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Integrative Cancer Support Treatment in Del Mar, CA

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Integrative Cancer Support Treatment in Del Mar, CA

Integrative Cancer Support Treatment

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

Cancer Basics

Cancer is an umbrella term that refers to more than one hundred different kinds of diseases, which are usually identified according to the location where a tumor initially appears. Nearly all the cells in our bodies have to be replaced regularly. Some cells, like those that make up 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 divide and create new ones. Under special circumstances, such as an injury or illness, healthy new cells may grow quicker 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 control the growth of cells automatically know when to start and stop the replication process. But when those genes are mutated-- possibly due to an inherited defect or more generally due to dietary and environmental factors-- cells might begin to multiply and divide at an unusually fast pace. Sometimes 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 pull nutrients away from the healthy tissues that surround them, and they interfere with the body's normal functions, to a potentially deadly extent. If a tumor continues to grow, its cells might spread via the blood vessels or lymphatic system to other parts of the body, where they create new tumors. When this process, called metastasis, is underway, there is the risk of dying from the complications that can happen. Although a lot of cancers can be treated successfully when found early, the unfortunate truth remains that they are a leading cause of death in the United States. Every minute, another person dies of some form of the disease.


Dr. Stengler works with people that 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 enhancement, and general body balancing depending on what weak organ systems are identified.

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

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