I'm looking into this for my mom, we have been to several consultations and we just can't decide if it's the right next step; (as she's not in treatment now, had finished end of February). There seem to be a couple schools of thought, one being using IV therapies along with diet, lifestyle and supplement treatments, and the other (perhaps the older cohort) also using supplements, herbs, detoxification, but not offering IV therapy. We are confused and wonder if anyone has tried anything like this and how is it working?
Thank very much.
Hi @Luci22 . There are lots of different approaches to complimentary and alternative medicine for cancer patients. You may want to visit the website for the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. https://www.ccnm.edu/
If your mother should go back into treatment at some point, it will be important to let her oncologist know what other things she is taking/doing.
I was diagnosed in 2014 at stage 3C. I had the full surgery with multiple "ectomies", then chemo. I did very well and entered a clinical trial in the summer. 4 years later and I am just finishing chemo after a recurrence.
Through all of it, I have been working with a Naturopath. (I have been using complimentary medicine for 30 years now). I have been open and honest with all of my doctors - oncology, naturopathy, and family - and they are all aware and supportive of my decisions and choices. I have taken my oncologists recommendations to my naturopath and vice versa. They ask good questions and raise valid points. There is so much information out there, and it often conflicts. Remember that you can get conflicting advice from 2 oncologists, it is not just from different disciplines. If you are seeking information, consider your source carefully. Trust your sources carefully and make your own decisions.
You are the one who has to live with the results.
Au mois de juin 2018, j'ai entendu parler des soins pour le cancer à Havana-Cuba. J'en discuté avec mon oncologue et elle était d'accord que j'essaie.
Je suis restée une semaine dans la clinique Pradera à Havana. Ils ont refait l'hemograme complet et un raion-x. L'oncologue à cette clinique m'a proposé 3 médications en naturopathie :
Avec le consentement de mon oncologue à Quebec, j'en prends toujours même avec la chimio. Je vous confirme qu'ils soulagent beaucoup les effets secondaires de la chimiothérapie.
Bonne semaine à vous!