Most people facing a cancer diagnosis want to understand the full range of treatment options available to them. You may be interested in learning more about alternative treatments and whether they can help you. Often cancer patients are interested in learning about therapies that can treat the cancer itself as well as emotional and physical cancer symptoms and conventional cancer treatment.

Fortunately today, there are more approaches than ever to treat cancer and its impacts on physical and emotional well-being. And long-term trends in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer are encouraging. Read on to learn more about the overall outlook for cancer diagnosis and treatment, the most beneficial alternative cancer treatment options, and how an alternative cancer treatment program is developed for each patient at the Immunity Therapy Center, an alternative cancer treatment center. We’ll also look at the benefits of alternative therapy options and why an individualized approach to treatment is essential.

Trends in Cancer Care are Positive

In 2021, nearly 1.9 million new cases of cancer were projected to be diagnosed in the United States (1). And many Americans living today are survivors of invasive cancer. Statistics published in 2021 show that about 16.9 million Americans living as of January 1, 2019 had a history of invasive cancer. The majority of these Americans, fortunately, had their diagnoses long in the past and have no current signs of cancer (2).

All in all, the U.S. has seen a 27 percent reduction in cancer death rates between 2001 and 2020 (3). These statistics are obviously very encouraging for public health and for people confronting a cancer diagnosis.

Researchers attribute the encouraging long-term trends in the cancer death rate in the United States in part to reduced smoking rates in the country. Throughout most of the 20th century, the age-adjusted rate of death from cancer in the United States increased, reaching an apex in 1991 when it measured 215 deaths per 100,000 people. As smoking rates dropped, this trend reversed, with the U.S. age-adjusted cancer death rate decreasing to 149 per 100,000 people by 2018 (4).

Along with reduced smoking rates in the population, researchers have also credited several other factors for the declining cancer death rate. These include changes in the risk profile of the U.S. population, the rising prevalence of screening tests, advances in earlier diagnosis and improved treatments for certain types of cancer (5).

Most importantly, in human terms, the positive statistical trends mean about 3.2 million fewer people died of cancer in the U.S. between 1991 and 2018 than would have if earlier cancer death rate trends had continued (6). Clearly, long-term trends in cancer and holistic cancer care provide an optimistic outlook as the big picture for cancer survival improves over time.

Every Patient is Unique

Major statistical trends like those discussed above combine all cancer patients into one group. However, it’s essential to note that every case of cancer is unique and each treatment program must be tailored to the individual patient. The holistic cancer treatment program depends on the features of that patient’s specific type and stage of cancer and its other characteristics, as well as the cancer patient’s preferences, needs and other aspects of their health status.

When cancer is diagnosed, healthcare providers normally conduct careful testing to provide a picture of the cancer’s distinct features. This can greatly impact the alternative therapy or treatment trajectory. In addition to the cancer type, such as breast cancer or lung cancer, clinicians will also provide information about the cancer’s stage, using a systematic approach.

Cancer staging systems may vary based on the type of cancer. However, all staging systems have the same purpose: to describe how much cancer has affected a person’s body and what parts of the body are impacted (7). For instance, staging systems typically categorize cancers depending on the size of a tumor and whether and how far the cancer cells has spread throughout the body. The basic stage is always described based on the characteristics of the cancer when it is first diagnosed. Even if the cancer changes or spreads later, the basic stage doesn’t change. However, additional descriptive information may be added to the initial staging category at diagnosis to help provide a shorthand way of communicating the cancer’s evolution over time.

The TNM staging system is used for staging many different kinds of cancer. Here’s how to understand this common staging system for cancer:

  • T stands for tumor and is used to describe the main, or primary, tumor’s size.
  • N stands for nearby lymph nodes and describes how many lymph nodes adjacent to the primary tumor contain cancer.
  • M stands for metastasis and describes whether or not the cancer has spread from its first location, the primary tumor, to additional areas in the body.

For each letter in the TNM staging system, numbers and letters provided after the T, N and M will offer more details about each element of the cancer (8).

Certain types of cancer, such as blood cancers and tumors of the spinal cord and brain, have their own dedicated staging systems better suited to describe how those particular types of cancers can vary from case to case. However, like the TNM system, any cancer staging system offers healthcare providers a way to encapsulate briefly the main characteristics of a patient’s cancer that are relevant in determining the best course of treatment.


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The Most Successful Alternative Cancer Treatments

Every cancer patient and every case of cancer is distinct, so effective natural cancer treatment requires a customized approach. A treatment program that works for one person may not work well for a different cancer patient.

Today, there are many different treatment options available. At the Immunity Therapy Center, we pride ourselves on offering the most successful alternative medicine and cancer treatments in Mexico, with a focus on alternative cancer treatments that support the patient’s natural immune system and holistic well-being, including emotional wellness. We develop each patient’s treatment plan taking into account the cancer type and stage as well as other aspects of the patient’s health.

The most successful alternative cancer therapy programs typically combine several of the following alternative treatments:

All of the above therapy types and treatment option are natural and holistic options that can be combined to support the patient’s overall health and well-being, with minimal side effects. Read on to learn more about how the Immunity Therapy Center develops a customized treatment plan for each of our patients.

When you seek care at the Immunity Therapy Center, you can be assured that you will be treated as a unique individual with unique needs. Our professional healthcare team takes into account numerous factors in developing your holistic cancer care and treatment plan. Whether you are facing a diagnosis for ovarian cancer, prostate cancer or skin cancer, we can tailor an alternative treatment for cancer that is specifically tailored to your needs. For all of our patients, we focus on creating a tailored treatment plan that supports your body’s natural immune defenses and overall wellness, including your mental outlook, which we find plays an important role in the prognosis.

At your initial consultation and evaluation at the Immunity Therapy Center, Dr. Bautista will seek information about these factors to determine your individualized alternative cancer treatment plan:

  • Your cancer type
  • The stage of your cancer
  • The cancer’s location in your body
  • Other distinguishing features of your cancer
  • Your health history
  • Any genetic history of cancer in your family
  • Previous conventional cancer treatment you’ve received

Dr. Bautista will use the information you provide to create a custom program and an alternative to chemotherapy for you to be implemented during your stay at the Immunity Therapy Center. We believe a personal approach offers the best outlook for our patients.

After you begin your alternative treatment program with us, you will continue to meet with Dr. Bautista frequently in order to evaluate your progress. Changes and adjustments to your standard treatment will be made based on how you are faring in order to produce the best possible outcome.

At the Immunity Therapy Center, individual attention and support and close monitoring of your condition is so important to us that we ensure you meet with Dr. Bautista daily. This also means you will have ample opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns. We aim to be responsive to every patient’s unique needs during their stay with us.

The length of your stay and your treatment program depends on the specifics of your cancer and your treatment needs, but the most common duration of stay for our patients lasts three weeks. You will have a personalized consultation with Dr. Bautista at the end of your course of treatment to evaluate your progress and current status. Dr. Bautista will develop a tailored program of home follow-up care for you to support your health after you depart. Our customized “home program” usually includes medications, dietary supplements and alternative therapies.

The Bottom Line

Holistic cancer treatment is challenging for anyone. The Immunity Therapy Center is here to offer alternative treatment for all types and stages of cancer. If you are seeking alternative lung cancer treatment in Mexico, alternative breast cancer treatment in Mexico or an alternative cancer treatment program for another type of cancer, including brain cancer and colorectal cancer, don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to support you and improve your overall wellness and quality of life during your cancer fight.



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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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