Natural Cancer Care
WE CAN DO MORE
Naturopathic Oncology is the perfect complement to your traditional cancer treatment plan. As practitioners of integrative and functional medicine, we augment your conventional treatment with evidence-based natural remedies as well as dietary and fitness concepts that significantly reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation - and more importantly, promote your optimal health as we journey through cancer, together.
"Natural Forces Within Us
Are the True Healers of Disease."
If you are reading this, chances are you are facing a diagnosis of cancer – or suffering a relapse – or seeking to prevent reoccurrence; perhaps you are a caregiver or know someone who has developed the disease and want to help.
We'd like to take a moment to acknowledge your courage and strength. There is so much fear surrounding cancer that it can be difficult to take action.
That’s what we want to change. Yes, cancer is a serious illness. But it can be incredibly transformative. It can alter your life in the most remarkable ways. It can open doors to the SELF that few things can. Cancer is a searing journey that will bring you closer to your friends and family and cause you to reevaluate your most basic dreams and desires.
We offer expert Naturopathic care that supports the terrain of your body and compliments your medical oncologist’s Western approach: employing a combination of functional medicine, herbs, and supplements to optimize immune function and decrease toxicity during chemotherapy and radiation. Having treated thousands of patients, experience shows that evidence-based integrative oncology can be of great benefit on the path ahead.
We humbly invite you to take control of your health, your heart, and your life.
Working together, WE CAN DO MORE.
WHO WE ARE
Dr. Lena Suhaila ND, FABNO
Prior to studying medicine, Dr. Suhaila worked as a pharmacokinetic analyst and clinical research associate on drug treatments for prostate cancer. She studied microbiology at The University of California, Santa Barbara and received a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from The National College of Natural Medicine. Having completed a medical residency in 2010, Dr. Suhaila worked as part of the medical staff of a major cancer treatment hospital. She now operates a telemedicine consultation practice in the San Francisco Bay Area and work with patients worldwide. Dr. Suhaila graduated from the Practitioner Masters Course through the Metabolic Terrain Institute for Health and continues her postdoctoral work with the Institute of Functional Medicine. She loves working with people who are ready to take a deep dive into transforming all aspects of their health and well-being. Even within a diagnosis of cancer, you can live your healthiest life.
Dr. Holly Lucille ND, RN, ONC
With over 20 years of experience in clinical naturopathic practice, Dr. Holly Lucille, ND, RN, ONC, is a peerless expert – ready to help YOU achieve maximum health even in the context of a cancer diagnosis.
As a graduate of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ, Dr. Lucille was honored to receive the prestigious Daphne Blayden Award for her “commitment to naturopathic medicine, academic excellence, compassion, perseverance, a loving sense of humor and a positive, supportive outlook.” After receiving her own breast cancer diagnosis, Dr. Lucille devoted herself to learning everything there is to know about the integrative approaches to oncology - completing Dr. Nasha Winter’s course in the “Metabolic Approach to Cancer,” a 250-hour Oncology Nutrition Certificate course through the Oncology Nutrition Institute and graduated from the Practitioner Masters Course through the Metabolic Terrain Institute for Health to specifically help support the oncology population. Today, Dr. Lucille is a nationally recognized and licensed naturopathic doctor, educator, television and radio host, and natural products consultant, as well as the author of several books, including Creating and Maintaining Balance: A Women’s Guide to Safe, Natural, Hormone Health and The Healing Power of Trauma Comfrey.
Dr. Sandy Colvard ND, FABNO
There is no one-size fits all model for cancer treatment.
With over 17 years of private practice and hospital experience, Dr. Sandy Colvard is an accomplished Naturopathic Physician specializing in integrative cancer care. While a cancer diagnosis can be daunting, Dr. Colvard will help you on your personalized healing journey, regardless of stage or choice of treatment methods. Dr. Colvard believes in an integrative approach to cancer and has worked with some of the nation’s top clinical and academic oncologists, as well as a myriad of alternative therapy providers and modalities. Using researched-based supplementation and treatments to avoid drug interaction and limit side effects, Dr. Colvard works seamlessly with the provider team of your choice to curate a healing process that works for you. In both clinical practice and academia, Dr. Colvard works one-on-one with Cancer patients and in Cancer Survivorship, leading Cancer Support Group Medical visits in Southern California. Prior to her current practice, Dr. Colvard served as the Director of Integrative Training for CHI Healthcare: a non-profit, multi-disciplinary, primary care clinic in the Washington, DC area. Dr. Colvard also served as a Naturopathic Physician at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) hospitals in both Atlanta, GA and Philadelphia, PA: treating patients in both outpatient and inpatient settings. There, she attained her board certification as a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO).
"Thank you for bringing me to higher state of health. Because of all the changes that you've helped me to make, I feel so much better now than I did before I was diagnosed with lymphoma. I never thought that could be possible."
JA Berkley, California
"Dr Lena helped save my life. I don't want to sound melodramatic, but it's how I feel. I really wanted a blend of holistic and Western medicine to support me through treatment for triple negative breast cancer- and Dr Lena was the perfect choice. She worked seamlessly with my team at UCSF, even exchanging emails with my oncologist. She is incredibly knowledgable, going over my blood tests and suggesting supplements to support my immune system and keep side-effects at bay."
DL Santa Cruz, California
"Dr. Suhaila is a light that was brought into my life in a great time of darkness. I appreciate her knowledge, patience, and optimism. She helped keep me safe and calm as I went through treatment for stage IV ovarian cancer."
BM Oakland, California