Providence Integrative Cancer Care provides body-mind-spirit resources for cancer patients to encourage the best possible outcomes for the whole person. This is done by combining both time-tested and scientifically based complementary medicine therapies with conventional cancer treatment. With an emphasis on positive and proactive health management, our program is designed to enhance wellness and quality of life while reducing treatment-related symptoms. All of our providers have specialty training in cancer medicine and work collaboratively with our medical and radiation oncology team.
Integrative cancer care is a form of holistic medicine that combines conventional medical treatments with complementary care. In practice it involves any care that “complements” traditional medicine and can include acupuncture, massage, yoga, naturopathy, and more. The foundational idea behind integrative cancer care is that optimal outcomes are best achieved by treating the individual wholly – this means designing individualized treatment strategies based on the interplay between one’s biological, emotional, and spiritual health. To this end, Providence Integrative Cancer Care utilizes therapies supported by the National Cancer Institute’s Office of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the National Institute of Health, and many other reputable sources.