Topic: Precision Oncology

CAM Risks | Alternative and Complementary Medicine for Cancer Treatment

Published by on October 3, 2018 | Share your thoughts

Have you ever wondered…what is alternative medicine for cancer? And what about complementary treatment? Is it helpful or harmful…or is it more complicated than that? And how do you tell which is which? And how do alternative medicine for cancer and complementary treatment differ from standard cancer care and Precision Oncology? There’s a lot of confusion about the topic of alternative medicine and complementary treatment, especially in regards to cancer. You might have already seen it pop up in the media, where it’s commonly referred to as CAM – an acronym that stands for Complementary and Alternative Treatment. Many people are unaware of the risks associated with CAM. They assume that a ‘natural’ solution must be better, or at least won’t harm them. But in...
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How Genomic Profiling Increases Cancer Patients’ Chances of Survival!

Published by on October 3, 2018 | Share your thoughts

In nearly a decade of helping people recover from cancer, CTOAM’s precision oncology specialists have never seen two people with exactly the same cancer. Our specialists have seen people with breast, lung, brain, and prostate cancer, as well as other types of cancer – and, even within the same category, no two people have had the exact same mutations driving their cancer. Therefore, each of our patients has required a unique combination of advanced targeted therapies and nutraceuticals, and sometimes in addition to other treatment interventions. In order to have the best chance of recovery from cancer, your treatment must target your unique genetic mutations. And for that, you need genomic profiling and Precision Oncology’s gene-based approach to cancer care. What is Cancer? Cancer is...
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What if Better Cancer Treatment Already Exists?

Published by on September 30, 2018 | Share your thoughts

What if there were already better cancer treatment options? Better than standard chemotherapy and radiation? There are! We now have more accurate tests and treatments that help cancer patients live longer than standard cancer care. These treatments have already been approved for use in Canada and have recently become part of standard care in the UK. They’re also already used in most top cancer hospitals in the US, like the Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson, and John Hopkins. But, most are not yet available through Canadian public healthcare. It could take upwards of 10 years for these lifesaving treatments to become offered through Canadian public healthcare. That’s where CTOAM comes in. Cancer Treatment Options and Management (CTOAM) is a Canada-based company that specializes in providing Precision Oncology...
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How to be a Better Cancer Care Advocate in 8 Simple Steps | Newsletter Issue 5

Published by on September 10, 2018 | Share your thoughts

Do you really need a Cancer Care Advocate or is the basic care you receive from your public oncologist good enough? Read on to find out the truth about standard care and decide for yourself.   Joan was 45 years old when she was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic melanoma. Her public oncologist gave her the option of  standard chemotherapy , which, according to studies, would’ve given her approximately less than a year to live. Since her disease would not respond to  standard treatments , her oncologist told her that there were no other treatment options. She was told to get her affairs in order.   But Joan wasn’t ready to accept this – so she and her husband reached out to CTOAM. Our cancer experts helped them to...
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The Four Pillars of Precision Oncology | Newsletter Issue 4

Published by on September 10, 2018 | Share your thoughts

Precision Oncology has four distinct steps, also referred to as The Four Pillars of Precision Oncology. Clinical cancer research shows that when cancer patients include just one of these Precision Oncology tools the results are improved survival rates over standard cancer care, with greatly reduced treatment side effects.   Now, what do you think the outcome would be when all four of these life-saving advances are applied to your cancer treatment?   In fact, the data shows that the full Precision Oncology process results in greatly prolonged survival rates, even for patients with inoperable cancers and those who have already exhausted all standard care options. And for those who begin their cancer treatment with Precision Oncology, the outcomes are literally off the charts.   Check out Issue 4 of the CTOAM newsletter to explore the...
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Liquid Biopsies for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Monitoring | Newsletter Issue 3

Published by on September 10, 2018 | Share your thoughts

Each year, there are many new advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Liquid Biopsies (tests to determine the presence and type of cancer, using blood instead of a tumour tissue sample) are a new tool in managing cancer and can be used in real-time diagnosis, treatment monitoring, checking for recurrences, and determining if new targeted therapies such as immunotherapy are right for you. Check out Issue 3 of the CTOAM newsletter to see the top life-saving advancements in cancer! Or, read more below. Do you want to have life-saving information delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up for our monthly newsletter!   Top Life Saving Advancements in Cancer | Liquid Biopsies LIQUID BIOPSIES To see real life success stories on how CTOAM has used Liquid Biopsies to change lives,...
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What to Expect in Your Free Consultation with CTOAM

Published by on September 8, 2018 1 Comment

If you’d like to learn what happens during a Free Consultation with CTOAM, please explore this helpful guide below. In order to fulfill our goal to provide education and support to as many people as possible about their cancer care options, and how to access them, we offer a free consultation for cancer treatment to cancer patients and their loved ones. Below we’ve added some information which will help you to better understand the scope of things you could accomplish in your consultation and to make sure you get to ask all the questions that are most important to you. Our Co-founder and Director of Scientific Research, Alex Rolland, still conducts these consultations himself because he wants to make sure you get the very best...
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FREE ebook! Precision Oncology: The Evolution Of Cancer Care

Published by on September 7, 2018 | Share your thoughts

Knowledge is power! Get your FREE copy of CTOAM’s Precision Oncology ebook. Just click the link below and start feeling more in control of your cancer care. → CLICK HERE to Download Your Free ebook! What’s inside the CTOAM Precision Oncology ebook? Everything you need to know about the newest science-based approaches to cancer treatment, testing, and diagnostics. Reading the ebook will help you to… → Gain confidence to advocate for yourself and loved ones with your doctor and treatment team → Better understand what cancer really is and how cancer diagnosis & treatment works → Make smart decisions about your cancer care from a place of clarity and understanding → Feel less stressed about moving forward with your cancer treatment → Know how to access the most effective testing and treatment available...
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How Genomic Profiling is Guiding Cancer Treatment

Published by on August 20, 2018 | Share your thoughts

Genomic profiling is approved by the FDA to help guide cancer treatment and clinical trial enrolment for cancer patients. Among other things, this approval allows the genetic test, F1CDx (FoundationOne CDx), to be used as a companion diagnostic test for 15 different targeted therapies used to treat five types of cancer. What is Genomic Profiling for Cancer Treatment? At its most basic, genomic profiling involves testing a patient’s genes – aka tumour DNA sequencing – to identify the exact genetic mutations that are driving that person’s form of cancer. After we identify the person’s genetic mutations, we find a targeted therapy to match. In other words, we find a drug that’s designed specifically to kill the patient’s exact genetic mutations. Not all genetic mutations have...
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Precision Oncology | The Newest Approach to Cancer Care, Explained

Published by on August 15, 2018 | Share your thoughts

Discover how cancer patients can live longer, and with a higher quality of life, by using Precision Oncology. Book your Free, No Risk Consultation today. The Four Pillars of Precision Oncology allow us to: Determine what genetic mutations are driving your cancer and ensure your diagnosis is accurate; Identify and help you access the MOST effective, evidence-based treatment(s) for your unique form of cancer; Monitor the efficacy of your treatment accurately and make rapid changes if needed. The Newest Approach to Cancer Treatment, Explained Watch the video, then read more about the Four Pillars of Precision Oncology at www.ctoam.com. Why Use Precision Oncology? Better Survival Rates, Fewer Side Effects The research is clear: Using just one of the four steps in Precision Oncology results in better survival...
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