Freedom of Medical Choices
“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship... To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic and have no place in a republic...The Constitution of this republic should make a special privilege for medical freedom...”
—Benjamin Rush, M.D., signer of the Declaration of Independence and personal physician to President George Washington. Circa 1776
—James W. Forsythe M.D.,H.M.D.
The physicians at the Center consider your freedom in making health care choices essential, especially for those diagnosed as having cancer. Patients who seek medical freedom deserve to win the right to open access to integrative treatments. We agree with patients that they should have access to the integration of both conventional and complementary cancer treatments. Along with the medical team, patient and family the integrative choices for cancer treatment are discussed. Through the detailed education given to each patient by the medical team new approaches in conquering cancer are realized.
While the treatments of conventional and complementary therapies for cancer are two separate sciences, both are linked by common philosophies. Among them:
Empowerment: Enable patients to make choices in their own treatment, recovery and future health maintenance.
Good Nutrition: Stress the importance of Good Nutrition as a core requirement of health.
Supplementation: Vitamins, minerals, nutrients, herbs and enzymes to fight off disease and eliminate toxins.
Balance: Give patients the ability to achieve a balanced life style that includes exercise, rest, sleep and emotional harmony.
Hormonal Replacement: The backbone to health, a better quality of life and longevity. Replacing all declining hormones.
Holistic Health: Treating the whole person, not just their illness or a single organ.
Detoxification: Detoxify and improve the efficiency of the organs and body systems.
Knowledge: Increase health awareness and early cancer detection through education and active prevention.