How To Optimize Pregnancy Success When You Have Been Diagnosed With Cancer
Sep 12, 2022
We’re digging into what to do if you’ve been diagnosed with cancer while on the fertility journey and how to prevent cancer.
I have received many requests to provide information about navigating a cancer diagnosis while trying to conceive.
Many of us have been touched by cancer, perhaps through a personal diagnosis or by a family member, friend, or colleague diagnosed with the disease. A cancer diagnosis can be an overwhelming experience and challenges individuals in ways sometimes hard to imagine.
Conventional medicine tells us that chemotherapy, radiation and surgery are the only treatment options.
While those options may be right for some, there are alternatives that we can consider.
It can be incredibly confusing to know where you can start to optimize pregnancy success after or during a cancer diagnosis.
This episode of Get Pregnant Naturally is a call to action.
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and are trying to conceive or know someone with cancer, please share this episode.
Today I’m excited to welcome Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy. Dr. Connealy is a prominent leader in the Integrative & Functional Medicine medical field. She is the medical director of two amazing clinics “The Cancer Center for Healing” & “Center for New Medicine”. Her clinics have seen over 47,000 patients and continue to grow. is the author of two books, The Cancer Revolution and Be Perfectly Healthy.
In this episode, you'll learn:
- Recommendations for someone who has been diagnosed with cancer or finished treatment when they are ready to TTC
- Risks with fertility treatment (IVF) for someone with a history of breast cancer and cancer
- Thyroid cancer and where to start in preparing for pregnancy success
- Biomarkers for early cancer detection and prevention
- Top suggestions for cancer prevention and the final word on thermography vs. mammography
- How emotions/mindset impact cancer
2:40 WELCOME DR. LEIGH ERIN CONNEALY
3:58 DR. CONNEALY’S CAREER PATH
- Dr. Connealy’s experience as a DES daughter
- The unique perspective gained from Dr. Connealy’s health journey
- You can’t be an expert if you haven’t had a lot of detours.
10:29 INTRODUCING TODAY’S TOPIC
11:20 DR. CONNEALY’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TTC AFTER CANCER
- The alarmingly increasing rates of cancer
- Testing and protocols Dr. Connealy focuses on for cancer survivors who are TTC
- Energy precedes action.
- Parents’ health impacts the baby’s health.
- Dr. Connealy’s experience raising her now adult children without medication
18:59 GETTING PREGNANT AFTER BREAST CANCER
- Cancer is so much more aggressive when you’re young.
- We all need to be perpetual students and take our health into our hands
- Dr. Connealy’s targeted supplement protocol for fertility
- Nothing’s going to work until you’re committed to your health
- The importance of health possession
- Self-care is the new health care.
31:30 RADIOACTIVE IODINE TREATMENT
- The growing rate of thyroid cancer
- Thyroidectomy considerations
- Comprehensive thyroid testing is needed
- The thyroid is the center of the orchestra of your endocrine system.
38:04 CIRCULATING TUMOR CELLS
- Prevention is much easier than a cure
41:18 ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICITY & STRESS
- People have unbelievable stress today.
- We’re all bioenergetic beings.
- How to protect yourself when it comes to EMFs
- You must combine the best conventional medicine with updated medicine.
46:15 BIOMARKERS FOR EARLY DETECTION OF CANCER
- Don’t wait for a wake-up call to do something about your health.
49:33 BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES & CANCER RISK
- Bioidentical hormones do not cause cancer.
52:26 THERMOGRAPHY VS. MAMMOGRAMS
53:49 FINAL THOUGHTS
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Connect with Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy
- Join Cancer Conversations here - https://cancercenterforhealing.com/events/
- Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy's Website - ConnealyMD.com
- Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy's Books:
- Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy on Instagram @ConnealyMD
- Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy's Clinics
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