Breast Cancer and Naturopathic Medicine
From the Desk of Tara Greaves, ND ... I wish you all a blessed spring and wonderful Easter. I will share with you some details about a specialty of mine. This is the treatment of breast cancer with Naturopathic Medicine. One out seven women will deal with breast cancer during their lifetime.
I have success fighting breast cancer by targeting different receptors that are expressed in breast cancer. I use natural agents that block BRAp53, tyrosine kinase and RAS. There are many other receptors that are also targeted that have been overlooked by conventional medicine. This sophisticated approach often results favorably. Many women I have worked with have gone from terminal to complete remission. They have been able to add years, some decades to their live in good health.
Naturopathic medicine even gets good results in breast cancers that have metastasized to lymph and bones. We work on apoptosis (cell death) of breast cancer cells that have invaded surrounding tissues and have other therapy to rebuild the bones that the cancers have weakened. These therapies work on the underlying biology and biochemistry of the disease.
Many of my patients combine Naturopathic Medicine and Conventional Treatments of chemotherapy and radiation. I look forward to working with the Oncologists in surrounding Boston area. My patients have been able to avoid the myriad of complications from chemotherapy and radiation. I have women who’ve shortened recuperation time after a lumpectomy and/or mastectomy, diminished radiation burns, and some that have completely prevented radiation burns. After lymphnodes have been removed to properly diagnose their cancer, some women experience lymphedema. In this condition, the arm is swollen with lymphatic fluid that is not able to properly return to the body. In herbal medicine, there is a family of herbs called lymphagues that support the return of lymph to the body and reduce the swelling of arm. Chemotherapy agents that are effective at killing cancer cells also can damage the heart tissue. Natural Medicines including Co Q 10 serve to be cardioprotective and reduce or eliminate any damage to the heart.
Once my patients are in remission we continue with a preventive regimen to ensure that the cancer is never to return. Whether you are directly affected by breast cancer or someone close to you is, let them know Naturopathic Medicine can be a part of the solution.
Dr. Tara Greaves is experienced and has seen and treated many breast cancer patients with serious prognosis and has restored them to health.