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Pearlz Blog Series-Pain Symptoms

PAIN SYMPTOMS Brief Overview Cancer-related pain can be either acute or chronic. Acute pain may be directly related to cancer (i.e., pathological fracture, obstruction), a side effect of the treatment (i.e., mucositis, neuropathy) or co-medications (i.e., pegfilgrastim). Chronic pain is usually due to the tumor itself (3/4 of cancer pain patients), but can also be…

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Pearlz Blog Series-Colorectal Cancer

COLORECTAL CANCER Brief Overview A person with an average risk of colorectal cancer has about a 5% chance of developing colorectal cancer overall. Generally, most colorectal cancers (about 95%) are considered sporadic. Inherited colorectal cancers are less common (about 5%). Often, the cause of colorectal cancer is not known. However, the following factors may raise…

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Pearlz Blog Series-Bladder Cancer

BLADDER CANCER Brief Overview An estimated 80,470 adults (61,700 men and 18,770 women) in the United States will be diagnosed with bladder cancer. Among men, bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer. Men are four times more likely than women to be diagnosed with the disease. Ninety percent (90%) of people with bladder cancer…

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Pearlz Video

PEARLZ VIDEO INTRODUCTION Introduction video to Clinical Pearlz eBook Series.   Link to the Pearlz website Click Here Yours in Health, Gurdev Parmar, ND

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Pearlz Blog Series-Introduction-Cancer Symptoms (cont.)

PEARLZ INTRODUCTION – Cancer Symptoms (cont.) This first Clinical Pearlz eBook Series on side effect management includes the integrative approach to the management of many common side effects. For each side effect, a description of the symptom and its pathophysiology is followed by the naturopathic and conventional treatment considerations. As the contributors include very experienced…

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Pearlz Blog Series-Introduction-Cancer Symptoms

PEARLZ INTRODUCTION – Cancer Symptoms The role of any healthcare provider is to optimize outcomes for the patient, to ensure there are no contraindications to chosen therapies, to lessen the risk of developing long term sequelae, and to safely lessen side effects of conventional treatments. It is the last task, mitigation of side effects, that…

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Pearlz Blog Series-Introduction-Cancer Types (cont.)

PEARLZ INTRODUCTION – Cancer Types (cont.) In addition to the integrative treatment considerations discussed in an earlier post, well-evidenced lifestyle measures such as exercise, normalization of circadian rhythm, proper nutrition, and stress reduction are foundational for all patients. The evidence suggesting benefit of foundational measures is substantial and the risk/benefit clearly favors implementing these basic…

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Pearlz Blog Series-Introduction-Cancer Types

PEARLZ INTRODUCTION – Cancer Types The Clinical Pearlz eBook Series also includes eBooks on various cancer types, including their overview, causative factors, presentation, conventional management and integrative naturopathic interventions. For each conventional or naturopathic treatment recommendation, at least one clinical study is cited that supports the usage described. Each cancer is divided into two sections:…

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Pearlz Blog Series-Preface (cont.)

PEARLZ PREFACE (cont.) The decisions that patients make immediately following a cancer diagnosis have a significant and measurable effect on their outcomes. The scientific medical literature provides a wealth of information on various naturopathic modalities with benefit; including nutrition, lifestyle modification, exercise, stress management, nutraceuticals, medicinal herbs and mushrooms, acupuncture, intravenous and injection therapies, hyperthermia,…

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Pearlz Blog Series-Preface

PEARLZ PREFACE It is clear that people diagnosed with cancer regularly integrate naturopathic therapies into their treatment plans. Surveys have shown that up to 90% of people being treated for cancer are using other therapies. Unfortunately, these same surveys show that those people often do not inform their conventional providers and seldom use the guidance…

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