Cancer Supportive Therapy Specialist

If you’re battling cancer of any kind, Dr. Mark LaBeau can help improve your strength, immunity, and overall well-being. At the Stengler Center in Encinitas, California, Dr. LaBeau’s holistic and integrative treatments have better equipped numerous patients in their fight against cancer for over 20 years. Call to make an appointment today.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO PROTECT YOUR HEALTH DURING CANCER TREATMENT?

Often when a patient has cancer, their oncologist focuses on fighting the cancer. Many of the treatments for cancer, like radiation and chemotherapy destroy healthy tissue as well as the cancer, resulting in symptoms like muscle wasting, fatigue, digestive issues, hair loss, and irritability.

Dr. LaBeau offers nutritional therapies, including dietary changes and supplements to boost your immune system response and to support your body’s ability to flush out and remove toxins. This is especially important as traditional cancer treatments flood your body with toxins to target and destroy your cancer.  He has found that an important part of supporting and preventing reoccurrence is diagnosing and treating as many causative factors as possible. His therapies also include intravenous therapies such as high dose intravenous vitamin C.

WHAT IS CANCER?

Cancer is characterized by uncontrollable, abnormal cell growth. There are more than 100 different kinds of the disease, which are typically named for the part of the body where the abnormal growth, also called a tumor, first develops.

Your body replaces cells on a regular basis. Some parts of the body have quick cell turnover, while others regenerate more slowly. Typically, your genes control your cell development, but when those genes are mutated, your cells may begin to multiply at an abnormally fast rate causing a build-up of cells to develop into a tumor.

In many cases, tumors are benign, which means they are non-cancerous. However, other growths are malignant. This means they pull nutrients away from the surrounding healthy tissue and interfere with your body’s normal functions. It is possible for tumors to become quite large and for the cancer cells to travel to other parts of the body through your blood or lymphatic system.

Many cancers are treatable when caught in their early stages. Unfortunately, many cancers don’t cause any symptoms until they are in later stages. This is why it is critical to have regular cancer screenings, especially if you have a family history of cancer.

HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY HEALTH WHILE UNDERGOING CANCER TREATMENT?

Dr. LaBeau offers treatments that complement and support the treatments prescribed by your oncologist. Treatments support your body’s detoxification process to help remove residue from chemotherapy and radiation. He may also offer treatment to help you recover following surgery and boost immune system function to enable your body to better fight off infections.

Each patient has unique needs and Dr. LaBeau customizes treatments to address your specific condition and health needs.