Cancer Therapy & Asbestos Awareness FAQ’s - National Cancer Research Month

May 16, 2017

Cancer Therapy & Asbestos Awareness – VA Cancer Specialists

For more than eighteen years, Natural Horizons has offered cancer therapy treatments on the east coast for several types of cancer such as, breast cancer, duodenal cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, leukemia, lymphomas, pancreatic cancer, oral cancer, testicular cancer and more.

When you research cancer treatments you quickly find that we are one of the top VA Cancer Specialists, if not one of the top cancer treatment centers in the Northeastern United States. When it comes to targeted low-dose chemotherapy, also known as, insulin potentiation therapy (IPT), there are very few centers that offer such treatments targeted on the individual's specific diagnosis, tailored to fit that one person as a whole. This alternative cancer treatment effectively fights many types of cancers — without the side effects associated with traditional chemotherapy (nausea, hair loss, liver damage and more).

VA Cancer Specialists

What is Asbestos and How Does it Relate to Cancer?

Asbestos is actually an entirely naturally substance – a mineral in fact. By definition, asbestos is known as a group of silicate minerals known to cause cancer. There are six types of asbestos: chrysotile, tremolite, amosite, anthophyllite, crocidolite and actinolite.  Because of its resistance to chemicals, electricity, water and heat, it has been favored for use in the past and even still today as an insulator and for use in a number of products including steam engines, ovens, electrical generators, turbines, boilers, construction materials and more. Its fibrous and malleable nature allows for the ease of use or addition to many products even adhesives and paints. For this same reason, its malleability and fibrous nature once broken down, is very easily inhaled or ingested, where the health concerns associated with asbestos step in.

Cancer itself is defined as a disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in any part of the body or as the malignant growth or tumor resulting from the division of abnormal cells. When asbestos fibers become airborne and inhaled or ingested, the fibers can become lodged in the lungs, heart or abdomen to develop such cancerous abnormalities up to 10-15 years later. Asbestos has actually been proven to cause 10% of lung cancer diagnoses and is the only proven cause of mesothelioma cancer, which can develop in the lungs, heart or abdomen.

What Treatment Options Exist Today For Asbestos Related Illness and Cancer?

Treating asbestos related illness such as asbestosis, pleural effusion, asbestos warts, lung cancer, pleural plaque and pneumothorax will differ depending upon your physician. Cancer treatments specifically generally slow the spread of cancerous growth and reduce symptoms. Depending upon the cancer; surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments are common traditional treatment options, however here are numerous emerging treatments options such as immunotherapy, gene therapy, p53 restorative drugs, epigenetic therapy, photodynamic therapy (PDT), clinical trials and more. NH Wellness Centers provide holistic cancer treatment options, utilizing less invasive solutions that minimally compromise other aspects of health while treating cancer such as our Cancer Nutrition Program, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Insulin Potentiation Therapy and Integrative Cancer Treatment options. 

What Else Can I Do to Prevent Cancer and Take Care? 

Our VA Cancer Specialists always stress the importance of the cancer contributors and solutions such as toxins, infections, nutrition and emotional health.


Identify the source of toxins whether at home, work, or as part of your environment, even in your body (oral cavity, gut, organs, tissues). Remove and avoid such toxins including asbestos, at all costs.


Bacteria, virus, fungi, yeast and other organisms can cause infections. Eliminate and prevent infections at the source.


Correct nutrition deficiencies and take essential amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, water, essential fatty acids, electrolytes and unprocessed sugars such as ambrotose. Substitute poor nutritional uptake with pure, whole and organic foods and supplements to decrease allergic or sensitive response. In general, unprocessed or raw foods with essential nutrients are the building blocks that will allow the body to be its strongest to allow for functional and correct healing, repair and overall health.

Emotional Issues

Daily emotional stress and emotional history can compromise the body’s systems, especially autonomic nervous and immune systems. Relieve stress through meditation, yoga, stress management and more as nearly all cancers and rare disease have an emotional and lifestyle components that should not be ignored.


For more information on toxins and other commonly asked questions, visit our cancer therapy page and sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on our latest news and announcements!

Also, visit the Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center for more information specific to Asbestos awareness and how to get involved in your community. 

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