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

An appointment with an integrative oncology consultant can be beneficial for patients currently getting cancer treatment, as well as cancer survivors. An integrative oncology consultant will walk a patient through a variety of integrative choices that are available to 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. An integrative oncology consultant may:

  • Review individual specific risk assessment
  • Offer screening & prevention recommendations specific to risk assessment
  • Share 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