Topic: Heard of Envita? Fractionated, genetically targeted chemotherapy.

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Come discover the revolutionary Envita Chemotherapy treatment that is personalized, genetically targeted and fractionated for maximum reward and fewer side effects with the next generation in chemotherapy.

Far too often we see standardized drug regimens of Chemotherapy considered the obvious treatment for patients with cancer. At Envita, we are not satisfied with, nor do we believe in “standardized”.  Rather, our medical team has developed a specialized and highly effective approach to chemotherapy and other treatments that are genetically targeted, fractioned, and personalized to align with the exact needs of our patients. Many have found success with our approach especially when other approaches have failed.

Despite the National Cancer Institute’s forty years of scientific research (which now costs $4 billion annually), stage 3 and 4 chemotherapy-driven cancer treatments have not progressed a whole lot. In fact, the treatments typically do not work. Molecular and genetic testing shows that to be true of standard treatments at an alarming rate of 75% being ineffective.


Discover how Envita can provide you with targeted and personalized cancer treatment tailored to your specific needs. For the finest, scientifically-based cancer treatment available administered by the field’s top doctors, call us today. We want to help.

Willow

Re: Heard of Envita? Fractionated, genetically targeted chemotherapy.

Gosh, Willow, I thought this sounded familiar. My daughter's boyfriend, some time ago, went to them after he was DX with Lymphoma. I believe they are a Naturo-Pathic group and highly expensive. Instead he went to a Naturo Path person who had worked for them. He spent 50,000 on treatments and the Lymphoma went into remission only after he had chemo but it has returned. So, I don't know. I think that even a first visit is costly. But, then again things may have changed as this was about 7 years ago. Never heard that they had chemo. I don't know. I would never do something like this without consulting the ONC. It sounds a little fishy to me.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: Heard of Envita? Fractionated, genetically targeted chemotherapy.

Sounded to me like They do chemo, but in smaller, more frequent doses and after testing the tumor for susceptibility to chemo agents.

Also sounded like a for-profit business.  who has that kind of money... even those with insurance face catastrophic out of pocket expenses.   I'm with you in sticking to tried and true, but thought I had heard somewhere on this blog of other patients getting their tumors tested at a special lab to see what chemo works on the cells in the lab setting.

Do you know if this is becoming more common and if it's covered by insurance? (targeted chemo choice rather than "stab in the dark" approach?

Willow

Re: Heard of Envita? Fractionated, genetically targeted chemotherapy.

Willow, because CC is rare and we still know so little, I would stick with the Hospitals and Doctors who have dealt with CC. And, yes, this is a for profit business. Not sure but I don't think Insurance covers the Natural Pathic stuff and I am sure if they are doing a little chemo one would be steered toward the Natural stuff as well. Don't get me wrong, they have been around while here and I have not heard anything horrendous .....excuse me...I just read some reviews .....yikes!

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: Heard of Envita? Fractionated, genetically targeted chemotherapy.

Thanks, Lainey. I agree with you...

Willow

Re: Heard of Envita? Fractionated, genetically targeted chemotherapy.

Willow...chemotherapy resistance and chemotherapy sensitivity testing is done frequently.  It won't hurt to have it done however; we only have a few agents to work with.

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Marion

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