Adjunctive Integrative Cancer Care

Depiction of a cell damaged by cancerNaturmend is one of the few Naturopathic clinics in Alberta that offers quality adjunctive integrative cancer care.

Adjunctive Integrative Cancer Care uses naturopathic medical principles to assist conventional medical therapies (surgery, chemotherapy and radiation) with the goal of treating the whole person.

Our NDs have received additional focused training in providing care to patients undergoing oncology treatments to ensure that therapies recommended do not interact with conventional medical care (chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal therapy and other targeted therapy). Our goal is to support conventional medical treatments, so that patients are able to complete treatment cycles with less side effects and without compromising the intended purpose of chemotherapy, radiation and hormonal therapy.

A big part of Adjunctive Integrative Cancer Care, involves patient education. Please note that your ND may make recommendations to stop certain supplements that you may be taking, because of interactions with your conventional medical therapies and for your safety.

Integrative, safe and effective medicine. This is our ultimate goal for you.

Benefits of integrative cancer care:

  • Improved quality of life
  • Aim to reduce the risk of recurrence
  • Aim to increase efficacy of conventional cancer treatments
  • Optimal diet and nutrition
  • Track the progression of treatments
  • Side effect management from chemotherapy, radiation and hormonal therapy
  • Targeted therapies, which have a direct impact on tumour cells at the molecular level
  • Prevention of cancer (in patients with a family history and those in remission)

Adjunctive integrative cancer care treatment options at Naturmend include but are not limited to the following therapies:

 

Dr. Nadia Mawji, ND has a practice focus in Adjunctive Integrative Cancer Care. Book a free 15 minute consultation with her today.