What is CANCER?
Cancer occurs when normal cells in the body grow out of control. Normal cells multiply when the body needs them, and die when the body doesn’t need them. Instead of dying, cancer cells continue to grow and form new, abnormal cells. The immune system regulates our body’s natural defense against harmful organisms such as viruses, bacteria and fungi, as well as its own cancer-producing cells. Cancer appears to occur when abnormal cells replicate faster than the body’s immune system can destroy them. This happens when the immune system has been weakened by emotional stress, improper nutrition and environmental toxins.
Eventually, clusters of these abnormal cells may break away from the primary cancer site and travel to another part of the body, where they also proceed to reproduce. This spread of cancerous cells to healthy organs and tissues is known as metastasis.
Cancer can develop in almost any organ or tissue, such as the lung, colon, breast, skin, bones, blood or nerve tissue. No matter where a cancer may spread, it is always named for the place where it started. For example, breast cancer that has spread to the liver is still called breast cancer, not liver cancer.
Different types of cancer can behave very differently. They grow at different rates and respond to different treatments. That is why people with cancer need treatment that is aimed at their particular kind of cancer, and customized for their unique biochemistry.
Who is Affected?
Cancer affects approximately one in three Americans, and is most commonly seen in people over the age of 55. It is presently the second leading cause of death in the United States.
While the specific causes of many individual cancers remain unknown, commonly-acknowledged risk factors include:
- Exposure to herbicides and pesticides
- Industrial exposure to toxic substances such as benzene
- Exposure to radon gas or radiation
- Poor diet or nutritional deficiency
- Genetic predisposition to cancer
- Liver disease
- Prior history of cancer
- Advanced age
What Are the Options for Treatment?
At the Magaziner Center for Wellness, our goal is two-fold. First, we aim to prevent the onset of cancer. For those who have cancer, we help restore a healthy state and a sense of well-being.
Our orientation focuses on bolstering the immune-system response — that is, mobilizing, maintaining and strengthening the body’s natural defenses — and working at repairing the damage caused by cancerous cells.
We utilize high dose intravenous vitamin C, dietary changes, nutritional supplementation, hyperbaric oxygen and detoxification –and we’ve received national recognition for our pioneering work in improving the quality of life for our patients living with cancer. Our approach is one that utilizes holistic methods of healing with natural, nutrient-dense foods, herbal and botanical supplements, antioxidants, and vitamin and mineral supplements. We closely monitor the body’s cancer-fighting natural killer (NK) cells and analyze the patient’s individual antioxidant and vitamin and mineral status.
Our programs have been successful in assisting patients who are in any stage of cancer treatment, including those who are currently undergoing radiation or chemotherapy. In our experience, patients who elect to undergo these conventional treatments have many less side effects and have more favorable outcomes when treatment is combined with our individualized, biochemically-supportive programs.