What Is Integrative Oncology?
The Wellness and Integrative Oncology Program at UPMC CancerCenter manages the mind, body, and spirit. Modalities of movement, touch, nutrition, and mindfulness are used within conventional cancer care to address and improve symptoms and quality-of-life. Directed by medical oncologist, Lanie Francis, MD, recommendations are symptom driven and evidence-based.
At its core, the program provides a partnership between the patient and his or her oncology team. With our team of experts, patients will receive individualized care plans and ongoing education about integrative therapies.
Is Integrative Oncology for Me?
The Wellness and Integrative Oncology Program is for patients and caregivers who want to:
- Manage their symptoms
- Improve quality of life
- Be proactive and involved in their care
How Does Integrative Oncology Work?
The Wellness and Integrative Oncology Program creates a customized care plan in a consultative fashion for cancer patients. We connect you with our participating providers – either in The Wellness Suite at Hillman Cancer Center or at the patient and provider's preferred location in the community – to execute the care plan designed for you. Patients will keep their primary oncologist or referring oncology subspecialist and the approach will be collaborative in nature.
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Medical Mondays: Integrative Oncology
The Wellness and Integrative Oncology Program at UPMC CancerCenter was featured on UPMC's Medical Mondays series. Visit the HealthBeat Blog to read articles and watch videos about yoga, acupuncture, and more.
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