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Poly-MVA for Treating Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer: A Case Study of an Integrative Approach *

We investigated the dietary supplement Poly-MVA as an integrative treatment for a patient diagnosed with advanced stage 4 non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Despite multidrug resistance, the patient continued to have a good quality of life and did well on a performance scale score. The addition of Poly-MVA to her therapeutic protocol may have allowed her to feel well despite clinical failure as evidenced by rising tumor markers.

Approximately 2 years after diagnosis she responded to an older chemotherapeutic regimen of 5′–fluorouracil (5FU) and mitomycin-C while taking Poly-MVA. She had an excellent clinical response as confirmed by significant clinical improvement on a computed tomography scan. Her last tumor marker levels were significantly decreased, with her carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) level slightly elevated at 5.5 (normal is < 3.1 ng/mL) and her CA 19-9 normal at 16.7 (normal is < 30 µ/mL). She continues to have a good quality of life, does well on the performance scale, feels well and remains on Poly-MVA.

After providing background on NSCLC and pharmaceuticals and on Poly-MVA, we describe the patient’s treatment with this supplement and her response to it.

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As with any procedure, there could be pain or other substantial risks involved. These concerns should be discussed with your health care provider prior to any treatment so that you have proper informed consent and understand that there are no guarantees to healing.

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Published on 05-16-2013