Lung Cancer and Integrative Oncology
Lung Cancer Integrative treatment is primarily focused to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
During chemotherapy treatment, it is important to minimize side effects, so it is better tolerated and it is possible to complete the protocol cycles without interruption. It is necessary to control the immunity by leukocyte count test, since if the count is less than 3000, chemotherapy is postponed until it reaches these levels. On the other hand, the immune system is important in the control of cancer growth and once the chemotherapy cycles are finished it is necessary to recover the normal values of leukocytes in the shorter possible time.
There are of Chinese Herbs formulas that boost the immune system. Intravenous vitamin C also helps to strength the immune system. Side effects such as nausea, vomiting, fatigue can improve with Chinese Herb formulas to strengthen the digestive system in conjunction with acupuncture.
When Cisplatin is administered there is a risk of neurological toxicity that can affect the distal parts of the limbs more frequently (hands and feet). This side effect can be prevented or improved with acupuncture and specific Chinese Herb formulas.
Integrative oncology can also help alleviate the side effects of radiation therapy, such as radiodermatitis or fatigue. Also to reduce long-term effects by using antioxidant nutrients.
In cancer treatment it is very important to remove the cancer stem cells, so surgery is the treatment with the best prognosis. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are also aimed at killing cancer cells, but they cause significant side effects and weaken the body. Therefore, recovering and strengthening the body after these treatments, helps to prevent cancer recurrences.
There are scientific studies on the anticancer effect of some Chinese Herbs in lung cancer, such as Scutellaria baicalensis and Trichosanthes kirilowii.
There are also scientific studies on the use of orthomolecular medicine (vitamins and minerals) in lung cancer that can help increase the survival and quality of life of these patients.
Ph's control focused to reduce acidity levels in the body and proper diet help to better recovery and to control cancer growth.