WAM Essentials, Inc. logo

WAM Essentials, Inc.

Systemic Enzyme Therapy ... Allowing You to Live Your Passion!™

 

Pharmacoprophylaxis of the arm secondary lymphedema development after axilla exenteration and radiotherapy

Wald M., Adámek J. and Prausová J.*

Department of Surgery

 * Department of Oncology

 2nd Medical School, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

XI International Congress of Senology, Cancun -(Mexico), May 13 – 18, 2000, pp. 203-205

495 KA (2-05-1)

Divider

Summary

Within the chemoprevention at complex therapy of breast carcinoma, stage I and II, at the Surgical Clinic of 2nd Medical School, Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic) we administer patients mixture of proteinases (trypsin, chymotrypsin, papain) supplemented by thymus extract for 28 days starting on the day 1 after surgery. Literature data (Rokitansky) show a positive effect of proteinases on the survival time in patients with breast carcinoma. Furthermore, we have verified this fact on the animal models. From the literature it has been known and our 7-year-experience has confirmed the fact that perisurgical administration of proteinases has a significant effect on the homolateral arm secondary lymphedema development after axilla exenteration. While a significance of systemically acting proteinases on the chemoprevention of breast carcinoma could not be evaluated so far because of short-term observation (the longest observation period 2 years), we can confirm that proteinase pharmacoprophylaxis at complex therapy of breast carcinoma has reduced lymphedema occurrence in our patients by 50%.

Medical Disclaimer: We believe that the role of nutrition is important to good health, however, this web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Our goal is to provide you, the customer, with the information necessary for you to make important nutritional and self-help decisions. We strongly suggest that you share any products you decide to use with your health care professional for optimal individual health benefits. Women who are planning on becoming pregnant or who are pregnant should not take any supplements without consulting their physician first. Information and statements on this website regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate or prevent any disease or health condition.

 
© Copyright 2004 WAM Essentials, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
None of the material contained herein may be reproduced without the prior written consent of WAM Essentials, Inc.