The role of integrative cancer therapy in the patient’s journey
When cancer is first diagnosed, the immediate priority for many patients is to find a treatment plan. Often times, knowing about your disease and the options available to combat it take center stage. But what many don’t realize is that treating cancer itself is only part of the battle.
The disease and the treatments used to combat it often have challenging side effects such as pain, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, and neuropathy. These complications can affect patients’ quality of life and, when severe, can delay or stop patients’ treatment programs. That’s why it’s important to take an integrated approach to cancer treatment.
Comprehensive cancer treatment addresses the battle against cancer on two levels: using traditional approaches such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery to combat the disease, while also supporting patients with evidence-based techniques such as nutritional therapy, naturopathic medicine, and oncology rehabilitation to help control cancer. Side effects. Watch the video above for an interactive explanation of the role of the comprehensive care model in cancer treatment.