DC-CIK Immunotherapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Ms. Samira Hassan, a 63 years-old female who was recently admitted to Beijing Puhua International Hospital (BPIH). She came from the UAE to Beijing for cancer therapy. Patient Hassan was initially diagnosed with lung cancer at a local UAE hospital. The needle biopsy was read out as “adenocarcinoma, lung, well-differentiated.” Ms. Hassan underwent four (4) full cycles of chemotherapy. She became unable to tolerate further chemotherapy sessions, then underwent direct cryotherapy to the tumor. After that Ms. Hassan initially began to feel a bit better, but then began to suffer from worsening insomnia, abdominal pains and tremors.
Patient Hassan turned to the cancer center at BPIH, seeking for advanced alternative therapy for her lung cancer.
Medical Condition before Immunotherapy and TCM for Lung Cancer
Two months before her admission at Beijing Puhua International Hospital (BPIH), her appetite started decreasing and she began to eat very poorly. She began to suffer from disseminated pains in her neck, chest, back and lower limbs. The pain was too severe to deprive her of both sleep and good rest. 10 days before her admission to BPIH, she began suffering from severe constipation marked by abdominal pain and bloody stools.
Patient Hassan was both fatigued and weakened by the time of her admission to BPIH: she was debilitated by her inability to eat as well as the relentless and worsening pain which kept her away from getting rest.
Traditional Chinese medicine was given, systemic immunotherapy was adopted, and other symptomatic therapies (including those for pain management and constipation) were administered to Patient Hassan over her 3 weeks of inpatient care. She responded very well to the DC-CIK immunotherapy and had found significant improvements.
The entire course of this patient’s treatment for Lung Cancer went extremely well. During her hospitalization, Ms. Hassan was noted to be getting better day by day. Upon discharge, her pain was significantly abated: so much so that she could once again sleep well. Furthermore, her appetite for food had greatly improved, which contributed significantly to her excellent clinical course. She was soon better nourished and better rested. She was also relieved of her constipation, and there were no further episodes of bloody stool.
Patient Hassan and her family were very satisfied with her response to combined DC-CIK Immunotherapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at BPIH. This joy was shared by the entire staff of Beijing Puhua International Hospital.