The spread of cancer cells from the site where the cancer first formed to another part of the body is known as metastasis.

Metastasis occurs when cancer cells break away from the original (primary) tumour, travel through the body via the blood or lymphatic system and form a new tumour in other organs or tissues.

Metastatic tumour is the same type of cancer as the primary tumour.

The doctor may also call it ‘metastatic cancer’, ‘advanced cancer’ or ‘stage 4 cancer’.

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Stage IV Kidney Cancer (Wilms Tumor) treated by Oncothermia and herbs

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Clinical case

A 17-year-old Korean woman was treated from October 25, 2014, until July 22, 2015 with an integrating medical treatment, in order to control the extent of her illness.

The integrative medical treatment included: oncothermia, thymosin-α1 and phytotherapy. Phytotherapy was administered in 8 ml. of inhalation of Soram nebulizer solution qd, Soramdan S 8 g po, Hangamdan S 1 g po, tid, Cheongjangtang 10-30 ml, and Spiam HC 8 g po. She received Oncothermia (2-3 times a week) and 1.6 mg of treatment with thymosin-α1 (Zadaxin) i.m.


According to the result of the CT on July 15, 2015, the liver metastasis was no longer seen, while the lung metastasis remained stable without tumor progression.


In patterns of Wilms tumor progression after surgery and chemotherapy, integrative medical treatment can be significant for disease control.


Lee D, Kim SS, Seong S, Cho W, Yu H. Stage IV Wilms Tumor Treated by Korean Medicine, Hyperthermia and Thymosin-α1: A Case Report. Case Rep Oncol. 2016 Feb 20;9(1):119-25. doi: 10.1159/000443724. 

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Ascending colon cancer treated with Oncothermia and Chemotherapy

The following is the clinical case of a 63-year-old male patient. The diagnosis is ascending colon cancer with liver metastases. He was treated with chemotherapy, combined with oncothermia.


In November 2016, he presented with an ascending colon neoplasm. Consequently, he underwent a right hemicolectomy. As a result, the biopsy showed infiltrating adenocarcinoma.

Subsequently, in January 2017, she presented with elevated CEA. A CT scan revealed mesenteric and retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy. Multiple liver metastases were also observed, the largest measuring 35 mm.


Immediately, in February 2017, he started treatment with chemotherapy (FOLFOX) and 4 sessions of 90-minute oncothermia.

The CT scan of April 2017 showed resolution of the mesenteric and retroperitoneal adenopathies. There was also a significant decrease in the multiple liver metastases, the largest being 14 mm.


Finally a normalisation of tumour markers is detected.

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