By bolstering the immune system, you can improve your body’s ability to avoid damage from infectious agents and mutated cells. Plus, by blocking the mechanisms tumors use to suppress the immune system, you can enjoy the maximum benefit yours provides and increase the speed and strength with which it responds to the perceived threat of cancer. Right now, your immune system needs to be your top priority.
The human body possesses an amazing ability to protect itself from all kinds of harm and is constantly engaged in neutralizing internal and external danger. The immune system is a group of mechanisms that protects against disease by identifying and killing pathogens, germs, mutated cells, and tumors. Most importantly, it can distinguish between dangerous elements and healthy cells.
With all our patients we prescribe agents that can aid the immune system’s ability to attack cancer by optimizing the function of natural killer cells (NK) and cytotoxic T-cells (Tc ). NK cells can kill a broad range of cancer cells; Tc cells target cancer cells that express specific proteins not produced by healthy tissues. Though immune cells rarely can destroy large tumors, they might kill the small nests of tumor cells that give rise to new metastases or that can cause a recurrence of cancer following a remission. Therefore, boosting activity of NK cells and Tc cells is our first piece of immune-stimulation therapy.
Some of the agents we recommend: