Integrative oncology combines evidence-informed conventional treatments (i.e. chemotherapy, surgery, radiation therapy, etc.), complementary therapies (i.e. acupuncture, yoga, dietary supplements, etc.) and lifestyle counseling (i.e. anticancer nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, toxin avoidance, etc.) with the following goals in mind:
1) treat cancer and optimize outcomes.
2) reduce risks of recurrence and progression of disease.
3) minimize side effects and symptoms.
4) empowering you to take and active part in your treatment and health.
Integrative oncology teaches you how to live a healthful lifestyle to help your body in its’ innate abilities to fight and prevent cancer. Practicing these lifestyle changes leads to beneficial anticancer effects, such as: strengthening your immune system, decreasing systemic inflammation and oxidation, and hormonal stimulation of cancer cells.