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Carmel Valley, CA

Cancer & Immune Support Treatment in Carlsbad, CA

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Cancer & Immune Support

Both Dr. Angela and Mark Stengler provide a very valuable service to individuals dealing with cancer. They offer complementary care for patients going through surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or other conventional treatments. Their nutritional therapy focuses on improving the individuals' immune response. Dr. Stenglers' treatments improve detoxification which is vital for those undergoing conventional therapies. They also focus on minimizing symptoms such as muscle wasting, fatigue, digestive upset, mood changes, as well as hair loss.

Cancer Basics

Cancer is an umbrella term that refers to more than one hundred different types of diseases, which are usually named according to the area where a tumor first appears. Almost all the cells in our bodies must be replaced regularly. Some cells, like those that comprise the intestinal lining, die out quickly and are replaced every few days. In other parts of the body, the cells live for years before they split and make new ones. Under special circumstances, such as an injury or illness, healthy new cells may grow faster than normal to replace those that are damaged. When the area is healed, the cell growth slows back down to its normal rate.

Cell Growth

Usually, the genes that manage the growth of cells automatically know when to start and stop the replication process. But when those genes are mutated-- possibly because of an inherited flaw or more typically due to dietary and environmental factors-- cells may start to multiply and divide at an abnormally fast rate. Occasionally cancers are benign (meaning that they are non-cancerous and relatively harmless), as in the case of warts or uterine fibroids.

Malignant Growth

Other growths, however, are malignant. They draw nutrients away from the healthy tissues that surround them, and they hinder the body's normal functions, to a possibly deadly extent. If a tumor continues to grow, its cells might spread out through the blood vessels or lymphatic system to other parts of the body, where they form new tumors. Once this process, called metastasis, is underway, there is the danger of dying from the complications that can happen. Although a lot of cancers can be treated effectively when caught early, the unfortunate fact remains that they are a leading cause of death in the United States. Every minute, another individual dies of some form of the disease.


Dr. Stengler works with individuals who are under the primary care of an oncologist to provide supportive and complementary treatment. This involves supporting detoxification during chemotherapy and radiation, tissue healing after surgery, immune system improvement, and general body balancing depending on what weak organ systems are identified.

For further information about Dr. Stengler’s practice and his clinic in Carlsbad, California, please visit our website at or give us a call at (760) 274-2377

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