Integrative Medicine

The Role of Integrative and Alternative Medicine in Cancer Care

Meg Barbor, MPH

December 2017, Vol 7, No 12 - Integrative Medicine

New Orleans, LA—It is well known that cancer treatment is often associated with serious adverse side effects, but conventional care is often focused on cure and survival, rather than on a holistic approach to patient care, suggests Nerissa Wood, BSN, RN, OCN, Director, Tulane Comprehensive Cancer Clinic, New Orleans, LA. As a result, an increasing number of patients with cancer are turning to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to improve their quality of life and well-being while undergoing cancer treatment. [ Read More ]