Anti-Cancer Medicine Lake Oswego OR

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.

Misagh Karimi
(503) 387-8200
10330 Se 32nd Ave
Milwaukie, OR
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Michael James Gagnon, MD
6489 SW Borland Rd
Tualatin, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1999

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Christopher Andrew Yasenchak
(503) 692-2032
19260 Sw 65th Ave
Tualatin, OR
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Edward Hsia0-kua Chang
(503) 692-2032
19260 Sw 65th Ave
Tualatin, OR
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Janet C Ruzich
(503) 513-1900
10330 Se 32nd Ave
Milwaukie, OR
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Kathleen Louise Fielder, MD
(503) 692-2032
19250 SW 65th Ave Ste 320
Tualatin, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1978

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Joseph Martin Weresch, MD
(503) 723-6706
1935 Arena Ct
West Linn, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1980

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Edward Hsiaokua Chang, MD
(503) 692-2032
19250 SW 6th Ave Ste 320
Tualatin, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Chinese
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Legacy Meridian Park Hospital, Tualatin, Or
Group Practice: Northwest Cancer Specialists

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Gregory S Willis
(503) 692-4843
6489 Sw Borland Rd
Tualatin, OR
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Christopher J Nogeire, MD
(503) 692-3636
6464 SW Borland Rd Ste C5
Tualatin, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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