If you recently discovered a lump in your breast, and have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you are probably interested in exploring all potential treatment options. At the Immunity Therapy Center, we offer natural and alternative therapies. These can be used in combination with conventional treatments.

Traditional and alternative cancer therapies aim to fight cancer by improving the patient’s overall health and well-being, and strengthening the body’s built-in disease defense shield, the immune system.

In this article, we’ll cover what you need to know about natural and alternative treatment for breast cancer. You will also hear about what treatment at the Immunity Therapy Center is like from some of our patients.

First, we’ll detail some of the different types of breast cancer. The Immunity Therapy Center tailors alternative treatment to the specific patient and type of cancer, so it’s important to understand the varieties of breast cancer and how they differ.

Types of breast cancer

Breast cancer is categorized based on which cells within the breast become cancerous.1 Most types of breast cancer are adenocarcinomas. A carcinoma is a cancer that begins in the lining or covering of an organ.2 An adenocarcinoma is a kind of carcinoma that starts in a breast’s milk ducts or lobules (the glands that produce milk).

Breast cancer can be either in situ or invasive:

  • In situ – This means the cancer hasn’t spread yet.3 This typically refers to ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, a condition that is considered precancerous. DCIS may also be called intraductal carcinoma.
  • Invasive – This means that the cancer has spread from the location in the body where it started into nearby tissues.4

There are two common types of invasive breast cancer. These include:

  • Invasive ductal carcinoma – Called IDC for short and sometimes referred to as infiltrating ductal carcinoma, IDC represents around 80 percent of total breast cancer diagnoses.5
  • Invasive lobular carcinoma – Called ILC for short and sometimes referred to as infiltrating lobular carcinoma, this is the second most common kind of invasive breast cancer, accounting for around 10 to 15 percent of cases.6

Less common forms of breast cancer include:7,8,9

  • Angiosarcoma – This begins in the lining of lymph or blood vessels.
  • Medullary carcinoma – This refers to breast tumors that seem more spongy in consistency, rather than forming a lump.
  • Mucinous carcinoma – This refers to breast tumors that produce a substance called mucin and are most often diagnosed in seniors.
  • Paget disease of the nipple or breast – The cancer spreads from a duct to the nipple and skin of the areola.
  • Phyllodes tumors – These are often benign, and grow in the breast’s connective tissue, but some can become malignant, or cancerous.
  • Tubular carcinoma – This refers to the tubular cell structure that some breast cancers have. Like medullary carcinomas, these tumors can feel spongy rather than like lumps.

Two other important categories for breast cancers are inflammatory breast cancers, which are very rare and can make breasts look irritated or inflamed, 10and triple-negative breast cancers. “Triple-negative” refers to a negative result on three different kinds of laboratory testing. These cancers don’t have receptors for the hormones progesterone or estrogen or the protein HER2, human epidermal growth factor. That can make the cancer harder to treat.11

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Breast Cancer Staging

In addition to the categories above, a breast cancer diagnosis also usually includes a stage. Basic staging includes a label ranging from Stage 0 to Stage 4. 12Staging describes a cancer’s growth, whether it has spread to lymph nodes or other areas of the body, and other biological features (biomarkers). 13Staging is a kind of medical shorthand that describes important features of a patient’s cancer aside from the type.

Customized Treatment Tailored to the Whole Person

At the Immunity Therapy Center, we appreciate the uniqueness of each patient and personalize every treatment plan. We will complete a thorough consultation and evaluation before designing your targeted therapy that is tailored to the whole person. Our clinical trials take into account the specific features of your cancer as well as your holistic needs as a person, including mental health and overall wellness.

Some people are skeptical of alternative treatments. The U.S. has strict regulations that prevent doctors from providing certain alternative therapies, and this influences how some people view these treatment options.

If you are curious about what are holistic, natural, and alternative approaches to breast cancer treatment that can be combined with conventional therapies, you will find some of the leading alternative cancer treatment providers in Tijuana, Mexico. At the Immunity Therapy Center, we offer patients a full suite of integrative breast cancer treatment options and targeted clinical trials designed to provide customized treatment tailored to the whole person.

Read on to learn more about what alternative treatment is like at the Immunity Therapy Center and how our approach addresses the whole person: body, mind and soul.

Understanding Alternative Treatments

The main benefit of alternative treatments, such as conventional medicine, integrative therapies, complementary medicine and integrative medicine is their focus on boosting your natural ability to fight cancer by improving holistic wellness. The specific therapies you will be prescribed depend on your personalized treatment program, determined during your initial consultation and evaluation.

Our treatment programs most often include some elements to fight cancer growth, such as conventional and complementary medicines, as well as integrative and immunotherapies to boost your immune system. Immunotherapy will reinforce your body’s own natural disease-fighting systems.

Sometimes, the immune system doesn’t recognize the threat of your cancer and therefore doesn’t mount an effective response. Our treatments aim to strengthen your immune system so that it can better fight cancer.

Bette Johnson is one of the Immunity Therapy Center’s satisfied patients. She received her breast cancer diagnosis in October 2016. Bette researched alternative treatment options and realized the Immunity Therapy Center was a good fit. She came for four weeks of treatment.

Bette appreciated the supportive environment offered by the Immunity Therapy Center. “There’s no judgment,” she said. “Every day is a wonderful, peaceful day where you just go through natural treatment and then you find out, like I did yesterday, that my tumor is now gone.” Bette was thrilled to go home, cancer-free.

The Immunity Therapy Center is fueled by the positivity and hope of patient stories like Bette’s. We believe her experience is a testament to the importance of alternative breast cancer therapies.

The Treatment Experience at ITC

The Immunity Therapy Center fights cancer naturally, using a variety of options and techniques. We create customized combinations of different therapies, designed around individual patient needs. We believe this best serves our patient’s interests, well-being and preferences, enhancing their quality of life, improving their sense of wellness and supporting their recovery.

Dr. Bautista meets with each patient one-on-one to conduct an evaluation and to get acquainted at a human level. He will review your initial diagnosis and answer any questions you might have. He will check your current health status, taking into account mental and emotional wellness along with physical factors. Dr. Bautista will go over with you what treatments you’ve already tried and ask you to discuss your experiences and feelings throughout your cancer journey.

At the Immunity Therapy Center, we are committed to addressing all facets of your health and well-being, as we believe mental, emotional and physical health all play essential roles in your breast cancer treatment.

Based on this thorough consultation, Dr. Bautista will develop a tailored, holistic breast cancer treatment program that you will complete during your stay at the Immunity Therapy Center. The typical length of stay of most of our patients is three weeks, but this may vary depending on your situation. We take into account the type and stage of your cancer and how you are currently faring.

We have designed the Immunity Therapy Center to be a place of peace, positivity and hope. You will receive individual attention every day from Dr. Bautista, offering you the opportunity to ask questions and discuss how treatment is going. Dr. Bautista will closely monitor your care and make adjustments as needed throughout your stay to provide the best possible outcome.

What Patients Say About ITC

No one can testify to the power of the Immunity Therapy Center experience like our satisfied patients. Sherri Drew, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, came to the Immunity Therapy Center after her diagnosis with Stage 2B breast cancer.

“I felt nothing but goodness here,” she said. “Everyone here is full of hope, joy, and love. I couldn’t speak more highly for the love and compassion and care that is given here.”

Sherri found her experience at the Immunity Therapy Center to be empowering. The compassion and optimism of the treatment staff made her feel less like a victim of her diagnosis and lifted her spirits tremendously, helping her to continue in her journey toward health. Sherri expressed gratitude to Dr. Bautista for offering breast cancer patients valuable alternative therapy options.

Barbara Caudill is another grateful patient of the Immunity Therapy Center. “I knew there had to be something different, and I found it,” Barbara said of her treatment at ITC. When she came to the center, she couldn’t walk and had little hope of survival. She relied on a wheelchair. Barbara credits Dr. Bautista for his out-of-the-box thinking that brings patients like her back to life.

The caring staff of the Immunity Therapy Center is motivated by patient stories like these, that reveal the power of an integrative, holistic, customized approach to breast cancer treatment. We know our natural therapy programs provide crucial support for every element of a patient’s well-being, naturally supporting their recovery.

To learn more about our personalized, alternative therapies for breast cancer, contact the Immunity Therapy Center today.

We look forward to caring for you as we’ve cared for Bette, Sherri and Barbara, and so many other wonderful, satisfied patients.


Written By: Dr. Pablo Orozco

Dr. Pablo Orozco is a Board Certified Medical Doctor from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.

Dr. Orozco has been a treating physician at the Immunity Therapy Center for more than 3 years providing daily on site patient care. He works with patients on a daily basis and guides them through the treatment process. Dr. Orozco’s passion for Alternative Cancer Treatments along with his commitment to patient care is key to insure that our patients have the best experience and results possible.



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February 12, 2023

Dr. Carlos Bautista is a Board Certified Medical Doctor. He received his Medical Degree from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California and has more than 20 years of experience working with Alternative Medicine to treat cancer, autoimmune diseases, chronic degenerative diseases, and infectious diseases. He opened Immunity Therapy Center in 2007 with the goal of providing the highest quality medical care for more than 5,000 patients.

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