Archive for January, 2024

Understanding the 2023 ASCO-SIO Guidelines on Cancer-Related Anxiety and Depression

Evidence in a guideline from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) supports using some integrative approaches to relieve anxiety and depression in […]

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Archive for December, 2023

Understanding the 2022 ASCO/SIO Cancer Pain Management Guidelines

The SIO and the ASCO formed an expert panel to review the evidence about integrative treatments for cancer pain. The panel included experts in integrative oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, […]

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Archive for December, 2023

Making Whole Person Cancer Care Routine

Making Whole Person Cancer Care Routine

Integrative oncology uses complementary and lifestyle therapies to support conventional cancer care, manage side effects of treatments, and help patients heal. Whole person care starts with “what matters” most to […]

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Archive for December, 2023

Helping Cancer Survivors Be Well: An Integrative Oncology Leadership Collaborative Case Study

The Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) is a community cancer center that delivers hands-on, personalized care and advanced medicine to the Lancaster community. The cancer institute supports the […]

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Archive for December, 2023

Cancer Health Care Disparities: An Integrative Oncology Leadership Collaborative Case Study

During the Integrative Oncology Leadership Collaborative, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center team focused on addressing health care disparities among cancer patients by planning group medical visits, beginning work to offer […]

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Archive for December, 2023

Matching Patients with the Right Supportive Care Programs at the Right Time: Integrative Oncology Leadership Collaborative Case Study

During the Integrative Oncology Leadership Collaborative, the Inova Schar Cancer Institute team began to shift the focus from disease-specific care to whole person care by piloting the Personal Health Inventory […]

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Archive for October, 2022

Journaling for Cancer

Journaling for Cancer

Therapeutic writing is a kind of structured journal writing. It is a self-care tool to encourage deeper and clearer reflection, processing, and discovery. Therapeutic writing can help you heal, grow, […]

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Archive for June, 2022

Integrative Oncology Self-Care Guide

Whole Person Cancer Care

What follows is a summary of some basic behaviors shown to facilitate healing. They involve changes you can make in everyday life to feel and function better. Food, movement and […]

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Archive for June, 2022

Pocket Guide to Patient Advocacy In Cancer

Cancer Patient Advocacy

Having cancer or any serious life-changing disease is overwhelming. At a time when you’re anxious and afraid, you are faced with navigating the complicated health care system to get the treatment you need. You and your family also face practical challenges, including paying for and getting to treatment. “Getting told you have cancer is like getting hit by a bus,” says cancer survivor Lou Lanza. It’s almost essential to have some that can help you get back on your feet.

You don’t have to—and you shouldn’t try to—do this all on your own. A patient advocate can help make your cancer journey easier.

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Archive for March, 2022

Cannabis and Cancer Pocket Guide

Cannabis

Cannabis is a plant (botanical) substance that can help relieve symptoms of cancer. Learn more about cannabis and its uses related to cancer.

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