monumental research effort mobilized to document the role of Vitamin C in Cancer prevention and treatment. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, immune modulator, integral to countless metabolic, endocrine and neurological functions, and an absolute requirement for the synthesis of collagen, vital for skin, bone, muscle and connective tissue. Click here to learn more about Vitamin C.

  5. Vitamin D

    Evidence of Vitamin D's protective effect against cancer is compelling. For more than 50 years, documentation in the medical literature suggests regular sun exposure is associated with substantial decreases in death rates from certain cancers and a decrease in overall cancer death rates. Recent research suggests this is a causal relationship that acts through the body's Vitamin D metabolic pathways. Click here or even here to learn more about Vitamin D.

  6. Gerson Therapy

    The Gerson Therapy is a natural treatment that boosts the body's own immune system to heal cancer and many other degenerative diseases. One aspect of the Gerson Therapy that sets it apart from most other treatment methods is its all-encompassing nature. An abundance of nutrients from fresh, organic juices are consumed daily, providing the body with a superdose of enzymes, minerals and nutrients. These substances then break down diseased tissue in the body, while detoxification aids in eliminating the lifelong buildup of toxins from the liver. Click here to learn more about the Gerson Therapy.

  7. Modified Citrus Pectin

    Citrus pectin is a very common sugar that cannot be digested in humans. By modifying the pectin so that it is more easily absorbed into the blood stream, it has been shown to inhibit the metastasizing of cancer (that is, it doesn't allow the cancer to spread to other parts of the body). This has significant benefits for both controlling and inhibiting the growth and spread of cancers. Click here for more information on modified citrus pectin.

  8. Bovine Tracheal Cartilage

    Bovine tracheal cartilage is similar in effect to shark cartilage, but without the bad taste, calcium overdose issues and high cost. Bovine cartilage has over forty years of research and is regarded by many to be a powerful support for those with cancer and has even been shown to inhibit cancer growth, in some cases leading to a full remission. Click here for more information on bovine tracheal cartilage.

  9. Essiac

    Essiac is a proprietary herbal tea mixture reported to contain 4 herbs: burdock root, Indian rhubarb root, sheep sorrel, and the inner bark of slippery elm. Essiac purports to detoxify the body and strengthen the immune system. Proponents claim further that it helps relieve pain, improves overall quality of life, may reduce tumor size, and may prolong the survival of patients with various types of cancer. The individual herbs in Essiac have been shown to contain molecules that have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, or immunostimulatory activity. Click here to learn more about essiac.

  10. Selenium

    Research shows selenium, especially when used in conjunction with Vitamin C, Vitamin E and beta-carotene, works to block chemical reactions that create free radicals in the body (which can damage DNA and cause degenerative change in cells, leading to cancer). Selenium also helps stop damaged DNA molecules from reproducing, acting to prevent tumors from develop. In addition to preventing the onset of the disease, selenium has also been shown to aid in slowing cancer's progression in patients that already have it. According to the Life Extension Foundation, the use of selenium during chemotherapy in combination with Vitamin A and Vitamin E can reduce the toxicity of chemotherapy drugs. Click here to learn more about selenium.

  11. Dr. William D. Kelly and Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez Dietary Treatment Regimen

    Developed by the late Dr. William D. Kelly, this treatment focuses on the body's innate ability to kill malignant and unhealthy cells. By prescribing a diet based on the work of Dr. Kelly but tailored to each individual's needs, Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez has had tremendous success in treating and curing cancer in a wide variety of cases. Click here to learn more about this regimen.

  12. Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski's Treatment

    Using targeted gene therapy (antineoplastons), Dr. Burzynski has had outstanding success in the treatment of cancer. His outstanding success rate in patients otherwise condemned to death has made Dr. Burzynski a target for not only the FDA, but for the entire medical community. Click here to learn more about the Burzynski Treatment, or read The Burzynski Breakthrough by Thomas D. Elias.

  13. Coenzyme Q10

    Coenzyme Q 10 is a compound that is made naturally in the body. The body uses it for cell growth and to protect cells from damage that could lead to cancer. Some studies have shown that coenzyme Q10 helps the immune system work better and makes the body better able to resist certain infections and types of cancer. Clinical trials have shown that coenzyme Q10 also helps protect the heart from the damaging side effects of doxorubicin, a drug used to treat cancer. Other studies have shown that analogs of coenzyme Q10 may stop cancer cells from growing. Click here to learn more about coenzyme Q10.

For tips on selecting any alternative cancer treatment regimen, click here.

If you know of or have tried a specific alternative cancer therapy, whether used exclusively or integrated with conventional treatment, and would like for the Foundation to review it for potential inclusion on this list, please email us or call 866-5CANCER (866-522-6237).