Many patients underestimate the impact that cancer can have on them. Physical and emotional side effects are often common from the cancer itself as well as from conventional treatments including chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. These may include fatigue, anxiety, pain, insomnia, nausea, diarrhea, malnutrition, tingling in hands and feet, and others.
Integrative cancer care provides patients with evidence informed therapies that can help relieve side effects of conventional therapies, improve immune and nutrition status, and, in some cases, improve the effectiveness of conventional treatments. These therapies include nutritional supplementation, herbal medicines, IV therapies, and diet and nutrition recommendations.