While patients receive treatment, we will begin to educate them on how to live healthy lives when they return home and how to continue therapy.
Doctors, nurses, and the follow-up department will work with patients and their loved ones to design and personalize their home care treatment.
One way in which we strive to suppress tumor growth is by decreasing blood levels of certain pro-growth hormones, such as insulin, free IGF-I, and free estrogen, that promote increased growth and survival of many types of cancer cells. This is achieved with a lifestyle program that stresses a low fat, whole-food vegan or quasi-vegan diet, a regular program of aerobic exercise training, such as brisk walking, and a reduction of excess body fat in overweight patients fighting cancers in which obesity has a known negative prognostic impact.
A key strategy that Oasis of Hope uses to impede the angiogenic process is called “metronomic chemotherapy.” This entails the daily use of one or more chemotherapy drugs in a dose so low that no significant toxicity to healthy tissues or side effects result.
Other nutraceuticals and drugs employed in the At-Home regimens with potential for slowing angiogenesis include: The chief compound in green tea polyphenols (EGCG), the amino acid glycine, salsalate, silibinin, diclofenac, valproic acid, vitamin D, and fish oil.