Breast cancer is the most common malignant tumor of the mammary glands. It occurs mainly in women, and approximately one in a hundred in men. Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer affecting woman in the western world. Almost every eighth woman gets sick with a mamma carcinoma (the medical term) in the course of their lives.
Most diseases occur sporadically, i.e. randomly, according to today’s level of knowledge. But there are both hereditary and acquired risk factors, and correlations are made with the hormonal balance of the body. Some women have a family history of the condition, and therefore a genetic predisposition is possible. In these cases a chromosome analysis can be made. The age peak of breast cancer is between 45 and 70 years of age, but even younger women under 30 years can develop the disease.
The leading symptom of breast cancer is the presence of nodes in the chest that are not sensitive to pressure, especially if they are fixed, nodular, and immovable. Is the tumor close to the skin, or in an advanced stage of the disease, redness or a circumscribed (pressure) pain can also occur.
A breast ultrasound and/or mammography will give an indication of the condition of the tissue in the breast, and if cancer is suspected, a biopsy will enable a diagnosis. Besides to healing, the target of the medical treatment is also the quality of life, and saving the breast concerned.
Recommended therapies for the treatment of breast cancer:
Whole body hyperthermia
The healing effect of whole-body hyperthermia for patients with breast cancer is that we can very quickly bring the body to high temperatures (up 40.5 ° Celsius). This fast and high heating activates not only the immune system, but many degenerate cells of the mamma carcinoma are destroyed by the fast flooding of heat. In addition to the damage or removal of the cancer cells, the whole-body hyperthermia stimulates the immune system enormously without impacting the rest of the body. It triggers an immune cascade that activates and multiplies the white blood cells.
Loco regional Hyperthermia
In breast cancer regional hyperthermia is also advisable for breast cancer: in this treatment the affected region is quickly heated to high temperatures (40 up to 44 ° C). This heat activates the immune system. Many cells of the breast cancer will be harmed or destroyed. In our out-patient clinic at the Hyperthermia Centre Hannover we offer the partial body hyperthermia depending on the diagnosis, in which only damaged or degenerated tissue is overheated, which guarantees very gentle treatment to our patients.
We recommend our patients with breast cancer (with good access) in the Hyperthermia Centre Hannover, the photodynamic therapy (PDT), in which specifically affected cells are destroyed with light. In the process, a light-activating substance (a so-called photosensitizer) is injected. This triggers a chemical reaction in combination with light of a specific wavelength in the affected cells, which leads to cell death. The surrounding healthy tissue is spared.
Based on our experience in the Hyperthermia Centre Hannover, our patients with breast cancer respond well to the ozone therapy. Ozone is a triatomic oxygen molecule. Its germicidal and disinfecting effect has been scientifically proven. In ozone treatment, the acute oxygen problem of the degenerated cells of the tumor is exploited. Blood is taken from the vein. This blood will be made incoagualble and then mixed with an ozone-oxygen mixture. The thus enriched blood is returned to the vein.
IPT - Low-dose chemotherapy
Patients with breast cancer can be successfully treated at the Hyperthermia Centre Hannover with the IPT, which uses the blood sugar-lowering hormone to transport drugs such as chemotherapeutic agents better into tumor cells. Since the degenerated cells of the breast carcinoma have a higher basal metabolic rate than normal body cells, they are anxious to absorb sugar more quickly after a period of hypoglycemia. The mechanism takes place via so-called receptors. Since tumor cells in the breast have much more receptors than normal body cells, chemotherapy can therefore act more effectively on the malignant cells. As a result, the dosage of common chemotherapy protocols can be significantly reduced and thus the side effects are significantly reduced.
Infusions with high-dosage vitamin C
At the Hyperthermia Centre Hannover we treat patients with breast cancer successfully with high-doses of vitamin C. The so-called Ascorbic acid is the best known vitamin, – and the most important antioxidant, i.e. it intercepts harmful free radicals in the body and makes them harmless – and in this way prevents degeneration in the cells. Vitamin C is also essential for the immune system and various restructuring processes in the body. When vitamin C is given in a high dose, the treatment of breast cancer can be positively affected.