When it comes to lung cancer, the complexities of its formation and progression can be difficult to understand. To complicate things even more, the conventional treatment of lung cancer can convolute the situation even further. For many reasons, to be outlined below,  mistletoe therapy is an integrative cancer treatment that has proven extremely beneficial throughout the course of a lung cancer diagnosis.

The goal of conventional lung cancer treatment is to kill cancer cells and reduce the tumour load. The missing link with conventional care, however, is how to ensure cancer cells don’t regrow and return. Success in cancer treatment is tough to guarantee with any level of certainty, however not actively engaging to reduce the chance of the cancer returning adds even more uncertainty to the mix. Mistletoe therapy is an adjunctive cancer care treatment that can help fill this gap, and is a therapy (using well known anti cancer mistletoe extracts) that can heighten the probability that lung cancer is less likely to return. One of the key clinical benefits of mistletoe therapy is that it can be safely used alongside many active conventional lung cancer treatment forms, and can elicit its positive effects well before lung cancer is left to its own pearl. 

Many European countries have been using mistletoe therapy as first line treatments alongside conventional lung cancer treatments for decades now. Unfortunately, in North America, its use has not yet been fully realized. Within the medical scope of integrative cancer care however, mistletoe therapy has been used regularly for decades with positive impact and success. Originally sourced from the semi parasitic mistletoe plant, an abundance of chemicals have been identified for their anti cancer benefits. When these active plant constituents from mistletoe are used within the human body, they quickly draw on collaborative function that can greatly help any lung cancer patient.

Primarily, mistletoe enhances the immune systems innate anti cancer properties to better recognize, control and kill lung cancer cells. As previously mentioned, any lung cancer treatment (mistletoe included) can not guarantee success, yet the additional benefit of mistletoe itself is that it simultaneously enhances the immune system to better improve short and long term lung cancer outcomes. Essentially, this means that mistletoe engages its benefits by specifically strengthening the bodies ability to better control the present or future growth of lung cancer cells. A massive bank of research has clearly shown that mistletoe contains many direct cytotoxic (cancer cell killing) abilities, however what we are talking about here is filling the gap that conventional lung cancer care leaves wide open; lack of ability to address lung cancer reoccurrence during or following active treatment care.

It also must be recognized that outside of mistletoe therapies aforementioned benefits, there is clear confirmation that extensive quality of life parameters (more energy, less fatigue, less pain, better sleep, better appetite, fewer side effects) are also be greatly enhanced. So whether the purpose of using mistletoe is to additively assist in the anti cancer benefits of conventional treatment care, simply improve the way you feel, or help reduce and avoid secondary effects of chemotherapy, radiation, or the cancer process itself, the addition of mistletoe therapy has a multitude of benefits for its use.