The Use of Immune Stimulation Therapy in Treating Cancer

At the Playas de Tijuana, Mexico-based Oasis of Hope Hospital, a world-class oncology team offers its patients a unique Total Cancer Treatment Care Approach that emphasizes alternative medicines and personalized healing modalities. The Total Cancer Treatment Care Approach integrates emotional and spiritual counseling with complementary conventional treatment options like immune stimulation therapy.

Immune stimulation therapy refers to a process of boosting the activity of the immune system and its components while simultaneously overwhelming the cancer-generated elements that attack immunity cells. The physicians at Oasis of Hope Hospital employ a number of agents, like the hormone melatonin, to increase the functionality and strength of immune system cells like cytotoxic T lymphocytes and natural killer (NK) cells. Research shows that when administered once daily, melatonin greatly encourages the survival rates of individuals suffering from cancer of the first, second, or third stages. The reasons for this include melatonin’s ability to cause antigen-presenting cells like dendritic to produce a protein molecule necessary for the creation of immunity cells.

Another immuno-supportive agent used at Oasis of Hope Hospital includes probiotic bacteria. Oasis of Hope Hospital’s physicians administer a specially created probiotic capsule covered with an enteric coating to cancer patients. The capsule’s coating allows the bacteria to avoid dissemination in the stomach acid and pass easily into the intestines. Once in the intestinal tract, these probiotics interact with dendritic cells there to grow and stimulate cytotoxic lymphocytes and NK cells.

Oasis of Hope Hospital uses the above immunity system support agents and several others, including supplemental selenium, the anti-ulcer drug cimetidine, and the amino acid glutamine.