Cancer surgery at Oasis of Hope Hospital

Surgery is the most effective treatment for early stage cancers, which is why early detection is so important. Because of its efficacy, oncologists tried for years to develop procedures for later-staged cancers, with results ranging from devastating to inhumane. Thank God almost all of those went into disuse. Most cancer surgeries now are conservative and aimed at improving quality of life.

Surgery is and will continue to be one of the most important weapons in the anti-cancer arsenal against tumors.

Nutritional Support

With respect to surgery, the comprehensive nutritional support provided to our patients can be expected to promote efficient healing.

One of the risks associated with cancer surgery is that the systemic inflammation, immunosuppression, and dislodgement of tumor cells associated with such surgery can increase the risk that new metastases will form in the post-surgical period.

Anti-inflammatory agents such as cimetidine and salsalate, as well as immunosupportive nutrients such as melatonin and selenium, are employed by Oasis of Hope in conjunction with surgery, and are intended to minimize the risk that surgery will provoke new metastasis formation.


When our patients undergo major surgery that entails significant blood loss, we are able to employ a type of an oxygen-carrying chemical emulsion known as Pentoxifylline.

This ensures that the patient’s brain and other vital organs continue to receive adequate oxygenation during the surgery and recovery period, without the need for blood transfusions.

Blood transfusions, especially if the blood has been stored for long periods of time, can often trigger inflammatory reactions that can complicate post-surgical recovery, and in some instances can lead to life-threatening multiple organ failure.

Pentoxifylline, or analogous blood substitutes, are not available in the U.S. or most other countries as of yet. It was registered for commercial medical use in Mexico by the Secretary of Health in November 2005 and is used in Oasis of Hope and other leading medical institutions throughout the nation.

Cancer Surgery Therapy FAQs

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