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What is Integrative Oncology?

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.”

In “A Patient’s Perspective on Integrative Oncology: Getting Past the ‘War’, Living with and Beyond Cancer” by Josh Mailman, past Co-Chair of SIO’s Patient Advocacy Task Force, discusses the roles of integrative oncology and how it has helped him.

This article was published as part of a special issue in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monographs

May 25, 2015-“Living With a Rare Cancer—My Dr. Seuss World, From cancer survivor to patient advocate, oh, the places I have gone” by Josh Mailman, published in the ASCO Post.

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