At the core of the Seraph Medical team approach are customized treatment plans that simultaneously target chronic disease and bolster the patient’s own immune system. This is one of the ways we provide a cutting-edge cancer treatment, named Immunotherapy.
What is Immunotherapy?
Immunotherapy is a new cutting-edge treatment that leverages the patient’s own immune system to fight cancer. The main types of Immunotherapy are cell-based treatments, cancer vaccines, checkpoint inhibitors and cytokines.
How does Immunotherapy work?
The treatment helps restore and strengthen the body’s own natural immune defence system, in order to recognize and then attack diseased cells.
Cancer and the Immune System
Cancer cells are created by the body’s own cells, which makes it extremely difficult for the body’s immune system to identify the diseased cells. Without the ability to detect the threat, the body’s own immune defense doesn’t activate an attack on the cancer cells.
The immune system is also further compromised by common cancer treatments, such as radiation and chemotherapy. Both of these treatments cause harm to bone marrow, where the blood cells that are needed to fight cancer cells are created. The combination of a weakened – or entirely shut off – immune system, with low blood cell counts is a lethal combination.
Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen, which is measured by the hemoglobin levels in your blood. When red blood cell counts are low, the body works harder to oxygenate – which causes strain on the entire system, making it harder for the body to fight the disease.
White blood cells work to fight infections and cancer, which is vital for patients with cancer.
Cancer also wreaks havoc on platelets, which clot blood and stop bleeding. If the platelet levels drop too low, the patient will begin to bleed internally.
A weakened immune system disables the body’s ability to stabilize these blood cells – which results in further spread of the cancer cells throughout the body.
Our Approach to Cancer using Customized Immunotherapy
To help the immune system recognize and battle cancer cells, the Seraph Medical team administers customized immunotherapy treatments.
These treatments allow the immune system to function as a line of defense, while other oncology treatments are at work destroying cancer cells. When functioning at maximum capacity, the immune system can ultimately kill cancer cells. When patients with cancer go into remission, immunotherapy can continue to help the immune system recognize new cancer cells and empower the system to effectively fight the diseased cells.
Seraph Medical has assembled a medical team – supported by a team of scientists at Seraph Research Institute – who specialize in personalized and customized treatment plans for patients with chronic illnesses and diseases.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer, and are considering treatment options, or have exhausted traditional treatment options, please contact us to schedule a consultation.
We are a team of highly qualified physicians and scientists who treat patients with chronic medical conditions by combining traditional medicine with various integrative, science-based treatments that delay or reverse the advancement of life-threatening, chronic medical conditions.