Treatment Advances in Stage 4 Metastatic Cancer
It is natural to feel overwhelmed when you hear a diagnosis of Stage 4 Metastatic Cancer. It is common to be unsure of what to do next. At Sunridge Medical Center we have made treatment advances in the care of Metastatic cancer and will assist you in making the best decision for your health journey.
Stage 4 Metastatic Cancer is cancer that has spread from the primary tumor site to other parts of the body. Stage 4 cancer is the most advanced cancer stage diagnosis and occurs when cancer cells migrate to other organs away from where the cancer tumor originated. The process by which cancer spreads is known as metastasis, making the terms metastatic cancer and stage 4 cancer interchangeable and often interconnected.
Stage 4 Metastatic Cancer Patients’ Concern
Patients’ primary concern with this diagnosis is stage 4 cancer life expectancy with treatment. Specific metastatic cancer treatment recommendations depend on the type of the cancer, as well as the overall health of the patient. Even if a patient is no longer able to use chemotherapy or chemo has stopped working, naturopathic oncology is available to continue the healing journey and provide options.
It is normal to feel overwhelmed. But remember that you are not alone. There are many people who have gone through this and come out on the other side. While this is a very serious diagnosis, there are treatment options available that can improve symptoms and a patient’s quality of life.
Metastatic Cancer Overview
The most common type of stage 4 metastatic cancer is breast cancer and metastatic triple-negative breast cancer and spread as metastatic breast cancer in bones, lungs, or liver. Other types of metastatic cancers include metastatic bladder cancer, metastatic brain cancer, melanoma, stage 4 colorectal cancer, and metastatic kidney cancer. The standard of care for stage 4 metastatic cancer typically involves a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and advanced naturopathic oncology available at Sunridge Medical Center.
Stage 4 Metastatic Cancer Treatment
Our first step in all cancer treatment is to get a comprehensive understanding of the patient’s specific medical situation. We seek to fully understand the diagnosis and type of cancer at work. Then we look at contributing factors to the body’s condition, immune system and overall wellness. Armed with a comprehensive, deep dive into the patient’s history and therapeutics the team at Sunridge Medical will develop a personalized treatment plan for the patient’s care.
The goal of treatment is to control the spread of the cancer, relieve symptoms, and improve quality of life. While there is not always a cure for metastatic cancer, treatment can help patients live longer and more symptom-free lives. Naturopathic oncology helps to limit the spread of cancer without the side-effects associated with conventional treatment.
What is Naturopathic Cancer Treatment?
Naturopathic cancer treatment is a type of medicine that uses natural substances and therapies in conjunction with standard treatments like chemotherapy, and radiation to promote healing. When patients are facing a Stage 4 cancer diagnosis, they want to do everything in their power to beat the odds. When looking for an alternative to traditional cancer treatment many patients turn to Sunridge Medical Center, the leader in naturopathic cancer treatment.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to naturopathic cancer treatment. After diagnosis with stage 4 cancer, the treatment plan will need to be more aggressive than someone with an earlier stage diagnosis. Our physicians create a personalized treatment plan based on each patient’s unique needs. They can work in conjunction with other physicians including surgeons and conventional oncologists which the patient has a previous relationship with to coordinate cancer treatment as a team.
The goal of naturopathic stage 4 metastatic cancer treatment is to support the body’s natural ability to heal. Naturopathic doctors believe that the body has an innate ability to heal itself if given the right conditions and support. At Sunridge Medical, we also believe that treating the whole person—body, mind, and spirit—is essential for achieving optimal health.
Is Naturopathic Stage 4 Cancer Treatment Effective?
Naturopathic Stage 4 Cancer treatment may help improve survival rates when used in conjunction with standard treatments like surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. A study published in 2018 found that patients with melanoma who received naturopathic care along with standard treatments were twice as likely to survive for five years or more than those who only received standard treatments. Outcomes are different for each patient – discussing your options with the team at Sunridge Medical is the best place to begin your healing journey. For more information on treatment methodolgies and research, refer to
The next step is to aggressively attack the cancer cells while also supporting the body as a whole. This may include surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. But it also includes things like nutrition, exercise, and stress management. All of these elements work together to give you the best chance for success.
It’s also important to remember that treatment doesn’t end when the last round of chemotherapy is complete. You will need to continue to monitor your health and make lifestyle changes as needed. The good news is that there are more resources than ever before to help you through this journey.
If you have been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. But remember that you are not alone. There are many people who have gone through this and come out on the other side.