What Type of Cancer Can be Treated With Sono and Photo Dynamic Therapy (SPDT)?
In an era where traditional medicine often dominates the discourse on treatments, the arena of holistic cancer treatments is gaining ground. Holistic cancer treatment involves using various therapeutic approaches to improve a patient's overall well-being, addressing the disease and the emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of health. One such innovative approach to cancer therapy is Sono and Photo Dynamic Therapy (SPDT). Esteemed practitioner Dr. Clifford Fetters and the Health and Wellness of Carmel team offer compassionate, holistic care to patients throughout Carmel, Indianapolis, and Noblesville, IN, helping them explore life-changing alternative cancer treatments.
Interactive components of SPDT, SDT, and PDT
SPDT is an amalgamation of two individual therapies: Sono Dynamic Therapy (SDT) and Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT). Here's a brief summary of each treatment works:
SDT: This therapy employs the use of ultrasound waves. When a sono-sensitive drug is introduced into the body and exposed to ultrasound, it produces a reactive species that helps destroy cancer cells.
PDT: Similarly, in PDT, a photo-sensitive drug is ingested or injected. Post-administration, the drug is activated using specific wavelengths of light, creating a form of oxygen that can damage cancer cells.
When combined, these therapies synergize and potentially increase the effectiveness of cancer therapy.
Cancers treated with SPDT
As SPDT continues to be researched and utilized in clinical settings, this method has identified a growing number of cancers as potentially treatable. Some of these include:
Carcinomas: These start in the skin or tissues lining internal organs. Examples include:
- Breast cancer (starts in the milk ducts)
- Lung cancer (originates in the lung's epithelial cells)
- Prostate cancer (begins in the prostate gland cells)
- Colorectal cancer (starts in the colon or rectum lining)
Sarcomas: Originate in the bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective tissues.
Melanomas: A type of carcinoma starting in melanocytes, the cells that produce the pigment melanin. For example:
- Skin cancers (particular types like melanoma)
Potential Side Effects of SPDT
Like every therapeutic approach, SPDT isn't without its side effects. Some patients report skin redness, slight discomfort during the treatment, and minor swelling. However, the side effects are generally milder and short-lived compared to more conventional cancer treatments like chemotherapy or radiation.
The SPDT advantage
The primary appeal of this cancer therapy is the holistic nature of SPDT, focusing on getting rid of cancer cells while ensuring minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Patients are also drawn to it due to the fewer side effects, offering them an improved quality of life during treatment.
Alternative cancer treatment at Health and Wellness of Carmel
As the horizon of alternative cancer treatment expands, Dr. Clifford Fetters at Health and Wellness of Carmel is at the forefront, offering personalized care tailored to each patient's individual needs. For those ready to delve into holistic cancer treatments, Dr. Fetters awaits your questions and will guide you on your journey toward long-term health and wellness. If you live near Indianapolis or Noblesville, IN, contact our practice to explore the future of cancer therapy in Carmel, IN. Your well-being is our priority.