Cancer of Tongue
Stage 3 Relapse
The aim of showing this case is to prove that homeopathy has a very good scope in treating cancer, both curatively and palliatively if there is a clear understanding on what needs to be treated at different points of time. The cancerous cells and tissue need to be targeted with specifically indicated remedies, before the constitutional approach can have any curative or palliative effect.
This case of if a 57-year-old mail patient who was diagnosed with Ca Tongue, Stage 3. The lesions can be seen in the slide on the left side of the tongue. He had been given 6 cycles of Chemotherapy, followed by 36 rounds of Radiotherapy.
Hardly 23 days after the last chemotherapy, he started developing symptoms again. The ulceration and tumour recurred with pain. When he came for homoeopathic treatment, the lesions and ulcerations were as shown in the first picture.
The PET SCAN when he came for treatment, revealed an irregular lesion 3.9 X 3.7 X 1.7 cm on the anterolateral margin of the tongue, extending into the sublingual space. Due to the fact that there was no obvious metastasis to lymph nodes and other areas of the body, it was possible to consider cure for this patient with homeopathy. The picture (below) shows the external surface of the tumour.
Cancer treatment should essentially be cancer cell targeted if we need to have any curative scope in these conditions. This means that homeopathic remedies are actually able to shrink these tumours.
Cell targeted treatment in homeopathy requires an understanding of the pathological scope of a remedy and its ability to arrest the abnormal cell growth. The pathological scope of the remedy is found in the chemical analysis of its constituent alkaloids and how they interact with various physiological processes of the body, thus altering abnormal processes and correcting them. This causes regression of the tumour and ultimately cure of the cancer.
A lot of research is already available in the scientific space online. For homeopathic remedies, a lot still needs to be done. Remedies prescribed on this basis are necessarily prescribed either in mother tincture or in low potency.
Since the treatment intent in this case was CURATIVE, an aggressive protocol was planned. He was given: Gallium Aparine, Baryta Iodatum, Cistus canadensis, Semperivum tectorum
These were prescribed in low potencies of 6C or mother tinctures, frequent doses sometimes 4 hourly or 6 hourly when needed, in cycles according to his symptom response and changes in tumour lesion, with a cancer protocol planned specifically for characteristic observations of the tumour and ulceration lesion in his case presentation. Along with this, supplementary treatment included, Curcumin in high doses, Vitamin D3, Vitamin C, Wheat Grass extracts and Chlorophyll liquid.