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Anti-Cancer Medicine Altus OK

If you swallow echinacea at the first sign of a cold, visit an acupuncturist for that nagging pain in your knee, or say “energy healing” without giggling, you’re probably the type of person who would search high and low for an alternative to chemotherapy should the word “cancer” ever escape your doctor’s lips. But in this case, sticking only with alternative therapies may cost you your life.

Bryan A Van Doren, MD
(918) 592-3700
1810 E 15th St
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Hillcrest Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok; Southcrest Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Cancer Care Assoc

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Mehrdad Jafari, MD, PHD
(405) 271-4022
920 Stanton L Young Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Alexandra P Ikeguchi, MD
(405) 359-7358
1816 Devonshire St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Midwest City Regional Hospital, Midwest City, Ok

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Dr.Todd Kliewer
(405) 737-8455
230 North Midwest Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Carl R Bogardus
(405) 271-5641
825 Ne 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Linda J Hathaway
(405) 271-5641
825 Ne 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Jennifer E Trottman
(918) 744-3180
1705 E 19th St
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Robert C Gaston, DO
(405) 271-5641
1200 Everett Dr Ste 902
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Deaconess Hosp, Oklahoma City, Ok; University Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: University-OK Health Sciences

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James Edward Reeves
(405) 751-4343
4205 Mcauley Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Martina C Hum, MD
(918) 494-2525
6600 S Yale Ave Ste 1250
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Warren Clinic Inc

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Alternative Medicine Cabinet - Top Cancer-Fighting Supplements

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By Catherine Guthrie

If you swallow echinacea at the first sign of a cold, visit an acupuncturist for that nagging pain in your knee, or say “energy healing” without giggling, you’re probably the type of person who would search high and low for an alternative to chemotherapy should the word “cancer” ever escape your doctor’s lips. But in this case, sticking only with alternative therapies may cost you your life.

There’s no shortage of alternative treatments that combat cancer in one way or another, including several supplements. But according to Timothy Birdsall, a naturopath and vice president of integrative medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, in Zion, Illinois, none have been proven effective enough to work on their own. He still recommends chemotherapy, radiation or both for most of the hundreds of patients he sees each year.

But he generally adds some combination of supplements to the mix. They don’t cure the cancer, but some have been proven to impede tumor growth, increase chemotherapy’s effectiveness, or wipe out those cancer cells conventional therapies leave behind. Once treatment is over, they may also help prevent recurrences, says Charlotte Gyllenhaal, a research assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who studies plants with purported cancer-fighting properties. “Supplements can make the body’s internal environment less hospitable to new tumor growth,” she says.

Below are three of Birdsall’s favorites. All have been shown to promote general anti-cancer activity, meaning they can work against most types of cancer, and all have a low risk of side effects. Of course, it’s important to check with your doctor before tossing a supplement into the mix. Some may interfere with the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs or cause other unwanted side effects, like blood thinning.

Melatonin: Not just for zzz’s
Melatonin is a popular sleep aid, but did you know the hormone also scores big when it comes to treating cancer? Its attack is twofold: Not only can melatonin increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy, it may also combat its toxicity, making side effects from the treatment less intense.

In one of the best studies to date on melatonin and cancer, Italian scientists enlisted a group of 100 patients with various types and stages of the disease. Half the volunteers received chemo- therapy; others were treated with chemo along with 20 milligrams of melatonin each night. Immediately and in the years that followed, the melatonin group not only had fewer side effects from their cancer treatment, they also lived longer than the patients who received chemotherapy alone.

Experts know melatonin is a powerful antioxidant, but they haven’t pinpointed exactly how it works against cancer. Some believe the key is melatonin’s double duty as both an antioxidant and a sleep aid. Since chemotherapy patients who slumber soundly have fewer complications than those who don’t, melatonin may encourage good sleep pa...

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