For our cancer patients, YOU are different and unique. Every cancer is also different and not just based on what organ it came from (e.g. ovary)! Cancers differ at the genomic and molecular level. Both you and your cancer ALSO change over TIME. So why be treated like “everyone else” with the same old “standard” treatment plan? YOU deserve personalized therapy!For example, it was recently reported that the median overall survival was eight years longer in ovarian cancer patients treated using molecular profiling. The future is here!
Cancer Treatments Designed Uniquely For You
Cookie-cutter “one size fits all” medicine will soon be history. You owe it to yourself to discover the difference. Science-based cancer therapy combined with a personalized approach is the 21st century way to treat malignancies. It’s the ultimate way to optimize your chances to beat cancer and includes the very best of 21st century surgery, Western and Eastern medicine. Come see us: Survive and Thrive!
Our approach is very detailed and complex and is, by definition, very individualized. We take “personalized cancer therapy” and survivorship to the next level, as follows:
Primary Cancer Prevention and Cancer-Proofing
Cancer is partly genetic, but also largely related to lifestyle choices. In general, you have a large say-so in whether or not you get cancer. Screening and lifestyle choices modification goes a long way towards avoiding many cancers.
Molecular Assisted Screening and Risk Reduction
Today’s screening is advancing at a rapid pace and involves cutting edge molecular tools. It is appropriate for some, but not for all, depending on your risk. In some cases, like Angelina Jolie, risk reducing surgery can be lifesaving. All of this is highly individualized to you, and can apply to endometriosis patients as well.
Gynecological Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
Today’s surgery is far less invasive, even for bigger or more extensive gynecologic cancers which normally require large incisions. Minimally invasive surgery allows you to recover faster, get back to life quicker or get to the next phase of treatment (when required) much faster. For pre-cancers or extensive benign diseases, like advanced endometriosis or complex pelvic masses, robotically assisted surgery can make all the difference towards fast recovery.
Molecular Tumor Profiling and Precision Treatment
Cancers are different from organ to organ, body to body, one point in time to another and from one area to another. This is all based on the genomic alterations or mutations that occur in cancer cells, which change over time and from one tumor to another. Techniques called next-generation sequencing (NGS) or molecular profiling can look for mutations that can be attacked precisely using the newest biologic agents. Testing can be done on tissue or blood (liquid biopsy), and usually both. This forms the basis for personalized treatment plans for cancer.
Molecular Nutrition and Biome Profiling
Anti-cancer nutrition and optimization of your microbiome is central to “cancer-proofing” your body as much as possible to prevent cancer or even reducing the risk of recurrence. Everyone is different but, in addition to a baseline optimization of your nutrition and microbiome, there are science-supported strategies that are based on biomarkers and genetic polymorphism analysis.
Complementary Natural Holistic Support
Integrative holistic medicine takes the best of natural and complementary support modalities to help reduce symptoms caused by disease, help get at the root cause of these symptoms and help you survive and thrive through treatment and far beyond. From nutrition to acupuncture, targeted supplements and herbals, mind-body techniques and much more, supporting and enhancing your disease-fighting ability is crucial to your success in beating any debilitating disease, including cancer.
Cancer Recurrence Risk Reduction Planning
After treatment is over there is much you can do to proactively enhance your mind and body to fight off disease and do everything possible to ward off a recurrence. So, if your current post-treatment plan is “watchful waiting” with tumor markers and scans, you need an opinion at the Gynecologic Oncology Institute. Discover the difference!