We offer a naturopathic oncology approach to cancer care and prevention alongside conventional medicine. Using dietary modifications and natural therapies we work in conjunction with conventional cancer teams to provide patients with an integrative approach for treating their cancer.
The CCNM Integrated Healthcare Centre also provides care for people who are at high risk of developing cancer (i.e. strong family history) and would like support purely for prevention.
For people living with cancer, our goal is to support the body’s inherent healing ability, and to help sustain wellness during and after conventional cancer treatments.
Most common benefits for cancer patients:
During treatment, evidence-based natural agents are used to help prevent and manage side effects from chemotherapy, radiation, surgery. Natural therapies are also used to inhibit the way cancer cells grow, and to stimulate the body’s natural defenses against this disease.
After conventional treatment, the focus is on restoring immune function and helping to prevent recurrence.
Naturopathic therapies and treatment plans are recommended to complement any other conventional
therapies the patient is undergoing. These may include:
Each therapy varies depending on the specific conventional treatments being used, as well as the type of cancer, and the individual circumstances of each patient.
Any time high doses of herbs and nutrients are used there is a potential for negative interactions with other conventional therapies so it is important to work with a qualified naturopathic doctor who is knowledgeable in naturopathic oncology, and who knows what is safe to use together.