Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivor - Chris' Envita ReviewENVITA MEDICAL CENTER | REVIEWS
In 2012, Chris visited his doctor for swelling in his neck. He received a surprise diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma, that is when Chris' fight against cancer began. His struggle would last six years and many rounds of chemotherapy before, in January of 2018, Chris would be guided to Envita Medical Center and Dr. Dino Prato. His story is one of faith, perseverance, and bravery culminating in Envita's use of compassion, attentiveness, and support in conjunction with advanced-personalized integrative medicine to help Chris overcome his disease. After six months of treatment, Chris is feeling better than he has in ten years, his lymph nodes are normal, and his blood work looks great but it was a long journey to this point.
A journey that began 2 weeks after his diagnosis when Chris started his first round of chemotherapy. Chris' doctors assured him “this is the cancer you want” and “you will be cured in six months”. This was of little relief for Chris but 6 painful months of chemotherapy later Chris' cancer was in remission and he would gain some momentary relief. This would not last long though, at his 3-month checkup Chris would be told that his cancer was spreading again, and he would need to start another session of chemotherapy. After two more six-month sessions of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant, Chris would reach the end of his rope and start looking for other options to treat his cancer.
Chris started doing research and was trying various diets with little effect when his mom asked him a very important question. She asked Chris if he was going to give up or if he wanted to keep fighting and live. Chris searched his soul and he decided to keep fighting for himself and his family. That is when, through his parent's church, he would be introduced to Dr. Dino Prato and Envita Medical Center. At his first consultation, Chris immediately noticed how Envita was different. Envita's doctors took an in-depth look at Chris' life and discovered that in addition to cancer, Chris had been battling Lyme disease and many coinfections. Dr. Oertle was passionate about Chris' treatment and took the time to explain all about his condition and Envita's plan to treat it. Envita's engaged team of doctors and staff showed compassion, support, and love that Chris had not experienced in all nearly seven years of prior treatment.
Chris' time at Envita has brought a significant improvement in his symptoms and his infection load has dropped dramatically. Most importantly Chris' blood work is looking great and he is feeling better than ever. Envita used a mixture of cutting-edge integrative treatment options and compassionate support to help Chris and his condition. Now Chris can be with his family and his two little girls without his cancer looming over their lives, they can finally embrace the bright future ahead of them. If you or a loved one is struggling with cancer or Lyme disease, please contact our Patient Care Coordinator team at 1-866-830-4576 and let us help you get your life back