Recent News and Updates
An Integrative Approach to Ovarian Cancer Suggests Improved Survival
A recent review from a gynaecology oncology clinic in Malaysia reports that patients with advanced and recurrent ovarian cancer who were properly guided and incorporate an integrative medicine approach early which included intravenous vitamin C as a tool lived longer. Such approaches were used either alone and monitored and also together with surgery and / or chemotherapy as needed. Integrative medicine was a foundational element throughout care (i.e. diet, life style, natural medicine, supplements, meditation, etc.). The patients who only used chemotherapy (and without an integrative approach) did not live as long. While this work is preliminary, retrospective, and it lacked a comparative group it mirrors what we have seen in clinical practice with patients with ovarian cancer as well here in Vancouver. It was also interesting to note that the case series obtained publication approval from Director General of Health, Ministry of Health, Malaysia. Other government groups here in Canada should follow.
Progressive Use of Mistletoe Leads to Long-Term Survival in Ovarian Cancer Case Report
The injectable use of mistletoe, which includes the application inside the abdomen via drain tube, leads to long-term survival in a platinum-resistant ovarian cancer case report.
Follow the below link for the published case details.
Respected Canadian Cancer Journal Publishes Naturopathic Cancer Guidelines
Respected Canadian cancer journal Current Oncology acknowledges and publishes article by the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians on recommended guidelines for the role of naturopathic medicine applied to people with cancer. Well done!! To learn more about the article, it can be found below.