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How We Give Hope to Stage Four Cancer
“The cancer has progressed to Stage Four.”
This daunting prognosis is usually followed by, “There’s nothing more we can do.” But is it really time to throw in the towel and say “I give up. You win”? The truth is, although stage four cancer is a daunting opponent, there […]
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 […]
by Dr. Francisco Contreras.
In conventional medicine, the focus is the disease: In alternative medicine, the focus is the patient. Let’s discuss conventional cancer treatment first. The goal of conventional oncology therapies—chemotherapy, radiation and surgery—is tumor eradication. Each of these three interventions can be extremely […]
by Dr. Francisco Contreras
Throughout most of the twentieth century, age-adjusted death rates for many of our most common cancers were vastly lower in much of the Third World than in comparatively wealthy industrialized countries such as the United States. These types of cancers thus […]
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, […]
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, […]