How CHIPSA Treats Squamous Cell Carcinoma Patients
Learn how CHIPSA treats patients with squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of skin cancer.
What is squamous cell carcinoma?
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer after basal cell carcinoma. It begins in the thin, flat cells that make up the outermost layer of the skin. Although the cancer is slow growing, if left untreated, it can spread to other parts of the body and become life-threatening.
SCC usually shows up in red, scaly patches, open sores, or warts on the skin. They most often appear in areas that are exposed to the ultraviolet rays, such as the face, hands, and ears. It can also show up in the mouth, anal area, or genitals. As the SCC grows, it may look like a raised bump that crusts or bleeds.
Risk factors for developing SCC include being fair-skinned, having light hair and blue, green, or gray eyes, having had long-term exposure to UV radiation, and having a history of multiple severe sunburns.
The earlier SCC is detected, the better. Once it has spread to lymph nodes or other organs, the disease becomes much more serious.
CHIPSA’s Squamous Cell Carcinoma Success Stories
CHIPSA has treated several SCC patients, most of whom came in at the late stages when the cancer had already spread.
John’s SCC Story
John D. came to CHIPSA with stage 4 squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma in his neck. His tumor was around 10cm in size and over 3cm thick when he arrived at CHIPSA. It spread throughout his throat all the way around to the other side of his neck. Because the cancer had already metastasized to his lymph nodes, John’s doctor said his disease was terminal.
But John wasn’t interested in trying to treat his cancer with surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy. He began to research other options, but most of what he found in the U.S. didn’t give him a lot of confidence. “All they could offer me was burn, poison, or cut,” he said. “And they were really insistent that things be done the way they wanted them done and in their order.”
So John began to research hospitals outside of the U.S., and that’s when he discovered CHIPSA. He was pleased to find a place who was willing to listen to his ideas and be open to other treatment options.
It took a bit of trial and error to figure out exactly what would work on John’s tumor. Although it began to shrink after his initial three week stay, it started to grow again shortly after. So his doctors adjusted his treatment plan, and the tumor shrunk even more than before.
After just eight weeks of treatment at CHIPSA, John’s tumor went down completely. All that was left is 2-3 cm of scar tissue.
Even though he received a “terminal” diagnosis, John is still alive three years later.
Sam’s SCC Story
Sam B. was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in December of 2015. His type of cancer unfortunately did not respond well to treatments that were successful in other cases.
After his wife saw some before and after photos of SCC patients at CHIPSA, she encouraged Sam to call. Before his arrival there, Sam was experiencing extreme pain due to his enlarged tumor. A salve helped the tumor to drain, but he also developed Bell’s Palsy on his right side, causing his face to droop.
This is what his tumor look like just days before he arrived at the hospital.
After three weeks of treatment at CHIPSA, Sam saw a dramatic decrease in the size of his tumor.
Not only did Sam see a physical shrinkage of his tumor on the outside, he also saw a reduction in the tumors he had inside. The tumors in the roof of his mouth, on the back of his uvula, down his throat, on the side of his tongue, and in his sinus and ear have greatly reduced.
Willy’s SCC Story
Willy F. was diagnosed with indifferent nasopharyngeal carcinoma, a form of SCC, at the young age of 33. His type of cancer, which is caused by a virus, is particularly rare and aggressive. At the time of his diagnosis, his tumor had spread and taken over his entire neck. Four years ago, Willy was given just 6 months to live.
His surgical option for treatment would have left him without a right lower jaw and unable to eat or talk normally. It also wouldn’t have extended his life very much.
So Willy decided to refuse the conventional treatments — as well as the death sentence — his doctors offered him. He began to research other treatments. When he came upon our hospital, he wanted to give our treatments a chance.
His story inspired so many that a large community in his home country of Brazil helped raise money for him to go for his initial treatment at CHIPSA.
After three weeks of treatment, Willy saw his tumors begin to shrink dramatically. In 6 months, it went down to just scar tissue. His type of tumor does return and attack more aggressively, so Willy has had to return to CHIPSA to maintain the reduction of his tumor. Although he is not yet fully cancer free, he can now eat, sleep, breathe and live without pain, and he continues to improve while he remains on the treatment protocols.
Frank Dunn’s SCC Story
Frank Dunn was diagnosed with SCC at 72 years of age. His cancer was aggressive, having spread to several nearby lymph nodes. He had a mass on his tonsil that measured 4.4 cm.
When he came to CHIPSA, his tonsil tumor was more than 5cm in size. After his three weeks of treatment, his neck and tonsil masses greatly decreased, with the tonsil tumor shrinking from 5cm to 3cm.
How does CHIPSA treat squamous cell carcinoma?
Patients with advanced SCC who have seen success at CHIPSA follow a variety of treatment protocols.
The Gerson protocol is the foundational treatment for all patients at CHIPSA, including those with squamous cell carcinoma. Gerson Therapy is a diet-based immunological detoxification and nutrition protocol. It works to stimulate tissue repair and normal growth through the input of more fresh, raw vegetable materials than any other nutritional intervention. Fresh juice, raw fruits, and vegetables are the source materials of almost all micronutrients in their pristine organic composition.
The diet includes raw and cooked foods in three vegan meals a day, as well as the intravenous inclusion of vitamin drips. SCC patients also drink anywhere from 12-15 raw juices a day, prepared exclusively from organic fruits and vegetables. These fruits and vegetables are harvested for their enormous quantities of phytochemicals that are thought to promote healing and “supercharge” the immune system.
IV Apatone Therapy
Patients with SCC receive IV infusions of our Apatone therapy. Apatone is a combination of intravenous vitamin C and K3 in 100:1 ratio. The powerful combination can cause a form of cancer cell death called autoschizis. Studies have shown vitamin C to be cytotoxic against many cancers, including squamous cell carcinoma. Similarly, K3 is cytotoxic against tumors of breast, stomach, lung, colon, nasopharyngeal, cervix, liver, leukemia, and lymphoma cell lines.
SCC patients at CHIPSA also receive a therapy called Coley’s Toxins. Coley’s is comprised of a sterile (dead) mixture of gram-positive Streptococcus pyogenes and gram-negative Serratia marcescens bacteria. By introducing the killed bacteria into the body, the doctors can mimic an immune response without the risk of infection. Since cancer cells were formed undetected, the goal is to “unlock” the body’s immune system so that it can identify and kill the cancer cells.
New SCC patients at CHIPSA will also receive our newer, cutting-edge form of Coley’s toxins, Coley’s CP. Coley’s CPG is our proprietary blend of CPG-carrying agents that allow the immune system the best chance of creating an anti-tumor immune response. There are currently many clinical trials studying CPG in combination with checkpoint inhibitors. The belief is that Coley’s CPG turns a tumor from cold to hot, meaning a tumor that previously couldn’t be seen by the immune system is now recognized. Many people think a variation of this treatment could be a staple in all future cancer therapy. CHIPSA has over 23 years of experience working with Coley’s toxins, and we are confident that this new variation will produce the best results.
Note: CHIPSA is the only licensed hospital facility treating with the Coley’s Therapy toxins in North America.
IV Ozone Therapy
Ozone therapy is a powerful immune-stimulant known for its antiviral and antibacterial effects. It also protects cells against extra damage from chemotherapy. The doctors draw blood from patients and add ozone into it. It is then run through UV A, B, and C lights to further clean it of pathogens. The stimulation of the Ozone and UV light creates a vaccine-like immune response.
Dendritic Cell Therapy
Patients with squamous cell carcinoma may also benefit from our new dendritic cell therapy, DC-Max. Scientists mature dendritic cells and re-infuse them into the patient. This process, in conjunction with a danger signal in the cancer cell, provides a great opportunity for the dendritic cell to present the tumor antigen to the t-cell and get a lasting remission. This personalized cellular product is unique to CHIPSA and not available anywhere else.
Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT) / Low-Dose Chemotherapy
IPT involves using very small doses of chemotherapy that more specifically target cancerous cells rather than infiltrating the entire body with the poisonous drug. The treatment begins with the patient lowering their blood-sugar levels by fasting and using insulin, creating a mild state of hypoglycemia. At that point, the cancerous cells are so “hungry” that they become extremely receptive to anything that enters the body, including drugs. The patient is then given a small dose of chemotherapy which is infused with a glucose solution. The “starving” cancerous cells easily absorb the drug. This treatment allows chemotherapy to target malignant cells, destroy them more effectively, and leave the rest of the body in tact.
Why should you treat your squamous cell carcinoma at CHIPSA?
SCC patients are traveling all the way to CHIPSA to treat their cancer.
Our hospital offers a unique experience that is unlike any other hospital, whether integrative or conventional. Cancer is a complicated disease, and there are no easy answers for it. We certainly don’t have a miracle cure for the disease. But we do offer a chance for patients to try innovative treatments that often aren’t available anywhere else.
Here’s what makes our hospital so unique.
Our Healing Approach
Here at CHIPSA, we truly work to heal the body from the inside out. Our treatments are tailored towards nurturing the body with vitamins, nutrients, and detoxification therapies so that it can begin to heal from disease. The protocols at CHIPSA are not one-size-fits-all. We create a unique, individualized treatment plan for each and every patient based on their diagnosis and stage. We are also not afraid to change things up to see better results.
Our patients often leave here saying they feel like family. We don’t treat you as just a “number.” You will receive undivided attention in a loving environment, along with opportunities to connect and spend time with other patients.This helps our patients to form a long-time support system. Such support can make a huge difference for patients who need the emotional stamina to keep going. You also have the opportunity to bring a companion along with you. This person will sleep in your room, eat your meals with you, learn about your treatments, and take part in their own seminars.
Our Commitment to Innovation
CHIPSA has been on the forefront of immunotherapy for over 38 years. The field has been rapidly expanding over the last decade, as mainstream medical communities have realized the power the immune system holds. Our advisory board keeps them abreast of the most cutting-edge treatments so that we always offer patients options that could benefit them.
Our SCC patients who follow the at-home regimens CHIPSA recommends are reporting back that their cancer has either diminished or disappeared. They believe CHIPSA and its protocols have healed them. The great thing about our hospital is that we don’t just offer treatments, we offer tools that patients can take to use at home and stay healthy.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), call CHIPSA today for a FREE doctor’s consultation.