Uterine Cancer and Integrative Oncology
Integrative treatment of uterine cancer 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 formulas of Chinese Herbs 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 precise formulas of Chinese plants intended to strengthen the digestive system in conjunction with acupuncture.
The diet plays a very important role to remove toxicity of the chemotherapy treatments and to improve quality of life.
When Cisplatin is given there is a risk of neurological toxicity that can affect the distal parts of the limbs (hands and feet). This side effect can be prevented or improved with acupuncture.
Integrative oncology can also help alleviate the side effects of radiation therapy, such as radiodermatitis or fatigue. Also reduce radiation long-term effects by using antioxidant nutrients.
In the treatment of cancer, it is very important to remove the cancer stem cell, so surgery is always the treatment that is associated with the best prognosis. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are also addressed to eliminate cancer cells, but they cause significant side effects and weaken the body. Therefore, recovering and strengthening the body after these treatments, helps prevent cancer recurrences.
There are scientific studies on the anticancer effect of some Chinese Herbs in uterine cancer, such as Fritillaria cirrhosa and Scutellaria baicalensis (1) or Manchurian rhododendron (2).
There are also scientific studies on the use of orthomolecular medicine (vitamins and minerals) in uterine cancer that can help to increase the survival and quality of life of these patients.
PH’s control focused to reduce acidity levels in the body and an adequate diet help to better recovery and control of cancer disease.
(1) The Chinese herbs Scutellaria baicalensis and Fritillaria cirrhosa target NFκB to inhibit proliferation of ovarian and endometrial cancer cells. Kavandi L1, Lee LR, Bokhari AA, Pirog JE, Jiang Y, Ahmad KA, Syed V. Mol Carcinog. 2015 May;54(5):368-78
(2) Hyperin extracted from Manchurian rhododendron leaf induces apoptosis in human endometrial cancer cells through a mitochondrial pathway. Li FR1, Yu FX, Yao ST, Si YH, Zhang W, Gao LL. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2012;13(8):3653-6.