Dr. Marianne Marchese provides services for patients and their families to guide and support them through cancer diagnosis and treatment. Naturopathic medicine can offer a patient diagnosed with cancer a tremendous amount of support. Whether someone is newly diagnosed with cancer, having a recurrence, looking to prevent cancer, or seeking support following cancer, naturopathic medicine can help. Numerous studies support the use of naturopathic treatment modalities for many health conditions including cancer. Diet and nutritional counseling along with education on prevention is a key component to care.
What is the role of naturopathic medicine in oncology care?
Dr. Marchese works with patients at all stages:
- At the time of diagnosis: to prepare for what lies ahead.
- During active treatment: providing naturopathic medicines to reduce side effects and potentially improve response to conventional care.
- Post-treatment: to support the prevention of recurrence.
Naturopathic medicine can support cancer treatments, support the immune system, treat the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, and decrease healing time after surgery. Treatments might include high dose IV vitamin-C infusions and other forms of IV therapy that include various vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Herbal medicine, homeopathy, and nutraceuticals specific to each type of cancer. Naturopathic modalities can also help manage the side effects of conventional cancer care.
Naturopathic physicians play an important role in the support of people diagnosed with cancer by utilizing natural and supportive therapies to reduce side effects, optimize conventional care, and help prevent a recurrence. Dr. Marchese takes an integrative approach to care utilizing the full spectrum of treatment options and working with medical oncologists as needed. So, whether you or someone you know is looking for cancer care and support, consider all that naturopathic medicine has to offer.