Leaders in Comprehensive and Integrative Oncology
to Cancer Treatment
The TCFAM Difference
The Center for Advanced Medicine is the leader in Integrative Oncology.
We offer highly customized programs focused on individual needs and care.
We believe that we can be judged on the treatment and outcomes of each patient individually and as a collective. Our reputation is built on service and performance.
Your Phone Consultation
Our knowledgeable staff will help answer your questions and address your concerns as we prepare you for a formal consult with one of our Integrative Oncologists.
What to Expect
Each Patient can expect to be treated with kindness, respect and care. Every Patient can expect to receive thorough and detailed information regarding treatment options, concerns, and risks.
Meet Our Founder
Dr Stegall shares insights into his early life experiences that planted the seeds that would grow to be the roots of his mission and vision to improve cancer treatments and outcomes. He shares some insights to his training and experience at Harvard and Yale Universities…Read More
Your Cancer is Unique | Your Treatment Should be, Too
Conventional Medicine continues to struggle to keep up with the significant increase in cancer incidences. Survival rates have only improved slightly. We believe that this is in large part due to the failure of medicine to treat the person as a whole and unique individual. One size does not fit all in addressing a cancer diagnosis. Your treatment should be tailored to your health, genetics, and medical history. These treatments can, and should be, highly customized to support you as patient, minimize discomfort or suffering and to significantly improve long term outcomes. You are unique and we recognize that. We invite you to experience a new level of medicine.
TCFAM is Here for You
The Center for Advanced Medicine is built on the cornerstone of Human Connection. We believe that some of the strongest medicine available is the innate healing and treatment benefits of genuine support and empathy. We recognize the crucial role that trust, confidence, and comfort have in addressing and managing serious diseases like cancer. We are here for you. And that support comes in a variety of forms. Integrative Oncology dramatically expands the tools we can incorporate to support you Physically, Spiritually and Emotionally. Cancer can be challenging. You shouldn’t have to feel alone. We value the opportunity to connect, empower, and support each Patient.
Scientists have been questioning the “more is better” approach to chemotherapy for quite some time. The way we use chemo differs dramatically from conventional oncology. There are several distinct advantages to this approach of giving smaller doses more often.
Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT)
Insulin potentiation therapy, or IPT, affects the metabolism of cancer cells, making them more sensitive to chemotherapy agents (thus the reason for using significantly less chemotherapy). While we do not think it is appropriate for everyone, it can be an option for patients who have either failed full-dose chemotherapy previously, are not candidates for full-dose chemotherapy or who prefer to try a gentler and safer approach.
Saunas, in general, provide several health benefits. Infrared saunas provide these same effects, but by using the infrared spectrum of light — and more specifically, the far infrared spectrum — we believe that the anti-cancer effect is even more pronounced.
IV Vitamin C
Vitamin C is perhaps the best-known natural cancer treatment. However, dosing and absorption are important. At a certain dose threshold, Vitamin C begins behaving like a pro-oxidant. In the pro-oxidant form, Vitamin C gets inside cancer cells and turns into hydrogen peroxide which is capable of killing cancer cells.
We know there is a real connection between our thoughts and emotions and our immune system. But what about cancer? Harnessing the power of the mind has significant therapeutic implications when fighting cancer. It turns out that our mental and emotional state can impact cancer treatment.
There are now many scientific studies that show nutrition does make a difference in cancer treatment and prevention. By practicing integrative oncology, we make room for the importance of nutrition in any cancer treatment plan.
In keeping with our philosophy, The Center for Advanced Medicine repurposes many of these pharmaceuticals — although they were originally intended for other uses — for their anti-cancer effect. You may recognize some of the drugs on this list for their intended use — but continued research has proven them effective in cancer treatment, too.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
Cancer cells have been shown to have an abnormal resonance that differs from normal, healthy cells. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) is a simple, painless, and non-invasive way to address abnormal resonance in cancer cells. In addition, PEMF has been shown to assist in making cell membranes more permeable.
Studies have consistently shown that specific sound frequencies kill cancer cells. Using sound waves therapeutically is known as sonodynamic therapy. However, ultrasound waves also can be combined with phototherapy (light), a treatment known as sonophotodynamic therapy (SPDT).
Our Patient’s Stories
How do I fund my treatment?
Most insurance companies have limited out of network coverage or provisions for integrative cancer treatments, however, there are some medical share plans that will cover integrative oncology as well as a few other ways we can help you raise money for your treatments. This article will show you the top ways you can fund your own cancer treatments on your own terms