Ovarian Cancer Naturopathic Medicine
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Our naturopathic clinicians use a variety of natural therapies to reduce side effects associated with ovarian cancer treatment. We develop individualized care plans to bolster the immune system and support your quality of life.
Naturopathic Medicine for Ovarian Cancer
Every ovarian cancer patient who comes to Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has the opportunity to see a member of our naturopathic medicine team.
As part of your CTCA care team, naturopathic clinicians act as consultants to your oncologists, and are committed to advancing your overall health and wellness. Throughout your ovarian cancer treatment, your naturopath will use natural therapies to support your immune system and reduce any treatment-related side effects.
Your Naturopathic Treatment Plan
During your first visit to CTCA, your naturopath will conduct a 30-minute consultation with you. During this time, you’ll discuss your health history, as well as any side effects you are experiencing.
Your naturopath will also explain the goals of naturopathic cancer treatment, which aim to:
- Support normal metabolism and digestion for optimal nutrition during ovarian cancer treatment.
- Manage any side effects of cancer treatment, such as nausea or fatigue.
- Boost immune function.
- Support long-term health and wellness.
Easing Side Effects
The naturopathic medicine teams at CTCA have comprehensive knowledge of all cancer-fighting therapies. Throughout your ovarian cancer treatment, your naturopath will suggest remedies to help to minimize any foreseen side effects of upcoming therapies.
Common side effects of chemotherapy, surgery and other common ovarian cancer treatments may include gastrointestinal problems, hot flashes and fatigue. Your clinician will tailor a personalized naturopathic treatment plan for you with a goal of decreasing treatment-related side effects.
Ovarian Cancer Care Under One Roof
Your naturopath communicates regularly with your oncologists and the other members of your ovarian cancer team. Our Patient Empowered Care® clinic brings your medical oncologist, clinic nurse, registered dietitian, naturopathic clinician and nurse care manager to you. With this approach, you enjoy greater comfort, convenience and privacy, by meeting with your cancer care team in one room.
Working together in close proximity allows for a fully integrated approach to treating ovarian cancer. Your naturopath is able to share any specific nutrition challenges with other members of your care team, such as your gynecologic oncologist and dietitian, and work together to find solutions that meet your individual needs.
Throughout your ovarian cancer treatment, your naturopath will also monitor your supplement and vitamin intake to ensure safety from potential drug-herb and drug-nutrient interactions. Once home, the naturopathic team is available for 30-minute and one-hour phone consultations.
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