Cancer Care

What are alternatives to chemotherapy?

If you've recently been told that you need treatment for cancer, then chemotherapy might have been recommended immediately or in the near future. There is no true alternative to chemotherapy, which is a highly aggressive treatment that can save your life depending on the stage and grade of cancer. If you've been told that you need chemotherapy or surgery, then the cancer is likely at risk of spreading or invading other tissues. At that point, chemotherapy is highly recommend.

What are natural treatments for cancer?

Cancer can be treated naturally, but it depends on how long you've been living with it and whether or not it progressed.  For early stage diagnoses like carcinoma in-situ or stage 0 cancer, natural medicines are a great option to help prevent the progression and spread of cancer. This is usually done in conjunction with recommended conventional therapies, if there are any available. Natural therapies can also be used to help control cancer that has progressed, ease the side effects of drugs, and promote a greater sense of wellbeing. 

Can cancer be treated with naturopathy?​

 

Treating cancer is not just about having one type of practitioner helping you, but rather involves a team of doctors who are all working in your favor. Having a naturopathic doctor on your care team is an excellent choice because they can make recommendations about topics such as what to eat and what can be taken to manage symptoms like nausea, fatigue, and GI upset. Naturopathic doctors will work to help improve the overall condition and health of your body. 

How can you prevent cancer?

While there is no one proven way to prevent cancer, it usually involves taking steps to ensure that you're living a healthy lifestyle. Foundations include nutrition, exercise, mental/emotional health, and developing positive relationships. Working with a practitioner on a regular basis is one way to ensure that you're maintaining a healthy lifestyle and can prevent late-stage cancer diagnoses. 

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