Metabolic Therapy In Cancer Treatment
Recent statistics on cancer deaths show that over 1,600 people die prematurely of cancer related illness in the United States. Worldwide, these figures go up to a shocking figure of 20,000 daily. These figures are astoundingly high, and can be brought down if effective ways to manage cancer are employed.
This article will document data from one of the first studies to highlight on the effectiveness of Metabolic Therapies in the treatment of advanced stages of Cancer.
Cancer has undoubtedly been with us for a very long time. 40 years ago, scientists believed they had finally understood the molecular basis of cancer – this was that cancer was caused by the sequential mutation to key oncogenes. They then targeted these genes using gene based therapies, and thus began the era of targeted Therapy.
This unfortunately wasn’t effective, as the death rates didn’t fall as expected. A whole lot of resources has gone into Oncology. In 2013 alone, $91 billion was spent. In 2014, no drugs for cancer course treatment cost less than $100,000. In 2015, 8 drugs that were approved cost over $120,000 each. None of these drugs was overly effective and these costs are not coming down.
Other therapies are being used to achieve amazing results, however researchers report that they are not receiving the support to push trials to get the burden of proof to the point where they will be incorporated fully in the fight against Cancer.
A team of Turkish Oncologists at the ChemoThermia Oncology Center have in the last six years been studying a different Therapy on patients, and noting how they responded. They have published the treatment outcomes and shared the remarkable results they achieved by combining Metabolic Therapies with standard protocols.
This Metabolically supported Chemotherapy protocol involves applying chemotherapy with a variety of interventions to support its effectiveness:
- A Ketogenic diet with phytopharmaceutical supplements: this creates metabolic stress on Cancer cells. The patient is subjected to a 14 hour fast before chemo, which increases metabolic stress on the Cancer cells.
- Metabolically supported chemotherapy follows and a client is administered with Glycolysis inhibitors which inhibit the glycolysis pathway in the Cancer cells, causing further metabolic stress to the Cancer cells.
With this Therapy, the team reported a complete response for stage 3 Rectal Cancer. They used Metabolically supported chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hyperthermia. They didn’t need to do any surgery. This patient had a 5.5 centimeter large rectal tumor. Three months later, the tumor was in full remission.
This therapy has also been applied in the treatment of different cancers with remarkable results. Survival rates for late stage and advanced cancers have improved with Metabolic Therapies. Stages 1 or 2 cancers are far much easier to treat. It is hope that this kind of treatment will be a standard in future.
In conclusion, even with Metabolic Therapies, the patient plays a very important responsibility in their own treatment. They need to observe a very strict diet, in addition to the strict regimen that is required by the Oncologists.