Integrative Oncology:

Determining the Wellness Plan that's Right for You

(March 2009)

 

Standard medical treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy, often have side-effects that can be significantly decreased through the use of proper diet and nutritional supplements. At the Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine, Naturopathic Practitioner Katherine Chavez specializes in integrative oncology - using her skills and training to determine a wellness plans to support your process of healing and recovery.

 

The diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming for many patients. It can be a time of great confusion amongst friends and family members, too. Upon diagnosis, many begin to immediately gather information regarding standard treatments recommended by their oncologist, as well as other modalities that may be of use. With all of the information available on the internet, and from those who are closest to the patient, it can be difficult to determine which dietary changes or nutritional supplements may be of particular benefit for the patient given his or her specific diagnosis and treatment plan.

 

Standard medical treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy, often have side-effects that can be significantly decreased through the use of proper diet and nutritional supplements. There are also natural substances that can support the immune system to keep the patient healthy, and a few of these even have naturally anti-cancer effects.

 

At the Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine, Naturopathic Practitioner Katherine Chavez specializes in integrative oncology. She can quickly personalize dietary, vitamin, mineral, and herbal recommendations based upon both the type of cancer one has and type of treatment they are currently receiving. Ms. Rogers then communicates these recommendations to the treating oncologist, so that the patient and his or her family may focus their energy on healing.

 

For more information about whether a Naturopathic approach is right for you, please call 312-276-1212 or email us at Info@RabyIntegrativeMedicine.com.


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