Articles

  • Hynotherapy for Healing after Cancer with Norman Plotkin, CHt

Hypnotherapy for Healing after Cancer with Norman Plotkin, CHt

Navigating My Cancer Diagnosis: When I was diagnosed in 2011 with papillary carcinoma, a form of thyroid cancer, I had a team of skilled and competent medical professionals. My team started with my primary care physician, who skillfully figured out what was wrong with me over a period of several years through a series of forensic tests. Later, my endocrinologist coordinated with a pathologist and surgeon, and then began my post-surgical therapy...
By |June 19th, 2017|Guided Imagery & Hypnotherapy, Integrative Care|
  • Developing a Clinical Practice in Integrative Oncology with Mark Rosenburg, MD

Developing a Clinical Practice in Integrative Oncology with Mark Rosenburg, M.D.

My own experience with integrative cancer therapies began on a very personal level. After attending medical school at Georgetown University, and doing my residency at the University of Pennsylvania, I started my career as an ER doctor, becoming the Director of a local ER department. Shortly afterward, my mother was admitted to my emergency room with pain and weakness. Sadly, I diagnosed my own mother with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer...
  • The Cancer Revolution: A Groundbreaking Program to Reverse and Prevent Cancer by Leigh Erin Connealy, MD

The Cancer Revolution: A Groundbreaking Program to Reverse and Prevent Cancer by Leigh Erin Connealy, MD

A Book Review by Marianne W. Cirone, MS, MFA, CYT-500: The Cancer Revolution: A Groundbreaking Program to Reverse and Prevent Cancer, a new book by Leigh Erin Connealy, MD, released in January of 2017, is a comprehensive guide to the many integrative and complementary modalities and strategies which individuals can incorporate into their lives to reduce the risk of cancer and to support healing once cancer is diagnosed...
  • Improving Quality of Life after Breast Cancer Treatment with Occupational Therapist, Denise Stewart

Improving Quality of Life after Breast Cancer Treatment with Occupational Therapist, Denise Stewart

Unfortunately, the same cancer treatments that can help to save patients’ lives can also often result in long-lasting and devastating side effects. Fortunately, there are cancer care professionals dedicated to improving quality of life for cancer survivors and lessening the problematic side effects of cancer treatments...

Preparing for a Mastectomy and Other Surgeries

When finding out how best to prepare for surgery and other aspects of cancer treatment, who better to ask than those who have gone through it? The following list of things to consider before cancer surgery includes suggestions from cancer patients and survivors, as well as many from oncology-focused health and wellness professionals...
  • Why Glenn Sabin’s Book – n of 1 – is Changing the Face of Cancer Care – A Book Review

How Glenn Sabin’s Book – n of 1 – is Helping to Change the Face of Cancer Care

In 1991, doctors told the active and previously healthy 28-year old Glenn Sabin that he had a "uniformly fatal" form of blood cancer called chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Twenty-six years later, Glenn Sabin is certified cancer-free and has written about his journey to holistic health with co-author, Dawn Lemanne, MD, MPH, in their book, n of 1: One Man's Harvard-Documented Remission of Incurable Cancer Using Only Natural Methods...
By |February 6th, 2017|Integrative Care, Resources, Stress & Cancer, Survivor Stories|
  • Depression after Cancer My Experience by Jodi MacLeod

Depression after Cancer: My Experience by Jodi MacLeod

April of this year will mark thirteen years since my breast cancer diagnosis at age 34. While I have always felt grateful to have survived cancer, I have also wrestled with depression. Unfortunately, I am not alone. Depression occurs in cancer patients at a rate three to five times higher than that of the general population...
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Yoga Therapy Retreats Empower Patients after a Cancer Diagnosis, with Yoga Therapist and Cancer Survivor, Lee Majewski

I came to yoga without knowing that what I do is yoga. In late 1980s, I stumbled into meditation, which I think saved my life at the time. I started to meditate religiously, three times a day. At the same time I discovered my highly effective ability to heal with energy. I studied privately with a well-known healer, did Therapeutic Touch training, became a Reiki master...
  • Healing Yoga Retreats after a Cancer Diagnosis

Healing Yoga Retreats after a Cancer Diagnosis: Part II with Lee Majewski, Yoga Therapist and Cancer Survivor

Continued from Part I, Yoga Therapy Retreats Empower Patients after a Cancer Diagnosis with Lee Majewski... When we first hear the diagnosis of cancer, our anxiety level automatically skyrockets. Asanas and pranayama bring relief from tension in the body and mind. Meditation helps in maintaining a clear mind amongst the chaos of all the new information one has to digest...
  • Carol Michaels personal trainer

The Power of Safe Exercise for Cancer Survivors with Recovery Fitness® Founder Carol Michaels

In the following interview with the Integrative Cancer Review, Carol shares her wealth of knowledge on the critical importance of exercise for cancer patients and survivors-- and what every person diagnosed with cancer should know about exercising...