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Integrative Oncology

Integrative Oncology can be defined as the rational, evidence-based combination of conventional therapy with complementary interventions into an individualized therapeutic regimen that addresses the whole person living with and beyond cancer - body, mind and spirit

Broad Definition of Health

physical, mental, emotional and spiritual factors

Wide range of interventions

from prevention to treatment to rehabilitation and recovery

Coordination of care

across an array of caregivers and institutions

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Patient-centered Care

around and within individual patient

Variety of modalities

open to not just usual care but also unconventional care

Vision of optimal health

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Conceptually inclusive

Lifespan Horizon


Science integration

The Principles of Integrative Oncology

1. The Natural Healing Power of the Organism

2. Whole Person Medicine

3. The Importance of Lifestyle

4. The Critical Role of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

  • From Chapter 1 of ‘Integrative Oncoloogy (2nd edition) by Andrew T. Weil and Donald I. Abrams

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