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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Cancer Treatment

The relationship between cancer and oxygen is complicated, and nothing written here is going to change that. However, an alternative treatment option sometimes revolves around the use of hyperbaric chambers and ‘oxygen-loading’ programs, and as a matter of due diligence we should dive into the scientific merit here.

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Side Effects of Immunotherapy vs. Chemotherapy: A Comparative Analysis

Cancer treatment has witnessed significant advancements over the years, with a multitude of therapeutic options now available to patients. Among these, chemotherapy and immunotherapy have emerged as two primary modalities.

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Benefits of Immunotherapy at Every Stage of Cancer

In the world of cancer treatment, time is a critical factor. The sooner the intervention, the better the outcomes. This is particularly true for immunotherapy, a groundbreaking treatment strategy that leverages the body’s immune system to combat cancer.

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Shining the Light on Vitamin D and Cancer Treatment

Worryingly, about 35-45% of Americans don’t have enough Vitamin D11, the essential nutrient that our bodies need for tasks like absorbing calcium in the gut and maintaining healthy bones2, 3.

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Dendritic Cells and Their Therapeutic Role in Prostate Cancer

In 2022, almost 270,000 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and about 35,000 prostate cancer patients will succumb to the disease.

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Is Alternative Cancer Treatment Safe and Effective?

As we now live in an age in which information freely flows and all manners of hyperbole are available at our fingertips through our screens, it is hard to know what is “real” and what is “fake.” Patients that receive a cancer diagnosis often find themselves scouring the corners of the internet attempting to find a better treatment option or something that ensures their odds of survival, only to be met with a smattering of anecdotes, reviews on all extremes, and no real idea what path they should take.

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Cancer Cells Hiding in Other Cancer Cells?

As we outlined in our post dedicated to Head & Neck Cancer, the Immune System has the inherent ability to find and destroy cancer cells. In fact, it does this for you every day! Since humans already have this natural ability, scientists are continually researching why cancer cells are able to avoid detection and ultimately grow into tumors.

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The Misconception of Checkpoint Inhibitors

As the earliest form of commercialized Immunotherapy, Checkpoint Inhibitors laid the foundation for Immunotherapy as a viable cancer treatment. Further, Checkpoint Inhibitors are able to be produced in bulk and are relatively safe especially when compared to Chemotherapy.

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