What is Integrative Cancer Care?
While first-line treatments for cancer, such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation may be essential, it is also important to keep the body and mind as healthy and functional as possible throughout the cancer treatment process. Doing so can significantly impact cancer outcomes.
The integrative cancer care physicians at the Myrna Brind Center work with the patient's primary treating oncologist to arrive at a care plan that includes specialized nutrition, stress reduction, and symptom management using natural approaches when appropriate, such as acupuncture for cancer-related pain. Hence, conventional medical treatments are "integrated" with lifestyle interventions and carefully chosen complementary therapies. The result of this integration is a personalized approach to cancer care that is tailored to the unique needs of the individual.