Chemotherapy

Many cases of cancer are curable. The three principal methods in the treatment of cancer are surgical removal of the tumour, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. It depends on the type of cancer and its stage which of the three methods is used.

The currently available methods of chemotherapy and radiotherapy can effectively destroy cancer cells that cannot be surgically removed.

The term chemotherapeutics denotes synthetically produced substances that can harm or kill pathogens such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa, worms, or tumour cells in the organism. They do not occur in nature.

Cancer cells divide much more rapidly than healthy cells. For chemotherapy, drugs (cytostatics) which inhibit or block the division of cancer cells are ingested or injected.
This can slow down or even stop tumour growth.

Unfortunately, in chemo- and radiotherapy it is inevitable that healthy cells are also affected. The simultaneous damage to healthy cells causes the typical side effects, localized or affecting the whole organism.

  • Brush border cells (enterocytes) of the intestine that are involved in the uptake and utilization of nutrients and the intestinal contents
  • Cells of the bone marrow, which produce the immune cells
  • Cells of the mucous membranes
  • Cells of the hair roots

Typical side effects of chemotherapy are:

  • Inflammations of mucous membranes, in particular of the mouth and the gastrointestinal tract
  • Severe diarrhoea
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Changes in blood count with impairment of the immune response
  • Increased susceptibility to infections
  • Hair loss
  • Fatigue, exhaustion etc.

Biological treatment methods that can be performed concomitantly with chemotherapy can support the efficacy of cancer therapy and reduce the amount of side effects. To this end, an infusion of Colibiogen® should be administered 30 minutes prior to chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Additional administration of the intestinal mucosa therapeutic Colibiogen® oral, which the patient can continue at home, has been tried and tested. Biological therapy by restoration of the intestinal mucosa is a necessary complement to chemotherapy. Targeted ingestion of the biological therapeutic Colibiogen® activates the immune system. In addition, care should be taken to ensure a whole-food diet in order to sufficiently supply the intestinal mucosa with health-promoting nutrients. Colibiogen® treatment has no significant side effects. The oral medication usually takes 3–6 months. Make also sure that your patients consume a balanced diet that can also contribute to the success of treatment. Dietary fibres and lactic acid foods such as yoghurt (some varieties contain beneficial intestinal bacteria), sour milk, kefir, sauerkraut or fermented grain support and maintain a healthy intestinal flora.

Please note, however, that this information does not replace a detailed discussion with your doctor. Some information may also cause unnecessary fears. Please talk to your doctor about such concerns. And we explicitly encourage you to ask your doctor your questions, even very personal questions that cannot be answered by this information.

Please read the patient information leaflet carefully. If you have any further questions after reading it, please ask your doctor or pharmacist.