Homeopathic Cancer Treatment

The word “cancer” refers to the process of uncontrolled cell division but technically it is not in itself the name of a specific disorder. Instead, cancer is an umbrella term that refers to more than one hundred different kinds of diseases, which are generally named according to the area where a tumor first appears.

Almost all the cells in our bodies must be replaced on a regular basis. Some cells, like those that make up the intestinal lining, die out quickly and are replaced every few days. In other parts of the body, the cells live for years before they divide and form new ones. Under special circumstances, such as an injury or illness, healthy new cells may grow more quickly than usual to replace those that are damaged. When the area is healed, the cell growth slows back down to its normal rate.

Normally, the genes that control the growth of cells automatically know when to start and stop the replication process. But when those genes are mutated - perhaps because of an inherited flaw or more commonly because of dietary and environmental factors – cells may begin to multiply and divide at an unusually fast rate. Sometimes cancers are benign(meaning that they are non-cancerous and relatively harmless), as in the case of warts or uterine fibroids.

Other growths, however, are malignant. They pull nutrients away from the healthy tissues that surround them, and they interfere with the body’s normal functions, to a potentially life-threatening extent. If a tumor continues to grow, its cells may spread via the blood vessels or lymphatic system to other parts of the body, where they form new tumors. Once this process, called metastasis, is underway, there is the risk of dying from the complications that can occur. Although many cancers can be treated successfully when caught early, the sad fact remains that they are a leading cause of death in the United States. Every minute, another person dies of some form of the disease.

Dr. Stengler works with people who are under the primary care of an oncologist to provide supportive and complementary treatment. This involves supporting detoxification during chemotherapy and radiation, tissue healing after surgery, immune system enhancement, and general body balancing depending on what weak organ systems are identified.

Root Causes

There is no single cause of cancer, but the factors tied to a greater likelihood of developing cancer are listed below.

  • Genetic flaws
  • Chronic infections (viral, fungal)
  • Certain pharmaceutical medications
  • Environmental toxins, including pollution, toxic metals, and radiation
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Poor diet, especially one high in fat, additives, pesticides, and improperly prepared meats
  • Weakened immune system
  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Poor digestion and detoxification
  • Lack of exercise

Dr. Stengler’s Solutions

Diet and proper supplementation – Read Dr. Stengler’s Top 5 Picks!

What you need to know: Cancer is not a single disease, and it can have many different causes. That makes it virtually impossible for any one nutrient to protect against all types of cancer. In fact, studying whether single nutrients reduce the risk for cancer often is like looking for a magic bullet—more wishful thinking than good science. Nothing can absolutely guarantee that you’ll remain cancer-free. However, good nutrition and a healthful overall lifestyle—not smoking, not abusing alcohol, limiting exposure to pollutants, eliminating food additives and controlling stress—can lower your odds of developing cancer.
Read Dr. Stengler’s article on using Mistletoe Extract for cancer patients.
Read Dr. Stengler’s article on his Top 5 Anti-Cancer Foods and Supplements that can lower your long-term risk of getting cancer.


Dr. Stengler utilizes nutritional supplements that have good human data in regards to the complementary treatment of cancer. Examples include fermented wheat germ extract, green tea, vitamin D, coriolus, and maitake. [See studies below.]

Intravenous Nutrient Therapy

IV Nutrient Therapy is used to enhance immunity and support energy levels for those undergoing conventional cancer treatments. It is also a great therapy following conventional cancer therapy for regeneration and restoration of health. IV nutrients commonly include vitamin C, B vitamins, amino acids, glutathione, zinc, and other safe nutrients.

Read Dr. Stengler’s article on Vitamin C: A natural form of chemotherapy
There have been a number of studies of interest in this area:
1. Ascorbate Acid Kills Cancer Cells

Pharmacologic ascorbic acid concentrations selectively kill cancer cells: Action as a pro-drug to deliver hydrogen peroxide to tissuesRead Study

2. Ascorbate as Prooxidant Therapeutic Agent in Cancer

Ascorbate in pharmacologic concentrations selectively generates ascorbate radical and hydrogen peroxide in extracellular fluid in vivoRead Study

3. Ascorbic Acid 2008: The Controversial Place of Vitamin C

Recent pharmacokinetic data suggest that pharmacologic concentrations of vitamin C can be achieved by intravenous injections. Since these concentrations exhibit anticancer activities in vitro, this raises the controversial question of the re-evaluation of vitamin C in cancer treatment. Therefore, the purpose of this commentary is to make a critical review of our current knowledge of vitamin C, focusing on the rationale that could support its use in cancer therapy. Read Study

4. Ascorbic Acid and Cancer – 25 Years Later

New knowledge on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of Ascorbic Acid (AA) and new clinical data have given a more complete understanding of the critical aspects of AA’s therapeutic effect on cancer. Read Study/p>

5. Intravenous Ascorbate as Chemotherapeutic Agent

For over 15 years we have studied high dose intravenous ascorbic acid (IAA) as an adjunctive therapy for cancer patients. Initially, doses of 15g per infusion were used, once or twice per week. These doses improved patients’ sense of well being, reduced pain, and in many cases prolonged life beyond prognostications of oncologists.
Twelve years ago, we used infusions of 30 grams of IAA, twice per week, and found that metastatic lesions in the lung and liver of a man with a primary renal cell carcinoma disappeared in a matter of weeks… Read Study.
6. Intravenous Ascorbate as Tumor Cytotoxic Chemotherapeutic Agent

Abstract — Ascorbic acid and its salts (AA) are preferentially toxic to tumor cells in vitro and in vivo. Given in high enough doses to maintain plasma concentrations above levels that have been shown to be toxic to tumor cells in vitro, AA has the potential to selectively kill tumor cells in a manner similar to other tumor cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents. Most studies of AA and cancer to date have not utilized high enough doses of AA to maintain tumor cytotoxic plasma concentrations of AA. Data are presented which demonstrate the ability to sustain plasma levels of AA in humans above levels which are toxic to tumor cells in vitro and suggests the feasibility of using AA as a cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agent. Read Study.

STUDY: Coriolus enhances disease-free period after colon cancer surgeryMaitake Cancer Study
A ten year, randomized double-blind trial was performed by administering Coriolus (PSK) to 56 patients and a placebo to another group of 55 patients after surgical operations on their colorectal cancers. The rate of patients in remission (or disease-free) was significantly higher (more than doubled) in the PSK group than in the placebo group. Researchers also found the white blood cells showed “remarkable enhancement in their activities.”
Torisu M, Hayashi Y, Ishimitsu T, Fujimura T, Iwasaki K, Katano M, Yamamoto H, Kimura Y, Takesue M, Kondo M, et al. Significant prolongation of disease-free period gained by oral polysaccharide K (PSK) administration after curative surgical operation of colorectal cancer. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 1990;31(5):261-8.
A total of thirty-three cancer patients in stages II, III, and IV, ages thirty-three to sixty-eight, participated in this trial. Data was collected under the cooperation of their medical doctors in Japan. Patients were given either MD fraction with tablets only, or MD fraction and tablets in addition to chemotherapy. Cancer regression or significant symptom improvement was observed in eleven out of sixteen breast cancer patients, seven out of twelve liver cancer patients, and five out of eight lung cancer patients.
(Nanba H. Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products in Sydney, Australia (October 1999).


"In October of 2013 I was diagnosed with CIN3, also called cervical dysplasia and Carcinoma In Silu, which is caused by an HPV infection in the cervix. I had been to two doctors and an oncologist who all insisted that I should have surgery immediately to remove the high level pre-cancerous cells before they became invasive cancer. I did not want to have surgery, so I started researching immediately and saw that other women had been able to reverse this serious condition through holistic treatment and hormone balancing. I found Dr. Stengler and scheduled an appointment.

Dr. Stengler ran blood tests to see what I was deficient in and had me do the saliva home test to determine my hormone levels. He put me on an aggressive program specifically to target CIN3, which included bi-weekly IV treatments, numerous supplements, and a nightly progesterone cream. I followed his advice and also began drinking green juice daily, and he also suggested that I cut out all sugar and alcohol. I followed the program religiously and went for another Pap test 8 weeks later. I was hoping that the CIN level would at least have gone down a bit, but to the shock of the doctors and oncologist,  there was no trace of cervical dysplasia OR the HPV infection! The doctor asked to monitor me every three months for a year and I was so happy at the results I decided to continue on a modified version of the program, especially because cervical dysplasia does ten to return in patients who have the HPV infection if they go back to their old dietary habits.

I really loved my bi-weekly visits to the Stengler Center. Everyone is so friendly and helpful and positive, and the informative videos from Dr. Stengler’s TV show on PBS that are playing in the rooms were very helpful and uplifting as well. If I had not found the Stengler Center, I would have had half of my cervix removed and had to take a leave of absence from work…all unnecessary, but the regular doctors don’t want to admit that or even look into it. Thank God for Dr. Stengler’s leadership in this area of alternative and holistic healing. I am so thrilled with the results and so grateful to Dr. Stengler!!!"

Becki Shah


"I am so delighted and thankful for Dr. Stengler’s medical and spiritual direction in healing my cervical dysplasia. For the last six years, I have had many general MD’s and specialists recommend treatment programs that failed. Dr. Stengler helped me detoxify from heavy metals and use homeopathy, vitamins and herbs to enhance my own immune system to heal. Because of his commitment to wellness being defined in terms of the body, mind and spirit working together, he also encouraged me to visualize spiritual healing on a daily basis. This year has been stressful with personal family issues, so it is especially gratifying to experience healing. I thank Dr. Stengler for his continued integrity in the medical field by practicing medicine with the patients’ best interests at heart."

When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, my oncologist told me I had less than three years to live. It has been almost seven years since that death sentence and I'm still going strong. Thanks, Dr. Mark, for my health, my future, and my grandchildren's futures.

Edward Mydynski - Saskatchewan, Canada

I came to Dr. Stengler in the spring of 2009 because I had been diagnosed with CIN III precancerous cells in my cervix. The diagnosis also revealed that I had HPV. I was told that the HPV I had was the cause of the precancerous cells, and that this particular type of HPV is the typeof virus that leads to cancer. Three doctors—my personal physician, a gynecologist and a gynecological oncologist—told me I needed to get a complete hysterectomy to prevent cancer in my cervix.

I did not want to get a hysterectomy, so I asked Dr. Stengler if he could possibly help me to turn the diagnosis around. After testing my hormones with saliva samples that were sent to a lab, he prescribed a number of different vitamins and supplements, as well as a nightly progesterone cream. I followed Dr. Stengler's advice and followed the protocol he suggested for approximately twelve weeks. Then, on August 31, 2009, I was re-tested by a gynecologist for HPV virus and I also received a Pap test.

I am happy to report that the Pap test results were 'Normal' and the HPV test results were 'Negative'. I was told to return in six months for another Pap test, and also told that I will need a Pap test every six months for two years. I am thrilled with these results and I will keep you informed of future Pap test results.

Sandra Moore - Hemet, CA

Dr. Stengler has been a huge help to me. I saw him after I had cancer and his insight and guidance was invaluable. His knowledge and God-given wisdom have worked to improve my health. Following his advice has allowed me to train to run my first marathon next week.

Jay Yanelli

Read Dr. Stengler's article Mistletoe Extract - Cancer Breakthrough
From the article: "Mistletoe extract is most often used in conjunction with standard cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and/or radiation. It has been found to increase the effectiveness of, and reduce the side effects from, conventional therapies and to improve patients’ immunity and quality of life, including vitality, sleep and appetite. I regularly prescribe mistletoe extract to my patients—to help those with cancer battle the disease and as a postcancer treatment." Read full Mistletoe Extract article

After being diagnosed with breast cancer, I went to see Dr. Mark Stengler per referral from a friend, and after the recommendations I not only felt better after a lumpectomy but also healed up much quicker. I was up and about in two days. I have changed what I eat and take supplements prescribed and feel better than I ever have. Thank you, Mark Stengler ND.

Diane Munoz - San Diego, CA

Diagnosed with Paget’s Disease of the breast and high grade intraductal carcinoma in July of 2003, I embarked upon a six month body detoxification and immune system building program prior to having a masectomy in December of that year. I employed nutritional advice from many holistic publications and health practicioners, including Dr. Mark Stengler. Surgical pathology report confirmed NO TRACE of the carcinoma upon masectomy. All that remained was ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), considered a PRE-cancer. My immune system actually reversed the high grade carcinoma.

Cosette Tsouras – Lakeside, CA

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. After lumpectomy surgery, I was looking for options to radiation and chemotherapy. Dr. Mark Stengler was very helpful in helping me relieve my stress by giving me real healthy options to my wellness. He told me about tests my HMO would never approve and the results of the tests helped me remove toxins and improve my immune system. Dr. Stengler was patient, helpful and respectful to me as a Muslim woman and an African-American. I learned how I could make changes in my diet that would improve the quality of my life.

Khaleelah Abdul-Kareem - San Diego, CA

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