By Dr. Lisa A. Price, ND
Several years ago, a stage IV prostate cancer patient, who I will call Stan, came to me for complementary care.
I have been fortunate to work in cancer centers that are progressive and honor the importance of safe alternative therapies in conjunction with conventional medicine. Stan was receiving the best treatment, from the best oncology team, and even went out of state to another prestigious cancer treatment facility for a second opinion. The first and second opinions matched. Both facility’s oncologists noted that statistics for his diagnosis were not favorable for long term survival; therefore, it was highly unlikely his cancer would ever reach the much desired ‘NED’ status (No Evidence of Disease).
Stan and his wife were not deterred. They persisted, following the prescribed conventional treatment plan, as well as complying with the complementary plan I supplied. My plan included safe supplementation, dietary support, behavioral modifications, mind body therapies and exercise. Stan, I should mention, is also deeply spiritual and insatiably curious, as is his wife.
As the weeks and months progressed, Stan kept to the treatment protocols, and made it through therapy with very few side effects. In and of itself, having only a small amount of side effects during treatment was an enormous achievement.
The time for him to be scanned came, and the results showed NED. Continue reading