In search of “health” oriented care, cancer patients commonly use Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) along with their conventional cancer treatments. Many of the experts and leaders in the field of Integrative Cancer Care will be gathering in April near New York City to attend the Advances in Cancer Strategies Symposium. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Bernie Siegel MD. well known for his leading edge thinking and his book Love, Medicine and Miracles.
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12 Steps that will give you a sense of control and participation in your own cancer journey. Be a cancer survivor and thriver. BE PROACTIVE, BUILD A TEAM, Tend to the WHOLE PERSON, Tend to your LIFE. Know that any complex challenge requires a diverse team for a comprehensive and intelligent approach and the very best outcomes and quality of life. Survive and Thrive.
A new study reveals that the spread of cancer may be reduced with common over the counter drugs. There are also natural botanical herbal medicines with similar properties. Here are eight medicinal herbs that contain active constituents that have been shown to lower an array of inflammatory molecules and support normal inflammation function.
Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing with modern applications. Many leading edge cancer centers today include acupuncture therapy for cancer patients. For the cancer patient or cancer survivor/thriver, research supports the use of acupuncture for managing the side effects of cancer treatment and improving quality of life.
Cancer treatment with chemotherapy results in many unwanted and dangerous side effects. In numerous studies acupuncture has been shown to effectively and rapidly increase levels of white blood cells, thus boosting immunity and reducing risk of infections.
Two to seven times as many cancer patients survive and live longer when conventional treatment is combined with and followed by long term use of Herbal Medicine and Vitamins.
“Chemo Brain is not “all in your mind” It’s real. New Research confirms that the brain is permanently damaged by chemotherapy. Nutrients that offer protection to the delicate nerve cells in the brain include Omega 3 fatty acids, Acetyl-L Carnitine, CoQ10, Phosphatidyl Serine, Phosphatidyl Choline and the botanicals Gingko biloba, Bacopa and Gotu Kola.
When given alongside radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, acupuncture has shown for the first time to reduce the debilitating side effect of xerostomia (dry mouth), according to new research
I was diagnosed with stage IIIc ovarian cancer in July 2009. I am forever grateful for the compassionate, caring and in depth knowledge that she continues to impart; I am indebted to Dr. Chilkov and am so appreciative to have her in my life and on my team.
Women who are positive for the BRCA1 gene are known to have poor DNA repair. These women may benefit from PARP inhibitors. BRCA1 is associated with aggressive and often lethal breast cancer as well as colon cancer.
Niacinamide, a B Vitamin, may help breast cancer and ovarian cancer patients. Recently another gene associated with poor DNA repair has been identified. This gene, RAD51D, is associated with increased risk for ovarian cancer. PARP Inhibitor drugs as well as Niacinamide may also be of value to these women.