About integrative cancer care
You and your loved one have options in conventionalthe cancer care offered by conventionally trained physicians and most hospitals; examples are chemotherapy, surgery, and radiotherapy care, in complementaryin cancer care, complementary care involves the use of therapies intended to enhance or add to standard conventional treatments; examples include supplements, mind-body approaches such as yoga or psychosocial therapy, and acupuncture care, and in self carelifestyle actions and behaviors that may impact cancer outcomes; examples include eating health-promoting foods, limiting alcohol, increasing physical activity, and managing stress. Combining them may help extend life, reduce side effects, and delay or prevent recurrence. That’s integrative cancer care.
This website is created for people with cancer and their loved ones. We offer information about evidence-based treatment choices and practices that you may not hear about from your oncologist.
We share the research so that you and your loved one can make proactive cancer care choices.
How we work to earn the trust of cancer caregivers
How you can use CancerChoices
You may be as new to caregiving as your loved one is to cancer. Navigating through this unknown territory can be a real challenge.
You need support to help you cope with change, nurture your own resilience and well-being, and lighten your load.
We provide resources and guidance.
With your loved one
You and your loved one may have many questions about cancer treatments and therapies, finding health professionals, and about what you each can do to preserve and strengthen your health and resilience.
We gather a vast amount of information in one place for you.
We’re here to help.
Explore our Caregivers Handbook
This handbook was created with your needs in mind.
It includes guidance and resources to help you take care of yourself as well as your loved one with cancer.
We also share stories from people who have “been there.”
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There are only four kinds of people in this world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers. Caregiving is universal.Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady of the United States