Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers that affect women, regardless of race and ethnicity. In the United States, 1 in 8 women develops breast cancer during her lifetime.1 The World Health Organization estimates over 500,000 women die globally due to breast cancer each year.2 The statistics are frightening. However, fortunately, there are many treatments that offer hope to breast cancer patients. In addition to the mainstream therapies of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, several alternative breast cancer treatments are available. Holistic cancer treatment centers in Mexico offer a range of alternative therapies for breast cancer patients. What are some of the alternative treatments for breast cancer in Mexico? Do these adjuvant therapies work?
Dendritic Cell Vaccines for Breast Cancer
Late detection of breast cancer or metastatic disease (spread to other organs) often makes the disease untreatable with traditional therapies. Moreover, relapse in breast cancer patients is often the cause of death. Studies have shown that dendritic cell vaccination can target breast cancer cells, reduce tumor size, and prolong survival.3 Alternative cancer treatment centers in Mexico use this promising therapy in breast cancer patients.
Epigenetic Therapies for Breast Cancer
Treatment of breast cancer requires a multi-faceted approach with surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy as well as complementary and alternative therapies for breast cancer. Epigenetic therapies for breast cancer block the function of specific enzymes to produce an anti-tumor effect.4 Cancer treatment centers in Mexico use epigenetic modifiers in combination with other agents to bring about biological changes in breast tumors.5
Hyperthermia Treatment for Breast Cancer
Hyperthermia (exposure of cancerous tissue to high temperatures) has proven benefit in treating certain malignancies, such as superficial chest wall recurrences of breast cancer.6 Hyperthermia has also been shown to increase the response rate to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. Alternative breast cancer treatments in Mexico utilize hyperthermia to improve local disease control and prolong disease-free survival in breast cancer patients.
Nutraceuticals for Breast Cancer
Different studies have shown that 70 to 95 percent of cancer patients in the United States use some type of complementary and alternative medicine.7 Dietary supplements and nutraceuticals are effective in augmenting the patient’s general sense of wellbeing during cancer therapy. Research has shown promising results for several nutraceuticals. Alternative breast cancer treatment in Mexico utilizes these agents for relief of symptoms such as pain, inflammation, nausea, and vomiting.8
Oxygenation Therapy for Breast Cancer
Hypoxia (oxygen deprivation) in a tumor can compromise the effectiveness of radiation treatments and make the tumor resistant to therapy. Complementary cancer treatment facilities in Mexico use supplemental oxygen therapy in combination with chemotherapy and radiation therapy to increase tumor oxygenation and reduce tumor growth.9
Natural Breast Cancer Treatments in Mexico
In traditional Western medicine, a diagnosis of breast cancer usually follows the standard process of surgery, chemo, and radiation therapy. However, there are several alternative breast cancer treatments available that can help stimulate the immune system, kill cancerous cells, remove toxins, revitalize the body, and provide relief from the side effects of cancer treatment. The important thing is to seek care at an alternative cancer treatment center in Mexico that is staffed by professionals who will develop a personalized plan tailored to your specific cancer treatment needs.