Understanding the approach to integrative oncology



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0:00 – Introduction
00:53- Understanding the approach to integrative oncology
02:27- Dr Kavita Mishra’s journey to being an integrative oncologist
03:52- Elements of integrative oncology
07:19- Supplements and vitamins in integrative cancer care
13:39- Integration & adaptability of yoga & mind-body practices in mainstream medicine
20:19- Programs for active cancer patients to learn mind-body interventions
23:31- Difference between conventional, western, complementary & alternative medicine
27:43- How can patients find a reliable integrative oncologist?
32:00- Does insurance cover integrative oncology interventions?
34:53- Is integrative oncology evidence based?
40:39- Jim’s Story
44:24- How is the medical community responding to health choices people make?
49:30- Daily habits that can help healing through any cancer staging
53:06- Side effects of cancer treatment helped by mind-body practices

Research suggests that cancer patients are interested in using additional interventions that may help improve the efficacy of conventional cancer treatments, increase their chance of survival, and/or reduce their symptom burden associated with cancer or treatments. They are also looking for complementary approaches that improve their quality of life during and following treatment, sometimes long after they are cured of their cancer.

Integrative oncology is a patient-centered, evidence-informed field of cancer care that utilizes mind and body practices, natural products, and/or lifestyle modifications from different traditions alongside conventional cancer treatments. Integrative oncology aims to optimize health, quality of life, and clinical outcomes across the cancer care continuum and to empower people to prevent cancer and become active participants before, during, and beyond cancer treatment.

We are talking to internationally renowned integrative oncologists Dr. Donald Abrams and Dr. Kavita Mishra to understand the approach used as well as when and how best to include integrative oncology into one’s cancer care.

This talk has been created by CureTalks.com, in association with the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center to facilitate discussions for solutions, with a mission to heal the world through information and sharing of knowledge. At CureTalks we discuss groundbreaking medical research including a wide range of medical, health, and wellness issues, bringing together the doctors, researchers and patients on the same platform.

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