What is Integrative Oncology?

Posted on Mar 25, 2013 in Introduction to Integrative Oncology

Integrative oncology is the art and science of holistic comprehensive cancer care. Research shows that this kind of care helps people live longer and prevents cancer recurrence.

“Integrative” refers to a variety of skilled medical professionals working together as a team. Your integrative oncology team may include a medical oncologist, naturopathic oncologist, acupuncturist, pastor, and massage therapist. Usually the medical and naturopathic oncologists lead the team, and then refer to additional practitioners as needed.

Leading professional organizations for integrative oncology practitioners include the Society for Integrative Oncology and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.