Not a day goes by that I don’t hear about pet or a person being diagnosed with cancer. Of course in my practice, I see multiple cancer patients each week. These lucky pets all have owners wise enough to know that an integrative approach to treating a patient with cancer is essential if the patient is to have the best chance of surviving its battle with this deadly disease.
In my book, The Natural Vet’s Guide to Preventing and Treating Cancer in Dogs, I quote a cancer expert who made the following statement. “It doesn’t matter how much chemotherapy we use to poison a tumor, or how much radiation we use to burn a tumor, or how much surgery we use to cut the tumor out, if a patient’s immune system is not functioning properly, that patient will die from the cancer. “
Since there are no conventional cancer therapies that will strengthen a patient’s immune system (in fact, chemotherapy and radiation can actually depress a cancer patient’s immune system,) we MUST use natural therapies in order to give the patient the best chance possible against his cancer.
In my practice, natural therapies are often the only therapy available for my patient. For example, there are usually no conventional therapies available for the pet diagnosed with liver cancer. If these pets are not treated with natural therapies they will usually die within a few weeks of their diagnosis. In some cases, due to the age of the pet or the cost of conventional cancer therapies (which can easily cost between $5000 and $10,000 for the first year of therapy,) the only choice available for the patient is a natural therapy.
In my experience, pets treated with natural therapies usually have a much longer life expectancy than those who are treated only with conventional medicines, and have fewer side effects from the conventional therapies. In general, pets treated with a combination of conventional medications plus natural therapies will usually live 2 to 3 times as long as those whose treatment does not include natural therapies.
If you know a person or pet who has been diagnosed with cancer, it’s important to share this information with them. Cancer puts up a good fight. To win the war against cancer, the patient’s immune system must be functioning at its maximum potential. This can only be achieved when the patient is treated using natural therapies.
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