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Learn Visit Decide No ratings yet.

Learn, Visit, Decide: Complimentary 2 day Diagnostic Exam  Prior to any cancer treatment, many of our patients visit Oasis of Hope for diagnostic physical exam. Each patient receives a complete review of their medical history, diagnosis (if necessary), their case discussed in a medical session, and is be offered treatment options by Dr. Francisco Contreras. Services […]

Silymarin: A disease-fighting agent No ratings yet.

By Dr. Francisco Contreras Silymarin is a disease-fighting agent derived from milk thistle. Several studies have shown that silymarin is a very strong antioxidant, capable of scavenging both free radicals and reactive oxygen species, which results in a boost to cellular defense mechanisms. For the last twenty years, scientific researchers have also been studying the cancer […]

Immune Stimulation Therapy No ratings yet.

New alternative treatments  include a number of agents that can aid the immune system’s ability to attack cancer by optimizing the function of natural killer (NK) cells and cytotoxic T lymphocytes. NK cells have the potential to kill a broad range of cancer cells, whereas cytotoxic T lymphocytes target cancer cells that express specific proteins […]

Is Conventional Treatment Catching Up with Massage Therapy? No ratings yet.

by Melanie L. Bowen Massage therapists are among those who may have the keenest sense of how beneficial palliative care is to cancer patients and survivors. In a treatment regimen that tends to take the body down to its affected parts, massage returns the collective body, mind and spirit back to the patient to feel […]

Every Cancer is Unique No ratings yet.

by Dr. Francisco Contreras Cancers arise by progressive accumulation of random mutations. Each cell has tens of thousands of genes, and each of these genes can be altered in literally hundreds of ways. So each cancer is absolutely unique. Moreover, because cancers tend to acquire mutations more rapidly than healthy cells, they are constantly evolving […]

How Cancer Rises No ratings yet.

by Dr. Francisco Contreras Throughout life, the human body accumulates mutations in the genetic material of its stem cells – cells that retain the capacity to divide. This genetic material (DNA) can be damaged by activated carcinogens derived from the environment, or by oxidant chemicals produced as natural part of cellular metabolism. Mutations can also […]

Fight and Prevent Cancer with Selenium No ratings yet.

The use of selenium in cancer therapy is motivated, in part, by substantial evidence that good selenium nutrition can reduce cancer risk. Dr. Larry Clark, and colleagues, conducted a massive double blind clinical study that recruited over 1,300 American subjects known to be at high risk for skin cancer, but free of any serious cancers […]

Sodium Bicarbonate: Increase Your Body’s Alkaline Level No ratings yet.

Sodium Bicarbonate Therapy” by Dr. Francisco Contreras Sodium bicarbonate helps to increase the pH of the blood thus making the cancer patient more alkaline. Tumors grow in a low pH or acidic environment.  By increasing a cancer patients body pH and making it more alkaline, alternative cancer treatments such as intravenous vitamin C and ozone therapy […]

AHCC: Cancers Natural Enemy No ratings yet.

A good method on how to boost the immune system is through the use of active hexose correlated compound (AHCC), an extract obtained from several kinds of mushroom. Mushroom extracts are known to have immunomodulation and antitumor effects. AHCC is very effective in strengthening and optimizing the capacity of the immune system. The Oasis of […]

Ozone Treatments at Oasis of Hope No ratings yet.

When most people hear the word ozone, they think of what they often smell after a thunderstorm, when lightning has literally “supercharged” the air. Or, if they remember their high school science class, they think of the ozone layer as an invisible but protective “blanket” near (or at) the top of our atmosphere. Ozone itself […]