FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING WITH CANCER
Minako Abe, MD, BCEM, DipABLM
Hi, I’m Dr. Minako. I help cancer patients, survivors and families take agency over their own future by empowering them with knowledge on Lifestyle and Mindset.
Having cancer does not mean you can't live your life to the fullest. There is so much that you can do to improve your physical chances and change your mindset around living with cancer. In my 15 years as a U.S. board certified Emergency Medicine doctor, I realized that 80% of what brought patients to me were related to unhealthy lifestyle choices. Even 30-50% of cancers are preventable according to the World Health Organization. Lifestyle modifications are powerful. They are the reason I became board certified in Lifestyle Medicine, and it is my mission to bring these practices to you.
My lifestyle recommendations are evidence-based and backed with science. What we recommend are simple, actionable steps that anyone can do. There is no downside to following these recommendations. You can find your people, your community here that understand what you are going through. It’s hard enough navigating a cancer diagnosis, let alone as an expat in Japan. I lived in the U.S. for 30 years before coming to the Tokyo Cancer Clinic, where we are committed to treating the whole person and help people live better, healthier lives through simple yet powerful lifestyle modifications.
LIFESTYLE AND MINDSET
From Surviving to Thriving
Sometimes it takes a village. It’s hard enough navigating a cancer diagnosis, let alone as an expat in Japan. Here, you can find your people, your community that understands what you are going through. The support that you get as you learn invaluable tools to live a healthier, more intentional life will bring you closer to being not just a cancer survivor but a cancer thriver!
In person or online
We all have different needs. I will work with you one-on-one, based on your individual circumstances to determine an evidence-based approach to acheive your best health. Through Lifestyle Medicine and Mindset work, you will be equipped with the knowlege to take agency over your own future. You get to decide how you are going to live your life by gaining the tools to face whatever comes your way.
Hormones and inflammation
Tumor marker testing
Cancer genetic testing
Circulating tumor cell (CTC) testing
Intestinal microbiota testing
Alzheimer's screening (MCI / Cyrex LINX)
Cardiovascular screening (Lox-index)
Covid-19 PCR testing