Cancer

Cancer Specialist
Nearly 40% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes. In many cases, cancers take years to grow, which means you have the opportunity to take preventive steps. Dr. Lynne R. Mielke and Sandi Kreizenbeck, DNP, at Optimal Health Spectrums in Pleasanton, California, offer specialized testing and natural integrative medicine designed to help prevent cancer. If you have cancer, their integrative therapies can be used along with traditional treatment to promote your well-being and support recovery. Contact the office to set up an appointment.

Cancer Q & A

Optimal Health Spectrums

How can integrative medicine support cancer patients?

We use integrative medicine to naturally support the aspects of your health that must be strengthened to prevent or fight cancer more effectively. Although we don’t directly treat cancer, you can use integrative therapies during traditional cancer therapy, such as chemotherapy or radiation.   

Prevent cancer

Extensive evaluation and specialized testing uncover toxins, weaknesses in immune function, metabolic dysfunctions, or nutritional and hormonal deficiencies in your body that may increase the risk for cancer. Then, targeted natural treatments can be implemented to strengthen your defense.

Support those with cancer

We support your well-being with integrative therapies that relieve side effects of cancer treatment and promote optimal health during recovery and beyond.

What integrative cancer services are available?

We focus on diagnosing and treating underlying problems such as:

Cellular stress: Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress are just two of the possible health problems that give rise to cancer and make it difficult for healthy cells to fight cancerous changes.

Weak immune system: Many factors weaken your immune system -- toxins, stress, lack of sleep, infections, obesity, excessive sugar consumption -- and a weak immune system makes you susceptible to cancer.

Environmental toxins: Whether you work around chemicals, eat pesticide-containing food, smoke cigarettes, or breathe secondhand smoke, virtually everyone is exposed to some type of environmental toxins, which can cause cancer.

Nutritional status: Adequate nutrition that supports your immune system and fights cancer is important, whether you’ve been diagnosed with cancer or want to maximize your body’s ability to stop cancer from developing.

Depending on the results of tests, your individualized plan may include:

  • Dietary interventions
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Weight management
  • Bioidentical hormones
  • Detoxification protocols
  • Chelation
  • IV therapy with high doses of nutrients and antioxidants

Can you be tested to determine cancer risk?

In addition to long-standing blood tests that detect cancer markers, new blood tests are available that identify enzymes secreted by cancers, antibodies your immune system makes against cancer and substances that allow cancer cells to grow. If you test positive for these factors, we can develop an integrative treatment plan to help prevent the disease.

What is low-dose naltrexone therapy?

Low-dose naltrexone increases the number of endorphins in your body. These beneficial substances modulate your immune system, inhibit the growth of some types of cancer, and enhance the effect of cancer treatment. We offer low-dose naltrexone therapy when appropriate for your individual health.

 

Click here for more information on Optimal Health Spectrums’ integrative approach to preventing and treating cancer.

To learn how Low-Dose Naltrexone can help in cases of cancer, click here.

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