Dr. med. Astrid Kohl

Phone: +49 30 / 827 11 630 Fax: +49 30 / 827 11 631 praxis@dr-kohl.berlin

Biological Tumour Therapy

Tumour Diseases, Therapies, Medical Systems

Conventional therapies for cancer are based on the principle of destroying cancer cells and preventing further cell growth. Alongside different forms of radiotherapy, the main therapeutic pillars of classical oncology are surgery, various types of chemotherapies, antibody therapies and the new immunotherapies, which are becoming more and more differentiated in molecular oncology and biochemistry.

In recent years in particular, a wide variety of therapeutic successes have been recorded, albeit frequently with the price of severe side effects – even at early stages of illness – and a significant reduction in quality of life. In advanced stages of a cancer disease, however, these conventional therapies often don’t lead to improvement let alone cure.

Treatment of Cancer Patients with Chemotherapy

From the point of view of integrative complementary medicine and according to the ideas of holistic regulatory medicine, a tumour disease is always a disease of the entire individual at all levels of his being, body and soul, never a sole disease of one organ or even only one organ part.

Therefore, this integrative therapeutic approach aims to help people regain their balance and ability to regulate and thus to stimulate their self-healing powers.

It must be emphasized that complementary medicine physicians always provide accompanying and supplementary advice based on highly qualified conventional medical diagnostics and recommendations.

The following views on the development of tumours and on complementary therapy are widespread in biological tumour therapy:

  • Every cancer has a “long history” of individual stress factors. The causes are therefore always multifactorial based on genetic predisposition.
  • Often, there is a hidden and unnoticed chronic inflammation, a hidden toxic load, whether with metals, plastics or environmental toxins that have been contaminating the system for years or even longer.
  • Cancer diseases are therefore often associated with quantitative and qualitative functional changes in the immune system. A “failure of the immune system” is at least partly responsible for the development of tumour disease. Therapies such as chemotherapy or radiation have a negative impact on the immune system and can further weaken it. This is where immune modulation and immune stimulation of biological therapies come in.
  • By blocking the respiratory chain in the mitochondria of the cells, a so-called mitochondriopathy, the entire cell metabolism changes and the cell changes towards a cancer cell. The cancer cell loses its ability to “commit suicide”. It can camouflage and thus hide from the immune system and spread in the organism.
  • Cancer is often accompanied by a deficiency of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and amino acids in the body cells. Deficiencies should therefore always be remedied.

The idea of a special cancer personality can no longer be maintained. At the same time, however, the self-healing powers of the individual are far underestimated in our mechanistically curative conventional medicine. A tumour disease changes the whole life. To find oneself again is a challenge for the afflicted person, as well as their environment. Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, which inevitably arise, should not lead to wearily bearing a treatment scheme.

Each afflicted person should understand the concept and goal of a therapy with effects and side effects and ultimately decide for herself or himself. Only then can the self-healing powers unfold and, in the best case, the chances of a cure arise.


The Integrative Concept

Every biological therapy should be preceded by exact consideration and use of the possibilities of conventional medical therapies with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

The aim is to reduce the quantity or mass of tumour cells, trying to impair as little healthy tissue with as few side effects as possible. Close cooperation between the various medical disciplines is always necessary, at best accompanying the diagnosis and before beginning therapies.


Tumour Diagnostics

Every individual biological therapy requires “basic diagnostics” or at least parts of it:

  • Comprehensive blood test of internal parameters
  • Imaging diagnostics: sonography, x-ray, MRI, CT, PET
  • Quantitative and qualitative immune status with lymphocyte differentiation and functional examination of natural killer cells and T lymphocytes
  • Orthomolecular diagnostics in whole blood of vitamins, minerals, trace elements
  • Examination of chronic inflammation, foci or interference fields
  • Dental examination and assessment: possibly OPT (dental panoramic radiograph), DVT, Dental-CT – Material documentation
  • Examination of intestinal flora and function, digestive performance
  • Toxicological examinations – dental materials or environmental toxins
  • Laboratory testing for viral or bacterial pathogens


Tumour Tissue

  • Testing for chemotherapy effects
  • Testing for toxic loads


Complementary Tumour Therapy

At best, an accompanying therapy is begun before and continued during conventional therapy and diagnostics, also prior to surgical, radiotherapeutic or chemotherapeutic measures (ideally even before an altered tissue or tumour has developed).

Based on a detailed anamnesis and with the help of extended diagnostics, complementary tumour therapy provides an individualised therapy concept for every patient’s unique needs.


Special diets for tumour patients, especially unbalanced curative diets, can no longer be recommended today. However, a significant reduction in carbohydrate levels during chemotherapy seems to increase the response to the therapy considerably. A daily balanced, mixed diet with reduced animal protein and fats as well as a high proportion of fruit and vegetables plus prevention of overacidity and overweight is recommended. Since tumour cells have the property to surround themselves with an acid mantle and the “tumour environment” of the cell is often hyperacid, levelling of the acid-base balance is necessary.


Daily exercises are part of any therapy concept. The choice of sports or exercise therapy should always suit the individual taking her or his unique situation and needs into account.

Psychotherapy/ Psycho-Oncology

Prevention, Reduction and Elimination of Exposure

Immune Modulation or Immune Stimulation,

e.g. with mistletoe, thymus, organ extracts

Adapted Orthomolecular Medicine:

Vitamins, Minerals, Trace Elements

Antioxidative Therapy with Vitamin C, Glutathione, Lipoic Acid administered intravenously

Secondary Plant Substances/ Natural Remedies

Draining, detoxifying measures

Enzyme Therapy

Microbiological Therapy/ Restoring a Healthy Gut Flora

Fever Therapies: Hyperthermia – Local or Whole Body Hyperthermia


No therapy by itself will cure the disease permanently.

The aim of complementary tumour therapy is to create a personalised concept for each patient tending to his or her unique needs integrating best medical practices in an interdisciplinary approach.

Only then can the self-healing powers be stimulated and the healing process boosted.


Complementary Tumour Therapy (German)

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