Alternative Breast Cancer Treatment Options
Cancer Care Patients seek alternative breast cancer care at every stage of their cancer journey. Some at the beginning, immediately following a breast cancer diagnosis and some who have exhausted all conventional therapies of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. For over fifteen years, Sunridge Medical has treated patients with all types and stages of cancer including Stage 4 (stage IV) breast cancer and metastatic breast cancer.
This very personal diagnosis becomes rather clinical quickly when so many treatment options are offered including conventional and alternative breast cancer treatment. Since there are several types of breast cancer and many stages of breast cancer with malignant to benign (non-cancerous) tumors, no one breast cancer treatment plan is the same.
The Sunridge Approach to Cancer
The Sunridge approach to Breast Cancer treatment is to study the whole body, investigate the underlying cause of the cancer, understand the diagnosis and how the cancer manifested, establish the overall wellness of the patient and their ability to respond to treatments; then based on these findings deliver the best treatments to stop the cancer and stave off additional disease.
We combine conventional and alternative breast cancer therapies to provide patients with the most successful, comprehensive breast cancer treatment. Our cancer plan aims at attacking the cancer, and restoring the body’s natural defense and regulatory mechanisms, including the immune system and detoxification pathways.
More importantly our strategy includes balancing hormones, cleaning up the gut and maintaining wellness to prevent cancer reoccurrence by building back what was missing in the body when illness was first detected. At Sunridge Medical we offer a comprehensive immunobiological treatment aimed at attacking the cancer, and restoring the body’s natural defense and regulatory mechanisms, including the immune system and detoxification pathways.
Our approach combines alternative and conventional therapies to provide patients with the most overall comprehensive breast cancer treatment. Because successful cancer treatment is not a “one size fits all” approach, substantial time is spent with each patient to learn more about the details surrounding their illness as this is a necessary component to developing the right treatment.
When cancer cells form in a body with a healthy immune system, they are identified and destroyed before they become tumors by the body’s natural defense mechanism. Restoration of the natural defense system should be an important part of the cancer care fight and be a part of successful, long-tern recovery. Breast cancer is a complex disease that requires a serious approach. At Sunridge, identifying all the factors which led up to the cancer diagnosis allows us to build a detailed battle plan to eradicate cancer and restore the body to optimum health.
Breast Cancer – A Second Opinion
We are ok being second, if we are the second opinion after a breast cancer diagnosis. Alternative breast cancer treatment can be considered a second choice when all other treatments have failed. It is true that Sunridge can help even if all other conventional treatments have failed and we are a last resort, but when Sunridge Medical is the second opinion at the beginning of a healing journey, we have an impressive impact on the cancer outcome. We look at cancer differently than the traditional oncologist who sees cancer as treating it traditionally with surgery, chemo, and radiation. Although sometimes that traditional treatment can be effective for an abbreviated time, it does not always eradicate cancer and stop its reappearance.
Naturopathic Oncology and Integrative Oncology
Patients receive care by more than just our doctors; Sunridge has an integrated cancer care team with access to an arsenal of treatments that gives us confidence to treat all stages and forms of breast cancer.
Naturopathic oncology is a holistic process that looks at the entire system of a patient and aims to discover the cancer source. Integrative oncology is a newer trend in cancer care that looks at the most effective treatments alternative cancer care and conventional care offer and uses the best of each world. There is a stronger focus placed on the ability of alternative cancer care to build up the body than that conventional treatment which very often leaves permanent damage.
Combined as the Sunridge approach, this methodology makes our treatments powerful against the eradication of cancer. We use the most current research for cancer therapy treatments along with modalities that have a solid history of success. We offer our own state-of-the-art laboratory testing at Sunridge Medical along with our compounding and specialty pharmacy for individualized treatment plans that meet all our patients’ needs.
Standard of Care
The “Standard of Care” in breast cancer is surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy. Many patients diagnosed with breast cancer are reluctant to undergo the suffering, toxic and caustic nature of chemotherapy. However, some conventional doctors refuse to participate in the treatment of a patient unless the “Standard of Care” is followed, leaving patients cut-off from traditional medical support.
Sunridge Medical physicians welcome working with a patient’s conventional physician but additionally we have an incredible network of some of the best-in-their-class surgeons and radiologists that can support any health protocol a patient chooses.
The Effects of Chemotherapy and Natural Chemicals
Chemotherapy is like pouring weed killer on a garden. The flowers get as damaged and die right along with the weeds, but then even more resistant weeds find their way to the surface. Chemotherapy attacks every cell in the body. Hair cells stop their ability to hold onto the hair follicle in many chemo treatments because the chemo has attacked a healthy cell. Neuropathy is induced because the chemo attacks healthy nerve cells. Organs such the heart and kidneys, even bones can be permanently damaged because chemotherapy indiscriminately attacks healthy cells and cancer cells.
To the contrary several natural chemicals can create a specific programmed cell death (apoptosis) of cancer cells by penetrating the cancer cell membrane. Apoptosis attaches a genetic message for a cell to self-destruct. Omega 3’s, Resveratrol, Vitamin C, pine tree bark and an exhaustive list of morphing substances found in nature can have this miraculous affect, especially when delivered directly into the bloodstream intravenously. It would not be fair to say that alternative cancer therapy is without side effects, but those effects in no way rank in the same caustic category of chemotherapies.
Types of Breast Cancer We Treat
Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC) cancer began in the milk ducts and invades the walls of the duct to spread into lymph nodes and other areas of the body. As the most common form of breast cancer effective treatment varies on current treatments and overall health of the immune system.
IDC Type: Tubular Carcinoma of the Breast is a subtype of invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) which is often a less aggressive type of breast cancer that responds well to conventional treatment however following up with alternative cancer treatment to undo the damage of chemotherapy and build up the immune system is critical to prevent recurrence.
IDC Type: Medullary Carcinoma of the Breast is a rare subtype of IDC, often a less aggressive type of cancer which only spreads to the lymph nodes. Medullary Carcinoma typically responds well to conventional treatment however treatment with alternative cancer modalities is necessary to address the damage from chemotherapy allowing a strengthening of the immune system to prevent recurrence.
IDC Type: Mucinous Carcinoma of the Breast, also called Colloid Carcinoma is a rare subtype of IDC, found inside the mucin in mucus around the breast and is often a less aggressive type of breast cancer that responds well to conventional treatment. However, it is necessary to follow-up with alternative cancer treatment to address the harm of chemotherapy and strengthen the immune system to prevent recurrence.
IDC Type: Papillary Carcinoma of the Breast, named because of finger-like projections seen in the tumor is often diagnosed along with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS). Papillary Carcinoma can be moderately to very aggressive and often has many conventional therapies thrown at the tumor to address their abnormal activity. The root cause of the cancer needs to be addressed and the immune system is robbed of all its ability prevent recurrence of cancer.
IDC Type: Cribriform Carcinoma of the Breast invades the connective tissues of the breast and cells can be pure Cribriform Carcinoma or a mix. Often diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS), Cribriform Carcinoma typically has a positive prognosis the tumor can be more aggressive and larger in size. If treated conventionally at first, it requires the root cause of the cancer to be addressed and building-up of the immune system which is stripped of all its ability to prevent recurrence of cancer.
Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) cancer begins inside the milk ducts and is a non-invasive, non-terminal cancer. However, DCIS cancer can increase the risk of developing invasive breast cancer. Effective treatment includes building up the immune system and ability to fight off cancer in the future is imperative.
HER2 Positive Breast Cancer is an aggressive form of cancer which responds well to medicines designed to treat HER2 proteins and benefit from hormone balancing.
Triple-Negative breast tumors are cancer that tests negative for estrogen, progesterone, and the HER2 protein which indicates traditional hormonal therapies will not be effective therapy and HER2 protein receptor targeted medications are ineffective for treating the NNN-Cancer.
Invasive Lobular Carcinoma (ILC) also known as infiltrating lobular carcinoma is cancer which begins in the milk-producing lobules that are connected to the milk ducts. There are several subtypes of Classic ILC including Solid ILC, Alveolar ILC and Tubulolobular ILC. Non-classic Invasive Lobular Carcinoma includes Pleomorphic ILC and Signet ring cell. Conventional treatment typically includes the use of cancer drugs.
Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS) also known as lobular neoplasia is not actually a true cancer but indicates abnormal cell growth and a high likelihood for developing cancer at a later stage. With traditional medicine, this condition typically requires “careful observation” instead of any intervening treatment. It is critical to work with our practice to discover the source of the LCIS and treat the underlying condition to stop the advancement of the cancer.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer is a rare but very aggressive cancer. If conventional chemotherapy is the first treatment protocol it is necessary to discover and treat the genesis of the cancer as well as restore the immune system which is badly damaged by the chemotherapy.
Triple-positive breast tumors are HER2-, Estrogen-, and Progesterone- Positive. Triple positive cancers can be treated with hormone drugs and drugs that target HER2 proteins.
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Hear From Our Patients
Sue Ann, Phoenix, Arizona – In this three part series, Sue Ann describes how she just knew in her heart that conventional medicine was not the best choice for her to fully heal from her breast cancer and how that decision would receive criticism from conventional doctors and friends alike. Today, 7 years later, she lives to tell about it and is compelled to tell her story in hopes of helping others in the fight.
Roslyn, New York – After working in a hospital for 15 years as an oncology nurse and being diagnosed with stage 4 Breast Cancer, Roslyn new chemotherapy was not the answer for her. “The journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step”…she got in her car with her three children and husband and made the journey from New York to Sunridge Medical in Arizona. Within three weeks of her first treatment, the tumor started to change.
For answers to any of your questions about alternative treatment options or to make an appointment, please call us toll-free at 800-923-7878 to speak with a Patient Care Representative. Let us help you get your life back.