Chemotherapy is an adjunctive treatment that is unfortunately often mis-used as a primary treatment. It can have some benefits and especially when combined with DCT it can do some “heavy lifting”. However, chemotherapy increases toxicity of the body, harms the immune system and can have some very health damaging side effects.
Radiation is used with some types of cancer as a primary therapy to reduce tumours. Patients often suffer from severe side effects and functional defects due to radiotherapy. Tumours need to be identified and discrete as this is not a cell-based treatment.
Cutting the cancer tissue out can be a fast method to remove the tumour, but if cancer tissue remains undiscovered, the cancer may continue to develop. And depending on the tumor’s position, the operation can have serious side effects.
All the aforementioned and most frequently applied forms of cancer therapy fight the cancer inside the patient’s body and try to free it from the infected cells. However, they only fight the effects of the cancer and not the cause, so these therapies can weaken and damage the body.
Therapies that reinforce the body’s natural abilities to fight cancer are supported by scientists around the globe. If there is hope in the fight against cancer, it is certainly in Immunotherapy.
If the immune system is fully functional, it has the astonishing ability to kill cancer cells on its own. Even in a healthy body, every day up to 150,000 cancer cells can appear and be removed by the immune system. Dendritic cells – the ‘generals’- in the immune system are informed about the enemy cells and from there they activate T-cells and killer cells – the ‘soldiers’. Each soldier cell can kill exactly one enemy cell. DCT can produce about 40 to 60 billion of these cells per day.