ICT Module V

Integrative Cancer Therapy Fellowship Module V: Case Histories In Cancer Therapies

Upon completion of the module, the participant will:

  • Learn nutrients that can prevent radiation induced diarrhea
  • Review cases showing that proteolytic enzymes can reduce adverse effects caused by radiation and chemotherapy
  • Learn treatments for side effects of chemotherapy such as nausea, food aversions, sore mouth and throat, mouth ulcers, dry mouth, hair loss, decrease production of blood forming cells
  • Learn methods to help prevent cardiac toxicity caused by chemotherapeutic agents
  • Learn nutrients through case histories that can protect against busulfan toxicity
  • Understand how to prevent complications of chemotherapy such as leaky gut syndrome, yeast overgrowth, malabsorption, loss of digestive enzymes, and low stomach acid
  • Learn nutrients that help prevent kidney damage caused by chemotherapeutic agents
  • Understand nutrients that can be used in conjunction with radiation and chemotherapeutic agents that do not decrease the efficacy of the radiation or chemotherapy
  • Learn nutrients that help protect the nervous system
  • Recognize neurological complications of chemotherapeutic agents
  • Comprehend lymphedema treatments
  • Be familiar with nutrients that protect against radiation necrosis
  • Know nutrients that can increase the effectiveness of radiation
  • Learn integrative therapies for many forms of cancer
  • Understand the role of antioxidant use with chemotherapy and radiation
  • Learn to assess cancer-related infections
  • Learn to recognize paraneoplastic syndromes
  • Learn treatment of hematological complications in cancer