Cancer Patient Information
Taken directly from their website…
“The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary organization founded in 2003 for health professionals committed to the study and application of complementary therapies and botanicals for cancer patients.”
As a Cancer Exercise Specialist, Complimentary Care Provider and Mobile Cancer Rehabilitation Services Provider, I value the detailed and dedicated work the SIO does to help educate cancer patients worldwide about how they can use complimentary care alongside chemotherapy and other cancer fighting regimes. For 5000 years, natural medicine has worked to prevent illness. Once a serious condition such as cancer is diagnosed, modern and aggressive treatment such as chemotherapy is the only course that has proven results, however, there is still a place for complimentary and natural medicine as a part of the overall treatment for the cancer patient.
Let’s put it into perspective. If something as relatively simple as your oral health can require multidisciplinary care and more than one doctor, why is it difficult to believe that cancer care requires more than one discipline? When faced with an illness such as cancer, and an aggressive treatment course with many ill side effects, such as chemotherapy, your immune system and your psychological well being can benefit from multidisciplinary care.
Worldwide, complimentary care is being used to help treat cancer patients, and with very positive results. Learn more about it by following this link.
Breast cancer survivors who exercise regularly between 5-8 hours per week have a 50% decreased chance of a recurrence of breast cancer. They also comment on the fact that heart attack patients in North America are given exercise regimes to follow as part of their recovery plan, but not cancer patients.
As a Cancer Exercise Specialist, I work hard to change the lack of good information available to Canadian cancer patients and survivors. I aim to bring valid, documented information, research from across the world on how exercise, nutrition and complimentary care are all important parts of not only cancer treatment, but cancer recovery plans as well. It goes without saying that exercise, nutrition and complimentary care are also excellent prevention tools.
Learn more about the promising results of this enormous European study which included over 50,000 breast cancer survivors for over 30 year by following the link below.