Cancer is not only a scary word but a very complex subject. Cancer cells can arise from different parts of the body and have very different treatments and outcomes depending on the type of tumor, the location, how early it was detected and how rapidly it is growing.
One of the reasons cancer can be so difficult to treat is because it can develop without any symptoms. By the time the pet is exhibiting symptoms, the cancer has had an opportunity to grow and spread throughout the body. Prevention of cancer with the appropriate diet and nutritional support and early cancer screening tests are the best way to treat cancer before it starts.
Conventional treatment for cancer usually involves surgical removal of the tumor and follow up with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. Whenever possible, surgical removal of the tumor is recommended as the first line of treatment.
Holistic therapies for cancer include bicom therapy and nutritional supplements and herbs. It is still important to surgically remove any known tumors, but holistic support of the body instead of chemotherapy may be a preferred option to fight the cancer battle.
Bicom therapy is a European treatment that utilizes a computer to stimulate nerve and muscle pathways of the body to promote healing. The focus is on supporting the body to fight off the disease and find any predisposing factors that lead up to the cancer. It is a safe, non-invasive
therapy that helps the body to heal itself.
Medical Ozone & Ultraviolet Biophotonic Therapy (UVO3) has been used for over 100 years throughout the world for creating an oxygen rich environment in the body where cancer cells cannot replicate. It activates the immune system and has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Nutritional supplements and Herbs are an essential component of the healing process. The body needs additional vitamins to help the body heal. There are many different supplements that can be beneficial. The specific herbs and supplements that are recommended are based on each
individual pet’s needs.
Neoplasene is a potent herb with anti-cancer properties. This herb can be used to treat dermal tumors topically or injected into some tumors to create tumor cell death. The appropriate use of Neoplasene is determined by the veterinarian.
Holistic care can be combined with medications and/or surgery as needed to provide an integrative approach to treating pets with cancer. Regardless of the therapies chosen, the prognosis and recovery also depend on the specific tumor and how early it is detected.
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