Working with you to understand, educate and guide. Our Doctors are her to evaluate you circumstance and help you make an informed decision regarding your way ahead.
IHC is excited to introduce the Cancer Survivorship iTHRIVE Program. With the iTHRIVE program, survivors create online personalized and physician-approved wellness plans. We turn scientific information into personal transformation!
iTHRIVE creates wellness plans that are tailored to the unique health needs of cancer survivors. Throughout your iTHRIVE journey you are in control and can customize your plan to help you heal from treatment, reduce risk of recurrence, and achieve optimal wellness.
Information and knowledge are the keys to prevention. If you have a firm grasp on your risk factors you will be positioned to make important decisions about your personal circumstance and the proactive measured that are critical to sustaining long term health.
Understanding your current health condition and medical history is critical. Your IHC Doctor will work with you to design an individualized strategy aimed at achieving optimal health and reducing the risk of developing cancer.
The vast majority of cancers are curable if found early (prior to spreading).
As discussed on our cancer prevention page, the prevalent cancers today are cancers of the breast, prostate, colon/rectum and lung, and together accounted for nearly 60% of cases.
Among Women, the most common 10-year prevalent cancers were Breast, Colorectal, body of Uterus and Lung.
Among Men, the most common 10-year prevalent cancers were Prostate, Colorectal, Bladder and Lung.
As we now know, current Canadian statistics indicate that cancer will affect almost half of us during our lifetime. Early detection is the key to success in cancer treatment. It is for this reason that cancer screening is so important to all of us.
In addition to providing referrals to B.C. Cancer Agency for such things as screening mammography, we at Integrated Health ClinicTM also offer targeted cancer screening for men and women of all ages. Our screening services include:
Annual Physical Examinations
- Pap tests
- Breast exams
- Prostate exams (DRE)
- Dermatology (skin) exam (dermatoscope included)
- Scoping for rectum/sigmoid
- Tumour markers (CEA, PSA, CA-125, CA19-9, CA 15-3, etc.)
- Predictive markers (hs-CRP, ferritin, homocysteine, etc.)
- Urinalysis (macro and microscopic)
- Serum chemistries, CBC, etc.
- Fecal Occult Blood test (specific to Colorectal Ca)
Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI)
At Integrated Health Clinic DITI is utilized as part of a regular breast health program that incorporates the aforementioned physical examinations and laboratory testing, as well as complementary/adjunct diagnostic imaging (such as mammography, ultrasound and MRI) based on each personal case and the identified risk factors.
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All of us need to approach the subject of cancer prevention and screening with some seriousness. At Integrated Health Clinic Cancer Care Centre we will work with you to develop your personal cancer screening program and help you to understand the most recent evidence on the prevention of cancer.
For those of you with a a family history of cancer (and other more specific criteria), you can participate in the “Hereditary Cancer Referral Program” which provides counselling, education, recommendations and other basic services free of charge. For more information on this program please CLICK HERE to visit www.bccancer.ca hereditary program.
Take a moment to learn more. Contact us at 604.888.8325
It is the objective of every Doctor at the Integrated Health Clinic Cancer Care Centre to inform and educate patients on the factors that influence their health care decision making. We appreciate your situation and the depth and breadth of information you are being overwhelmed with following a cancer diagnosis. Let us help you sift through that information and glean an understanding specific to your individual circumstance.
We are a team of medically trained doctors focused on understanding the international scope of integrative care options and brining those options to our patients. We work with natural therapies and support conventional treatments to develop individualized protocols that maximize efficacy and target your needs.