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Dr. Santos' cancer program involves the using of intravenous therapies along with detoxification and diet modification. We modify each patient's plan based on the radiation/chemotherapy schedule, the type of cancer and the aggressiveness of the cancer.

Typically, we use high dose intravenous vitamin C therapy, IV DCA (Dichloroacetic acid)  and intravenous sodium bicarbonate which has been shown to act as a natural chemotherapy agent. Many clinics around the globe using High dose vitamin C therapy have documented excellent results. We also utilize a combination of Ozone/photoluminescence to help stimulate the immune system to fight the cancer. These treatments typically reduce the side effects of chemo and radiation.

Intravenous Vitamin C for Cancer

There are many good reasons to give large quantities of ascorbate (vitamin C) to a cancer patient.  Ascorbate strengthens the collagen “glue” that holds healthy cells together and retards the spread of an existing tumor. The vitamin also greatly strengthens the immune system, and provides a surprising level of pain relief.  
But there is more. Vitamin C has been shown to be preferentially toxic to tumor cells, similar to cytotoxic drug cancer chemotherapy.  Laboratory and clinical studies indicate that, in high enough doses, one can maintain blood plasma concentrations of ascorbate high enough to selectively kill tumor cells. If you have not heard about this, it is probably because most of the best-publicized vitamin C and cancer studies simply have not utilized high enough doses. Hugh D. Riordan, M.D., and colleagues have treatment data which “demonstrate the ability to sustain plasma levels of ascorbic acid in humans above levels which are toxic to tumor cells in vitro and suggests the feasibility of using AA as a cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agent.”

Dr. Santos uses Intravenous Vitamin C quite frequently in the treatment of cancer. He has found that his patients experience less side effects from chemotherapy and radiation as well as reduces the pain associated with cancer. He also has a number of patients who's tumor markers has reduced steadily while on the treatment. Intravenous vitamin C is typically used with patient while on chemotherapy and radiation. A typical cancer patient will receive 75-80grams of intravenous vitamin C 2-3 times a week.

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Ozone: Cancer and its uses in medical therapy

by Dr. Robert E. Willner

Ozone therapy is one of the most powerful and versatile therapies known today. Extensive medical research on Ozone therapy has been done primarily in Europe. Through its mechanism of action, ozone has beneficial effects on every part of the body. The effects include:

1. Inactivation of bacteria, viruses and fungi: Ozone disrupts the intergrity of the cell envelope through peroxidation of the phospholipids and lipoproteins. In fungi, ozone inhibits cell growth at certain stages. With viruses, the ozone damages the viral capsid and disrupts the reproductive cycle by interrupting the virus-to-cell contact with peroxidation. Cells previously infected by viruses are more susceptible to destruction by the peroxide produced through ozonolysis, because they have weak enzyme coatings.

2. Enhancement of circulation: In circulatory disease, a clumping of red blood cells hinders blood flow and becreases oxygen absorption due to reduced surface area. There is a decrease in red blood cell flexibility which prevents them travelling down the tiniest capillaries, and blood viscosity increases. With Ozone therapy, clumping is reduced or eliminated and flexibility is restored, along with oxygen carrying abiltiy. Oxygenation of the tissues increases as the arterial partial pressure increases, and viscosity decreases. Ozone also oxidizes the plaque in arteries allowing the removal of the breakdown products, unclogging vessels.

3. Stimulation of oxygen metabolism: Ozone causes an increase in the red blood cell glycolysis rate. This leads to the stimulation of 2.3-diphosphoglycerate which shifts the oxyhemoglobin disassociation curve to the right. This leads to an increase in the amount of oxygen released to the surrounding tissues. There is a stimulation of the production of the enzymes which act as free radical scavengers and cell wall protectors: glutathione peroxidase, catalase and superoxide dismutase. Ozone activates the Krebs cycle by enhancing oxidative decarboxylation of pyruvate, stimulating production of ATP. Ozone also causes a significant reduction in HADH and helps oxidize cytochromes.

4. Dissolution of malignant tumors: Malignant cells have an increased rate of glycolysis which leads to the production of more lactate. With ozone therapy, there is a significant decrease in lactate production, showing that the metabolism is being inhibited Tumor cells have a peroxide intolerance due to insufficient peroxidase and catalase. Ozone is thus able to oxidize the outer lipid layer of malignant cells and destroy them through cell lysis.

5. Activation of the Immune system: Ozone stimulates the production of interferon and interleukin in the body. From this there is a cascade of subsequent immunological reactions.

6. Formation of peroxides: Ozone reacts with the unsaturated fatty acids of the lipid layer in celllular membranes, forming hydro peroxides. Lipid peroxidation products include peroxyl radicals, vital for killer cell action.

Intravenous Sodium Bicarbonate for Cancer

Dr. Santos uses the protocol of Dr. Simoncini for the treatment of cancer. Dr. Simoncini's results are promising and Dr. Santos has used his treatments inconjuction with other Natural Immune treatments to treat his cancer patients. Sodium bicarbonate helps to increase the pH of the blood thus making the cancer patient more alkaline. Tumors grow in a low pH or acidic envirmonment.  By increasing a cancer patients body pH and making it more alkaline, chemotherapy, radiation and natural cancer treatments such as intravenous vitmain C and ozone therapy becomes much more effective.

Tullio Simoncini is a Roman doctor specialising in oncology.

Dr. Simoncini discovered that the cause of cancer is a fungus and tried hard to persuade scientists how wrong the actual theories on cancer are. His therapy based on the strongest antifungal substance, sodium bicarbonate, is harmless and very effective and should be adopted all over the world.

This is an example of a colon cancer tumor case:

At the beginning of January, 2000, I visit the patient, who is affected by stenotic adenocarcinoma of the ascendant colon.

The patient’s condition is very critical, to the point that in December, 1999, with a haemoglobin value of 6 mg he had undergone two blood transfusions.

The therapy starts at the beginning of January with appropriate diet, reconstituents and sodium bicarbonate taken orally.

After a few days, the intestine begins to recanalize and normalize evacuation. The patient constantly improves, later reaching even the normalization of the hematochemical parameters (haemoglobin and CEA). Notwithstanding the optimism about the results that have been reached, nevertheless the patient is warned about the dimensions of the neoplasia which cannot be eliminated only orally, both because with this procedure only a barely sufficient canalization is obtainable and because the bicarbonate cannot be assumed for excessively extensive periods.

It is therefore decided to program a cycle, for the end of April to the beginning of May (possibly to be repeated several times). The cycle consists of administrations of sodium bicarbonate solutions through the endoscope.

The intent is that of amplifying the destructive effect the fungin colonies (Candida), which causes the development of the tumoral mass. The endoscopic examinations of April 26, 2000 show that the tumoral mass occludes the intestinal lumen (Fig. 1). The Candida (after the “washing” of the epithelium with water) are well visible (Fig. 2).

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After a day, a dramatic reduction is evident
(Fig. 3), and this is confirmed even in the following days (Fig. 4).
With the endoscopies it is therefore shown that the fungus (Candida) is the causal element of the tumoral masses. It is in fact possible to see them at the sub-epithelial level after the removal of blood with physiological solution, because of their whitish colour. Furthermore, the direct aspersion technique with sodium bicarbonate demonstrates with certainty that it is the only substance able to destroy the fungin colonies that colonize the tissues and generate various types of tumours. It is appropriate to highlight that the action of sodium bicarbonate takes place not only as a correction of acidosis, but also as a specific ability (that is, not possessed by other basic compounds) to destroy fungin colonies. It acts by destroying the connections – the intercellular bridges that exist between the cells – thus preventing them from communicating and becoming a common body against the immune system.

In this way, the fungin cells, now individually exposed to the defence mechanisms of the host, can be easily and quickly phagocitated.

Bicarbonate allows humoral immunity to be effective and to disintegrate the colonies, thus favouring the cicatrisation of the tissues.

Instead, the immune reaction is impotent when faced by colonies already so large that they cannot be intimately penetrated and therefore disintegrated.

The whole mystery of the rooting of the fungi and of the cause of cancer is right here – in the decrease of the effectiveness, up to the extinction of the humoral defensive capabilities when the colonies manage to conquer grounds and to expand enough. The sodium bicarbonate has the ability to completely reactivate the defensive functions of the organism.

This action explains the cases of reversibility and healing of tumours – which occur for various reasons: therapeutic, dietary, or environmental – when the fungin cells, reduced to the size of a colony that is not sufficiently large or consolidated, can undergo changes that makes them individually attackable.

This is the key of the interpretation of the formation of cancer that can develop only if it manages to go beyond the defences of humoral immunity. This is possible only with the convergence of all the factors usually invoked – spiritual conflicts, stress, endogenous and exogenous toxicosis, bad diet, malnutrition and more – that act for a given time period on a given tissue or target organ.


Mistletoe/Iscador injections are also used to help the body fight the cancer. In animal studies, mistletoe preparations have helped fight some forms of cancer. The best results with Iscador are claimed for its use with solid tumors both before and after surgery and radiation. Given 10 to 14 days before surgery, it is thought to help prevent metastatic spread due to surgery and to promote recovery and it is also used for advanced stage, inoperable solid tumors, especially cancers of the bladder, stomach, intestine, genital organs, and skin. It is also claimed that bone metastases are retarded in some cases. Results appear less promising for inoperable cancers of the breast, lungs and esophagus. It is thought that tumor growth slows or stops, and then gradual regression begins. It is believed that tumor cells are transformed first to a semi-malignant form, then to chronic inflammation and finally to normal tissue.


Mistletoe contains a cytotoxic lectin, viscumin. It also contains a number of cytotoxic proteins and polypetides (viscotoxins). Various lectins are both cytotoxic and immunostimulatory. It induces tumor necrosis, increases natural killer cell activity, increases production of interleukins 1 and 6; activates macrophages; induces programmed cell death (apoptosis), and protects DNA in normal cells during chemotherapy.

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Ozone therapy

Ozone has many different applications used to treat heart disease, cancer, infection, pain, hepatitis, ulcerative colitis and so on. It is a very powerful therapy that helps increase oxygenation, detoxification and immune stimulation. There are only a limited number of clinics in North America that offers this treatment. Dr. Santos is board certified to perform Ozone therapy.