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The Center for Advanced Medicine focuses on effective science-based integrative cancer treatment therapies. There are many ways to treat cancer — but each cancer patient is different. What worked for your neighbor may not be effective for you. The Center for Advanced Medicine treats the individual. Our integrative oncology approach combines the best aspects of conventional and alternative medicine and pinpoints the best treatment plan based on test results.

These are the cancer treatments available at The Center for Advanced Medicine:

Infrared Sauna

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.

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.

Chemotherapy

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.

Mind-Body Medicine

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.

Nutrition

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.

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)

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.