Holistic Treatment For Ovarian Cancer in Scottsdale, AZ
The ovaries are organs responsible for containing eggs and producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone. The fallopian tubes allow the passage of an egg from the ovaries into the uterus. The peritoneum is a lining that covers the organs within the abdominal area, including the ovaries and fallopian tubes in women.
Any cancer that occurs within these structures is commonly termed “Ovarian Cancer,” because it is often difficult to distinguish which of these locations the cancer originated. Several types of specific cancers fall under this broad term; however, epithelial carcinoma makes up around 90% of cases.
If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it’s important to gather and learn as much information about the disease as possible. The integrative oncology team at Brio Medical in Scottsdale, Arizona is experienced in the holistic treatment of ovarian cancer and is here to help guide you through your cancer care journey with natural cancer treatment options.
What Is Ovarian Cancer?
Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries. The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system. They are located on either side of the uterus in the pelvic region of the body. The ovaries produce eggs (called ova) and are the primary source of several female hormones.
There are three main types of malignant (cancerous) ovarian tumors:
- Epithelial (surface) cell tumors begin in the cells that cover the outer surface of the ovary. They are the most common type of ovarian tumor.
- Germ cell tumors begin in the cells that form the eggs (ova) and are fairly rare.
- Stromal cell tumors begin in the cells that help keep the ovary together and produce the female hormones. This type of tumor is also rare.
Many ovarian tumors are benign (noncancerous) and never spread beyond the ovary. Cancerous tumors are more dangerous because they can spread to other parts of the body.
Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often vague and non-specific. However, women with ovarian cancer often report signs and symptoms that include
- Abdominal bloating or swelling
- Feeling full
- Frequent urination
- Pelvic pain
- Loss of appetite and weight loss
- Shortness of breath from fluid build-up around the lungs
Patients with concerns about any of the signs and symptoms listed above are urged to consult their physician immediately.
Causes of Ovarian Cancer
Although the exact causes of ovarian cancer remain unknown, certain risk factors—things that increase an individual's chances of developing cancer—have been identified. While risk factors may be useful in identifying high-risk individuals, they do not determine whether an individual develops a disease. Some risk factors, such as diet, are within an individual’s control, while others, such as age, are not.
Some risk factors for ovarian cancer include
- Age: Older women have a greater risk of developing ovarian cancer. Most women who develop ovarian cancer are over age 50.
- Family history: If women have immediate family members with ovarian cancer, they have an increased risk of the disease. Family histories of breast and colon cancers can also increase the risk of ovarian cancer.
- Genetic syndromes: There are several inherited gene mutations (changes to a cell’s genetic makeup) that may increase a woman’s chances of developing ovarian cancer. For example, mutations in either the BRCA1 or the BRCA2 genes increase your risk for both ovarian and breast cancers and can be passed on through generations.
- Obesity: Women who are obese have an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.
- Having children: Women who have given birth have a decreased risk of developing ovarian cancer. A woman’s risk continues to drop with each additional full-term pregnancy.
American Cancer Society. 2015. Detailed Guide: Ovarian Cancer. PDF.
Society of Gynecologic Oncology. 2014. FIGO Ovarian Cancer Staging. PDF. https://www.sgo.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/FIGO-Ovarian-Cancer-Staging_1.10.14.pdf
Why Alternative Cancer Treatment?
Our treatment program is designed to stimulate your immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells in combination with natural, non-invasive, effective therapies that will take advantage of cancer cells' weaknesses.
Brio Medical's natural treatment approach offers patients a holistic way to heal the mind, body, and spirit, using proven non-toxic therapies to target cancer cells while providing essential immune system support. Whether you are searching for a natural cancer treatments plan, a way to rebuild your body after chemotherapy or radiation, an adjunct to traditional natural cancer treatments, or are looking to obtain optimal health to help prevent cancer, Brio Medical has an Intensive Integrative Oncology that will treat cancer naturally with non-toxic therapies.
Our alternative or integrative cancer therapies are much safer than traditional treatments such as full-dose chemotherapy and radiation because the body is exposed to much less toxicity. Licensed physicians who hold themselves to the highest medical and ethical standards perform all treatments, including the intersection of conventional and alternative cancer treatments such as those we offer at Brio Medical.
A majority of the cancer patients that Brio Medical treats respond well to our therapies, and report improvements in their prognosis. This including a variety of cancer patients who have all types and stages of cancer that we treat, as well as patients who have already undergone conventional oncology treatments such as surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy.
Dependent on the state of the patient's health when they arrive at the clinic, the effectiveness can vary greatly, particularly based on how suppressed the patient's immune system may be from toxic treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation.
With decades of experience treating breast, prostate, lung, pancreatic, and all other types of cancers in all stages we can create a personalized treatment program based on clinical testing and your medical history. You can count on the expertise of our specialists in cancer at Brio-Medical
After signing up to speak with a patient care coordinator, you will schedule a consultation with a medical doctor to discuss the patient's medical history and the personalized treatment programs that Brio-Medical offers to help the patient reach their wellness goals.
After your initial consultation, the doctor will work to give you the relaxing healing experience and the personalized treatment you need in conjunction with the beautiful and peaceful desert and scenic views in Scottsdale, Arizona. All types of cancer can be treated with our multi-disciplinary approach to healing metastatic cancer.
In conventional oncology, the concept of making the body less toxic, improving diet and nutrition, and regulating the immune system while treating the malignancy is still widely regarded as an unessential aspect of oncology treatment protocols. The belief that medication alone can and should reverse disease and cure a patient without consideration of the body’s own defense and recovery systems still dominates the medical mentality of conventional oncologists throughout the world of Western Medicine.
In standard oncology, there is no treatment that is not deleterious to the immune system or the overall host defense of the patient. In our concept, the foundation of any form of therapy should be the restoration of the biological capabilities of the host with a specific emphasis on the immune system.
Given chemotherapy to a patient who recently underwent surgery will only worsen their appetite, strength, and well-being, reducing defense systems and the chances of a successful outcome. In standard radiotherapy programs, statistics show that the higher the dose of radiation, the higher the tumoral response.
However, the same statistics prove that higher doses do not necessarily mean longer survival. This means that we must strike a balance between how aggressively we attack the tumor and how much support we give the body or at least how much assault our biological systems can endure. A healthy body with an intact defense system does not develop cancer. So, the mere fact that cancer is present denotes a failure, mutation, or biological change important enough to trigger such a diagnosis.
If we continue to follow the concept that the elimination of the tumor mass brings cure, we will continue to see the recurrence of cancer – which is one of the consistent outcomes of conventional oncology.
The fact is that when a breast tumor, for example, is removed we could still be far from solving the problem. So, the lump is not the disease – and that should be an important conclusion. By lengthening and enhancing tumor control through human immune/defense systems while remaining completely free of side effects over long periods of use, this is the most nature-similar way of controlling malignant growths.
The backbone of the Brio Medical cancer treatment protocol is awakening the immune system and reprogramming it to fight naturally. We want to strengthen your immune system by detoxing your body of heavy metals with chelation therapy, replenishing vitamin and mineral deficiencies with nutritional IV therapy, and a variety of other treatments to help jumpstart your body's immune system.
Dr. Goodyear has practiced Integrative Medicine since 2006. Dr. Goodyear is a Fellow in Functional and Regenerative Medicine and served on the board of the American Functional Medicine Association. Dr. Goodyear is licensed by the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Board in the State of Arizona.
Dr. Goodyear received his Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana Tech University and his Doctor of Medicine from LSU Health Sciences Center. He is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and served as the Chief Resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Goodyear is a published author, Man Boob Nation–an Integrative medicine approach to low Testosterone published in 2014, and Total Testosterone Transformation published in 2017. Dr. Goodyear has spoken across the country on various topics in Wellness Medicine. Dr. Goodyear’s passion is to bridge the science of Wellness medicine to the clinical application of Wellness medicine to restore medicine to its original purpose of teaching the body how to heal—Docēre rāphè.