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  • Writer's pictureDr. Yelena Deshko

Benefits of Holistic Cancer Care

Updated: May 3, 2022

Our holistic cancer care programs work in tandem with conventional cancer treatments. Our Toronto specialists design treatment protocols that support and even enhance the effectiveness of conventional treatments.

General cancer treatments like prescription drugs, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation help battle cancer’s dangerous effects – but can also come with side effects that are both uncomfortable and potentially harmful.

Common Side Effects Holistic Cancer Care Can Improve:

  1. Pain: Different types of pain are all too common of a side-effect and can drastically interfere with your quality of life by making it difficult to sleep, eat, or socialize. Your pain can and should be treated.

  2. Fatigue: This is one of the most common and disruptive side effects, especially as a result of chemotherapy. Patients report overwhelming tiredness, exhaustion, and weakness that doesn’t go away with sleep and rest.

  3. Anemia: When there aren’t sufficient red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body, anemia develops. Dizziness, weakness, faintness, and racing of the heart and secondary symptoms.

  4. Mouth problems: Anticancer drugs and radiation to the head and neck can damage your salivary glands and tissues in the mouth, throat, and lip. This can result in:

    1. Difficulty swallowing

    2. Changes in taste

    3. Dry mouth

    4. Infections in the mouth

    5. Mouth sores

    6. Tooth decay

    7. Sensitivity to hot and cold food.

  5. Nausea & Weight Fluctuations: Nausea and vomiting can cause weight changes, dehydration, and malnutrition, which can worsen the overall symptoms of the side effects.

  6. Hair, skin, and nail problems: Many people are aware of potential hair loss issues that result from cancer treatments. Skin-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy can include dryness, itchiness, redness, and swelling. Darkening, yellowing, or cracking of the nails and/or cuticles is also common.

Other Benefits of Holistic Cancer Care

The stronger and healthier your spirit and body are, the more effective your cancer treatment will be. That’s why we work with you to improve your overall health. We aim to support the mind, body, and spirit in the healing process.

Our treatment plans have helped many patients strengthen their immune systems and boost their:

  1. Energy

  2. Well-being

  3. Overall quality of life

Natural Cancer Care to Achieve Long-Term Health Goals

Our naturopathic doctors are dedicated to working with each patient individually to provide strategies for preventing cancer recurrence. We are dedicated to your ongoing health maintenance.

Learn more about our Toronto holistic cancer care program and call us to learn more.

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