About Esophageal cancer

Esophageal cancer is difficult to track and is particularly common among people over 60 years of age. There are two primary forms, squamous-cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. It is more common in developed countries , it’s onset is usually insidious with symptoms that can be easily mistaken for indications of other more benign medical conditions. However, once the tumorous growth has established itself, the symptoms become more pronounced. Coupled with a poor prognosis and horrendous conventional treatments, this is a cancer that is often treated alternatively.

The Critical Signs and Preventive Measures of Esophageal Cancer

Difficulty to swallow is one of the first and more obvious signs. This happens when the cancerous growth has reached a size that makes it physically difficult to consume foods. Hoarse voice, seemingly inexplicable weight loss, enlarged lymph nodes, coughing and vomiting of blood are also frequent symptoms of the condition.

Despite both forms of esophageal cancer being different in nature, the list of their catalysts is pretty much the same. Excessive tobacco and alcohol use, frequent consumption of hot beverages and overall poor dietary choices are the leading causes of esophageal cancer.

To help avoid the development of esophageal cancer one should quit smoking. Another way to reduce the risk is too keep an eye on your weight. It is also strongly recommended to consume large quantities of cruciferous vegetables. Some additional cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and brussels sprouts will not only enrich your meal but will also provide a constant supply of protective compounds. A well-known preventive measure is regular consumption of dietary fiber, which, although not a subject of extensive research, is thought to be particularly effective when it comes to adenocarcinoma prevention.

The situation is a bit different for individuals who suffer from acid reflux. A condition which, if left untreated, can lead to Barrett’s esophagus which, is often viewed as a precursor of esophageal adenocarcinoma. Acid reflux is often treated with drugs called proton pump inhibitors. This class of drugs includes lansoprazole (Prevacaid®), omeprazole (Prilosec®) and esomeprazole (Nexium®).

Although it’s known that individuals that suffer from Barrett’s Esophagus can lower the risk of esophageal cancer by using non-steroid drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen, the probability of serious kidney damage and stomach bleeding is often high. With potential implications such as these, it’s strongly recommended to seek professional advice to evaluate all the pros and cons.

Alternative Treatments for Esophageal cancer

Alternative treatments for esophageal cancer are usually practiced as a part of individualized, integrated approach where the best of allopathic and holistic cancer treatment methods are combined for the maximum benefit.

With conventional treatment, a strange paradox comes into force, as the therapies employed to kill cancerous cells simultaneously disturb normal bodily function, leaving non-cancerous cells unprotected and depressing immune function in general. Essentially, patients become weaker and thus more prone to succumb, because of the conventional methods used to combat the cancer.

To keep your body and immune system in top shape and provide it with the vital nutrients (preferably – in a liquid form), there are numerous alternative means to resort to. When it comes to reducing the damage inflicted by the chemotherapy, consume ginger tea with some additional slices of ginger in pure form. Beet juice extract in combination with carrot juice can be used fight chemotherapy induced anemia while passion flower tea can reduce anxiety. Meanwhile, the ever-present turmeric (with its anti-cancer compound curcumin) can be combined with black pepper and consumed directly off a tablespoon. The diet should be enhanced with fish, fish oils and berries with a particular emphasis on black raspberries as they are known to prevent oxidative stress, decrease DNA damage and stimulate apoptosis, otherwise known as the death of cancer cells. High consumption of vitamins C and E as well as anti-oxidant dietary supplements can also significantly change the odds for the benefit of the patient. Smoothies, consisting of lemon, spinach, coconut milk, cucumber, turmeric liquid and resveratrol are just some of the options to consider.

In addition, one should also consider prophylactic measures that involve physical activity.

Successfully treating the disease while living life to the fullest

Experts at our Phoenix Arizona alternative cancer treatment clinic will help you successfully battle the disease in a way that limits the harm to your spiritual and physical health. To learn more about our holistic esophageal cancer treatment, call our office at (602) 404-0400 and schedule a consultation with one of our specialists.


Common Questions

What is alternative or integrative cancer treatment?

At EuroMed Foundation, alternative or integrative cancer treatment is an overarching term we use to describe the many complementary therapies we employ to kill cancer cells and support your body’s ability to heal itself. Licensed integrative cancer medicine specialists oversee all of our treatments, which have been shown to benefit overall health and well-being while treating the malignancy.

What are my treatment options?

Our treatments target cancer cells with low-dose chemotherapy while strengthening your health and immune system. We offer the George Protocol, which involves a homeopathic immune modulator, and numerous other complementary therapies as part of a customized treatment plan that targets your precise condition. We believe combining many positive treatments creates the best results.

Is alternative or integrative cancer treatment safe?

Our alternative or integrative cancer therapies are much safer than traditional treatments such as full-dose chemotherapy and radiation because the body is exposed to much less toxicity. Licensed physicians who hold themselves to the highest medical and ethical standards perform all treatments. They are committed to improving the well-being and the life of every patient who visits EuroMed Foundation.

Is alternative or integrative treatment as effective as traditional treatment?

Many of our patients turn to us after months or years of unsuccessfully fighting cancer using traditional treatments. For many patients, alternative or integrative therapies provide effective treatments to fight off their disease.

Is alternative cancer treatment covered by insurance?

Whether your treatment is covered by your insurance provider depends on your selected therapy and your coverage plan. Our staff can help you navigate the sometimes complicated intricacies of your plan to determine whether you might qualify for coverage.

Are there alternative therapies I can follow at home?

Yes. We help patients make lifestyle changes, including nutrition and exercise, that boost the immune system. We also introduce ways to help patients relieve their minds. Many side effects of cancer – such as fatigue, nausea, sleep problems, stress, and pain – can be alleviated through changes in diet, nutritional supplements, basic relaxation techniques, or a combination of these. The EuroMed Foundation team considers our patients as family and we give them specific strategies to improve their health and overcome cancer.

Am I a Good Candidate for Alternative Cancer Treatment?

Most patients who contact us will respond well to our therapies. That includes many who have already undergone conventional chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and/or surgery. Those treatments typically suppress the function of your immune system, which needs to be strengthened and retrained for effective long-term success of alternative treatments.

In certain cases a patient’s cancer is too advanced or doesn’t respond to our therapy. In those situations we usually refer that patient to another cancer center for treatment that is better suited to them. Our doctors will evaluate your condition and find a treatment path that is customized for you.

DO, MD(H), Medical Director Emeritus

Frank George

He was the first osteopathic physician in the United States trained in Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT). He was also an accomplished chelating physician with the use of EDTA, DMPS, and DMSA for heavy metal toxicity and cardiovascular disorders. Dr. George’s legacy and protocols continue to live and thrive in our clinic.