Optimizing survival and quality of life

Integrative oncology utilizes both evidence based complementary therapies along with medical treatment to enhance their cancer fighting abilities, improve patient quality of life, symptom control, and to lower distress. We may employ many of these therapies to help patients cope as well as adhere to their medical treatment programs.

Understanding your options when it comes to cancer can be often times daunting. It is important to know what not to do is as important as knowing what therapies may be effective. At WellVitality, we believe it is important to explore both conventional as well as complementary methods that have evidence to support them only. This ensures the patient is getting the best care possible.

Experienced naturopathic cancer care

Dr. Koganow ND is highly trained in the integrated treatment of cancer. He has worked and trained with some of the leading doctors in integrated oncology and can work with you using an integrated approach to treating cancer.

He is skilled and highly knowledgeable about new research on natural supplementation in cancer care. Dr. Koganow will discuss options and help your specific needs with the goal of helping you heal and thrive.

Our integrated approach to cancer care may include:

Injection therapies administer vitamins directly into the body thus bypassing the digestive system and liver which deplete essential nutrients. Injections put 100% of the nutrients into the bloodstream, avoiding patient problems with absorbing nutrients through the digestive system.

Injections are selected based on your unique health factors, other medications and medical history.

Diet is an essential component of beating cancer but is so often overlooked. Countless studies have already shown that our diet is very much linked with cancer.

A study conducted by Dr. Anderson, MD Cancer Center found that of 1169 women diagnosed with breast cancer, high body mass index (obesity) was significantly correlated with lower overall survival. Obesity correlates with higher risk of mortality from breast cancer. What happens when we begin exercising when we have already been diagnosed with cancer? Does it improve our survival?

After analyzing 933 women with breast cancer, a study found that women who did moderate-intensity exercise ( a brisk walk 2-3 hours/week) either before or after diagnosis had a 45% lower risk of death compared with women who were inactive both before and after diagnosis.

Dr. Koganow is is trained in both clinical nutrition, as well, holds a degree in Exercise Science. He will make sure you are on the appropriate plan during your treatments.

Lymphedema affects lymphatic vessels, which are responsible for transporting protein-rich fluid (Lymphatic fluid) back into the circulatory system. When lymph vessels or lymph nodes are missing, impaired, damaged, removed or malformed, the fluid isn’t properly transported or filtered and an accumulation of Lymphatic fluid occurs. This results in the condition known as Lymphedema.

There are two types of Lymphedema: Primary Lymphedema and Secondary Lymphedema.

WellVitality has specially trained massage therapists to help cancer care patients suffering from Lymphedema. For more information on how we treat this condition, visit our Massage Therapy page.