Dr. Jean-Jacques Dugoua Naturopathic Doctor PhD in Pharmacy

Natural treatments for cancer

By Dr. JJ Dugoua ND PhD



Cancer is a complex disease that can be treated by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or other treatments.  In some cases, the treatments may cause short-term, and sometimes long term, side effects to the patients.  In this presentation, we will discuss natural treatments to support cancer patients through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment.  Products that should be avoided will also be discussed.  Specific topics discussed: surgery recovery, scar treatments, nausea, neuropathy, diarrhea, fatigue, pain, appetite, mouth ulcers, weight loss and cachexia. 



When administered safely under the supervision of a qualified Naturopathic Doctor, natural treatments and therapies, such as supplements, acupuncture and intravenous infusions, can support patients as they undergo cancer treatment.  At the end of this talk, you will have enough information to determine if natural treatments can support you with your cancer care.



Overview of role of Naturopathic Doctors in the treatment of cancer

  • Treatment from stages I-IV with chemotherapy
  • Treatment from stage I-IV without chemotherapy
  • Surgery and post-surgery support
  • Treatment during or outside of radiation
  • Re-occurrence prevention
  • Palliative care
  • Dr. JJ’s cancer philosophy



The following treatment options will be discussed:

  1. Intravenous vitamins and amino acids
  2. Mistletoe therapy
  3. Traditional Chinese medicines
  4. Co-enzyme Q10
  5. Melatonin
  6. Liver support
  7. Therapeutic mushrooms
  8. Evolving treatments