Metastases are offshoots of malignant cancer cells, also known as tumor growths, which detach from the original site and settle in other tissues or organs. The cancer cells migrate via the lymph or bloodstream. Metastases often affect lymph nodes, but also other organs such as the liver, lungs, bones or brain.

Symptoms of Metastasis

Symptoms of metastases vary depending on the area affected. The symptoms are often quite unspecific:

  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Pain
  • Specific organ symptoms

Causes and Triggers of Metastases

Advanced, malignant cancers are considered to trigger metastases, whereby it is assumed that cancer cells spread through the body via blood or lymph. The exact mechanisms are still unclear and vary depending on the type of cancer.

Vascularization (tumour with blood vessels) and physical stress on the tumour (e.g. an injury or high pressure) are considered risk factors for metastasis.

Treatment of a Metastasis

Early detection and treatment of primary tumors play a decisive role in limiting the formation or spread of metastases.

Conventional treatment options aim to slow down, stop and reverse the progression of metastasis. These include surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and immunological therapies. The prognosis depends on the stage of the cancer, the type of metastasis and the effectiveness of the therapies.

It is highly recommended to supplement the proven therapeutic approaches with complementary medicine methods. The effectiveness of the various cancer therapies can be determined with the help of prior, special laboratory tests. In this way, cancer treatment can be made more effective.

In the context of a holistic approach, this also includes a balanced diet, intestinal cleansing and replenishing the right micronutrients. In addition, detoxification measures, such as the removal of environmental toxins with the help of chelates or INUSpheresis (blood washing), can provide a useful supplement.

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A thorough diagnosis and interdisciplinary collaboration between oncologists, surgeons and integrative physicians is recommended for cancer and metastases.

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