What to Expect During Your Alternative Cancer Treatment
Many of our patients have little to no experience with alternative medical treatments. This page explains in detail what you can expect from your time at our center in Tijuana, Mexico. Please also visit our alternative therapies page to learn more about the specific alternative therapies we use.
The term “cancer” describes over 100 diseases that can affect any part of the body. All types of cancer start with abnormal cells growing out of control.
Normal cells in the body grow, divide to form new cells, and die in a steady, orderly way. Cancer cells continue to grow and divide without dying, and may grow into other tissues. Cancer cells frequently grow into tumors, which can replace normal cells or push them aside.
Every cancer diagnosis is different. Symptoms vary widely. The cancer may progress slowly or quickly. It may remain in one part of the body or metastasize (spread to other tissues or organs).
Arriving to the Center
You may fly into either the Tijuana, Mexico or San Diego, California International Airport. We will make arrangements to pick you up from either airport and take you directly to Immunity Therapy Center or your hotel. If you are driving your own vehicle, we will provide directions to Immunity Therapy Center.
If your treatment program is out-patient, we will provide local hotel recommendations. These hotels offer reduced rates for Immunity Therapy Center patients, as well as a driver to provide transportation to and from treatment (at no additional charge).
Please visit our Travel Information page for information about traveling to, and staying in, Tijuana during your alternative treatment program.
Beginning Your Treatment
Dr. Bautista will meet with you immediately to complete a thorough evaluation, and also to spend some time getting to know you, so you feel comfortable working with him during your cancer treatment.
Dr. Bautista will review your initial diagnosis and current condition, your previous cancer treatments, and your medical history. He will want to know specifically about your experience—physically, mentally, and emotionally—because your attitude toward treatment is an important factor in its success. You will also discuss your lifestyle, and how that may affect your cancer and the efficacy of your alternative therapies.
Please ask Dr. Bautista any questions you have—now and at any time during your treatment. He will develop a completely custom, integrative, and holistic cancer therapy program for you to receive during your stay.
During Your Treatment
You will find our facility is designed to provide a peaceful, restorative, hopeful environment. Your days at Immunity Therapy Center will vary based on your specific, customized alternative therapies and natural cancer treatment program. One thing you can expect is to meet with your assigned doctor every day to evaluate how your cancer treatment is progressing.
Most of our natural cancer treatment programs last three weeks. Depending on the type of cancer you have, its stage, and your overall condition, you may need additional weeks of alternative cancer treatment. Dr. Bautista will discuss the length of your cancer therapy during your initial phone consultation and when you arrive at Immunity Therapy Center.
What to Wear
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing during your treatment program at Immunity Therapy Center, and avoid wearing jewelry. You may wish to wear layers you can remove and put on easily. We want you to be comfortable, and Dr. Bautista and our nurses will need to easily access different parts of your body while you are receiving cancer therapies and natural treatments.
In Case of Complications
Our treatment programs are more natural and less aggressive, therefore complications during treatment are rare. If one does occur, we are able to attend to it with the proper equipment and a fully-trained staff.
Your Time in Tijuana
2 Healthy, organic meals are included in the cost of your Immunity Therapy Center program, from Monday to Saturday. Outside of these meals/days, our onsite chef is available to prepare additional healthy, organic meals for you.
Lodging costs are not included.
We are here to answer all of your questions about Tijuana, and are happy to provide recommendations.
Ending Your Treatment
Dr. Bautista will evaluate your condition thoroughly at the end of your cancer treatment program. We expect by this time you will be seeing very positive results. You will receive a customized “home program” with various alternative therapies, medications, and natural supplements to continue your progress to remission. Depending on your individual condition, we may recommend you return for follow-up treatment in three to six months.
Our State-of-the-Art Cancer Treatment Center
Immunity Therapy Center is proud to have state-of-the-art medical equipment of the highest quality, in a facility designed for our patients’ needs. With positive messages, warm colors, and natural materials and lighting throughout, you’ll find a peaceful environment that promotes hope as you receive alternative cancer therapy.
Hear from Our Patients
Peter Richardson was having significantly increasing pain in his stomach earlier in February. Following doctors orders for treating constipation, Peter took laxatives and pain killers for 5 months, but nothing was helping. When he went back to the doctor a second time they did a CT scan and found a large mass in his abdomen […]
In 2015, Pamela was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer that escalated into Stage Four Breast Cancer. Along with her cancer, she also was dealing with infection and swelling on her chest and arm. After hearing about the success of integrative medicine over a conventional method, she knew that she wanted to start her journey […]
Joshua Gibbs of Detroit, Michigan was diagnosed with Stage 4 Small Bowel Cancer in January 2020 at the age of 28. He was very sick and in a wheelchair when he arrived at Immunity Therapy Center, but was encouraged by how quickly “Dr Bautista jumped in to help” once he arrived. With the support of […]
Alexandria, a United States resident, was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma in March. The disease came very suddenly. After living a very active lifestyle, she could no longer walk and took a turn for the worst. She knew that she had to receive quality care fast if she was going to recover. When she met […]
“The nurses… prayed with us during hard times.” Marie started experiencing pain in her stomach. When she visited her doctor in Belize, he prescribed medicine and said she should feel better in two weeks. Instead, she felt worse. She went to Mexico for more tests and was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Through research and asking friends […]
“ITC offers so many different therapies and none of them are painful at all. During my time at ITC my quality of life was not taken away from me [unlike with Chemotherapy] and my lymphoma shrank drastically” In 2016, Fouad Youssef discovered he had a lymphoma the size of his thumb knuckle under his arm. […]
“I am amazed at Dr. Bautista’s knowledge, we know the term doctor really means teacher.” Johnny had never been to Tijuana, Mexico prior to his visit at the Immunity Therapy Center, he is now in love with the city and the culture. After 3 weeks of treatment, Johnny was able to leave cancer free of […]
This is Johnny’s 3rd follow up. He has been cancer free since June 2017 after being at ITC for two and a half weeks starting in May of 2017 with Myeloma Cancer. He decided to stay the full 6 weeks to get the full treatment and benefits of the therapies. Since then he maintains a […]
9 years ago Clara Kornelsen came to ITC for treatment after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Although she was living in Canada at the time and healthcare was free, she felt it was the right thing to come to ITC for treatment. Today, Clara is “strong and healthy as ever” and thanks Dr. Bautista for […]
“The approach they take here is to help the body, to strengthen the immune system, and to stimulate it, so that the body itself fights the disease” In 2018, Joseph Turkington’s health started to deteriorate. A usually healthy person, he began to have pains in his stomach area, pains so bad that he eventually decided […]