At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), each patient is assigned a care team of cancer experts to help fight the disease and maintain quality of life. These experts are dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art cancer treatments, while also helping patients manage cancer-related side effects. Each care team is led by a medical oncologist and coordinated by a care manager. Depending on your needs, the team may also include medical specialists such as a radiation oncologist or a surgical oncologist, dedicated to treating the cancer, as well as clinicians offering evidence-based supportive therapies.
Among the supportive therapies CTCA® offers is naturopathic medicine, which focuses on using natural, non-toxic techniques to support the self-healing process. Our naturopathic medicine providers meet with patients to review their medical history, listen to their concerns and recommend a variety of natural therapeutic options. These naturopathic medicine providers may also ask you about supplements you may be taking, to identify potential herb-drug-nutrient interactions.
Our naturopathic medicine providers work closely with you and the rest of your care team to reduce the risk of harmful effects from cancer treatments. Throughout your treatment, the naturopathic medicine provider and other care team members will monitor side effects and modify your treatment plan when necessary. Our naturopathic medicine clinicians choose from a wide variety of natural therapies, including herbal and botanical preparations, dietary supplements and homeopathic remedies, consulting with your medical oncologist and other care team clinicians to help you manage cancer-related side effects, to reduce the risk of treatment delays.