Restoring health after conventional cancer treatments
Effectively alleviate treatment induced side-effects
If you are dealing with side effects from cancer treatments our Health Restoration Action Plan is designed for people just like you.
Successful conventional cancer treatment can be harsh with long-term consequences that include problems with mobility, hearing, taste, balance, bone health & more.
You don’t have to suffer in silence & live with these chronic symptoms.
For example; chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), affects roughly 50-68 % people undergoing chemo, according to a report from 2018. Such conditions can become chronic impeding your well-being, life quality and can create problems such as falls and/or dexterity issues.
Happily we can help you with solutions to chemo-induced joint pain and nerve damage to hands and feet.
Why restoring health is crucial after cancer treatments
Treating cancer is just the beginning of the journey.
This is a time where lifestyle changes can still be effective and assist with your health restoration. Dr Hannah Wardill recently said: “Treatment-related mortality is something that is often swept under the carpet because people don’t want to think about a life-saving treatment being potentially deadly. But in reality, while highly effective at killing tumour cells, chemotherapy is very toxic and causes severe side effects which can even result in death.”
Dr Hannah Wardill: NHMRC CJ Martin Biomedical Research Fellow Cancer Treatment Toxicities Group University of Adelaide
Targeted treatments based on genomic testing can not only be more effective but result in fewer side effects.
Current hospital treatment protocols rely on the assumption that patients with cancer of the same tissue type have the same underlying disease. This is why up to 75% of patients fail first line treatments.
Nantehealth (USA) puts it this way – “Oncologists use all the information available to make the best decisions for their patients. And yet, response rates for most cancer therapies remain low, with only 25% of cancer patients benefiting from the offered drug.
What if you could know more about each patient’s tumour? Could you drive up that 25%, give your patients better outcomes and reduce side effects?
MAYO CLINIC – USA
Long-lasting and late-developing side effects.
Chemotherapy drugs can cause side effects that don’t become evident until months or years after treatment.
Late side effects vary depending on the chemotherapy drug but can include:
*Damage to lung tissue
*Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)
*Risk of a second cancer
Health Restoration Action Plan
Effectively alleviate treatment side-effects
Your health Restoration plan includes video consultations, regular email support, prescriptive complementary medicines and recommendations for nutritional Gene testing.
The plan will be highly personalised according to your needs.
The following chronic side effects from your treatment will be specifically addressed throughout your care plan.
If you are feeling lost in the post cancer treatment maze this care plan is ideal for you.
Your plan provides 6 hours of services over 6 months. Video calls as required of any duration.
Common cancer treatment side-effects
Brain and chemo fog:
One of the well-known long-term side effects of chemotherapy is cotton ball thinking or chemo fog. This needs to be addressed for long-term life quality. It can lead to depression, memory issues and hearing loss. The Grace Gawler institute has specialised on solutions to these problems.
Ageing and the impact of hormone treatment on breast cancer:
Although hormone treatments have a major role in controlling some cancers, their impact can cause accelerated ageing and interference with the bodies natural repair mechanisms. This is also related to psychological issues post cancer treatment.
Exercise should be specifically tailored to your needs taking into account any damage to joints and nerve that you may have sustained during your treatment. We provide you with tailor-made exercise plans all geared at increasing your well-being.
Dealing with long-term effects of radiation therapy:
Dry and damaged skin, irritation and redness can be experienced long after radiation treatment has finished. Attention to skin care and regeneration is essential as a part of long term well-being. Don’t suffer in silence; there are solutions.
Conventional cancer treatments can alter gut bacteria
Health restoration of bowel function is imperative for long-term well-being. Standard probiotics are often inadequate & NOT recommended. Methods of rebuilding healthy resident gut bacteria has been a focus of Grace Gawler Institute’s research.
In terms of prevention, researchers state that harmful alterations in gut bacteria can cause susceptibility to cancer, as well as enhancing progression for patients already diagnosed. Healthy gut bacteria can modulate inflammation in the gut and reduce DNA damage.
Gut bacteria can also be manipulated for improving cancer treatment outcomes. Restoring your resident gut bacteria is included in Health Restoration After Cancer Care Plan.
This is pivotal in preventing cancer recurrence.
Digestion - Post chemo malabsorption syndrome
When bowel bacteria and other microbiomes that live in the upper gastrointestinal tract have been impacted by chemotherapy or even targeted treatments, nutritional absorption can be compromised.
One remedy for this is to restore your resident gut bacteria; however, there are also many other adjustments that you can make to your diet that can greatly assist with your long-term health restoration.
The Grace Gawler Institute’s solution to this issue is to take advantage of the new science of Nutritional Gene Analysis – No more guesswork.
Gene analysis testing is non-invasive and uses a mouth swab to analyse the genes you were born with and how you metabolise and absorb nutrients.
It is particularly important to test for lactose and gluten intolerance.