Cancer Prevention: Self Care Is The New Health Care

April 30, 2016

04 / 30 / 2016
It’s a proud moment for me announce that I will be working with the amazing team of forward thinking doctors at Medicor Cancer Centres. Teaching how to Eat Clean is the first line of defence against most diseases.  Together with exercise and social/emotional work, self care is the new health care.

Medicor Cancer Centres Announces a Canadian First in Cancer Prevention

(Detecting cancer ultra early with a simple blood test, reducing smoking risks by transitioning to safety-tested electronic cigarettes, combined with Eat-Clean® anti-cancer nutrition and fitness with NY Times best-selling author Tosca Reno . . . these are the building blocks of Medicor’s new program.)

(April 2016, Toronto, Ontario) – On the eve of the 10th anniversary of its founding, Medicor Cancer Centres today announced the launch of a powerful cancer prevention program (  By utilizing its cutting edge prevention tools, Medicor believes that when it comes to cancer, prevention is the new cure.

“Our program is backed by dozens of published scientific studies,” Medicor founder and medical director Dr. Akbar Khan said.  “These studies are available to the public on our website and are presented in such a way that makes them accessible to the public and easy for everyone to understand how the program works.  Take the ONCOblot test, for instance.”

Dr. Khan explained that by using just one tube of blood, the ONCOblot test can not only detect the presence of cancer extra early (even tumours as small as 1-2 mm in size), but can also identify the type of cancer (currently 25 different types).  This is bound to revolutionize cancer treatment by making the cancer curable or easily treatable.  For example, ONCOblot® is up to 50 times more sensitive than a mammogram.  It can detect cancers for which no screening tests are available, like lung, pancreas and sarcoma.  For cancer patients completing treatment, ONCOblot can also confirm if cancer is indeed in remission.  ONCOblot offers new information that can change the face of cancer therapy.

But the news gets even better.  “By partnering with naturopathic doctors across Canada,” Medicor president Humaira Khan said, “our doctors will be able to deliver this first-of-its-kind program to Canadians in a way that was never before possible.”

About Medicor Cancer Centres

Located in Toronto, Medicor is an innovative, integrative clinic that is leading the way in redefining cancer treatment by giving patients choices and access to cutting edge, evidence-based allopathic and natural therapies.  For more information, please visit their website at

Tosca Reno

Author, columnist, motivational speaker, reality TV star, radio personality, consultant, mother and wife, Tosca Reno has been inspiring millions with the Eat Clean™️ Diet series and sharing the success she's had with weight loss and Clean Eating.


  1. I was so amazed to first see that you were working with this clinic and happy that I am trying to put your way of eating/living into practice. I know that I should probably go forth and do this test, many people have died in my family of cancer, 2 last summer. I too have Barretts Esophegas, I just need the strength mentally to go forth. I thank you Tosca for all the wonderful information given through your online workshops and e books.

  2. As an oncology nurse I can appreciate the importance of a clean well balanced diet in preventing cancer. what troubles me though, is seeing patients invest thousands of dollars into treatments from someone who calls themselves a ‘naturopathic oncologist’ which by the way is not a recognized title by any health regulation. I have seen patients with CURABLE cancers forego standard treatment with chemotherapy tested over decades of use and proven to be effective, and instead opt for things like hyperthermia and mistletoe injections. With disastrous consequences too. After reviewing Dr Khan’s website I would like to know more about what he claims to be SAFE chemotherapy. There are several medications naturopaths are not permitted to prescribe and standard chemotherapy agents are on that list. while there is some language on his site encouraging patients to stick with their standard treatment, it still seems to undermine the expertise of Medical Oncologists, which is a recognized title by health regulation.Dr Khan has published articles about some success with using DCA, but would caution anyone considering this to exhaust their traditional options first. Especially in this era of immunotherapy, we see more cancers being cured and put into remission for several years then ever before. Traditional chemotherapies are used either in highly regulated clinical trial settings, or only once proven to be safe and effective after rigorous research has been conducted. Only after seeing more data like phase II trials showing preliminary efficacy, and then phase III trials comparing efficacy of one new treatment to another to prove superiority should it be adopted into use. Too many naturopaths claim the benefits of things like hyperthermia and IV vitamin C without the published evidence that it actually offers any concrete benefit over traditional therapies.
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    I have followed you for years Tosca, and still believe diet is so important for general health and preventing disease. Please note I do not refute the benefit of naturopathy in entirety, in fact I saw a naturopath myself years ago for GI upset and was helped by the recommendations for diet change and use of probiotics. But please do not associate your self and your brand with encouraging patients to follow naturopath treatments for treatment of their cancer.

  3. Hello Barb.
    Thank you for your vote of confidence. I love Dr. Khan and his team. When Bob was ill, the treatment he received at Medicor gave him his best days. Nothing can express my gratitude adequately.

    Now it is my pleasure to work with that same team. It makes me feel I am contributing something more.

    Thank you … for hope.

  4. Hello Loretta.
    Thank you for your note. Cancer is something that seems to perch on everyone’s shoulder uninvited. Just last week, three people I know were diagnosed. I want to do more. I want to make change through nutrition. It’s how I feel I am leaving a greater legacy for and because of Bob.


  5. Hello Teresa.
    Thank you for the work you do in oncology. My family and I spent countless hours in hospital with Robert during his cancer illness. There were many great nurses and doctors, but as I am sure you are aware, not all of them may be as considerate or as intelligent as yourself. We had some pretty upsetting scenarios, particularly with Bob’s oncologist, that prove this out. This and the fact that I believe in working with naturopathic medicine, is what prompted us to seek out Medicor. This also is the basis of my belief in supporting the body’s immune response.

    Let me clarify that Dr. Akbar Khan does not call himself a naturopathic oncologist. He is a Medical Doctor of the highest standing. Instead he works with naturopaths, at Medicor, to administer specific treatments developed to enhance the patient’s immune response and health. Dr. Khan monitors the entire process. He is always hands on and a genuine, caring person, as well as being a good doctor.

    I know for sure Dr. Khan would never suggest a patient forego treatment for a curable cancer. HIs moral code wouldn’t allow it. I am sure that if you would contact Medicor, Dr. Khan would speak with you and give you whatever information you may wish to receive, in order to make your knowledge base regarding his work and research more fulsome. We considered safe chemo – DCA treatments – for Bob but in the irony that is cancer, Bob wasn’t “well enough for it.” In many cases however, safe chemo is better tolerated and as effective, if not more so, than traditional chemo treatments. That said, you and I both know, each of us is biologically unique, and every cancer is unique, so what works for one does not necessarily work for another.

    I also know that the landscape of cancer and how we treat it is changing rapidly. There are numerous new treatments available that have a potent effect on shrinking, eliminating and healing cancer patients. Ideally we wouldn’t have to treat cancer at all but of course that is not today’s reality. If traditional and naturopathic modalities of treatment work to heal effectively together, then that is how cancer should be treated. There is not one better than the other. There is what works for the patient. And I have to say, that despite countless studies and drugs used to treat cancer, not all studies are reputable – many are paid for my the very drug companies that make cancer drugs. I used to be a drug sales rep so I know quite a bit about what goes on behind the scenes. There are many good studies but there are many questionable ones. I have to wonder about that. In The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer Paperback – Aug 9 2011, by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Author), it is evident that there is no one drug that can cure cancer. We have a long way to go on that score. The best cure is prevention and that is where I place my efforts.

    But here I will take a stand. I endorse naturopathic medicine, 100%. Naturopaths are excellent physicians in many cases (there are exceptions here as there are with doctors and nurses) and I personally see a naturopath for my own healthcare. In truth, cancer is a disease of malnutrition – I don’t mean “not enough nutrition,” I mean “poor nutrition.” Therefore I will work Medicor, its’ team of medical doctors and naturopathic doctors and its’ support staff, to assist those who wish to undo the damage of poor eating, poor lifestyle and a toxic environment. Diet is not “so important for general health and preventing disease,” it is the first thing, the basis of it all, it is the critical thing we do for ourselves on a daily basis that delivers good health (or not) in the first place.


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