Sage Advice

Understanding my breast cancer diagnosis

April 22, 2013

After being diagnosed with breast cancer, you have all sorts of information flying at you and you are still reeling from shock while trying to make important medical decisions. I equate it to trying to take a sip of water from a fire hose. Getting advice from an objective source that shares your values is a great resource during this intense time. Here is where a caring naturopathic cancer specialist can help you as you embark on your cancer journey.


In today's blog post, we check in with one such expert, Dr. Katherine Neubauer, ND, FABNO from Dr. Neubauer has counseled many breast cancer patients in this exact situation on how to wisely approach the world of medical oncology armed with understanding.  In her blog, she lays out the basics of what you need to understand about the tests and numbers you receive and how to decipher them. Please read her artice, Breast Cancer Overview, to get an initial understanding of what common breast cancer tests and numbers may mean for you.


If you find you still need to know more about your diagnosis before comfortably moving forward, you can consult with Dr. Neubauer from anywhere in N. America through her website. If you would rather stay local in Portland, OR, Dr. Dave Allderdice at Sage Cancer Care can see you in person and given an integrative treatment plan


"We are now at a point in time when the ability to receive, utilize, store, transform and trasmit data -- the lowest cognitive form -- has expanded literally beyond comprehension. Understanding and wisdom are largely forgotten as we struggle under an avalanche of data and information." --Dee Hock

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