Posts Tagged "radiation"

Cancer Fighting Recipe: Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Posted on Apr 30, 2013 in Research

This delicious recipe has a cancer fighting power that no chemotherapy has — it destroys tumor stem cells. Tumor stem cells are believed to be a primary cause of tumor recurrence. These stem cells stay inactive during conventional cancer treatment and are not destroyed by chemotherapy or radiation. Then, the tumor stem cells reactivate, producing cancer recurrence or metastases. The good news is that several healing foods destroy tumor stem cells. The cruciferous vegetable family has the super power of activating the “self destruct” mechanism in tumor stem cells. These...

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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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Ask the Doctor: What is Triple Negative Breast Cancer? How is it Treated?

Posted on Apr 10, 2013 in Research

Q: What is triple negative breast cancer? How is it treated? A: A triple negative breast cancer is not responsive to therapies targeted at estrogen, progesterone, or the cell growth marker Her-2-neu. The cancer type arises from basal cells that form the basal lining of breast cells. This type of breast cancer tends to have a higher risk of recurrence, when compared to triple positive breast cancer. Triple negative breast cancer is treated conventionally with surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Common chemotherapy drugs include Adriamycin, Cytoxan, Taxotere, or Taxol. Hormone-targeted...

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