Cancer Prehab: A Critical Step Following a Cancer Diagnosis

Most of us are familiar with this scenario: someone we know has just been given the life-altering news that they’re facing a cancer diagnosis, and before they’ve had time to begin to process what this means for their future – and for their life – they’re being scheduled for their first treatment. Though this rush-to-treatment happens every day, the truth is, it’s the very rare case that this is medically necessary, and, in fact, we would suggest that it can often be medically detrimental. We believe there’s a much better way to transition patients into treatment. One that not only boosts a patient’s quality of life, but increases the odds of beating their cancer.

Those of you who have heard Dr. Block speak at a Conference or seen one of his interviews have likely heard him say “There isn’t a single surgeon – or at least there shouldn’t be – who wouldn’t rather have their patient more physically, nutritionally, emotionally and immunologically fit before bringing them into the operating room. Why should this be any different for a cancer specialist about to start a patient on conventional therapies that are likely to have considerable toxicity? The obvious answer: it shouldn’t be.” This is why, prior to starting a patient on treatment, we first do a thorough assessment of their status and evaluate their metabolic, biological, biochemical, molecular, circadian and immune biology. We then implement an individually tailored program to help correct any deficiencies or imbalances so that when a patient begins their treatment, they are stronger physically, biologically, nutritionally, and emotionally. These programs are designed to create a biochemical environment that will help reduce treatment side effects and toxicity, as well as boost treatment response. Patient programs are modified as a patient continues through their treatment protocol, and adapted once they have completed treatment.

For more information about Cancer Prehab at the Block Center, or to speak to one of our Patient Advocates, please call 1-877-41-BLOCK (25625) or visit our website:

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