Cancer is a complex disease that requires a multi-disciplinary approach. Current treatments for cancer including chemotherapy, radiation and surgery can be challenging for the body. It has become more apparent to oncologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists, that adding integrative therapies can prolong life, enhance the efficacy of treatment and prevent side effects.
For years, integrative practitioners have stressed the importance of diet, supplements and life style in the treatment of cancer. Depending on the type of cancer being treated, specific dietary programs are recommended. Since many people with cancer die from malnutrition, making sure that a patient has adequate nutrient intake is crucial.
Intravenous vitamin C, glutathione and lipoic acid are proven to help support patients during the process of treatment for cancer and afterward to help maintain remission. Herbal nutrients, antioxidants, medicinal mushrooms can be important adjunctively but it is essential that consideration is made to the specific conventional cancer treatment to avoid complications. Most oncologists are supportive of working with integrative practitioners to help their patients get better outcomes. At Watson Wellness, we have a history of working with cancer patients to successfully help them recover and transition into remission.