Topic: Issels Treatment Center

Howdy All!

OK...doing a bit more research.  Found Issels Treatment Center.  Two centers...Tijuana, Mexico & Santa Barbera, California.  EXPENSIVE AS ALL GET OUT!  But...what do you do when your in a cc position?  At this point my husband and I are not sure of ourselves and the decisions we are making.  So we just keep gathering information regardless of anything to keep on hand.  It seems the more treatments we read about the harder it is to come up with a decisive plan of action...he looks at me and asks should I...I look at him and say we'll do whatever he decides...seems that both of us are fearful of not pursuing/pursuing what might be the answer for him!  I HATE THIS CRAPPY DISEASE!  Sorry...I had to have one of my moments. 

OK...back to the Issels Medical Center.  Has anyone read up on them or experienced any of the treatments that they offer?  Comprehensive immunobiological treatment protocols specific for each person.  Your thoughts?  Am I stetching for something that might not be there?  I feel like I'm going round and round in a circle and can't stop anywhere!  I HATE THIS SO MUCH!  Sorry again...seems I'm having a few of my moments today.

Logic tells me to take the information we have gathered to my husbands appointment next week and discuss them with his oncologist...but I wanted to inquire here about your experiences & thoughts as I feel I get the most accurate & truthful information from all of you.

Karen

Re: Issels Treatment Center

What kind of Cancer does Issels treat?  Never heard of them.  I think if Teddy got worse I would trot down to MD Anderson in Texas or Mayo in Rochester MN among others. In fact I don't believe that name has ever come up on this Board but you can check in our search box.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

Re: Issels Treatment Center

Lainy,

Search board shows nothing on Issels.  The web site address is as follows: 

http://www.issels.com/submitted_itc.aspx

They note achievements in complete long-term remission of a great variety of advanced cancers that had failed conventional therapies.  I don't recall seeing anything about specific cancers.  I'll have to go back and check out their testimonials if they have them.  I was just wondering if anyone had experience with immunotherapy treatments here.  I'm cautious as I've not found anyone that has heard of this place. 

Karen

Re: Issels Treatment Center

Karen....you might want to try "diet" or "nutrition" as key word for either of the search functions (google custom search and search forum)  You might come accross something pertaining to your question although, in regards to Issels I don't recall any conversations.  Good luck and please, share with us anything you find out. 
Best wishes coming your way,
Marion

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OK. I just read the Issels web page and it is very much like a treatment Center we have here in Phoenix. Mmmm wait I have to find the name....www.Envita.com. My daughter's boyfriend was DX with Lymphoma 2 years ago. He went to Envita and was very impressed. They believe in intravenous Vitamin C. He was happy there but after a few months of treatment found a Natural Pathic Doctor near him that did the same thing for 1/2 the price. Insurance will not cover this although most N.P. doctors will work with your Oncologist. Blake still goes to her, is in remission and went through chemo beautifully while taking these treatments. My daughter just started with the N.P. for under active thyroid. Bottom line with my thoughts, only.... I don't think you need Issel if you can find a good N.P. doctor in your area and ask about Vitamin C Intravenous. Go on line and read about Envita. Now, I know our key words are hope and attitude but I have to be honest,   we know of no one with CC that tried it so really can't say if it works with our particular little monster. Anything is worth a try and if you decided to come to Phoenix....we are here! Please keep us posted.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

Re: Issels Treatment Center

Thanks Lainy...going to search Envita now.

Re: Issels Treatment Center

Dear Rook:

Please be careful! There are a lot of quacks out there who will prey on the confused and desperate. When I was first diagnosed, my strategy was: Investigate EVERYTHING, but decide cautiously. This web site is a GREAT place for bouncing ideas around. I think you are doing the very best thing, bringing your research here to the discussion boards to check out big claims against the personal experience of everyone here.

Good luck to you!

Violarob in Texas