The first step in our Functional Oncology Protocol at Angeles Tijuana, is what we like to call: the integrative assessment. For our functional team is a vital step to understand the patient and the disease, that is why we have one objective: the individuality of the patients.
Our motto at the Functional Oncology Clinic in Tijuana, Mexico is: “No patient is the same”. When it comes to traditional cancer treatments, they have a protocol that treats all patients with any type of cancer with the same therapy, which is tumor oriented. That leaves a very important factor outside: the patients individuality.
Our Functional Oncology Approach
For us the only common aspect cancer patients have is the type of cancer in some cases the location of the tumor. However, for our medical team the most important thing is how they live with the disease, their personal experience with a cancer diagnosis.
When we create the patients personalized cancer treatment protocol, we take into consideration different aspects:
- Tumor location
- Damage to surrounding areas
- Previous treatments
- The body´s response to treatment
- Additional illnesses
Cancer has no rules and can be presented in extensive scenarios. Reason why to take the general condition of the body into consideration, their strength or weakness to deal with physically and emotionally with cancer, is vital.
How do you create an Integrative Assessment?
Our functional oncology team, uses five areas related to the etiology of cancer to create an integrative assessment of the patient’s health: Genetics, Nutrition, Xenobiosis or Toxicity, Chronic Inflammation and Psychology.
In addition, it represents the importance of a multidisciplinary medical team to have the result of multiple situations for example how the patients are living with the disease, pathologies and factors such as how the disease is manifesting.
FAQs for Integrative Assessment
Integrative medicine is a healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.
Integrative assessment happens in the first 3 to 4 days of the patient’s arrival:
- Medical appointments with assigned medical team.
- Medical tests: imaging studies to lab-work.
The evaluation is done through the assigned functional team and can be extended or modified to any situation or need of the patient.
*We do not repeat tests, we will only perform the one does our patient doesn’t have and the one which lost clinical value.
Our evaluations give us specific information about systems and organs that may not be affected and the ones that have an overload.
With an adequate analysis of both situations we can define the patient’s specific needs, the specific interventions he or she needs as a preventive measure, identify possible complications and other pathologies as well, as their prevention or early management.
This allows us to outline the personalized plan they need to maintain the balance if they have it or establish a proper intervention for those who do not.
Contrary to the belief that a full-scale hospital with such prestigious reputation will be very expensive, patients that have decided to get our treatments constantly tell us that the one of the main reasons they decided for us over others, is our straight-forward affordable price without any sneaky pricing gimmicks or up sales. Once you receive our treatment quote, that is final, and we won’t try to up sale or pressure you into anything you’re not comfortable with.
The treatment price varies for each patient, mainly because each patient’s needs, and medical circumstances are very different and require different attention. Once our doctors receive your medical information, they will assess your medical needs and if an outpatient plan is an option, this will be presented to you, saving you the costs of an in-hospital stay while still getting the same treatment you would as an in-patient.
To obtain a better understanding of the treatment price for a specific situation, please fill out the inquiry form to provide our case manager and medical doctors the necessary information to evaluate your case and provide a precise estimate with no commitment.
At our Functional Center, our treatment protocol cost can take between 18 days to 25 days, according to each patient´s case. To learn how long will your Functional Oncology Treatment be, please fill out our medical form here.
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