Boosting Strength While Undergoing Chemo
We take an integrative approach and work in conjunction with patients that choose to chemotherapy and/or radiation to assist with the toxic side effects. We work with patient’s immune system to help with recovery and quality of life.
Cancer and cancer treatment have a language of their own, which anyone who has been diagnosed has had to learn to understand in order to make informed decisions on the choices you have to make. 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.
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!
Progressive Medical 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.
You are not alone. If you are used to being independent and taking care of yourself, it can be difficult to ask for help. Not only does accepting
“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