Cancer. A word we all fear (even the strongest amongst us!).
The possibility of a shortened life, unmeasurable suffering, aggressive treatments that are often shrouded in the darkness of the unknown and of unpredictable results! Cancer. A disease that none of us would like to have and we don't even wish it on those who don't want our good… We all know someone who has, or has suffered from, this disease. In Portugal, cancer is the second leading cause of death and in 2018, 79 people died every day in our country from cancer.
But in the midst of so much suffering there is also good news! Each passing year more people survive cancer. New treatments and earlier detection have contributed to the increased number of survivors of this disease.
One of the great challenges of oncology today is prevention, ie what we should not do and what we can do to prevent the onset of this disease. Another challenge is finding new ways to treat it.
We now know that food, rest, physical activity, emotional health, among others, can help prevent and treat cancer. One way they can do this is by improving the efficiency of the immune system. Another is by strengthening the body before, during and after treatments. Still another is by increasing the effectiveness of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy.
All of these and many other issues are addressed in the “CANCER - Prevent - Treat - Live” residential program (8 days).
This program consists of:
The VitaSalus Center for Healthy Living works in harmony with the medical evidence-based therapeutic principles promoted by cancer treatment institutions and services (eg oncology institutions, hospitals and clinics).
We do not propose “alternatives” to the treatments offered by these services but we propose supportive, complementary measures based on medical evidence that may contribute to a better quality of life for patients before, during and after treatments.
We also hope that such measures may contribute positively to the effectiveness of cancer treatments, reduce the risk of relapses (recurrence of the disease), and increase the life expectancy of our patients.
VitaSalus® - Penela
Serra de Sta Maria,
3230-055 Espinhal - Penela
N 40.024000; W -8.336656
Tel.: +351 239 098 747
Centro Médico de Lisboa
Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo,
31 - 5ºA 1050-117 Lisboa
N 38.730580; W -9.147014
Tel.: + 351 218 454 230
Clínica Dentária - Pombal
Quinta da Casinha, Lt.2,
Loja A 2 RCA, 3100-545 Pombal
N 39.909084; W -8.633456
Tel.: +351 236 027 660