Integrative Cancer Care
Cancer is a journey with different phases that one passes through: diagnosis, in cancer treatment, after cancer treatment (in remission), and life beyond cancer. During each of these phases the patient experiences different emotions and concerns and undergoes various treatments and testing. Our western medicine cancer treatment is amazing! However, in its treatment program it oftentimes forgets about the importance of general health in the cancer journey. Integrative cancer therapy focuses on lifestyle changes and evidence-based research to help create an internal environment that is inhospitable to cancer cells. It is used in conjunction with the primary cancer treatment (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery) to help support the body and mind so as to decrease the risk that the cancer will return and to decrease side effects of treatment itself.