Can we ever build immunity against cancer?

Less fear of cancer!

Dr. med. Achim Schuppert

Overcoming unsatisfactory cure rates by expanding treatment concepts

The diagnosis “cancer” often causes panic in those affected. Panic mainly because he has seen friends and family that medical actions will follow that will initially worsen his health. And he knows, or at least suspects, that the probability of dying of cancer despite these tortures of scientific medicine is not small. This situation has not changed significantly for most types of cancer for 50 years. Nevertheless, medicine is unilaterally sticking to these unsatisfactory therapies and using steel, rays and chemical weapons to fight cancer cells.

There is another way

Not seeing cancer primarily as the sinister enemy that we have to be blindly eradicated leads to other treatment approaches with, as we know after 20 years of work with cancer patients, significantly better results.

If the number of lawbreakers increases in a society, there are reasons that lie within the society. And the problem will hardly be solved by devising ever harsher punishments for the criminals. It will be wise to think about what conditions in society have led to an increase in crime.

Cancer is not a bunch of criminal intruders into an otherwise healthy environment. Our own body cells are in need at a point where the deficiency was greatest and no longer understand the control signals of their organ association, which oversees, say, the mammary gland and sees and determines where growth and thus cell division is necessary and where not.

We also sometimes experience that children do not behave in the way that would be appropriate. As the father of four children who are all going through puberty, I know what I'm talking about. Here we have learned that understanding and affection solve problems more easily and permanently than tough cracking down.

Cancer doesn't happen by chance

Nothing arises without a reason. Diagnosis means looking through a disease and understanding its causes. And only then can it be treated successfully. Many doctors just give the symptom a Latin name and then refer to it as a diagnosis.

So high blood pressure should not be called "hypertension", but rather, for example, "hypertension due to obesity with malnutrition and emotional stress due to conflicts in the workplace". At the first "diagnosis", the therapy leads to drugs for high blood pressure, presumably with the recommendation, which the pharmaceutical industry welcomes, to take them for life.

The second diagnosis, as therapy, will involve a change in diet and attempts to resolve conflicts in the workplace. This should solve the problem and thus cure the disease.

This example of a “holistic” or, better, causal therapy can also be applied to the cancer problem. So: Breast cancer through ... - and then there is the possibility of getting closer to the causes of the problem and thus to solving the problem from the causes.

Cancer rarely has only one cause

All stressful effects on our body and our soul or psyche, however you want, promote the development of diseases. Cancer is also a result of very severe or very long-term excessive demands.

The chances of preventing cancer from recurring after an operation are all the better, the more we are able to detect and eliminate stress. An intensive medical discussion, but also, for example, the diagnostic possibilities of electro-acupuncture in its various variants, help here.

We find frequent negative influences e.g. through long-term hormone intake, electromagnetic stress, interference fields from e.g. chronically inflamed tooth roots, chronically disturbed intestinal function or, very important and often underestimated, through the consequences of pronounced emotional stress.

The more individual a cancer therapy is, the more successful it will be.

Since cancer has several causes, and each person has different causes, standard therapy does not lead to the expectation of optimal results. Cancer therapy requires a specialist who sees the whole person, who knows the latest state of conventional medical research and has an overview of the possibilities from the wide range of different naturopathic forms of therapy.

A treatment method should be effective with as few side effects as possible. It should protect the immune system and burden the patient's quality of life as little as possible, and it should be feasible on an outpatient basis.

But it is not enough to create an optimal therapy plan. The desired forms of therapy must also be offered in the best possible quality.

This requires a staff of qualified doctors from conventional medicine and naturopathy and non-medical staff, as well as the appropriate equipment and facilities. This requires specialized centers that see cancer therapy as their main therapeutic treatment focus.

There are no specialists in the major cancers

Not all cancer is created equal. In addition to the blood cancers, the various leukemias and lymphomas, in which the immune system itself is diseased and produces immune cells in excess, there are fundamentally different types of disease, the organ cancers, the so-called solid carcinomas. These are the diseases such as breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, etc.

Blood cancers have been dealt with by blood specialists, the hematologists, who then call themselves hemato-oncologists as blood cancer specialists. With these types of cancer, immunosuppressive measures such as chemotherapy often achieve good results.

There are no specialists for all other types of cancer, solid carcinomas. Although these are completely different diseases than blood cancers, they are treated according to the same principles as these, either by the haemato-oncologists or the respective specialists, i.e. the gynecologists, urologists, surgeons or even the radiation therapists in their departments.

Cell poisons, i.e. chemotherapies that are used according to standard schemes, and radiation therapies are offered as the only postoperative therapy methods. An interest in the, often psychological, background of the disease, a follow-up treatment after these aggressive procedures, a detoxification treatment or a build-up of the immune system is usually not part of the program. “Aftercare” consists of waiting helplessly for metastasis to develop.

The question of the formation of metastases determines the therapy.

With every type of cancer therapy, the therapy goal that is to be achieved with it should be clearly defined.

Patients with solid carcinomas can be divided into two groups with regard to the therapeutic goal.

The first group is made up of those patients who are tumor-free after cancer surgery and from whom the tumor tissue has been completely removed. Here the therapy goal is: Prevent the formation of metastases.

Patients in whom the tumor could not be completely removed and patients in whom metastases or a new tumor have developed form the second group. If the tumor tissue can be completely surgically removed again, these patients can be re-assigned to group 1.

If this is not the case, the therapy goal here is: Maximum extension of survival time with the best possible quality of life.

It is hardly possible to permanently eliminate a solid tumor with chemotherapy or radiation therapy alone. Therefore one should be cautious with very aggressive methods in this situation. The sole aim of therapy should be to inhibit further tumor growth.

Much gentler procedures and treatments at greater intervals than is generally the case with close-knit controls are sufficient for this.

Chemotherapy: when is it useful?

In the vast majority of cases, biological methods alone are not able to stop a rapidly growing tumor. For this, the procedures of chemotherapy or, if necessary, radiation therapy are essential. In the case of the patients in group 2 described above, chemotherapy will generally have to be used as well.

With the patients in group 1, on the other hand, we can assume that we have a cancer-free organism in front of us. Sometimes, however, individual tumor cells are mobilized and washed away during the operation. That is the justification among the hawks of cancer therapists to follow up with chemotherapy or radiation therapy. This is called an adjuvant, i.e. preventive, treatment. The pigeons among them, by that I mean the biological oncologists, are more likely to expect more from a strengthening of the immune system in order to achieve this goal.

The question of whether adjuvant chemotherapy makes sense depends very much on the risk profile of the individual case. In breast cancer, for example, it has been shown that drug methods to block hormones are superior to chemotherapy and usually make it unnecessary, especially in women over the age of 50.

In contrast, chemotherapy is generally recommended for very young women with a rapidly growing tumor that is already advanced during the operation.

However, if one takes into account that a large proportion of the patients would have remained healthy without chemotherapy, and a smaller proportion form metastases despite (or because of?) The chemotherapy after it has been carried out, the individual benefit of chemotherapy as a preventive measure is only in a small percentage given to cancer treatment of tumor-free patients (approx. 5%). Careful consideration and advice from an experienced cancer doctor is required here for the patient.

Many patients decide against such a measure after discussing the pros and cons of chemotherapy. Here, biological therapy methods can be used particularly promisingly without previous damage caused by the therapy.

Post-irradiation after breast cancer?

It is also little known that after breast cancer surgery, irradiation does not improve survival times or the likelihood of distant metastasis. Only the risk of a (mostly surgically manageable) local recurrence seems to be reduced. After seeing more metastases in the parts of the body damaged by the post-irradiation, e.g. in the irradiated parts of the lungs, we have become more cautious about these recommendations.

Hyperthermia makes chemotherapy possible with fewer side effects

Tumor tissue is more sensitive to overheating than normal body tissue. Various chemotherapeutic agents have a much stronger effect at higher temperatures. Both of these findings are used by local deep hyperthermia of the tumor-bearing organ or the tumor bed after the operation. If the tissue temperature is increased to 43 degrees, we only need about 30-50% of the chemotherapy dose to achieve the same effect as without hyperthermia. For this reason, we now carry out most chemotherapies (if we consider them necessary at all) in combination with local deep hyperthermia, which itself has no side effects.

The advantage is obvious: the side effects of chemotherapy are much lower. Vomiting and hair loss rarely occur, the immune system recovers much faster and the treatments are possible on an outpatient basis.

Reducing the risk of relapse: biological cancer therapy

Hardly anyone dies from the primary tumor. The risk lies in the formation of metastases. If a patient remains free of metastases for three years after the operation, he / she will most likely have overcome the disease. Therefore, these three years must be used intensively to carry out metastasis-preventing treatment.

Biological cancer treatment as we understand it is based in large part on the work of P.G. Seeger, an outstanding and tireless cancer researcher who summarized his findings in his 10-way therapy for cancer treatment. The most important measure here is the importance of improving cellular respiration in the form of ozone-oxygen treatment, but also on interference field treatment, enzyme therapy, vitamin therapy, nutritional therapy, detoxification and immune stimulation with thymus and mistletoe, etc. received.

A relapse should be detected as early as possible

Blood tests can be used to quickly and precisely determine whether a therapy goal, e.g. the elimination of a poor immune system, has been achieved.

However, the recurrence of tumor growth also leads to changes in certain laboratory parameters, which should therefore be checked regularly. However, the changes in the values ​​at the previous finding are more important than the values ​​themselves. This makes it possible to see at a very early stage in the follow-up observation of a patient whether unrest is entering the system.

The control measures via X-ray examinations, which are often subject to high radiation exposure, can thus be significantly reduced.

Should tumor tissue form again despite optimized therapy, the problem can be surgically addressed and thus solved if it is detected early.

We would be delighted if the procedure described developed into a new quality standard in cancer treatment. This could contribute to the fact that this disease loses its horrors more and more.

Cancer Treatment With Oxygen? Why?

Doctors refer to the way in which energy is generated in the human or animal organism as "metabolism", a term that is not very suitable for making the process clearer.

Everything that wants to live and develop needs and uses energy; Energy that is generated and made available in various ways.

Plants, as the oldest living things, “invented” chlorophyll, which gives them their green color. In connection with the radiated light energy of the sun, they generate their vegetable substance and their kinetic energy from the basic building materials absorbed from the soil via the roots.

In evolutionary terms, they were followed by the lower animals, bacteria and microorganisms. As single-celled living beings, they were able to take in nutrients and small amounts of oxygen through their “skin”, or more precisely through their cell membrane, and convert them into energy and building material. This made them a revolutionary leap in development, independent of a fixed location.

A group in which everyone can and must do everything alone works less effectively than a group of specialists, each of whom can concentrate on one task. This “realization” called for mergers and collaborations, then as it is today.

Single-cell organisms united and distributed the work to be done to different groups: The organs came into being, and the now multicellular unions of life became bigger and heavier, and their energy requirements bigger and bigger.

The brake on growth for coping with these increasingly complex tasks was the lack of energy yield from the available materials, food and oxygen.

Food could be ingested sufficiently, but the lack of oxygen restricted its conversion into energy. This way of generating energy when the oxygen supply is low is called "fermentation metabolism". The food cannot be completely converted into energy in this way. The end product is lactic acid, which makes our body "acidic".

Oxygen: the turbo effect in evolution

So ingenious special cells were commissioned to look for a solution. They developed the lungs, an organ that could hold a large amount of ambient air and filter the oxygen out of it.

So that the oxygen could get to the main energy factory, the liver, they also developed the blood and a functioning cardiovascular system.

In the blood, small red transport vehicles, the blood cells, collect the oxygen in the lungs and transport it to wherever energy is to be generated.

Incidentally, these bloodstream streets are also used by the body's own security forces, criminalists, order and clean-up teams, they are here, so to speak, in white vehicles, the various white blood cells.

The invention of the lungs led to an unexpected development spurt. It was the hit, so to speak, the bang in evolution. With a better oxygen supply, a multiple amount of energy could be generated from an ingested meal.

We call this modern and effective way of generating energy with a high oxygen supply "respiratory metabolism". In this way, the food is completely converted into energy. All that remains is water and carbon dioxide gas, which is exhaled through the lungs.

As with the car

Car manufacturers discovered this mechanism many years ago.In the thirties, Daimler-Benz developed the compressor engine, in which more oxygen is blown into the engine via a pump, which releases more energy when gasoline is burned. The Swedish company Saab later invented the turbocharger, whereby the oxygen pump described is not driven by its own unit, but by a wind turbine in the exhaust gas flow of the exhaust. The result is: Significantly more power with the same consumption of fossil energy, of gasoline than a product made of crude oil, which in turn is of vegetable origin. This is how a motor works like our “metabolism”: It generates energy from plant food and oxygen.

Food + oxygen = energy

Food + more oxygen = more energy

What does this mean for us? Two findings are important here:

  1. We can increase the energy yield of our body by providing it with more oxygen!
  2. There are diseases that are favored by a lack of energy and a lack of oxygen. The most important are the cancers.

What does cancer development have to do with a lack of oxygen?

In 1923 a German cancer researcher received the Nobel Prize for Medicine. Prof. Otto Warburg from Berlin had discovered that cancer cells do not get their energy like the other cells of the body.

Cancer cells, as Warburg found out, use the old way of bacteria, the "fermentation metabolism". He wrote:

"All cancer cells do not get their energy through respiratory metabolism, but through fermentation metabolism, with the end product lactic acid."

When does the body fall back on this old metabolic pathway?

The knowledge of this old way of generating energy is still present in all of our cells. Whenever the available amount of oxygen is insufficient to produce energy via "respiratory metabolism", they switch to the emergency program "fermentation metabolism". Anyone who has had sore muscles knows this program.

Acid in the tissue, hyperacidity, causes pain. Lactic acid (lactate) in muscles makes muscles sore. Lactic acid is produced when a muscle is made to work even though its blood oxygen supply is insufficient. It then becomes sour and hard, which ultimately leads to cramps. The lactate level shows in athletes how far they are in the oxygen deficit.

If cancer cells fall back on the old fermentation metabolism, it can only be because they lack oxygen, said Dr. Paul Gerhard Seeger, a clever collaborator in the aforementioned Nobel Prize winner Warburg.

In 1937 he put normal body cells in a test tube under a lack of oxygen. He could see that they were turning into cancer cells.

A lack of oxygen leads to the development of cancer

In 1953, while studying cancer cells, Seeger discovered damage to certain cytochrome enzymes that accelerate the uptake of oxygen in the cells' combustion ovens, the mitochondria. This damage leads to a lack of oxygen in the metabolism of cells, which then lose control over a regulated division behavior and transform into cells that grow in a disorderly manner, the cancer cells.

In the test tube, he succeeded in rebuilding tumor cells by supplying oxygen in cells that were dividing normally again.

The emaciation of cancer patients in the later stages of the disease is caused by the increased consumption of nutrients. And this is the result of the lower energy yield per unit of provided nutrients due to the inefficient fermentation metabolism.

This leads to the question: What options do we have to eliminate or at least reduce the oxygen deficiency in the tissue?

On the one hand, it is necessary to think about the causes of the damage to the respiratory enzymes. Seeger has already given his above-mentioned 10-way therapy for fighting cancer, which I presented on this website.

The oxygen concentration in the tissues can be increased, even with damaged enzymes, by increasing the oxygen saturation in the blood. This is partly possible through a higher oxygen supply in the breathing air. Prof. Manfred von Ardenne based his “Oxygen Multi-Step Therapy for Cancer Treatment” on this principle.

However, the additional transport capacities of the red blood cells for oxygen are limited. Auxiliary troops are needed. A chemical trick is used for this.

The blood also carries fats. Certain parts, the unsaturated fatty acids, still have free hooks, so to speak, to which oxygen can be attached if it has previously been made “bond-friendly” (high in energy). This is done via a chemical trick that we use in the treatment. This chemically converts these fats into fat-oxygen molecules for a short time by coupling the oxygen to them.

One of the pioneers of ozone-oxygen treatment was the Düsseldorf cancer doctor Dr. Joachim Varro. In the 1960s and 1970s, he injected the ozone-oxygen gas into the gluteal muscles of his patients every day.

I met Varro in 1983 and was so surprised by his success with cancer patients that I stayed in his practice in Düsseldorf for 9 months to learn from him.

Around this time, Dr. Kief from Ludwigshafen developed a method in which blood is taken from the vein and sucked up into a bottle, then mixed with the oxygen gas under a slight excess pressure and added to the body again via the vein.

French researchers found in 2000 that after one such "hyperbaric" oxygen treatment increases the oxygen saturation in the tissue by 50%.

This method has now become our most important measure for cancer prevention and therapy to prevent the formation of metastases in patients after cancer surgery.

Unfortunately, these findings have so far hardly been taken into account in conventional medicine. For all cancer patients, in order to improve the therapy results, it would be hoped that oxygen treatment would soon become more and more popular.

Bonn, 2004

Dr. med. Achim Schuppert

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