Boosting Strength While Undergoing Chemo
We take an integrative approach and work in conjunction with patients that choose chemotherapy and/or radiation to assist with the toxic side effects. We work with patients to keep their immune system strong during this challenging time. Our goal is assisting patients to speed their recovery and retain their quality of life.
Cancers and their respective treatments often are described in confusing language. Anyone who has been diagnosed has had to learn the language to understand the situation in order to make informed decisions when necessary. On top of the emotional impact, the navigation of all these moving parts can be overwhelming.
We’re here to help every step of the way. The powerful available treatment options that we can combine to treat cancer have proven to be effective in building a stronger immune system while negatively impacting the cancer cells directly. Our premise of integrative care is that cancer—as with most chronic diseases— is usually allowed to exist and progress as a result of immune dysfunction.
Integrative Medicine to Support Cancer Patients
Based on this belief, an integral objective of our cancer treatment programs will be to support your immune system. At Progressive Immune Recovery, we offer a myriad of alternative treatments like oxidative therapies, electromagnetic therapies, and acupuncture to augment traditional or fractionated chemo treatments. These therapies increase effectiveness while minimizing side effects.
These alternative therapies can also be used as stand-alone therapies. Our expert team can design a customized cancer care plan together with the patient and their family that builds whole body health, improves quality of life, and places the patient in the best possible position to conquer cancer.
Nutrition is a key component of our integrative approach. Food is medicine! Diet plans, coaching, supplementation treatment protocols, and nutrient-based IV therapies are strategically combined to empower the healing process.
“I initially came to Progressive looking for help with what I thought were multiple food allergies. I really liked all the staff there. What I thought were food allergies ended up being colon cancer. Progressive Medical saved my life!” Suzanne H.
What Does Integrative Cancer Care Look Like?
Step 1: Medical Consultation
The first visit with us includes meeting with our lead practitioner to evaluate all your medical conditions other than cancer and assess aspects of your history and present health which may interfere with optimal treatment for cancer. One emphasis of the evaluation will be on GI health, which we now know has impacts on all disease. Another emphasis includes adrenal (stress) and thyroid health, which greatly impacts cancer occurrence and treatment. Partnering with your oncologist, our team will make recommendations and discuss our integrative treatment options so you can make an informed decision.
Step 2: Naturopathic Physician Consultation
Meet with our oncology team Naturopathic doctor to help design a supplement program to support immune function and whole-body health (especially detoxification, GI health, and metabolic support).
Step 3: Nutrition Consultation
Meet with our team dietician to discuss how your nutrition plan is key to the cancer care program. Nutritional therapy can play a significant role in your cancer care. The dietician will also address food sensitivities and navigate you in making healthier food choices specific to you.
Step 4: Biomedical Consultation
Our biomedical department doctor will introduce you to multiple treatment options, such as electromagnetic medicine and hyperbaric oxygen, that work in support of the nutritional and conventional treatments.
Step 5: Meet with Your Patient Navigator
Your personal Patient Navigator will guide you each step of your treatment program. Your coach will be your point of contact for scheduling and mapping out your treatment routine, offering support, education, and encouragement!
Your Support Team
Progressive Medical Center is here to support you and your family as you go through your treatment process. We recognize that when you are suffering, your loved ones are suffering too. They also have questions, concerns, and anxiety over the unknown.
Knowledge is power!
As part of your care team, we offer educational materials, special learning opportunities, as well as a patient navigator to assist in answering specific questions related to your time with us. Having a “coach” walk with you and your loved ones each step of the way provides a very crucial layer of support.
Even though no one can fully understand what you are going through, your family and close friends can be an invaluable source of strength and support. It may be difficult at first, but sharing your experience with those you are closest to can relieve stress and reduce anxiety.
Give us a call today so we can answer your questions about Progressive Immunotherapy Support and Support team. We look forward to hearing from you and getting you on your way to healing!
“Thanks to the various treatments I received at Progressive Medical Center, I bounced back so quickly from the conventional treatments for stage 3 colon cancer. From biomedical therapies and IVs to the nutritional support and physician consultations, all my family and friends know how much PMC has been instrumental in my comeback! I am thrilled to have another chance to live out the later part of my life with joy.” – Troy W