UPMC CancerCenter Integrative Medicine Information Service (IMIS) provides access to complementary and alternative therapies to assist in managing your symptoms. These types of therapies may also assist in preventing a cancer from forming or returning.
The program offers information regarding:
- Herbal and dietary supplements
- Healthy eating
- Mind-body medicine
- Additional therapeutic approaches
IMIS specialists work directly with your cancer care team to integrate alternative medicine approaches into your treatment plan.
Our program also provides health care professionals up-to-date information on standards and regulations, legislation, interactions, and contraindications (condition or factor that serves as a reason to withhold a certain medical treatment), as well as practitioner credentialing, for the safety of our patients.
UPMC CancerCenter encourages all patients to consult with their primary health care providers and discuss advantages and disadvantages of complementary and integrative therapies. Indiscriminate use of some complementary therapies without medical supervision may be harmful.
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