Understanding Soft Tissue Sarcoma: A Comprehensive Guide

About Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Soft tissue sarcoma is a type of cancer that originates from the body’s soft tissues such as muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and fat. The incidence of this cancer escalates significantly in individuals aged 50 and above. While it can manifest anywhere in the body, it predominantly occurs in the arms or legs, as well as the abdominal region and the chest wall.


The primary symptom of soft tissue sarcoma is a gradually enlarging lump, which is generally painless. The manifestation of other symptoms is contingent upon the cancer’s location within the body. It is imperative to consult a healthcare provider if you notice a persistent lump or other associated symptoms.


Diagnosis involves imaging tests such as X-rays, MRI, or CT scans to visualize the internal structures and identify abnormalities. A biopsy is also conducted where a tissue sample from the lump is examined microscopically to detect cellular mutations.

Conventional Treatment

Treatment strategies encompass:

  • Surgery: To remove the sarcoma, although it might not always be feasible.
  • Radiation Therapy: Utilized to eliminate cancer cells and possibly shrink the tumor before surgery.
  • Chemotherapy: Involves the use of drugs to inhibit the growth or kill cancer cells.
  • Targeted Therapies: These are specialized medicines prescribed based on the specific characteristics of the cancer.

Integrative Medicine for Soft Tissue Sarcoma

In addition to conventional treatments, the following integrative therapies can be considered to potentially enhance the effectiveness of the primary treatment plan:

  • Autologous Immunotherapy: This therapy utilizes the patient’s immune cells to target and eliminate cancer cells, potentially bolstering the body’s natural defense mechanisms against the sarcoma.
  • Pharmacological Immunotherapy: Involves the use of drugs to augment the immune system’s ability to combat sarcoma cells, offering a targeted approach to cancer treatment.
  • Dendritic Enhancers: These are utilized to amplify the immune response by enhancing the function of dendritic cells, which play a pivotal role in immune responses against cancer cells.
  • Systemic Perfusion Hyperthermia: This treatment method employs heat to increase the vulnerability of sarcoma cells to other treatments, potentially enhancing the effectiveness of primary therapies.
  • Mistletoe: Utilized as a complementary therapy, mistletoe can help improve symptoms and enhance the quality of life in sarcoma patients.
  • Glutathione: A potent antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage, potentially playing a protective role in sarcoma treatment.
  • Personalized Nutrition: Involves tailoring nutrition plans to the individual needs of the patient, supporting overall health and well-being during sarcoma treatment.
  • Vitamin D IV: Administered intravenously, it helps in enhancing the immune response and may have protective effects against sarcoma.
  • Zinc: An essential mineral that plays a role in immune function and may help in improving the response to sarcoma treatment.
  • Melatonin: A hormone that can help in managing sleep disturbances in sarcoma patients, enhancing the quality of life.
  • Curcumin: A compound found in turmeric, it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, potentially offering protective effects against sarcoma.
  • Sylimarin: A compound found in milk thistle, it has antioxidant properties and may help in protecting liver function during sarcoma treatment.
  • Vitamin E: A potent antioxidant that helps in protecting cells from damage, supporting overall health during sarcoma treatment.

By incorporating these integrative treatments, patients with soft tissue sarcoma can potentially benefit from a more holistic approach to cancer care, which may enhance the effectiveness of conventional treatments and improve the quality of life.


The goal of cancer immunotherapy is to improve the body’s natural ability to find and destroy cancer cells. Successful immunotherapeutic approaches stimulate the natural defenses of the immune system and provide new ways to attack cancer. This is possible with comprehensive interventions that include cell therapy / immuno-pharmacological therapy in combination with
nutritional, endocrine measures and supplements.

Dendritic enhancer or T-cell modulators

T-cell Modulators are peptide chains composed of tens of amino acids that appear to store all the experience of the immune system. The great intellectual leap to understand is that T-cell

Modulators do not transfer antibodies nor create them directly, but its function is to educate, and teach the immune cells to recognize specific antigens that could happen to them unnoticed i.e. Prostate malignant cells.

T-cell Modulators do not cure anything but work to make a “smarter” immune system so that it is the body itself eliminating disease. They are therefore vital in developing the strategies of the immune system against cancer.

T-cell Modulators contains several immunoactivity components that have been shown to act synergistically in raising Dendritic and NK function and also effective as adjuvant therapy in soft tissue sarcoma, elevating dendritic and NK function as much as 250%.


Hyperthermia involves the use of heat to directly treat a tumor or increase the vulnerability of cancer cells to other forms of treatment, such as immunotherapy, B17, vitamin C, chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

Concerning clinical trials, hyperthermia has already shown antitumor activity and has a potential role in the treatment of soft tissue sarcomas.

Non-ablative or mild hyperthermia (HT) has been shown in preclinical and clinical studies as a localized sensitizer that enhances the tumoricidal effects of immunotherapy, radiation or chemotherapy. A minimally invasive interventional technique, (Hyperthermia) has been suggested to improve the efficacy of chemotherapy for soft tissues sarcomas.

Liposomal Mistletoe

Mistletoe helps fight tumor-induced immune suppression. Natural killer cells (NK) are a type of white blood cell that looks for and destroys Prostate cancer cells. Research has shown that NK cells can spontaneously recognize and kill a variety of cancer cells.

Mistletoe has been called a biological response modifier due to its ability to improve various aspects of immune function. Studies show that it activates natural killer cells, T cells, macrophages and monocytes.

A special proprietary form of liposomal mistletoe created with nanotechnology has been created for use in our Prostate cancer treatment approach.


Glutathione is the most important antioxidant produced by your body and a master detoxifier of every cell in your body. It prevents cellular damage caused by free radicals and peroxides. Glutathione metabolism can play both protective and pathogenic roles. It is crucial in the removal and detoxification of carcinogens, and alterations in this pathway can have a profound effect on cell survival. However, by conferring resistance to several chemotherapeutic drugs, elevated levels of glutathione in tumor cells can protect such cells.

Personalized nutrition

A typical diet, characterized by dependence on animal products, refined carbohydrates and

unhealthy fats such as processed vegetable oils, can promote an inflammatory environment in the body. A pro-inflammatory diet has been associated with an increased risk of soft tissue sarcoma and an increased risk of death from Prostate cancer.

We custom-make a diet targeted to enhance the immune system’s ability to heal and provide our patients with the right nutrition for their current and long-term needs

Vitamin D

Patients with higher vitamin D levels were significantly less likely to die from the disease. In another study, short-term supplementation with high-dose vitamin D for three to eight weeks lowered PSA levels (Wagner 2013).

Hormone therapy can weaken the bones of prostate cancer patients, but supplemental vitamin D may help prevent fractures in these patients (Ottanelli 2015; Dueregger 2014)


Healthy prostate cells accumulate zinc to accomplish their normal cellular functions. In contrast, prostate cancer cells have depleted zinc stores, which makes them less susceptible to cell death.


Melatonin, a hormone best known for its role in regulating sleep, is also emerging as a promising anti-cancer agent. Evidence to date has shown that melatonin can interfere with cancer initiation, progression, and metastasis.

Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

These fatty acids have many health benefits and may even slow the growth of soft tissue sarcoma. In laboratory and animal studies, omega-3 fatty acids were found to inhibit inflammation, interfere with blood vessel growth in tumors, and cause cancer cells to die.

Diseases Treated at Integrative Immunotherapy Institute

Adrenal Cancer
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