Natural Cancer Care
WE CAN DO MORE
Naturopathic Oncology is the perfect compliment to your traditional cancer treatment plan. As a practitioner of integrative medicine, I augment your conventional treatment with 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 battle 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 prevent reoccurrence; perhaps you are a caregiver or know someone who has developed the disease and want to help.
I'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 I want to change. Yes, cancer is a serious illness. But it can be incredibly transformative. It can alter your life in the most amazing 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.
At Natural Cancer Care, we offer expert Naturopathic care that 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.
I humbly invite you to take control of your health, your heart and your life.
Working together, WE CAN DO MORE.
WHO I AM
AND WHAT I DO
Dr. Lena Suhaila ND, FABNO
Prior to studying medicine, I worked as a pharmacokinetic analyst and clinical research associate on drug-treatments for prostate cancer. I studied microbiology at The University of California, Santa Barbara; natural medicine at Bastyr University; and received a doctorate of naturopathic medicine from The National College of Natural Medicine.
Having completed a medical residency in 2010, I joined the medical staff at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. I now operate a telemedicine consultation practice in the San Francisco Bay Area and work with patients world wide. I continue my postdoctoral work with the Institute of Functional Medicine.
To balance my scientific approach to natural medicine, I am trained in Internal Family Systems Therapy and certified in Compassionate Inquiry (taught by Dr. Gabor Mate), HeartMath and two forms of Breathwork. I use these techniques to help address deeper issues of trauma, PTSD and to promote cellular healing. Disease may take root in many levels, mental, emotional and physical. To restore health I use a multidisciplinary and truly integrative approach that discovers and treats the root cause of illness.
On a personal level, I have a daily meditation practice and believe it’s important to keep diving into my own inner work and training so that I can help others with integrity and heart.
AWAKEN YOUR INNER HEALER RETREAT
MAY 29 - JUNE 4, 2020
Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience led by seasoned practitioners who
understand the value in getting away from the everyday and getting into
a new rhythm guided by a higher vision.
"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