Integrative Cancer Care: The Power of Being Informed by Dr. Adam McLeod
For many people diagnosed with cancer the idea of the side effects from conventional therapies is frightening. Alternative therapies might not seem aggressive enough as the patient wants the cancer gone, and fast. Integrative cancer care combines both options to bring the informed cancer patient the best of both worlds. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to enhance the effects of chemotherapy while at the same time experience fewer side effects? Or recover faster from radiation therapy or surgery? These options may now be available to you.
Cancer patients are intelligent consumers who have access to a vast pool of information on the internet. They are asking questions and demanding answers. They want to understand ways to kill the cancer while keeping their own body alive and healthy.
The oncologist specializes in killing the cancer, through surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. They are not trained in diets, supplements or integrative treatments that assist your body in fighting cancer. Naturopathic doctors are the specialists in this, particularly those whose focus is oncology.
There are many therapies available that can minimize your side effects from traditional chemotherapy and radiation treatments while enhancing their effectiveness. Dr. Adam McLeod’s new book, Integrative Cancer Care: The Power of Being Informed, is an easy to understand guide, which navigates the reader through the complex world of the molecular biology behind integrative cancer care. Combine the best of conventional cancer treatments with specific natural therapies. Say YES to both worlds!
Understand how and why some therapies may be beneficial to you to maximize your outcome. This evidence-based practical book is completely referenced with scientific studies for the health care professional and the layperson alike. Become an informed patient and get involved in your own healing! Dr. Adam McLeod currently practices at Yaletown Naturopathic Clinic in Vancouver, B.C.