A Cancer Therapy: Results of 50 Cases ^^[download p.d.f]^^@@ | EducationThe response of cancer patients to chemotherapy follows a very heterogeneous pattern. Pharmacogenetics is the study of inherited differences in interindividual drug disposition and effects, with the goal of selecting the optimal drug therapy and dosage for each patient. Pharmacogenetics for cancer treatment is very significant, as cancer therapies exhibit severe systemic toxicity and unpredictable efficacy. There is presence of genetic polymorphisms in the genes which code for the metabolic enzymes and cellular targets for the majority of chemotherapy agents, but to predict the outcome of chemotherapy in patients is not currently possible for most treatments. A greater understanding of the genetic determinants of drug response can revolutionize the use of many medications. By identifying the patients at risk for severe toxicity, or those likely to benefit from a particular treatment, individualized cancer therapy can be achieved for most cancer patients.
A Cancer Therapy: Results of Fifty Cases and the Cure of Advanced Cancer by Diet Therapy
Quality of life QoL encompasses the physical, psychosocial, social and spiritual dimensions of life lived by a person. Cancer pain is one of the physical component has tremendous impact on the QoL of the patient. Aggressive surgeries, radiotherapy and chemotherapy focus more on prolonging the survival of the patient failing to realize that the QoL lived also matters equally. This paper reviews complementary and alternative therapy approaches for cancer pain and its impact in improving the QoL of cancer patients. Health care benefit is judged broadly on parameters of quantity and quality of life QoL lived by a person. While treating cancer by modern medicine we often focus more on the quantity of life lived, however factors like pain, stress, anxiety, fatigue, fear of death, depression are most of the time overlooked by the treating physicians.
The Wellness Warrior website now redirects to this photo. Less than four days ago, a young Australian woman died of a very rare type of cancer. That brand name was The Wellness Warrior. I first encountered Ms. Ainscough about a year and a half ago and have been intermittently following her career ever since. However, for whatever reason, even though it was my intent to write about her here on Science-Based Medicine, I never got around to it. Her death prodded me to write now, because her tale is a cautionary one important enough that I believe there should be something written here about it.
Janssen has noted that in every decade since , a questionable cancer remedy has attracted a large following and become a national issue . It was Koch Antitoxins in the s, Hoxsey treatment in the s, Krebiozen in the s , laetrile in the s, and immuno-augmentative therapy in the s. Today's questionable methods include corrosive agents, plant products, special diets and "dietary supplements," drugs, correction of "imbalances," biologic methods, devices, miscellaneous concoctions, psychological approaches, and worthless diagnostic tests. Many promoters combine methods to make themselves more marketable. The dangers of using questionable treatments include delay in getting appropriate treatment, decreased quality of life, direct physical harm, interference with proven treatment, waste of valuable time, financial harm, and psychological damage .