SCO provides a adjunct, holistic therapy to shrink tumors. Our treatment program is an effective therapy in aiding the body to recognize the pathogen and rid itself of the tumor layer by layer. Our therapy will find tumor or tumors that have metastasized that were too small that couldn't previously be detected. This will help prevent the future spread of future tumors as well as to control the spread of said undetectable tumors. These tumors were presumably present at the start, but they just couldn't be detected.
The terms tumor and cancerous are sometimes used interchangeably which can be misleading. A tumor is not necessarily a cancer. The word tumor simply refers to a mass.
Depending on your individual condition, we may recommend you to return for follow up check-up in three to six months after your original treatment has been completed.
There are three main types of tumor:
Benign: These are not cancerous. They either cannot spread or grow, or they do so very slowly. If a doctor removes them, they do not generally return.
Premalignant: In these tumors, the cells are not yet cancerous, but they have the potential to become malignant.
Malignant: Malignant tumors are cancerous. The cells can grow and spread to other parts of the body.
It is not always clear how a tumor will act in the future. Some benign tumors can become premalignant and then malignant.
What Is Metastatic/Malignant Cancer?
The main reason that cancer is so serious is its ability to spread in the body. Cancer cells can spread locally by moving into nearby normal tissue. Cancer can also spread regionally, to nearby lymph nodes, tissues, or organs. And it can spread to distant parts of the body. When this happens, it is called metastatic cancer. For many types of cancer, it is also called stage IV (four) cancer. The process by which cancer cells spread to other parts of the body is called metastasis.
Treatment for Metastatic Cancer
Once cancer spreads, it can be hard to control. Although some types of metastatic cancer can be cured with current treatments, most cannot. The goal at SCO when starting Palliative care will help to stop or slow the growth of the cancer or to relieve symptoms caused by it.
When Metastatic Cancer Can No Longer Be Controlled
If you have been told you have metastatic cancer that can no longer be controlled, specialized palliative care needs to be initiated prior to your loved ones discussing end-of-life care. Even if you choose to continue receiving treatment to try to shrink the cancer or control its growth, receiving specialized palliative care at SCO can improve controlling the symptoms of cancer as well as the side effects of treatment, thus improving your quality of life. We strive to pull people out of Palliative Care so they can resume living life.