A healthy and high-functioning immune system is one of the body’s most important weapons against cancer. While cancer is normally attributed to causes other than the immune system, research has shown that building up a strong immune response can help the body fight cancer – a point well-recognized by mainstream medicine and alternative cancer treatment clinics.
The immune system helps fight cancer and heal the body in two ways.
1. An enhanced immune response helps the body recognize malignancy better. A malignant tumor occurs when DNA damage to the cells eliminates the function of “programmed death,” causing them to grow and divide without stopping or dying the way a normal cell would. This forms a growing tumor that will eventually spread to other parts of the body.
The immune system, in addition to recognizing pathogens like viruses and bacteria, can recognize malignant cells as something that should be destroyed. This means that a body with a stronger immune system will have an easier time destroying cancerous cells. With assistance from immunotherapy treatments like vitamin D3, vitamin B12 or a Myers Cocktail of vitamins and electrolytes, many patients’ bodies will be even more capable of fighting cancer.
2. The immune system helps fight opportunistic infections that overtake a weakened body. When a patient’s immune function is low and their body is stricken with cancer, they are less able to fight off infections unrelated to their disease. Their resistance to pathogens is lowered, and opportunistic infections – infections that take over the body when immune function is low – can make sicknesses like pneumonia and influenza deadly. This resistance is lowered even more by some traditional cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy.
By using immunotherapy to keep the immune system in high function, doctors can help prevent opportunistic infections and also renew the body’s ability to fight malignant tumors. As an alternative cancer treatment program, immunotherapy has a number of benefits for the patient’s health and future.