Integrative Oncology is the use of evidence-based complementary therapies alongside conventional treatments in a coordinated way to help reduce side effects, enhance outcomes and support overall health, wellbeing and quality of life.
There are many different well researched types of complementary therapies including:
These integrative therapies may be helpful in managing some of the side effects of breast cancer and its treatments, such as anxiety, fatigue, lack of appetite, constipation, and pain and can help promote a sense of peace, comfort, and physical wellbeing.
As not all complementary therapies are evidence based, it's important to discuss any therapies or medicines you may be considering using with your treating team to ensure they are not harmful or do not interact negatively with your treatment.
In this webcast we:
This webcast was recorded in 2021.
Let’s be Upfront about navigating a breast cancer diagnosis as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
Let’s be upfront about pain, side effects and palliative care.
Let’s be upfront about causal beliefs and how they impact our feelings and behaviours.
Let’s be Upfront about navigating relationships with your medical team.
Let’s be Upfront about the psychological and physical benefits of exercise during and after cancer treatment.
*This article does not provide medical advice and is intended for informational purposes only.
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