Welcome

JUST DIAGNOSED

FEAR is often the first feeling when you or your loved one are diagnosed with CANCER. Take many deep breathes and PAUSE.

Most of the time you have TIME to pause and get multiple opinions regarding both conventional and Integrative treatment options. Do that.

Know that the decisions you make regarding TREATMENT will have a big impact on both your prognosis and your quality of life – FOR THE REST OF YOU LIFE.

This is a big deal – so PREPARE FOR IT. PRAY ABOUT IT.

If working with an Oncologist ask them these questions:

  1. What do you plan to do to treat my cancer stem cells since chemotherapy and radiation do not target these and can stimulate their growth?
  2. How do you plan to protect my healthy cells from the toxic treatment?
  3. I am creating a TEAM that will include an Integrative Cancer Practitioner- how would you like to communicate with my TEAM?

IN TREATMENT / ACTIVE DISEASE

Most important part of treatment is helping the body with dis-ease while protecting your healthy cells.

There are WAYS to protect your healthy cells through Chemotherapy and Radiation.

There are supplements that are less toxic that will help with both ACUTE and possibly long term side effects from Chemo, Radiation and Surgery.

Integrative Care does have a place along side of your conventional treatment and may make a big difference in your prognosis and late effects.

Acute effect: side effects during cytotoxic treatment such as hair loss, nausea and vomiting.

Late effects or Aftereffects
Late effects of cancer treatment can come from any of the main types of cancer treatment: chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapy and immunotherapy.

Chemotherapy late effects

  • Dental problems
  • Early menopause
  • Hearing loss
  • Heart problems
  • Increased risk of other cancers
  • Infertility
  • Loss of taste
  • Lung disease
  • Nerve damage
  • Osteoporosis
  • Reduced lung capacity

Radiation therapy late effects

  • Cavities and tooth decay
  • Early menopause
  • Heart and vascular problems
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Increased risk of other cancers
  • Increased risk of stroke
  • Infertility
  • Intestinal problems
  • Lung disease
  • Lymphedema
  • Memory problems
  • Osteoporosis

Surgery late effects

  • Lymphedema

80-90% of Pediatric Cancer Survivors experience late effects.

I believe we may change these statistics with Integrative Cancer Support.

POST TREATMENT/ NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE

Although celebrated by the outside world this often feels to the cancer patient and the cancer family like a new scary normal. Will the cancer come back?

With Conventional treatment now over- we can really start our HEALING and monitoring of
disease.

Much effort must NOW be put into healing the body. This is a journey.

Most patients are nutritionally deficient and need to start GUT healing so that their body can start to absorb nutrients again. You can read about GUT HEALING for the cancer patient here.

(make that a link to buy my Ebook on GUT HEALING)

Late effect statistics are staggering – its time to truly heal!

Nutrition, supplements, gut health, IV Therapy and mindfulness may all be part of this Healing Journey.