What is Naturopathic Oncology

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Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) trained in integrative cancer care play an important role in the support of people diagnosed with cancer through survivorship. They provide evidence-informed guidance on safe and effective use of natural and supportive therapies, when combined with conventional treatment.

 

Combining naturopathic and conventional medicine, supports the pursuit of best possible outcomes for patients.

Goals are to improve quality of life, manage of side effects, help with speed recovery, prevent recurrence, and provide education for a healthy lifestyle.

Support for Symptom Management & Chronic Conditions:

NDs provide support for side effects, common symptoms and chronic conditions patients experience during cancer treatment.

  • Cancer treatment side effects: Fatigue, Pain, Mucositis, Nausea and Vomiting, Diarrhea or Constipation, Dermatitis, Peripheral Neuropathy.
  • Common chronic conditions: Allergies, Anxiety, Autoimmune Conditions, Depression, Diabetes, Fatigue, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Insomnia, Osteoarthritis,
    Pre-Postmenopausal Symptoms, Reflux Esophagitis.

The OncANP advocates for collaboration with conventional providers, and is dedicated to advancing the science and application of naturopathic medicine within the field of standard cancer care and treatment.

The OncANP supports Advanced Training of Naturopathic Doctors in Oncology awarding board-certified members the status of Fellow by the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO). These Fellows meet the highest standard of the profession.