Our Goal is to Strengthen the Individual and Create an Environment that is Inhospitable to Cancer
If you have been touched by cancer, whether facing a new diagnosis, a recurrence or are in remission, the integrative cancer program at Francis Holistic Medical Center is dedicated to providing supportive care for the whole person who has a cancer diagnosis at whatever phase of treatment they are in.
Conventional cancer treatment focuses on treating the tumor or cancer cells with little emphasis on the whole health of the individual. We believe that a whole-person approach, one that aims to strengthen the individual before, during and after conventional cancer treatment, should be the foundation of a comprehensive approach to fighting cancer.
Our approach to cancer care is comprised of a program which begins with a foundational protocol designed to balance and strengthen the individual with cancer. We use patient-specific laboratory testing to uncover nutritional deficiencies, excesses and imbalances and to tailor the program based on the body’s unique biochemistry. We use therapies such as nourishing and medicinal foods, nutritional and botanical supplements, intravenous nutrients and lifestyle interventions with a goal of optimizing the terrain of the body so that it is inhospitable to cancer. Our customized treatment plans are designed to:
-Improve energy levels
-Strengthen, balance and nourish
-Decrease cancer promoting inflammation
-Enhance immune function
-Address imbalances and deficiencies
-Turn off cancer promoting oncogenes and turn on tumor suppressor genes
-Prompt cancer cells to mature into healthy cells (a process known as differentiation) or to undergo a natural cell “suicide” (apoptosis)”
-Improve response to conventional cancer therapies and inhibit multidrug resistance
--Reduce treatment-related side effects and protect healthy organs from toxic treatments
-Reduce toxic burden and enhance detoxification
-Maintain quality of life
We provide integrative, functional medicine in Central Massachusetts in the Worcester area. Many of our patients come from Boston and the Metrowest Boston area as well as all areas of Massachusetts and the other New England states.
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