Cancer is a lifestyle disease and not just something you can remove. Just like FAT, it comes back based on your lifestyle.
Malignant tumors do not developed in a healthy body with intact defense, repair and regulatory functions. Chronically and severely immunosuppressed individuals exhibit an increased incidence of malignant neoplasms. By restoring and enhancing cancer patients' immunological function can result in a state of "dormancy” for the cancer in order that the patient with cancer may continue to live a long life.
Cancer presents in a specific internal environment which promotes its growth. This environment develops due to multiple causes and conditions which vary from person to person. These causes usually remain chronically active even after removal of the tumor by surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Therefore, there is a high percentage of recurrence. Treating the tumor alone is not treating the condition that is producing it, the underlying cancer disease. Consequently, there is a high rate of relapse.
The immune system has the potential ability to eliminate neoplastic cells. Eliciting an effective anti-cancer response and removal of malignant cells are a key part of successful treatment for advanced cancers and the prevention of recurrence after operation or ablation for cancer. The restoration of the basic regulatory mechanisms appears to be an important precondition for specific immunotherapy to reach its optimal effect.
According to the concept that cancer starts as a locally confined growth, all measures concentrated on the tumor alone
seem causal and exhaustive.
On the basis of the CIC concept, cancer is treated as a systemic disease from the onset and the tumor as its late stage symptom. Therefore, it is necessary to apply two lines of approach which are of equal importance and complement each other: local (cryosurgery) and systemic (immunotherapy) treatment. The CIC program places equal importance on the removal of the tumor itself and on the causes and conditions leading to the body's tendency to develop malignant tumors.
World Health Organization (WHO) claimed that "cancer [is] a chronic disease.” How to turn cancer into a controllable
chronic disease? CIC will play an important role to reach that outcome.