Dr. Marchese explains how a woman can decrease her cancer risk when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments.
If a patient is currently undergoing conventional oncology care, such as chemotherapy or radiation, and, for example, they come to see me for an environmental medicine consult, what I do is I take an in-depth environmental history to find out what they have been exposed to. I can do some testing to see, again, what chemicals are stored in their body and how well their liver is clearing them out, but I don’t start the patient on any type of removal of toxins from the body while they are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation because you don’t want to increase the clearance or the efficacy of the chemo in the radiation, and that can happen when you’re clearing toxins from the body.
About Dr. Marchese, N.D., LLC:
Dr. Marianne Marchese is a clinician, author, and educator. She graduated from Creighton University in 1990 with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy and specialized in neurological and orthopedic conditions while working at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Marchese received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland Oregon in 2002. She completed a two-year postgraduate residency in Integrative Medicine and Womens Health and completed a six-month post-graduate training in Environmental Medicine. Dr. Marchese has been an adjunct faculty member at a post-graduate college since 2003 teaching in the areas of women's health and environmental medicine. She first taught at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and later at Life Chiropractic College. Currently, she is clinical supervisor at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Marchese offers full laboratory services for diagnosis of disease and utilizes the naturopathic treatment modalities of: nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, chelation, cleansing, IV therapy, microcurrent, nutritional supplements, and natural bioidentical hormones. She utilizes an integrative model of health care and has a strong network of close relationships with practitioners of all disciplines. Dr. Marchese has served on the legislative committee for the California Naturopathic Doctors Association and currently is on the Board of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association.
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