Chemotherapy overuse in young patients with colon cancer.Chemotherapy may be overused in younger patients with colon cancer without evidence of survival benefit over surgery alone.
Oncology is the only specialty in medicine where practitioners receive kickbacks from the pharmaceutical industry. Is the practitioner making decisions in the best interest of the patient or their wallet?
Researchers conducted a study using data from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Central Cancer Registry and Military Heath System medical claims databases to compare the overall survival rates in those who underwent surgery and chemotherapy and those who underwent surgery alone.
The study also found that patients between 18-49 years old were eight times more likely to receive postoperative systematic chemotherapy across al tumor stages compared to patients aged 65-75 years.
“Furthermore, young and middle-aged adults were 2.5 times more likely to receive multi-agent chemotherapy regimens and most patients with information on chemotherapy regimens underwent multi-agent regimens, suggesting a tendency toward more intense treatments,” wrote Janna Manjelievskaia, MD, of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and coauthors.
The study found no significant difference between those who has surgery and chemotherapy compared to those who had surgery alone. Although a greater survival rate was reported among middle-aged patients with stage I and stage IV who were treated with surgery alone compared to their older counter parts.
The study suggests that more use of chemotherapy in younger patients did not result in additional survival benefits.
Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy are vulnerable to the toxicity and adverse effects possibly reducing quality of life. Of course, quality of life is reduced.
Whether our patients are doing standard chemo protocols and radiation they choose to get I.V. ozone therapies to address oxygen deficiences (cancer cannot thrive in an oxygen rich environment), enhance their treatment and strengthen their immune system. Cancer and cancer treatments lower your oxygen utilization. Hands down - everyone feels better after their I.V. ozone treatment. We individualize treatment with prescriptive injectable homeopathics (Chelidonium, Cerebrum compositum, CoQ Enzyme, Energystol, Lymphomyosot, ATP, Mucosa Composition or Viscum Album to name a few).
While you are doing I.V. Ozone - we review your diet and all of your supplements to create your best effort in your fight against cancer. Essiac botanical full strength, Curcumin pharmaceutical grade, Savestrol are just a few things in your arsenal.
Once chemo and radiation are finished we begin the process of Chemo Clean-up with specialized oral medicines, specific anti-inflammatory dietary strategies, exercise, hydrotherapy and I.V. glutathione or anti-oxidant nutrient drips.