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Six Common Side Effects of Chemotherapy and How IPT Can Help

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Insulin potentiation therapy (IPT) is a low dose of chemotherapy that can be customized for each patient in Grapevine, TX. At Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine, Dr. Constantine Kotsanis uses IPT lower dose chemotherapy for different cancers. Based on his years of experience, he has realized how effective this targeted therapy for cancer can be. Insulin targets only the cancer cells. This targeted therapy for cancer can help minimize any chemotherapy side effects that our patients experience. To be a candidate for insulin potentiation therapy, we work directly with your primary care physician and oncologist.

What is chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy uses powerful chemicals to kill cancer cells in a targeted way. It is the most effective way to treat cancer, although it can have debilitating side effects. However, thankfully these side effects can be treated with IPT at Kotsanis Institute.

Some chemotherapy side effects that IPT can help our patients with in Grapevine, TX include:

  1. Diarrhea

  2. Fatigue

  3. Hair loss

  4. Mouth sores

  5. Nausea

  6. Vomiting

What is insulin potentiation therapy?

This targeted cancer treatment uses a low dose of chemotherapy to kill cancer cells and to build up your immune system. Unfortunately, chemotherapy can hurt your immune system and many organs in the body, including your heart and liver. By reducing chemo side effects, such as nausea, hair loss, and diarrhea, we can help you fight cancer more comfortably. When you choose to have IPT at Kotsanis Institute, we will first learn about your medical history and the type of cancer you have.

While IPT does work well with many cancers, we always determine if you’re a candidate for it on a case-by-case basis. We can also use nutritional therapy with IPT to hopefully help delay any need for surgery or the future use of radiation. For patients who do require surgery or radiation, we can give them IPT at the same time.

How IPT works

We administer IPT, much like chemotherapy, intravenously at our Grapevine, TX office. You will sit in a reclining chair as we give you your treatment. Your treatment may take anywhere from 60 – 90 minutes. Some patients do experience nausea for a few hours after their appointment, but this will subside quickly. This usually only occurs at the beginning of your treatment. The number of sessions that you will need will depend on your health, the type of cancer you have, and how well you respond to IPT. The frequency of your treatments also varies.

Learn more about targeted therapy for cancer

When you want to learn about how to combat chemotherapy side effects and the benefits of insulin potentiation therapy to treat your cancer, schedule a consultation at Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine in Grapevine, TX. After being accepted into our comprehensive cancer care program, we can determine if IPT will help you, alongside your primary care physician and your oncologist. When you’re looking for the most effective ways to improve your quality of life when you’re fighting cancer, make a consultation with Dr. Constantine Kotsanis to learn more.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.