Integrative Oncology

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Oxford University Press, Mar 9, 2009 - Medical - 624 pages
People facing a new diagnosis of cancer are unsettled by their prognosis and treatment options, and they often seek to integrate complementary modalities into their conventional care plan, hoping to improve their chances of cure and decrease side effects. Many do so without informing their oncologist, for fear of alienating them or not convinced that their physician would be informed about complementary therapies. Integrative Oncology, the first volume in the Weil Integrative Medicine Library, provides a wealth of information for both practitioners and consumers on the emerging field of integrative oncology. Noted oncologist Donald Abrams and integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil and their international panel of experts present up-to-date and extensively referenced chapters on a wide spectrum of issues and challenges, bound in one comprehensive, reader-friendly text in a format featuring key points, sidebars, tables, and a two-color design for ease of use. It is destined to emerge as the definitive resource in this emerging field.

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1Why Integrative Oncology?
2An Integrative Approach to Cancer Prevention
3Molecular Targets of Botanicals Used for Chemoprevention
Epidemiology and Prevention
5Nutritional Interventions in Cancer
6Botanical Medicine in Integrative Oncology
7Cannabinoids and Cancer
17Energy Medicine and Cancer
18Tending the Spirit in Cancer
19The Role of Spirituality
20Integrative Medicine and Breast Cancer
An Integrative Approach
22Integrative Medicine in Colorectal Cancer
23Radiation Therapy and Integrative Oncology
24Integrative Medicine in Symptom Management and Palliative Care

Chemo InteractionsWhat Is Known?
9The Antioxidant Debate
10Physical Activity and Cancer
11Massage Therapy
12MindBody Medicine in Integrative Cancer Care
13Traditional and Modern Chinese Medicine
An Ayurvedic Perspective
15Homeopathy for Primary and Adjunctive Cancer Therapy
16Anthroposophic Medicine Integrative Oncology and Mistletoe Therapy of Cancer
25CAM Therapies to Mitigate the Toxicities of Cancer Therapy
26Alternative Therapies as Primary Treatments for Cancer
27CAM and Cancer Research Methodology
28Truth and Truth Telling in Integrative Oncology
29A Patients Perspective
The Future

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Donald I. Abrams, MD, is Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of Clinical Programs, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; and Chief of Hematology-Oncology, San Francisco General Hospital. Andrew Weil, MD, is Lovell-Jones Professor of Integrative Rheumatology, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Professor of Public Health, and Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona. He is the best-selling author of Healthy Aging.

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