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Integrative Oncology

A Metabolic Approach to Cancer

Dr. Holcomb is NOT an Oncologist, but he has worked with hundreds of cancer patients over the last 2 decades. Supporting them through their cancer journey. The research is growing that shows when cancer patients are supported with a variety of integrative therapies while receiving Chemotherapy, Radiation, and or surgery that survival and quality of life is improved significantly. It is Dr. Holcomb's goal to optimize every cancer patient on their chosen path in their cancer journey. 

Broad Overview 

Treatment Options

Treatment options to support individuals are best started 3 to 6 weeks prior to starting chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.

If we can prepare the body by decreasing inflammation, building up the immune response, and weakening the cancer membrane then when chemo, radiation and surgery will be far more effective, and you will have far less negative side effects. 

Even if you have already begun standard oncology treatments, though not ideal, we can still assist in optimizing you and the cancer during the chemo and or radiation.

Treatments that are offered by Dr. Holcomb:

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    • metformin, propranolol, doxycycline, chloroquine, ivermectin, etc...​

  • A variety of therapeutic supplements tailored to your situation.

  • Therapeutic Keto Diet with fasting

  • Being Mentally and Spiritually grounded

  • Regional Hyperthermia (Coming Soon)

  • Therapeutic IV Nutrition

        

Mistletoe injections and IV
Off-Label use of drugs

Liquid Biopsy Blood Test


This testing is the future of how cancer treatments will become more individualized. Simply by taking 20 - 30 mL of your blood a cutting-edge lab can harvest the cancer stem cells (CTC/CSC) in your blood and grow them. The information in these stem cells not only gives us an idea of how robust the cancer is by the quantity of the stem cells, but they are able to break down the DNA of the stem cells and tell us all the details about the cancer. This liquid biopsy can give us the following information:

  • If cancer stem cells are present

  • Type of cancer (carcinoma, adenocarcinoma)

  • Organ or tissue of origin of the cancer

  • immunocytochemistry markers (genetics)

  • Germline and growth factors (VEGF, BRCA, etc)

  • Stem cell Sensitivity (cell death) to:

    • 39 different chemotherapies

    • 31 different off-label use drugs and natural treatments

In short, with a simple blood test you can determine if you have cancer. If you do, then another simple blood test can essentially layout your treatment plan. No longer are you just a number that gets put into an algorithm. 

Monitoring care with Blood Testing and Imaging

 

Regardless of what treatment you choose for your cancer care it is imperative to have a measuring tool. There are many blood cancer markers that can and should be run to give a simple way to measure treatment effectiveness. However, with most of these cancer markers there are many false negatives. Meaning that you have cancer BUT the marker doesn't show that you do. 

Imaging is also a very helpful way to measure progress. There are a few types of imaging that can be useful in monitoring cancer treatments, they include: MRI, CT, PET CT, among others. Which imaging is best, depends upon what your oncologist is wanting to see. 

Dr. Holcomb can assist with ordering and helping you understand what the blood tests and imaging mean and what it describes. Beyond giving the oncologist and Dr. Holcomb important information regarding your status it is crucial that YOU feel Empowered with knowledge not just from these tests and imaging reports, but through the whole process.

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