Dr. Paisley focuses primarily on treating children with a cancer diagnosis. During her years of practice, she has found that integrative pediatric cancer support is particularly hard to come by. And, she loves working with younger patients!
While she also sees grown-ups with cancer and the adult family members of her pediatric patients in her survivorship program, she is especially passionate about supporting children through this process.
Great strides have been made in pediatric oncology; currently there is upwards of an 80% 5-year survival rate for children with cancer. However, many types of cancer such as gliomas and sarcomas are still very difficult to treat leaving a window of opportunity for supportive therapies that strengthen the body’s natural ability to fight cancer and enhance the effects of conventional therapies.
In addition, cancer treatments pose significant risk for both short and long term side effects. The need for therapies that support these children, while increasing tolerance and efficacy of conventional therapies is undeniable. In naturopathic medicine, we have the ability to do just that.
Dr. Paisley also sees lots of adults living with cancer. She is excited about the increase in data demonstrating the potential to optimize outcomes and reduce recurrence with integrative treatment, particularly in the areas of breast, prostate and pancreatic cancers.
She relies on the naturopathic medical principles in her practice, but in these scenarios, they are adapted to co-management with conventional therapies (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation) to reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and bring a sense of empowerment back to the cancer experience.
She is happy to speak with you about your particular diagnosis to see if she is the best fit or if one of the other doctors she knows doing naturopathic adult cancer support might be a better option for you.
Dr. Paisley’s approach to adult cancers follows the same principles as her pediatric practice.