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I tell my patients that I think of cancer as a weed. Modern western oncology is focused on destroying the weed while integrative oncology concentrates on the soil the weed grows in and on making the soil as inhospitable as possible to the growth and spread of the weed.Jeffrey M. Drazen, Editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine from 2000 to 2019.

A Comprehensive Definition for Integrative Oncology

Source: Designing a broad-spectrum integrative approach for cancer prevention and treatment.

“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.”

Some definitions of integrative medicine stress simply the inclusion of complementary and alternative therapies alongside orthodox treatment. A more relevant definition emphasizes a patient-centered, multi-intervention treatment paradigm that addresses the full range of physical, mental, emotional and environmental influences, utilizing an array of disciplines including diet, mind-body and physical activity therapies in addition to conventional therapies and dietary supplements to support optimal health, based on laboratory testing that enables comprehensive personalization.

Integrative cancer treatment is not part of standard of care for cancer patients in Ireland.

Dr Stewarts Clinic  (Ireland)
Dr Stewarts Clinic is an integrative medical practice, offering a diverse range of services and treatments, in both conventional and functional medicine.

 

Here is a list of International clinics and treatment centers that offer Integrative treatment.

Care Oncology Clinic (UK)

Care Oncology Clinic (USA)

Why do cancer patients need new treatment options?
Standard cancer treatments alone may not be as effective as combination therapy and may have unacceptable side effects.

What can the Care Oncology Clinic offer me?
The Care Oncology Clinic is undertaking a study and providing treatments that may complement and enhance standard of care therapy. Treating your cancer in combination with your existing treatment may increase its effects. The Care Oncology Clinic is a leading London cancer clinic, providing treatments that are well understood with low side effects, thereby offering an improved quality of life.

Forsythe Cancer Care Center

At the Forsythe Cancer Care Center, integrative medical oncologist Dr. James Forsythe, introduces options, hope, healing and recovery in the treatment of all adult cancers. He integrates conventional, and complementary cancer treatments to activate both the science and the art of cancer care. 

Oasis of Hope (Mexico)

Oasis of Hope is one of the most well-known cancer treatment centers in the world. Dr. Contreras the chief medical officer is a pioneer in alternative cancer treatments which have been proven in efficacy for decades long. Oasis of Hope strives to provide healing through research, review and analysis of the most recent discoveries in oncology.

Cancer Center For Healing

Personalized treatment is our belief. Patients start with a consultation (in person or telephonic) and we design a treatment plan from home remedies to weekly clinic visits. Unlike traditional cancer clinics, we offer more than chemotherapy with our integrated, quality of life treatment plans.

Klinik am Stein (Germany)

Clinic for integrative medicine
The Klinik Marinus am Stein is a clinic for integrative medicine in Brannenburg, Germany, which specializes in comprehensive naturopathic therapy program, conservative surgery and special treatment for tumour repression.

Issels® Immuno-Oncology Centers

The state-of-the-art, non-toxic Immunotherapy protocols of the Issels® Immuno-Oncology Centers are designed to restore the body’s own complex immune and defense mechanisms to recognize and eliminate cancer cells. The integrative Issels® Immuno-Oncology system is the result of extensive clinical and scientific research and has become internationally known for its remarkable rate of long-term remissions of advanced and standard therapy-resistant cancers.

Utopia Wellness (USA)

Utopia Wellness is a leading-edge medical center that offers integrative, holistic, patient-focused medical treatments. Under the esteemed direction of Carlos M. Garcia, M.D., we offer programs designed for anyone who wants to enjoy optimal health: Whether suffering from a chronic illness or simply wanting to prevent disease. Our extensive menu of wellness programs complement each other by addressing all issues related to well-being.

Hippocrates Health Institute

An Internationally Recognized Holistic Health Program that Can Be Integrated with Standard Medical Care to Maximize the Potential for Getting Well & Staying Well. This adjunctive approach for Integrative Oncology is a Signature Model designed to be fully integrated with the 3-Week Hippocrates’ Life Transformation Program. CCWP Programs are scheduled regularly throughout the year.

Klinik St. Georg

It is necessary to combine conventional standard therapy methods of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy with treatment methods that eliminate the well known risk factors of cancer. This helps to optimize the control of the disease and strengthen the body’s own natural defense system. Therefore, at St. George Hospital we developed an Integrative Cancer Therapy Concept (ICTC) in which we combine the conventional treatment modalities with complementary therapies. This concept gives patients a realistic chance to overcome not only the symptoms but also restore health.

The Preventive Medical Center of Marin

Since 1984 when Dr. Haas founded the Preventive Medical Center of Marin (PMCM) he and his fellow health practitioners and staff have provided integrative health care to thousands of patients. His unique integration of Natural, Eastern and Western medical approaches, which he calls NEW Medicine, is built on restoring proper body physiology, and supporting healthy cells and tissues in order to promote healing.

EUROMED FOUNDATION

A non profit corporation, the medical team at the EuroMed Foundation offers alternative cancer treatment along with treatment of certain chronic illnesses. We specialize in treating cancer with insulin potentiation therapy (IPT) through our unique approach – the George Protocol and Homeopathic Immune Modulator. With integrative medicine methodologies that use the best of conventional and alternative therapies, we pledge to treat you as a whole human being, rather than as a set of symptoms.

Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou

In MCHG, most of the treatment programs, especially for those patients of middle or advanced stages, will use the integrative multidisciplinary approaches. You will be exposed to a great multidisciplinary system, which includes radiation, chemotherapy, intervention, surgery, Chinese medicine, etc. During your diagnosis, treatment and nursing periods, our multidisciplinary team will always here at your service.
Our main technology is “Minimally Invasive Targeted Treatment Combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine”.

Block Center Integrative Cancer Treatment

Our team includes board-certified oncologists, internists, physician assistants, oncology nurses, psychologists, social workers, registered dieticians, physical therapists, massage therapists, complementary care specialists, medical researchers and patient care coordinators.

Additionally, the Block Center is engaged in clinical cancer research with large medical and academic centers in the United States. In order to best serve our patients, we combine state-of-the-art conventional cancer treatments with scientifically based integrative therapies…

Dr. Herzog’s Special Hospital for Integrated Oncology and Hyperthermia Center

Cancer patients in all stages of their disease come to us. People arrive in our clinic to work with us to find the best treatment for their condition. We specialise in different hyperthermia treatments which we use in combination with conventional and other complementary treatments. Our principle aim is to make sure that the treatment of cancer should not harm the patient more than the disease does already.

Center for Advanced Medicine and Clinical Research

Our clinic was founded in 1996 with the goal to give those with “untreatable conditions” an opportunity to recover. Over time, we acquired the reputation of specializing in “treatment failures”, ie, patients that had gone to other medical facilities but had failed all conventional treatments as well as “alternative” treatments. By utilizing any and all necessary conventional, traditional, as well as integrative and alternative medical treatments, we have been able to restore this essential balance and reestablish health and vitality in the vast majority of our patient population.

Integrative Physicians Directory
(Hosted on Best Answer for Cancer Foundation website)

Useful information:
Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Caution
1. Some cancer therapies can conflict with others. Do not start ANY therapy without consulting your doctor to ensure it’s safe and beneficial to do so.
2. Just because any given therapy worked for someone else does not necessarily mean it will work for you.
3. Although there are many viable cancer treatments, there isn’t a “best” treatment for a certain type or stage of cancer.

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