Anti-Cancer Medicine Greenville NC

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.

Ulf Lennart Karlsson, MD
(800) 782-8581
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Karolinska Inst, Med Fak, Stockholm, Sweden
Graduation Year: 1968

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Susan Gustke, MD
(252) 744-1000
202 W Berkshire Rd
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, Nc
Group Practice: Ecu Physicians Brody School Of Medicine

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Lillian P Burke, MD
(252) 744-2560
3E 127 Brody Med Sci Bldg
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Howard David Homesley, MD
(252) 744-3587
Leo Jenkins Cancer Ctr
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1967

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Anastas C Provatas
(252) 744-2383
600 Moye Blvd
Greenville, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Spencer O Raa, MR
(919) 551-2554
3E-106 Brody Bldg
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Radhika Shah, MD
(252) 744-2560
Hem Onc Brody 3E 127 600 Moye Blvd
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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James Ronald W Humbert, MD
(252) 816-4676
288 W Teaching Annex
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Centre Med Univ, Fac De Med, Geneve, Switzerland (Univ De Geneve)
Graduation Year: 1964

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Gary Richard Jones, MD
(503) 494-1543
3282 Charles Blvd
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1980

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Pamela Ann Lepera, DO
(252) 937-0200
600 Moye Blvd
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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