Alternative Treatments

Alternative Treatments

Newly developed, natural, or other treatments used around the world.


High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)HIFU equipment

In clinics, HIFU has been applied to treat a variety of solid malignant tumors, including the pancreas, liver, prostate, breast, uterine fibroids, and soft-tissue sarcomas. Unlike conventional treatments such as open surgery, radiotherapy and chemo, HIFU is non-invasive and has fewer complications after treatment. Over 100,000 cases have been treated throughout the world with great success.
HIFU treatment is recognized by the orders of urology specialists in several countries and is available in many hospitals and clinics.

Cannabinoids weed

Marijuana plants have hundreds of chemicals, known as cannabinoids. The two main ones are THC and CBD. Cannabinoids may cause antitumor effects by various mechanisms, including induction of cell death, inhibition of cell growth, and inhibition of tumor angiogenesis invasion and metastasis. Marijuana /Cannabis is illegal in many countries, including Ireland. Medical Marijuana /Cannabis is available in some countries.

AntineoplastonsDr Burzynski

Antineoplastons were discovered by Stanislaw R. Burzynski, M.D., Ph.D. in 1967 who first identified their anti-cancer properties. Antineoplastons are naturally occurring peptides demonstrating ability to re-program cancer cells without destroying normal cells. Due to their low-toxicity and anti-cancer activity antineoplastons represent a revolutionary avenue in cancer research.

Cancer IrelandHannah Bradley
Aggressive Brain Cancer Survivor since 2011

After standard treatment failed, she was successfully treated with
Antineoplaston Treatment by Dr. Burzynski.

Budwig Protocolbudwig diet

The Budwig protocol addresses: sunshine and vitamin D; gut health and its flora of “good” bacteria; acid-alkali balance; “superfoods” including green tea and improved levels of all nutrients; hormone balancing phyto-nutrients; ketogenic diet; exercise and sleep; the importance of the spiritual and emotional side of healing.

This treatment is available at The Budwig Center – an officially approved cancer clinic.

Gerson TherapyGerson Therapy

With its whole-body approach to healing, the Gerson Therapy naturally reactivates your body’s magnificent ability to heal itself – with no damaging side effects. This a powerful, natural treatment boosts the body’s own immune system to heal cancer, arthritis, heart disease, allergies, and many other degenerative diseases.

This treatment is available at licensed Gerson clinics in Hungary and Mexico. There are also Certified Gerson Practitioners in the USA.

Oncolytic VirotherapyRigvir

RIGVIR® is the world’s first approved oncolytic virotherapy medicine for the treatment of melanoma, local therapy of skin and subcutaneous metastases of melanoma, prevention of relapse and metastases after surgery. In clinical practice RIGVIR® is used for the treatment of melanoma, cancers of stomach, colorectum, pancreas, kidney, uterus, bladder, lung, prostate and several types of sarcoma. This treatment is available through the International Virotherapy Center

Gonzalez ProtocolDr Nick Gonzalez

A successful alternative therapy that is being studied as a treatment for pancreatic cancer. It includes a special diet, nutritional supplements, pancreatic enzymes, and coffee enemas.Results from a pilot study published in 1999 described the most positive data in the medical literature for pancreatic cancer.

His clinic and work continues under the leadership of Dr Linda Isaacs.

Insulin Potentiation Therapy

Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT) uses a combination of two orthodox drugs – insulin (actually insulin is also found in nature) and a chemotherapy drug. With IPT the insulin works on the cell membranes and allows chemotherapy to target cancer cells. Thus, it is the chemotherapy that kills the cancer cells, however, because of the insulin, the amount of chemotherapy needed is greatly reduced, meaning the side-effects of the chemotherapy are greatly reduced. This treatment is available in a number of cancer clinics worldwide.


Laetrile is the patented drug made from the natural compound amygdalin, found in the seeds of many fruits, such as apricot, plum and peach pits, apple seeds, and quince, as well as in almonds. Laetrile is also known as Amigdalin B-17 or vitamin B17, although there is very little evidence it warrants classification as a vitamin.

This treatment is available at Hyperthermia-Centre-Hannover, Germany; Oasis of Hope Hospital, Mexico and a number of other cancer clinics.

Mistletoe (Iscador)Iscador

Mistletoe extract has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory and to affect the immune system.
Suzanne Somers Alternative Therapy One study concluded Iscador treatment can achieve a clinically relevant prolongation of survival time of cancer patients and appears to stimulate self-regulation. This treatment is available in a number of clinics in the Uk and throughout Europe and Mexico.

Suzanne Somers
Breast Cancer survivor since 2001
Underwent Lumpectomy and Radiation but opted to forego Chemotherapy in favour of Iscador.

Vitamin C therapy (ascorbic acid)orange

First shown to be a powerful anti-cancer agent in 1971, it wasn’t until 20 years later that vitamin C started to be accepted by the mainstream medical profession. Eating a vitamin C-rich diet substantially reduces the risk of cancer, and high intakes – above 5000mg a day (the equivalent of 100 oranges) – substantially increases the life expectancy of cancer patients.

Also called ascorbic acid.


Hyperthermia is the use of heat as a treatment for cancer. It may be used as an all-over-body treatment, or as a localised treatment where it may also be called Ablation, or Ablatherm.

This study says: Our investigation has shown that hyperthermia can be useful in cancer therapy, particularly in the management of patients with recurrent tumors in areas subjected to previous irradiation.

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