As part of UTMB Health's commitment to meet the full spectrum of needs
of our patients with cancer as well as those who have survived cancer,
we now have a team offering Integrative Oncology consultations.
Integrative oncology is the rational, evidence-based combination of
conventional cancer therapy with complementary interventions into an
individualized therapeutic regimen that addressees the whole person
living with and beyond cancer—body, mind, and spirit.
Our team presents patients with the broadest range of options in terms of:
- personalized lifestyle change,
- optimal nutrition,
- guidelines for activity,
- stress management,
- nutritional supplements,
- emotional and spiritual support.
When needed appropriate referrals for specialty care, pain
management, palliative care, and hospice. In consultation with treating
oncologists and their primary care doctors, we work with cancer
patients and survivors and their families to develop effective plans for
symptom control and to offer evidence-based strategies to promote
wellness-oriented, long-term survivorship.