Janet was provided a relatively standard treatment plan, which included six chemotherapy sessions, a unilateral mastectomy and five weeks of weeks of daily radiation after the lymph node results come in.
Integrative Therapy to Ease Her Side Effects
To help ease the side effects and speed recovery, Janet received regular vitamin drips at the Atlanta Center for Holistic and Integrative Medicine to keep her immune system strong and she focused on gut health with a diet and supplement regimen prescribed by me. “I believe the supplement that helped her most was the glutamine which is a powerful gastrointestinal-lining support. She avoided mouth sores because she was using this supplement. She believe that this dietary supplement helped her body tolerate the chemo treatment. When asked how her medical ordeal has changed her, she seems confident and at peace.
In Patient’s Own Words:
“Dr, Taz, who has been an integrative medicine doctor, has been the key support during my struggle against breast cancer. I had a wonderful oncologist, surgical oncologist, plastic surgeon and radiation oncologist. All of them have played a primary role at helping me overcome my battle against cancer. Dr. Taz is on my team to help me make sure the cancer does not come back and to help me keep my immune system functioning to the fullest.” “My outlook on life has changed dramatically. One of my mantras is, ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’. In the past I let stress consume me. I have a different attitude today. I have started doing yoga again. I surround myself with positive people. I try to keep negativity as far away as I can. I’m grateful to the higher power for looking after me, especially since the time I was diagnosed with cancer.”