One Case of a Patient with Umbilical Metastasis of Recurrent Cancer (Sister Mary Joseph's Nodule, SMJN) Who has Survived for a Long Time under Immunomodulatory Supplement Therapy

  • Tomonori Kawai
  • (edited by Chris Gutch PhD.)
  • 2004

A 64-year-old female patient with umbilical metastasis of recurrent colorectal cancer (SMJN) was subjected to complementary medicine using the rice bran arabinoxylan derivative, a food component of BRM activity in addition to chemotherapy in order to maintain the QOL and prolong life. Although the umbilical metastasis is tending to grow, the patient is in a good nutritional condition and has survived for more than two years from diagnosis. SMJN is a distant metastasis, and even if it is the first occurrence, radical treatment may not be possible in most cases. This case suggests tha the maintenance of the QOL and physiological function may lead to a prolongation of life even in patients with terminal cancer with extremely poor prognosis like this. And this case presents the benefit of supplementary therapy using functional foods.

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