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Integrative Colon Cancer Treatments in Winnipeg
At our naturopathic cancer centre, we see all different types of cancers. Colorectal cancer is a common cancer and we have treated hundreds of cases from prevention to stage 4 and palliative patients. Each patient is looked at as an individual requiring special care with a potentially very serious disease. We listen to what the concerns are of the patient and what they hope to achieve. Care from our expert naturopathic doctors to make sure our patient is listened to and their goals met to the best of our abilities and a solid unique plan laid out for the patient, tailored to each patient. There is no blanket approach to cancer treatment. We have many advanced cancer treatment options to choose from and many treatments that are offered in advanced natural cancer treatment centres in Mexico or Europe and many that are not even offered there we do perform. Dr. Ceaser has travelled the world, learning from experts in the field of integrative cancer treatments to bring back home therapies and strategies that can be used to battle this condition. Dr. Ralph Kleef, MD from Vienna, for instance, Dr. Ceaser spent time tutoring to learn from one of the world’s foremost experts in hyperthermia. At the time, Dr. Kleef was pioneering a fever therapy using IL-4 to treat his advanced cancer patients as well as using 7 hyperthermia machines for cancer treatment. As an oncologist in Austria, his knowledge in the use of natural cancer therapies was unsurpassed and his legacy lives on with what we have brought back to our Winnipeg-based integrative cancer centre.
The therapies we do offer, we can’t discuss here, as Health Canada forbids us from linking specific integrative cancer treatments, such as IVs, to the disease. If you’d like specific information about the therapies we offer you can visit our therapies page or contact the clinic for more information.
Colon cancer patients not only experience these non-harmful effective therapies but more importantly experience the guidance of a naturopathic oncologist with over 20 years of experience who has worked with thousands of cancer patients to bring about protocols that are effective and non-harmful. Many patients know of integrative cancer centres in Mexico, the US and Europe but through our promotion are now learning of our cancer clinic that is much closer to home and much, much less costly than these other cancer centres. Our Center is ready to answer any questions you have or to book an appointment for you by calling 1-204-808-1214 or by emailing [email protected].
Why don’t patients learn of these therapies from their oncologists? The answer is simple; there is not an hour of training with natural medicines for any of our oncologists here in North America. Their training is simply with surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapies and targeted therapies. Natural therapies are even discouraged by North American oncologists to the detriment of patient success simply because of a lack of training. Often, because of a lack of training a blanket statement of “There are no studies on natural medicine” is used despite hundreds of studies performed. German oncologists, however, have training in natural medicines and this is why, for example, there are over 300 OncoTherm hyperthermia units in hospitals and medical clinics as they are used in cancer care treatments routinely.
Colon cancer therapies by oncologists here follow a very standard course of treatment including surgery, chemotherapy and possibly radiation therapy. Each of these has dramatic side effects. Many of these surgeries lead to colostomy bags having to be used by patients. Chemotherapy involves FOLFIRI or FOLFOX combination therapies in which the patient wears a pump for a few days to deliver a short-acting chemo called 5-FU. Along with this, leucovorin and either irinotecan or oxaliplatin are used. These chemo agents cause many side-effects including nausea, fatigue, lowered immunity and red blood cell counts, and loss of sensation in the fingers and toes. While these chemo agents can be helpful, short term, to reduce tumour size, they later cause tumour resistance and a powerful increase in tumour growth and spread which can lead to many deaths following chemotherapy treatment. We use therapies to avoid complications due to chemotherapy for our colorectal patients and we come up with an individual plan for each of our patients to have the best success with their cancer treatments.
You will see here the case of an advanced stage 4 colorectal cancer who remains free of disease following our naturopathic protocols alone: (Colorectal Cancer Naturopathy Case Study)
Naturopathic medicine is a type of medicine encompassing holistic and individualized healthcare. Every person is assessed in a thorough manner and their needs are met based on their clinical presentation, physical exam findings, and health goals. Naturopathic Doctors take this approach with every patient and formulate a health care plan that is best suited to that person, rather than just looking at what is the best treatment for their condition. When it comes to Naturopathic cancer care, the same approach applies.
Naturopathic oncology offers integrative cancer treatments that boost the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Such practices have been used to treat many different types of cancers including colorectal cancer which comes up as the third most common diagnosis and second most dominant type of cancer currently in both males and females. Colorectal cancer encompasses everything in the large intestine and rectum. Colon cancers can be sporadic, familial clustering, or inherited syndromes such as familial adenomatous polyposis and Lynch syndrome. Having colon cancer puts individuals at greater risk of other cancers including that of the small intestine. Prostate cancer is another common cancer and patients diagnosed have an increased risk of advanced colorectal neoplasms. Colon cancer patients can benefit from an approach that either combines conventional and integrative care or seeks integrative cancer treatments on their own.
When it comes to colon cancer, screening after the age of 50 is a recommended guideline with fecal immunochemical testing done every 2 years. A screening colonoscopy is done if you have a family history of colon cancer and can be done every 5 or 10 years depending on the age of the relative at the time of diagnosis. Colon cancer screening is very important as it saves lives through early detection of malignancy and can enable treatment when the survival rate is more than 90%.
Colon cancer is generally diagnosed from colorectal cancer screening colonoscopy enabling tissue biopsy of cancer cells to conform carcinoma. Additionally, computed tomography (CT) of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis along with running a carcinoembryonic antigen on blood analysis is done before conventional treatments are suggested.
Conventionally, colorectal cancer is treated using surgery with the potential addition of radiation and chemotherapy depending on the stage of malignancy and the location of the tumour. Local early-stage disease is treated using surgical resection either through open or laparoscopic surgeries and removes areas surrounding the tumour to prevent recurrence and improve outcome. Depending on the area of the colon removed, there can sometimes be a need for a permanent colostomy, especially in the area of the rectum, anus, and distal colon. With stage I disease surgical resection can be curative, but at stage III the 5-year survival rate goes down to only 20-50% using surgery alone. Adjunctive therapies include chemotherapy options of 5-Florouracil, Capecitabine, Irinotecan, Oxaliplatin, or Trifluridine-tipiracil are recommended in stage III colorectal cancer and higher for 6 6-month duration. Radiation is not often used in colon cancer although may still have a role before or after surgery to help shrink a tumour and prevent recurrence if needed.
Overall, when it comes to colon cancer, we want to look at ways to encourage not only survival but also quality of life in cancer patients. Integrative cancer therapies are effective alone as a complementary therapy for colon cancer patients by preventing the diminishing and adverse effects of standard conventional practices such as chemotherapy and surgical intervention. They have been both researched and clinically proven to be safe and effective in treating colon cancer.
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