Integrative Oncology Consultations

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center provides integrative health consults for individuals at risk for cancer, patients undergoing cancer treatment and cancer survivors. This integrative oncology program is made possible by a generous gift from the James M. Cox Foundation.

Integrative Oncology Consults

Integrative Oncology consults can be beneficial for patients currently getting cancer treatment, as well as cancer survivors. A variety of integrative choices are available that can help to reduce the side effects of treatment, or lower the risk of a recurrence.

The integrative oncology consult will include:

  • Review of supplements and complementary therapy interventions
  • Diet/nutrition assessment
  • Physical activity/exercise assessment
  • Mind/body assessment (stress management)
  • Individual, group and/or caregiver support

Our integrative oncology team uses a variety of evidence-based techniques to help you manage possible side effects. Some of the recommended techniques may include:

  • Acupuncture for pain, nausea, fatigue, or neuropathy
  • Meditation and breath work consults for relaxation and stress reduction
  • Diet/nutrition plan
  • Yoga and physical activity guidance
  • Natural supplements

Prevention Consults

Consults for people at risk for cancer provide an opportunity to review personal cancer risks and prevention strategies. The consult may include the:

  • Individual specific risk assessment
  • Screening & prevention recommendations specific to risk assessment
  • Research programs/protocols that are available for high risk individuals based on genetic assessment or risk modeling
  • Focus on prevention with attention to potential side effects of preventive therapy

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