Integrative Cancer Program
Cancer is an illness that deeply affects the physical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of the human being. In order to optimize the healing process, we need to look at the immune system, we need to develop sensible and optimal nutrition including a careful choice of supplements and we need to support healthy social and psychospiritual processes. This approach, complementing expert mainstream advice and working in partnership with your oncologist, constitutes the best integrative care.
There are many crucial questions to consider. For example, should patients take antioxidant vitamins and herbs when receiving chemotherapy and radiation? Should women with breast cancer include soy in their diet? Which herbs and supplements are optimal for the immune system? Should patients make changes in their diets?
I work to help you develop an individualized program, considering numerous issues that are vital and pertinent to your health. Nutrition, in addition to its effects on the immune system, can also affect the body’s hormones. This can be very important in illnesses such as breast and prostate cancer. Many herbs and natural substances can inhibit the tumor’s ability to form new blood vessels (angiogenesis). This can have the effect of limiting nutrition available to the cancer and potentially limiting its growth.
Lastly, I believe, and studies suggest, that a social and psychospiritual program enhances how you feel, how your immune system functions and positively influences your recovery and healing.
You have cancer and you are searching for knowledgeable and trustworthy answers concerning all of your potential options. I have worked with many patients over the years and I have extensive experience and scientifically founded knowledge concerning the role that integrative and holistic approaches can play in your overall care. It could be very worthwhile for you to take a step towards exploring those options, knowing that you want a team of trusted professionals helping you make treatment and lifestyle decisions that will guide you through the complicated and difficult path towards being a cancer survivor.
For additional assistance, visit our offices at Steiner Medical & Therapeutic Center.