Why do you need integrative medicine?
It is now recognized that while patients are living longer following cancer treatment, they are severely impacted by treatment side effects, making survivorship care a central requirement for all patients. In fact, the American College of Surgeons mandate for survivorship care demands that by 2019, 100% of cancer survivors receive a survivorship care plan to address the physical and emotional effects of their cancer treatment (Cancer Program Standards: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care, ©2015 American College of Surgeons). In 2015, the Workshop on Comprehensive Cancer Care for Children and their Families reported how lack of supportive care can negatively impact a patient’s quality of life and long-term prognosis. Supportive care is important but lacking at all phases of conventional treatment.