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On the other hand, chemotherapy and radiation can largely destroy the immune system's ability to fight cancer. With these two cancer treatments, one definitely may want to consider supporting the immune system nutritionally. This is because these two approaches produce substances known to be toxic to the immune system regulated by the vitaletheine modulators, such as peroxide, iron, and the carcinogenic metal toxins that may have caused the cancer in the first place.

One also may want to seriously consider surgical ablation and immunotherapy as "viable treatment alternatives" to chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The use of surgery must be tempered with the realization that too much collateral damage to the lymphatic system can compromise the body's ability to get rid of cancer cells and of the cancer-causing toxins and metabolites in the vicinity that caused the cancer. Still, the more ominous situation is when the cancer is killed with radiation or chemotherapy, in situ, and the dead cancer cells are left in the body to be reabsorbed. With chemotherapy and radiation, the toxins that probably caused the cancer in the first place can only redistribute in the body, thereby dramatically increasing the risks of redeveloping the same cancer, developing cancer "metastases" elsewhere, or even developing another type of cancer. Furthermore, it is well-known that chemotherapy and radiation poison the immune system, but recently, it even has been shown that the dead cancer cells, themselves, poison the very immune system and other mechanisms that protect us from cancer. With these realizations, conservative, perhaps repetitive, surgery and immunotherapy may provide our best choices for minimizing the risk of reoccurrence and for improving our chances of complete recovery from cancer.

Surgery, of course, is not always an option and extremely aggressive cancers must be brought under control at all costs, even if it means using the less desirable techniques of chemotherapy and radiation. However, once aggressive cancers are brought under control and when the cancer is in remission or at least localized, conservative surgery and immunotherapy can be invaluable aids in stamping out the last traces of cancer.


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