Nutritious healing food
Arts and crafts room
Director Melanie Gamble preparing healthy food.
One of the relaxation rooms for cancer patients.
Dr. Francisco Contreras
TOGETHER AGAINST CANCER -UK
Award-winning charity Together Against Cancer, affiliate of Cancer Aid and Research Fund, works slightly differently from most other healthcare charities.
At our Education and Wellness Centre based in Leicester, we are strongly committed to supporting cancer patients, their carers and the wider community. And we are passionate about sharing information, which is why our Centre is open to everybody. We are finding that more and more individuals, especially those on a cancer journey, wish to adopt a holistic approach to healing but can often be overwhelmed by the amount of information available. At the Centre, we offer complementary therapies such as massage, reflexology and reiki and small group classes such as Yoga and Tong Ren which are all free for people living with cancer and their carers. We also hold our free weekly Wellness Workshops such as Nutrition for Life, Healthy Meals Made Easy and Relaxation for Health as well as one-on-one nutritional guidance and support. Whilst the Centre is based in the East Midlands, we have clients that visit us travelling from across the UK including Bristol, North Wales, London and Nottingham.
Across the UK, we offer support to cancer patients on a low income wanting to access an integrated approach with their cancer care. As well as funding for treatments such as acupuncture and osteopathy, we fund equipment such as juicers and weekly organic fruit and vegetable boxes. This funding covers a huge geographical spread with cancer patients currently receiving support from Central Scotland to South Cornwall and South East Wales across to Norfolk.
Together Against Cancer also provides grants to other like-minded cancer charities and organizations such as the Mary How Trust who provide vital medical screening, Destiny Medical Fund who support ongoing cancer projects at hospitals and clinics in the Philippines and Canceractive and Wirral Holistic Services who provide information and support to cancer patients.
Yoga exercise room
GIVE TO OUR CAUSE
Consultation with patient
Cancer Aid and Research Fund
20280 N 59th Ave Suite 115-709
Glendale, AZ 85308
Oasis of Hope Hospital
The mission at the Oasis of Hope is to provide integrative and alternative cancer treatments to improve the quality of the physical, mental, and spiritual lives of our patients. People from all over the world travel to Oasis of Hope for their compassionate cancer treatments. Cancer Aid &Research Fund has supported the research and patient treatment programs for over 20 years.
Hope through Research
The research at the Oasis of hope is unique because we focus on understanding the patients need. There is a direct connection from the medical literature to the medical practices. All alternative and integrative cancer treatments are substantiated by clinical research.
Hope through Education
A key feature to our therapy at the Oasis of Hope is that we insure that our patients have a reasonable understanding of the rationale behind their therapies. Every week, Oasis of Hope patients are encouraged to attend lectures, nutritional classes, questions and answer session. At these educational sessions, patients and companions will be able to hear firsthand about their alternative or integrative cancer treatments. Companions can also ask any staff physicians and medical scientists any questions they might have about their disease or their therapy.
Hope through Care
Therapy at the Oasis of Hope is tailored for the needs of each individual patient. Teams of doctors and health care professionals work together in order to provide compassionate and specialized alternative or integrative cancer treatment care.
Calling from USA:Toll Free: 1 (888) 500-HOPE Fax: (619) 690-8410
Calling from other countries:Ph.: 52 (664) 631-6152 Fax: 52 (664) 631-6154
You can donate to support research or patient treatment programs at Oasis of Hope Hospital/Contreras Cancer Fund or help us support all of our other cancer programs at Cancer Aid and Research Fund. Other programs include shipping containers of medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics that treat cancer and other related diseases and support other charities that share a similar mission.
Healing touch massage
Doctor Meeting with patients
OASIS OF HOPE HOSPITAL
The place for Alternative Cancer Treatment.
We were the FIRST provider with Holistic Therapy
We are the PRESENT leader of Alternative Medicine
We are the FUTURE of Integrative Cancer Treatments
You are the Reason Why.
There is an emerging trend in cancer treatment called "Integrative Medicine" This approach combines conventional medicine with alternative interventions that help overcome and compensate for the deficiencies of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.
The traditional medicine is still used for tumors that are too aggressive to be treated by alternative medicine alone. The alternative interventions, however, help maintain the tumors treatable. Further, alternative therapies can make tumors more vulnerable to chemotherapy. Through alternatives, patients the negative side effects can be diminished so patients can tolerate chemo much better, and their immune systems can be preserved.
Oasis of Hope is the trendsetter with close to 50 years of experience in integrative cancer treatment. It was followed by Cancer Treatment Centers of America 20 years later and now major centers such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering, MD Anderson and others are starting to enhance their therapies using complimentary medicine. The National Cancer Institute itself now has a department of complementary medicine. This is all great news for cancer patients around the world.
Hopefully these major centers will graduate from complimentary medicine up to the major leagues of integrative medicine!
Oasis of Hope continues to be in a class of its own, however, because our approach is just not about what treatments we use; it is more about the whole treatment experience that we provide our patients. It is a beautiful blend of medical competence and caring, of art and science, of faith, hope, and love.