Mini Review - Journal of Cancer Immunology & Therapy (2022) Volume 5, Issue 5
Expansion and clinical application of integrative cancer therapy.
Unmet symptom needs and a desire for a holistic health approach or cure are among the motivations for patients to choose complementary and alternative medicine. The use of complementary and alternative medicine in place of conventional cancer treatments may adversely affect clinical outcomes and survival. Integrative oncology is the field of patient-centered, evidence-based, comprehensive cancer care that utilizes mind-body practices, natural products, and lifestyle modifications from various traditions alongside conventional cancer treatments. Prioritize safety and the best available evidence to provide appropriate therapeutic interventions alongside conventional care. This review article summarizes the principles underlying integrative oncology and how it differs from alternative medicine, and provides practical insights into the effective application of evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine interventions in patient-centered care provide guidance.Author(s): Kate Williams