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IPT Therapy for Cancer Treatment

IPT Therapy at Sunridge Medical

IPT Therapy is for patients who have reached their maximum amount of chemo treatments. IPT allows cancer patients to get more chemo, safely.

Good candidates for IPT therapy are patients who have exhausted traditional chemotherapy treatment or who want a second line of defense against cancer. Since the doses are small and localized, patients may continue to receive chemo with up to 10 treatments of IPT.

When Chemo Stops Working

IPT or Insulin Potentiation Therapy is the use of insulin and low-dose chemotherapy to kill certain types of cancer cells. One of the many benefits of cancer care and of IPT therapy over traditional chemotherapy is its ability to target the cancer cells, with little, if any harm to the surrounding healthy cells. Because cancer cells feed on sugar and need it for survival, IPT uses a small amount of insulin administered to the patient, which immediately starves the cancer cells of the sugar they require for survival. This in turn causes the cells to open up, in an emergency effort to get sugar.

With the cancer cells starved and fully open to absorption, a small amount of chemo mixed with sugar is administered to the cells. Since the cancer cells are in their most vulnerable state, they more easily absorb the sugar mixed with the radioactive agent that poisons them.

The ability of insulin to strengthen chemo (potentiate is when one substance enhances another) allows for less of a chemo drug to be administered and to still be effective. Insulin potentiation therapy uses about 1/10th the amount of Chemo used in traditional administration as a cancer defense. Because the dose is small and the cancer cells are most permeable at the time it is given, they swallow the largest portion of the sugar and chemo drug. This keeps the surrounding healthy cells from being poisoned in the process.

Since the surrounding healthy cells are virtually unaffected, patients are able to avoid many of the unpleasant side effects that are common in traditional chemo treatments. Hair loss, nausea, weakness, and fatigue, rarely occur with IPT.

How IPT Therapy Works

Cancer cells feed on sugar, relying on it for survival, IPT uses a small amount of insulin administered to the patient, which starves the cancer cells of sugar. This in turn causes the cells to open up in an emergency effort to get sugar.

At precisely the right moment after administering the insulin, when the cells are vulnerable and starving from the lack of sugar, the patient is given a small amount of chemo, followed quickly by a dose of sugar. Starving from the lack of glucose, the cancer cells absorb the largest portion of chemo as they feed on the sugar. Very little Chemo is left over to damage the surrounding healthy cells.

Due to insulin’s ability to potentiate chemotherapy, much less chemo is given to the patient while still being effective. With only a tenth of the amount of chemo used in conventional cancer treatment therapies, IPT makes it safer to use after conventional chemotherapy options have ended.

Note: It is important to properly support the liver during and after IPT due to the increased amount of toxins that will be passing thru the body. At Sunridge, we take a comprehensive approach to treating illness and the body. Our goal is to properly support the body so it can react using its own natural defense mechanisms. This provides our patients with the best opportunity of staying cancer-free and healthy long-term.

The Benefits of Insulin Potentiation Therapy

IPT is a more targeted method of administering chemo, lower doses can be used with equal or greater effectiveness producing fewer side effects.

IPT Treatment at Sunridge

At Sunridge Medical, our highly-trained physicians are experts in providing an integrated approach to the treatment of cancer with IPT therapy. Our treatment plans are individualized and involve both traditional and alternative medicines. The physicians at Sunridge Medical have found that symptoms frequently can be improved and even reversed with our natural treatments. We take a holistic approach to patient care and strive not only to treat the disease, but also to alleviate symptoms, increase the quality of life and, most importantly, address the underlying cause of the disease.

References on IPT

Damyanov, C. ., Gerasimova, D. M. ., Avramov, L. A. ., Masley, I. K. ., & Maslev, I. . (2021). Three Year Study of Insulin Potentiation Therapy in the Treatment of Malignant Neoplastic Diseases. Highlights on Medicine and Medical Research Vol. 8, 152–160. https://doi.org/10.9734/bpi/hmmr/v8/1879F
Vishwamitra D, George SK, Shi P, Kaseb AO, Amin HM. Type I insulin-like growth factor receptor signaling in hematological malignancies. Oncotarget. 2017 Jan 3;8(1):1814-1844. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.12123. PMID: 27661006; PMCID: PMC5352101. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5352101/

The insulin-like growth factor (IGF) signaling system plays key roles in the establishment and progression of different types of cancer. In agreement with this idea, substantial evidence has shown that the type I IGF receptor (IGF-IR) and its primary ligand IGF-I are important for maintaining the survival of malignant cells of hematopoietic origin. In this review, we discuss the current understanding of the role of IGF-IR signaling in cancer with a focus on hematological neoplasms. We also address the emergence of IGF-IR as a potential therapeutic target for the treatment of different types of cancer including plasma cell myeloma, leukemia, and lymphoma.

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