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Sanum Therapy

Is a comprehensive holistic system that aims to alter and regulate the internal enviornment of the patien, in order to restore health.  Homeopathic and isopathic remedies (developed by German scientist Dr. Gunther Enderlein) ar used.

Sarcoma

Cancer arising from underlying tissue: muscle, bone, and other connective tissue.  May affect the bones, bladder, kidneys, liver, lungs, parotids, and spleen.

Scirrhous

Hard, like a scirrhus.  A hard cancerous tumor caused by overgrowth of fibrous tissue.

SGOT

Abbr. for serum glitamic-oxalacetic transaminase. (See appendix)

Shark Catilage

Is thought to treat cancer by preventing the development of tumor-supporting blood vessels.

Shark Liver Extract

Researched in Sweden as being helpful in leukemia cases, is now being used with other cancers too.

Shiatsu

Is a form of Oriental therapy that uses a combination of pressure and assisted-stretching techniques to stimulate the curculation and flow of lymphatic fluid, release toxins, reduce tension, stimulate the hormonal and immune systems, and enable the body to heal itself.

Sigmoid

The last part of tte large bowel just before the rectum.

Sigmoidoscopy

An instument for examining the inside of the large bowel as far as the sigmoid.

Situs

(in si-tu) In situ means in position or in place.  Cancer in situ refers to a small cancer which has not yet eaten into nearby tissue.

Squamous

Scale-like.

Staphage-lysate

Is a microbial accumulation used to stimulate an immune response.  It is sometimes called "the germs germ.."

Stem Cell Therapy

Is the replacement of diseased cells with healthy stem cells-primitive undiferentiated cells.  These cells can come from the patient himself (autologous) or from another person (allogenic).  When the therapy is successful, the healthy cells regenerate, replacing the damaged or dead cells in the diseased organs.

Stenosis

Constriction or narrowing of a passage or orifice.  Stenosis can be caused by the hard fibrous scar tissue which can be formed by the following radiation.

Subcutaneous.

Beneath or to be introduced beneath the skin.