Many people diagnosed with malignancies want to try alternative cancer therapies in Mexico because they are effective, affordable, and offer travel convenience from the United States, United Kingdom, and other parts of the world. In this article we provide an overview of some of the alternative cancer treatments available in Mexico.
Natural Cancer Treatments in Mexico
Alternative cancer therapies in Mexico are based on years of research and treat the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient. Some of the alternative and complementary therapies that help improve the quality of life of cancer patients are listed below.
Dendritic Cell Vaccines
Dendritic cells are unique leukocytes (white blood cells) that provide protection and immunity against tumors when administered as a vaccine. They have been shown to produce tumor regression in patients with melanoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.1
Non-genetic influences on gene expression (epigenetic mechanisms) play a broad role in the development of cancer and other diseases. These mechanisms can help determine the best treatment and monitoring approach in cancer patients.2
Hyperthermia for Cancer Treatment
This alternative cancer therapy in Mexico involves exposing the patient’s body to high temperatures of up to 113 degrees Fahrenheit. This has been found to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors with only minimal damage to normal cells.3
These are natural cancer cures obtained from medicinal or dietary plants such as garlic, ginger, soya, honey, and tea. Their protective properties are believed to reduce the incidence of cancer. They are present in many supplements for cancer.4
This alternative cancer treatment involves optimization of a cancer patient’s nutrition by a registered dietician. This helps treat the malnutrition and side effects caused by cancer and cancer treatments. Cancer patients often have anorexia (loss of appetite) and cachexia (weakness, muscle loss, weight loss). Nutritional therapy can help improve strength and general wellbeing.5
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
This alternative cancer treatment involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber to enhance the effects of traditional treatments and promote healing from the damages caused by radiation therapy.6
Cytotoxic Therapy for Cancer
Cytotoxic medications are anti-cancer drugs that target rapidly dividing cells such as cancer cells as well as healthy tissue to a lesser degree. They are sometimes used as adjuvants to chemotherapy.7
Oxidative Stress Preconditioning
Oxidative stress and the formation of free radicals (molecules with unpaired electrons) can contribute to the development of a number of medical conditions, including cancer. Some alternative cancer treatments use antioxidants to neutralize free radicals. Sources of antioxidants include fruits and vegetables that contain essential minerals and vitamins A, C, and E. Vitamin C is sometimes given intravenously to cancer patients because it is believed to weaken and kill tumor cells.8
One of the alternative cancer therapies in Mexico is systemic ozone therapy by autohemotransfusion whereby O3 (ozone) is added to a sample of the patient’s blood and reintroduced into the body. This has been shown to reduce tumor hypoxia and improve response to treatment.9
Sodium Bicarbonate for Cancer
This is an alkalizing substance that reduces acidity in the body. Cancer cells are known to thrive in acidic environments. Some alternative cancer treatments in Mexico utilize sodium bicarbonate to prevent tumors from growing and spreading.10
It is important to remember that alternative cancer treatments in Mexico cannot fully treat, cure, or prevent cancer. In patients with diagnosed malignancies, it is important to use these complementary therapies to assist in cancer recovery but not to rely on them solely for cancer treatment. Also, it is always a good idea to discuss any alternative cancer therapies in Mexico with the medical team in the home country to ensure that it will not cause harm or negatively impact conventional cancer treatments.