The treatment of breast cancer without chemotherapy
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in Germany. Every year about 72.000 women affected by it. Before the introduction of breast cancer screening, 58.000. This means that in 20% of these women who are now undergoing appropriate therapy, the cancer would never have appeared.
These figures are in accordance with the results of a Norwegian study, which proved that in about 20% of small carcinomas the body is able to regress on its own.
The treatment of breast cancer is periodically set out in so-called guidelines by a commission of doctors, some of whom are close to the industry and supported by it.
All certified breast centers must base their treatment on these guidelines. The only treatment options defined here, besides surgery, are the criteria for the use of radiotherapy (it should be carried out in all patients who have undergone breast-conserving surgery), the hormone-blocking forms of treatment and, above all, chemotherapy.
There is great interest in chemotherapy. It is the most important and very lucrative source of income for practicing oncologists. For each patient on whom the oncologist performs chemotherapy, he gets about ten times the fee of what he would get if the patient decided against chemotherapy.
For this reason, but also out of concern for the patient, doctors are highly motivated to advise patients to undergo chemotherapy. In order to prevent a patient from falling into the wrong hands, and to ensure that the guidelines are followed, hospitals often work intensively with a specific oncology practice.
The proven benefit of chemotherapy in terms of patient survival rates is highly questionable. The data presented by the pharmaceutical industry indicate a benefit of between 3% and 8%. In an evaluation of various studies on survival rates for breast cancer, Prof. Ulrich Abel of the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg already 20 years ago did not find any survival advantages for patients after chemotherapy. Nevertheless, many oncologists work with false promises and fear when patients refuse chemotherapy.
A survey among oncologists showed that 80% of them would never undergo chemotherapy themselves. But also more and more patients find it suspicious to undergo these procedures.
In our clinic in Bonn we are convinced that in the case of a patient who has already developed breast cancer, the additional administration of toxic substances cannot be beneficial to her health. We use it only as a palliative measure in hopeless situations, in order to stop tumor growth for a certain period of time.
Our priority is to address the individual causes of cancer in each patient. 60 % of our patients had experienced severe psychological stress in the years prior to the disease. Many had poisoned their bodies by taking drugs or hormones with many side effects for a long time.
In many cases, the detoxification of the body via the intestines was disturbed by chronic constipation or other intestinal dysfunctions. Others had chronic inflammations in their bodies or had been fed incorrectly for many years.
Cutting away the breast or the tumor does not eliminate the causes of its development. We see a very important task of our work in working out the causes of the disease together with the patient. The next step is then, of course, to deal with and eliminate these stress factors. For this purpose, we have various offers in our hospital, including psychotherapy.
80 years ago, Otto Warburg described the differences in the metabolism of a cancer cell and a healthy body cell. They are mainly due to the disturbed oxygen utilization of the cancer cells. Therefore we recommend to all patients the improvement of the oxygen supply of the body by the ozone-oxygen therapy, with which we have large experiences.
We generally consider this measure to be more effective than chemotherapy as a preventive measure. Instead of radiotherapy, which itself also triggers cancer again, we often use local deep hyperthermia.
For 30 years, one of the main focuses of our clinic has been the post-treatment of breast cancer patients. In the course of this time, we have been able to continuously improve the 5-year survival rates of our patients, which we regularly record statistically, and are now well over 90%. And we have been able to lower and lower the rate of patients receiving chemotherapy, which is currently around 20%.
In these cases, the patient often wishes to receive chemotherapy, which we respect, and this does not always correspond to our recommendations.
Even with optimal follow-up treatment, it can happen that metastases form. Therefore, we offer all our patients close-meshed follow-up via special laboratory tests and high-resolution 3D color ultrasound examinations. The sooner a metastasis is discovered, the sooner it can be eliminated by surgical means. And afterwards, this patient should be and remain tumor-free again.
Dr. Achim Schuppert
Medical Center for Holistic Medicine
Dres. med. Achim and Irmgard Schuppert
D- 53113 Bonn