Is your Cancer Treatment as Effective as it Could Be?

Conventional cancer fighting drugs such as those in chemotherapy have been known to help shrink cancer cells and as a treatment to help stop cancer from returning (after tumor removal).

But are these treatments as effective as they could be for each individual? Many experts and patients say NO.

Its well known that chemotherapy causes side effects as normal cells begin to become toxic from the therapy.  The common side effects include:

  • Hair loss
  • Sores in the mouth, throat and kidney  area
  • Nuerotoxity

Most of the side-effects caused by chemotherapy are due to toxicity to the normal cells.  Added to this is the possibility that you may be either sensitive or allergic to many of the cancer fighting drugs.

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Signs you may be Sensitive or Allergic to

Chemotherapy Drugs

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Skin rashes or hives
  • Wheeziness
  • Flushing of the face
  • Swelling of the face, eyes, throat or tongue
  • Hypersensitivity – Become feverish or experience the chills

Many doctors and oncologists prescribe cancer fighting drugs to their patients based on clinical studies or on which drugs have worked best for their patients, often resulting in extra unnecessary side effects for the patient.

If an individual is allergic or sensitive to these drugs, the treatment will have little to no effect of fighting the cancer, and can also result in severe toxicity to other cells and organs in the body, resulting into various infections, major organ failure, and worst case scenario – death.

Many patients are not told about  Cancer Chemotherapy Testing before treatment is chosen for them.  This is largely due to many doctors not believing in it and/or the expense of getting the testing done.

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Dr. Forsythe Explains Cancer Chemosensitivity Testing

Dr James Forsythe is one oncologist that believes each individual cancer patient should be treated on a more personal individual basis, to get the most effective forms of treatment for their cancer.
From his licensed integrative oncology practice in the U.S, he offers cancer patients the chemotherapy sensitivity test,  the choice of standard medical treatments, plus the ability or option of also taking alternative therapies such as natural detoxification, supplementation, homeopathic remedies, organic foods and herbs, plus encouraging exercise regimens.
Although some oncologists may perform a chemotherapy sensitivity test using a sample of the tumor, Dr Forsythe feels the most beneficial sensitivity test is from a blood sample.
This is a simple test to do, where as a samples from the tumor cannot always be relied upon as tumors are not always accessible or an adequate sized sample is not always achievable.

Special Steps are taken when Performing a Chemosensitivity Test

  • The blood sample needs to be taken at the beginning of the week – To ensure the sample gets to it’s destination in Europe in a safe manor and within the required time frame.
  • The sample is put into special packaging and shipped under strict shipping requirements.
  • Once at the destination the sample is under testing using high technology methods. This testing takes approximately 10 days to two weeks to be completed.
  • The gene markers within the blood sample are tested with the various drugs and supplements that treat cancer.
  • The end result of this testing show which drugs and/or supplements will work best for you.

Article written by Wen Dee

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