In 2003, Steve Jobs famously refused to have a surgery done to remove a neuroendocrine tumor resulting from a rare form of pancreatic cancer. Instead, he attempted to treat his cancer with alternative therapies such as yoga, meditation, and a special diet. He died 7 years later at the age of 56. Unfortunately, his poor decision to ignore doctor’s recommendation unfairly cast a dour pallor on alternative medicine as a whole. He failed to see that the right alternative cancer treatments can and do work, but need to be customized to each individual based on their health history and specific type of Cancer.

Steve Jobs is the optimal example of a patient who failed to understand the purpose of alternative medicine. Further, Job’s “treatments” are in no way similar to modern alternative options. Below, we’ll discuss why people may be skeptical of alternative treatments and hear from people with cancer who utilized them to their fullest. 


What is and isn’t an Alternative Cancer Treatment

As touched upon briefly, it’s important to distinguish therapies from alternative cancer treatments. Although therapies and treatments can often be used interchangeably, there is a noticeable difference in the role they play to treat cancer. Many of the “therapies” that are commonly thought of, such as those employed by Jobs, typically do not play any role in curing cancer. However, they can help alleviate cancer symptoms and stress caused by the disease. 

Such therapies include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Daily exercise
  • Hypnosis
  • Massage Therapy
  • Mediation
  • Music Therapy
  • Relaxation Techniques 
  • Tai chi
  • Yoga

Again, it can’t be stressed enough that these are not effective alternatives for treating cancer. The vast majority of these activities are simply stress relievers and will have absolutely no impact on cancer cells. They can be incredibly helpful with coping and taking control of your life, but they simply aren’t actual remedies to cure cancer. 

On the other hand, the goal of the vast majority of alternative cancer treatments is twofold:

  1. Damage or eliminate cancer cells.
  2. Boost the immune system so it can better fight off cancer cells.

Typically, the best alternative cancer treatment plan will use a tailor-made combination of proven and effective alternative therapies geared for the specific case. Regardless if you’re in need of alternative treatment for ovarian cancer, a lymphoma natural treatment or want to explore prostate cancer natural treatment options. Regardless if you’re in need of alternative treatment for ovarian cancer or want to explore prostate cancer natural treatment options, successful therapeutic regimen will be based on a host of factors, including:

  • The patient’s medical history
  • The type of cancer
  • The stage of cancer
  • Previous treatments

Do Alternative Cancer Treatments Work?

All of the treatments discussed above work with your body to cure cancer, whereas chemo and radiation therapy tend to destroy both the healthy and cancerous cells in the body, leading to a severely weakened immune system. Many patients eventually turn to this option after seeing a lack of positive results from chemo or radiation, or hearing from their doctors that there’s nothing left to be done. 

At Immunity Therapy Center, we’ve had a host of clients come to us as a last resort who are now cancer free. Some of our cancer-free clients include:

  • Debbie Halper – Debbie had a rare Ampullary and Liver cancer which the doctors said she had no chance of surviving. Instead of giving up, Debbie turned to ITC who provided her with a detailed alternative treatment course. After just six weeks of treatment, her liver cancer had disappeared. As a result, her Oncologist was able to then create a treatment plan to remove the Ampullary cancer. She’s now cancer free! 
  • Ka Xiong – Ka was diagnosed with stage III colorectal cancer. He went to ITC and noticed dramatic health and symptomatic improvements in less than four days of treatment. He continued treatment for five months. After he left, he returned to his oncologist who was amazed to discover that the cancer was gone and that he was in remission.  
  • Johnny Russell Jr. – Johnny first came to ITC in 2017 with a case of Myeloma cancer. After a 3-week treatment, he left cancer free. Now, he maintains his “home treatment” regiment and returns to ITC every six months for “tune-ups” in order to keep his body in tip-top shape. Read more about our Multiple Myeloma natural treatment options.  


Seeking Treatment

Misunderstandings or misattributions of what is and isn’t an alternative cancer treatment has muddied the waters and confused your average layman. But, as our various testimonials can attest, alternative cancer treatments can and do work for cancer patients, especially when combined with traditional treatments. 

If you are seeking a treatment that will not only fight the cancerous cells but work with your body, ITC is the place for you. We offer pancreatic cancer treatment in Mexico as well as alternative treatments for other cancer types. Reach out today so we can get you on your specialized treatment regimen as soon as possible. 



Written By: Dr. Adolfo Carrillo

Dr. Adolfo Carrillo is a Board Certified Medical Doctor from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.

Dr. Carrillo has been collaborating with Dr. Bautista for over 5 years as a treating physician at the Immunity the Immunity Therapy Center. Dr. Carrillo is a charismatic Doctor whose knowledge and commitment to patient care and bringing healing to patients is a valuable asset to our center.



August 8, 2019

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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