Integrative cancer treatment's role in the whole-patient journey

Integrative Care
Many cancer patients underestimate how cancer treatment may impact their quality of life. Learn about how integrative cancer treatment may help.

When they are first diagnosed with cancer, many patients’ immediate priority is finding a treatment plan. Learning about their disease and the options available to fight it often takes center stage. But what many don’t realize is that treating the cancer itself is only part of the battle.

The disease and the treatments used to fight it often come with challenging side effects like pain, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite and neuropathy. These complications may impact patients’ quality of life, and when they are severe, they may delay or disrupt patients’ treatments schedules. That’s why taking an integrative approach to cancer treatment is important.

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Integrative cancer treatment approaches the cancer battle on two levels—using conventional methods like chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery to fight the disease, while also supporting patients with evidence-informed techniques like nutrition therapy, naturopathic medicine and oncology rehabilitation to help manage cancer-related side effects. Watch the video above for an interactive explanation of the integrative care model’s role in cancer treatment.