You may be considering natural medicines like herbs or nutritional supplements in combination with conventional medicine for a recently diagnosed cancer. Please contact the clinic to discuss your options and interactions are quite possible while some are beneficial for the best treatment outcome. It is very important to understand the interactions between oncology drugs, nutrients and herbal medicines.
Cancer Diet and Nutritional Support
If you have been recently diagnosed with cancer you may be considering complementary medicine, herbs or nutritional medicine which may help with treatment. You may also be uncertain why a particular remedy is used and how much you should take. You might receive mixed messages from family, friends or medical professionals and it can be quite overwhelming.
It’s important to get professional advice and be careful with advice you may find on the internet!
Many people who undergo surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment for cancer also want information on natural therapies that can be used to support the conventional cancer therapies. Natural therapies used in conjunction with orthodox cancer therapy are referred to as Integrative Medicine.
The Cura clinic uses a supportive role to help you with the effective and correct use of natural therapies in assisting to limit the side effects of surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormonal treatments. We also use natural therapies, diet and lifestyle to attempt to reduce the risk of the cancer returning after remission.
Medical and naturopathic treatments can work well in combination and give the best possible outcome. Medical treatment is effective at physically removing or attacking the cancer, whereas natural therapies strengthen and support the mind and the body, and alleviate any side effects. Together they work well as an integrative medicine.
It is important to tailor a treatment for you as an individual and support for you during and after your medical treatments. To achieve the best possible outcome it is recommended to work with both an oncologist and a integrative medical practitioner. We can liaise with your doctor, specialists and hospital pharmacy team to ensure that the natural remedies are compatible and supportive to your medical treatments.
Some patients consider cancer without treatment. It is important to discuss all treatment options to identify the most effective and appropriate for the patient.
Natural Cancer Treatment Aims
- Enhance recovery following conventional cancer treatments
- Support and optimise the whole treatment and outcome
- Relieve symptoms related to cancer treatment or the condition itself
- Promote optimal functioning of the immune system
- Enhance your body’s natural channels of toxic elimination
- Implement dietary and lifestyle modifications which promote health and well-being
- Identify and correct nutritional deficiencies
At the Clinic Shannon has worked with clients suffering from the following types of cancer-
- Brain tumours
- Leukemia (Blood cancer)
There is a lot of supportive evidence often overlooked when considering cancer prevention, cancer treatment and possible causative factors. Most people use complementary and alternative therapies, but until faced with a disease like cancer, few feel the need to research them in detail. The first step is usually the internet and after visiting a few pages, it starts to seem overwhelming. There is just so much information on the internet, so many possibilities, so many products for sale it might seem too difficult. There are a huge number of complementary and alternative treatment options for cancer but it is important to understand the potential interactions with pharmaceutical drugs and/or each nutritional supplement and herbal medicine.
But how do you decide on which treatment options to use? Clearly it’s an individual decision, but seeking the advice of a health professional who is educated in nutritional and herbal medicine is the best place to start.