A case of metastatic bladder cancer in both lungs treated with korean medicine therapy alone
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Metastasis, or metastatic disease, is the spread of a cancer or disease from one organ or part to another not directly connected with it. The new occurrences of disease thus generated are referred to as metastases. It was previously thought that only malignant tumor cells and infections have the capacity to metastasize (also spelled metastasise); however, this is being reconsidered due to new research. Metastasis is a Greek word meaning "displacement", from μετά, meta, "next", and στάσις, stasis, "placement".
- Cordyceps militaris is a species of fungus in the family Clavicipitaceae, and the type species of the genus Cordyceps. It was originally described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753 as Clavaria militaris
- Calculus bovis, niu-huang or ox bezoars are dried gallstones of cattle used in Chinese herbology, where they are claimed to remove toxins from the body. In Asian countries calculus bovis are harvested when cattle (Bos taurus domesticus Gmelin) are slaughtered. Their gall bladders are taken out, the bile is filtered, and the stones are cleaned and dried
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- Boswellia sacra is more commonly known as frankincense or olibanum
- Cremastra appendiculata is an orchid species in the genus Cremastra. It is the type species of its genus
- Cordyceps sinensis - or Ophiocordyceps sinensis is a fungus that parasitizes larvae of ghost moths and produces a fruiting body valued as a herbal remedy.
A description of the experience
Case Rep Oncol. 2014 Jul 30;7(2):534-40. doi: 10.1159/000365884. eCollection 2014.
A case of metastatic bladder cancer in both lungs treated with korean medicine therapy alone.
Lee DH1, Kim SS1, Seong S1, Woo CR1, Han JB2.
- 1Soram Korean Medicine Hospital, Seoul, South Korea.
- 2Soram Korean Medicine Hospital, Seoul, South Korea ; Department of East-West Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea.
This case report is aimed to investigate the effects of Korean medicine therapy (KMT) including oral herbal medicine and herb nebulizer therapy in treating metastatic bladder cancer in the lungs.
A 74-year-old man was diagnosed with metastatic bladder cancer in both lungs in August 2013. He refused any chemotherapy and was admitted to our hospital in a much progressed state on January 11, 2014.
Since then, he was treated with KMT until May 17, 2014.
The main oral herbal medicines were Hyunamdan made of heat-processed ginseng, Hangamdan S made of Cordyceps militaris, Panax ginseng radix, Commiphora myrrha, calculus bovis, margarita, Boswellia carteri, Panax notoginseng radix and Cremastra appendiculata tuber, and nebulizer therapy with Soram nebulizer solution made of wild ginseng and Cordyceps sinensis distillate.
Their effect was evaluated considering the change of the main symptoms and using serial chest X-ray.
The size and number of multiple metastatic nodules in both lungs were markedly decreased and the symptoms had disappeared. These results suggest that KMT can be an effective method to treat metastatic bladder cancer in the lungs.
Cordyceps sinensis; Ginseng; Hangamdan S; Hyunamdan; Korean medicine; Metastatic bladder cancer