Integrative Cancer Care
What is integrative cancer care? The Society for Integrative Oncology offers this definition:
“Integrative oncology is a patient-centered, evidence-informed field of cancer care that utilizes mind and body practices, natural products, and/or lifestyle modifications from different traditions alongside conventional cancer treatments. Integrative oncology aims to optimize health, quality of life, and clinical outcomes across the cancer care continuum and to empower people to prevent cancer and become active participants before, during, and beyond cancer treatment.”1
We know so little about the mystery of life and the body that we need to consider all systems and explanations for their wisdom.
BCCT provides a tour of this field:
- Healing and Curing
- Body Terrain and the Tumor Microenvironment
- Advocates and Navigators
- Integrative Therapies
- Types of Cancer Care
- Diagnostic Approaches
- Detoxification Strategies
- Integrative Plans and Protocols
- Clinical Practice Guidelines and Standards of Care
- What Can You Trust?
- For Healthcare Professionals
As our advisor Dr. Wayne Jonas has told us, "We know so little about the mystery of life and the body that we need to consider all systems and explanations for their wisdom." BCCT manifests this thought.
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Integrative Medicine Education & Training Programs