Posts Tagged "naturopathic oncology"

Integrative Cancer Center Models

Posted on Apr 19, 2013 in Research

Patients often ask me for referrals to integrative oncology cancer centers. While many centers describe themselves as “integrative”, this may only mean that the surgeon attends meetings with the radiologist. Truly integrative cancer centers have teams naturopathic and conventional medical professionals, working together and focused on your care. Dr Jill Shainhouse, a naturopathic oncologist at Insight Naturopathic in Toronto Canada, shares a helpful article on a model for integrative cancer centers. Read the full story here....

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How Can a Naturopathic Oncologist Help Me with My Cancer Care?

Posted on Apr 12, 2013 in Introduction to Integrative Oncology

A naturopathic oncologist can help you to: Understand your new diagnosis and choose the most helpful treatment options Increase the effectiveness of conventional cancer therapy while reducing side effects Prepare for surgery, and heal afterwards Rebuild health and detoxify after conventional cancer therapy Prevent cancer recurrence by targeting the tumor in ways that conventional therapies miss Create a cancer-fighting...

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What is Evidence-Based Natural Medicine?

Posted on Mar 25, 2013 in Introduction to Integrative Oncology

Evidence based medicine uses medical research to guide and inform medical decisions. There is a growing body of research regarding the benefits of natural products and lifestyle choices in both cancer prevention and cancer treatment. Naturopathic oncologists apply this research in their practice of evidence-based naturopathic medicine. There is a lot of information online regarding natural healthcare options for people with cancer. Some of this is useful and reliable. Some of it is questionable. And some of it can be hard to interpret and use. When looking at health information, here are...

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What is Naturopathic Oncology?

Posted on Mar 25, 2013 in Introduction to Integrative Oncology

Naturopathic oncology is the art and science of integrative cancer care. It is the speciality of naturopathic oncologists — board-certified experts in natural cancer care. Naturopathic oncology encompasses conventional and natural therapies for people with cancer and their caregivers. Naturopathic oncologists use evidence based medicine and a personalized approach to determine the safest and most effective integrative cancer care program for you. A naturopathic oncologist can guide you through a new cancer diagnosis, help you get the most from cancer treatment, and rebuild your health...

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What Kinds of Doctors and Practitioners Practice Integrative Oncology?

Posted on Mar 25, 2013 in Introduction to Integrative Oncology

When you’re fighting for your life, choose a team of wise advisors. The integrative oncology team is a group of natural cancer care experts, all centered on your needs. To begin with, you are at the center of care. Your integrative oncologists serve you. Please talk with us about your questions, preferences, fears, and hopes. This will help us to guide you to the best health care options for you. For example,while oxaliplatin may be a standard chemotherapy in colon cancer, it has a risk of neuropathy. If you’re a concert pianist, this drug may not be the best choice for you. If...

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