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 Cancer of the Uterus

This web page discusses uterine cancer, which may or may not have different mechanisms than 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 uterine cancer that are considered below include:

  • Low Dose Naltrexone

Etiology of Cancer of the Uterus

Researchers have known since the 1970's that giving a woman estrogen without also giving progesterone or synthetic progestins will increase the risk of cancer of the uterus [Quigley2006].

In contrast, [Friedman2013] has presented a compelling model for the prevention and treatment of breast and prostate cancer. An important feature of this model is observation that synthetic progestins actually raise the risk of breast and prostate cancer.

The differences between different types of cancers require further study.


Treatment of Cancer of the Uterus

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

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


References for Cancer of the Uterus