When a cancer that has originated in one organ / place spreads to another organ / place in the body, the cancer in the new organ / place is known as metastatic cancer and the process of spreading of cancer is known as metastasizing. But, the cancer in the new place is also known by the name of the original cancer. For example, when breast cancer spreads to lungs the cancer formed in the lungs is not known or treated as lung cancer but it is considered as metastasized breast cancer or simply as breast cancer. When examined under a microscope the cells in the metastasized cancer in the lungs look like the same cells as in the cancer of the afflicted breast. Metastatic cancer is a complicated condition and has poor prognostic status.
All type of cancers including leukaemia, multiple myeloma, lymphoma, etc. can metastasize to different organs, lymph nodes and other locations. All types of cancer can spread to the nearby tissues and organs.
The common sites where the cancer metastases are bone, liver and lung. The order indicates the increase of occurrence. Although most cancers are capable of spreading to different organs in the body the most common organs of occurrence of metastatic cancer for some type of cancers are detailed below:
|Cancer Name||Metastasizing Organs|
|Bladder||Liver, lung, bone, etc.|
|Brain||Usually no spreading outside brain, but can spread to spinal cord.|
|Breast||Liver, bone, brain, lung, etc.|
|Cervix||Liver, lungs, bones, nerves of the spine, etc.|
|Colorectal||Peritoneum, lungs, liver, bones, brain, etc.|
|Kidney||Bone, adrenal gland, brain, liver, lung, etc.|
|Liver||Lungs, bones, etc.|
|Lung||Adrenal glands, liver, bones, brain, etc.|
|Lymphoma||Rarely to lungs, liver and bones and very rarely to brain and spinal cord|
|Melanoma||Brain, bone, liver, lungs, muscle, etc.|
|Mouth and Throat||Lungs, liver, bones, etc.|
|Ovary||Lungs, liver, peritoneum, etc.|
|Pancreas||Lung, Liver, peritoneum, etc.|
|Prostate||Bone, adrenal gland, liver, lung, etc.|
|Stomach||Lung, peritoneum, liver, etc.|
|Thyroid||Liver, lung, bone, etc.|
|Uterus||Vagina, peritoneum, lung, liver, bone, etc.|
How Cancer Spreads
The following methods and stages are involved in metastasizing of cancer
- Local invasion: Spreading of cancer to nearby healthy normal tissues is known as local invasion
- Intravasation: When cancer cells invade the walls and move through walls of nearby lymph vessels and blood vessels, it is known as intravasation.
- Circulation: Cancer cells entering blood stream and lymphatic system and is spread to different parts of the body.
- Extravasation: The spreading of cancer cells stops moving in small blood vessels known as capillaries. They start invading the walls of the capillaries and migrate into the nearby tissues. This migration is known as extravasation.
- Proliferation: Cancer cells migrated to distant location start multiplying in the new location and small tumors are formed there.
- Angiogenesis: The newly formed tumors of metastasized cancer stimulate the growth of new blood vessels so that they get oxygen and nutrients for their growth.
Symptoms of Metastatic Tumor/Cancer
The symptoms of metastatic cancer relates to the size and location of such cancers. For example, the symptoms of cancer that has spread to bone may show symptoms like pain and may lead to bone fracture. Cancer that has spread to brain may show various symptoms like seizures, headaches etc. Shortness of breath can be a symptom of metastasized lung cancer.
In some cases, the original cancer is diagnosed only after the metastasized cancer is diagnosed based on its symptoms.
Dynamic Scientific Approach (DSA) Treatment for Metastatic Cancer
Metastasis is the spread of cancer to other parts of the body and is a very complicated situation. It gives a very bad impression of the state of the disease. So treating metastatic cancer is not easy and the outcome or prognosis of the treatment is very poor. At SGHHCC and SGCCRC, our natural holistic DSA treatment is based on Dynamic Science (DS) and includes the most natural and holistic medicines, methods and techniques with no side effects. Our treatment preserves the lives in its most healthy form to the maximum extend and also prevents the spread of the cancer. Dynamic Science (DS), which is considered as the science of the twenty-first century is invented by our founder director Dr. Shaji Varghese Kudiyat. This science gives answer to the most important question – how cancer develops. This science ponders over the relationship between matter and energy with the help of the new set of hypotheses and explains how the interactions between the energy components (mind and vital force) and DNA take place affecting the physical and physiological functioning. This science also postulates that when the vital force (soul) of a person resides in the body with purity, his / her body remains healthy. So, peace of the mind which decides the purity of the vital force has much to do about the physical well being of a person. This science also believes that by properly controlling the innate energies within; with the help of homeopathic medications, judicious use of surgery, techniques like yoga, meditation and with proper understanding, realization and elimination of the root causes of the disease through counseling; curative mutations and/or epigenetic changes can be produced. With the help of these curative mutations, spreading of cancerous cells can be stopped or prevented thereby bringing back or maintaining healthy tissues which will ultimately make the patient survive longer giving him/her a rejuvenated life. Incorporating the knowledge of the dynamic science and its approaches in day-to-day life of the patient can be highly beneficial in preserving life to the maximum in metastatic cases. Therefore, our treatment for cancer begins with a group counseling session in which the patient and his/her family members are asked to take part either personally or online video consultation. Click here to know more about Dynamic Scientific Approach (DSA).
Homeopathic Treatment for Metastatic Cancer
Homeopathic medicine was invented by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann of Germany more than two hundred years ago. Homeopathic treatment is a holistic approach in which body’s self-healing capacity is relied upon for achieving relief or cure. Homeopathic treatment in our hospital is under the control and guidance of our founder director Dr. Shaji Varghese Kudiyat, who is a scholar and researcher in homeopathic medicine. He has written a book named ‘Homeopathic Medicine, An Unavoidable Medical Revolution.’ He is a regular speaker at international medical conferences where he presents his latest inventions and innovations in science and medical treatment procedures. During his medical practice for the last twenty five years he was successful in saving the life of so many cancer patients through homeopathic treatment in which he was constantly researching and pioneering new treatment procedures which resulted into the development of DSA. All our patients get the unique opportunity to be treated by Dr. Kudiyat whose patient specific analysis of the situation and interpretations are unique and greatly beneficial to the patient and the entire family members. Click here to know more about Dr. Shaji Varghese Kudiyat and click here to know more about homeopathic treatment.