Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s motto is “Care that never quits”. Founded in 1988 by Richard J. Stephenson, his motivation behind the creation of the company was his inability to find the best cancer treatment for his mother. She had passed away in 1982 of bladder cancer.
With five state-of-the-art hospitals across the United States, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is committed to providing precise, individualized, and integrative cancer treatment care to patients. Along with conventional treatments such as chemotherapy, surgical oncology, and hormone therapy, patients are offered evidence-based naturopathic therapies. These therapies include:
- lifestyle coaching and health education
- physical therapy and exercise therapy
- massage treatments
- botanical and herbal supplements
- plant and mineral homeopathic remedy supplements
These protocols augment a patient’s treatment plan and help to manage the side effects of cancer treatment, such as nausea, fatigue, and pain. CTCA’s integrative care program emphasizes treating the whole person with individualized attention.
Among the naturopathic therapies offered are homeopathic remedies. Homeopathy is an FDA-regulated natural system of healing and has none of the side effects of traditional medication. Homeopathic remedies are derived from plants and minerals. These remedies are considered completely safe for everyone, from newborns to pregnant women. They are devoid of toxic chemicals and there are no negative interactions between homeopathic and conventional medications.
CTCA has naturopathic oncology providers who have comprehensive knowledge of the impact of radiation, chemotherapy, and other conventional cancer treatments. Naturopathic clinicians have earned Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degrees from programs accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education. They prescribe and monitor patients’ usage of nutritional supplements and botanical remedies. For example, since nausea is often a common side-effect of chemotherapy, specialists may recommend products containing ginger to relieve the nausea. 65% of patients take a natural supplement during treatment.
Homeopathic treatments align with CTCA’s mission to treat every patient individually in that homeopathy recognizes that each person displays their illness in different ways. Patients are closely observed and monitored while they are prescribed individualized homeopathic remedies that fit their particular symptom profile.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America strongly believes in patient-centered and integrative care. They help to treat and support the patient both physically and emotionally. The main goal of integrative care, which includes naturopathic and homeopathic treatments, is to help patients reduce treatment delays and “get the most out of life”.