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Forum on Immunopathological Diseases and Therapeutics

ISSN Print: 2151-8017
ISSN Online: 2151-8025

Forum on Immunopathological Diseases and Therapeutics

DOI: 10.1615/ForumImmunDisTher.2013007861
pages 281-308

Seven Key Principles of Cancer Therapy: Alternative Approaches to Disease Resolution

Antonio Jimenez
Hope4Cancer Institute, Baja California, Mexico
Subrata Chakravarty
Hope4Cancer Institute, Baja California, Mexico

ABSTRACT

Despite large-scale investment and decades of research and clinical application, conventional cancer treatment protocols (that include chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery) have failed to yield significant results in the battle against cancer. Cancer statistics have been used throughout to represent the successes and failures to date with the purpose of highlighting the need for change. Some of the downfalls of conventional approaches include induction of toxicity, suppression of immune response, triggering of cancer resistance, and numerous other side effects. These treatments are also capable of causing physical damage at the cellular, tissue, and organ levels. In many cases, these treatments, at best, are given not for their curative but for their palliative effects. In that context, we discuss here the relevance of embracing non-toxic, alternative cancer treatments that are effective and do not harm the body.
The philosophy that forms the foundation for alternative cancer treatment approaches is discussed in detail, including the Seven Key Principles of Cancer Therapy. These principles define an alternative cancer treatment protocol that includes the fundamental elements that sustain health: the absence of toxins, a well-tuned immune system, appropriate levels of oxygenation, optimal nutritional status, suppression of pathogenic elements, and the maintenance of mental and spiritual integrities. Healing the disease and ignoring the body does not work for cancer treatment.
The sono-photo dynamic therapy (SPDT) method is described, highlighting its mechanism of action. SPDT is a method in which specific sound and light wavelengths are used to activate a porphyrin-like sensitizer that absorbs selectively into cancer cells. The generated reactive oxygen species (ROS) destroy the tumor cell, damage the tumor vasculature, and induce an inflammatory response that recruits the cancer-suppressed immune system. Here, the utilization of this method, along with the other Seven Principles of Cancer Therapy is illustrated, with chosen case studies that demonstrate the value of treating patients with alternative cancer treatments.