“How do we know which approach or practitioner is right for us?
We have 25 years’ experience of both oncology and integrative medicine. A lot of our work with you is about what will be the most suitable approach on every level. There is no magic formula it’s a case of getting to know you and working with you find a programme that works biochemically, financially, emotionally and is manageable within how you want to approach this. If you are looking at clinic based support or choosing a practitioner we pretty much know everybody. We will give you the most unbiased, honest appraisal available on whether a clinic or practitioner is worth you investing your time, money and health in.
“If natural approaches were any good surely the doctors would be using them, is there any evidence?
There are many thousands of studies showing how nutraceuticals as they are called help the body reduce the environmental factors that support cancer cell growth and support normal cells in playing a larger part in control and repair. It is a new way of thinking about cancer, whilst drugs are fine for bashing cancer cells on the head they cause inflammation and damage to normal cells. We want the best of both worlds for you, control cellular growth and repair and nurture to get the best result. It becomes less about what the doctor can do and more about what you can do, especially after orthodox treatment is finished. The common complaint from doctors is there is studies are not on the scale of thousands that drug companies can afford to do so therefore it is invalid. This is completely untrue a skilled practitioner can help you bring many elements together to ensure your recovery is optimised and not left to chance.
Whilst the debates continue about evidence base and how effective clinical trials are, Cancer Options endeavours to use the best information currently available to help the people who are dealing with the problem right now.
In the complementary world, we visit and work with all the main clinics and practitioners
to assess how they work and if they have a professional practice.
“Do you provide ongoing support?
Yes indeed we work alongside people for many years. I’m happy to say we have clients we have known a long time and are thrilled to see their success.
We will fit in as part of your team wherever needed, whether as the primary practitioner or for you to use as a sounding board on occasion or just check in and make sure you are not missing anything. It really is a service that you can tailor to suit yourself.
“There are so many supplements, how do I know which ones are the right ones”
There are a lot of very expensive products available, and everything sounds helpful, we
can help you identify an appropriate programme that is designed for you as an individual, and appropriate for your situation, their lifestyle and their budget.
“I keep getting contradictory advice about diet”
So do we!, it’s a constantly evolving situation as new research comes along. However different cancers work differently metabolically so there is not one diet that is good for everybody with cancer, We can help you avoid anything that is ill advised and are expert in helping people retain weight and energy.
Everything is so expensive, how do I know it is working”
We can guide you so before opting for a treatment programme you will be fully informed
of the practitioner, the treatment and the ongoing costs. We can often put people in touch with other clients who have made similar choices, and use biochemical profiling to assess regularly if the approaches you are taking are the right ones.
“Do I have to choose between orthodox and complementary medicine”?
Not at all, our approach is that you should choose from the best of all the options, provided they have been shown to be safe and effective. We are happy to work with your orthodox team and discuss all aspects of your plans if you would like us to.