Dr. Weyrich's Naturopathic Functional Medicine Notebook is a collection of information on topics of interest to Dr. Weyrich that may be of interest to the world wide audience. Due to limitations of time, not all information that Dr. Weyrich knows or would like to further research is published here. Dr. Weyrich welcomes financial contributions to support specific research topics, as well as copies of non-free access journal articles for him to review on a topic. Constructive criticism is also welcome.


Overview of Renal Cell Carcinoma

This web page discusses Renal Cell Carcinoma, which may or may not have the same mechanism as breast and prostate cancer.

Please see Cancer Overview for general information that is common to all forms of cancer.

Dr. Weyrich is not an expert in the treatment of cancer, but does offer supportive therapies to reduce pain and nausea, mitigate the side effects, and to generally boost the immune system.

Complimentary and alternative treatments for renal cell carcinoma that are considered below include:

  • Low Dose Naltrexone

Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma

Please see conventional, complimentary and alternative medical treatments for important background information regarding the different types of medical treatments discussed below.

Naturopathic, Complimentary and Alternative Treatments

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

[LDN_Cancer] reports that the late Dr. Bernard Bihari treated approximately 450 patients with some form of cancer, with a 60% success rate, almost all of who had failed to respond to standard treatments. In one case reported, a patient with renal cell carcinoma and metastatic lesions in his liver and lungs, for which conventional medicine had no effective treatment. The patient took LDN and 36 months later reported complete clearing of the metastatic lesions, as seen in CT-scan.

Dr. Weyrich has been trained in the use of Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN). However, Dr. Weyrich has not treated any cases of renal cell carcinoma with LDN.

Please see What is Low Dose Naltrexone? for more information.


References for Renal Cell Carcinoma