Integrative Oncology Care
There is not “one” way to live metastatic. Everyone’s MBC experience is as individual as they are. This month, we discuss how integrative care brings together the components of mind, body and soul. Enjoy the testimonial videos, visit the resource pages, read the scientific proof that integrative care is important, and learn why it should be included in all “Thrivership Programs.” We hope you will be inspired to try something new—maybe a yoga class with Unite For Her or find a mentor at Project Life. Integrative care can improve quality of life, even while going through treatment, which for people living with MBC, is most likely the rest of their life.
This month’s content was developed in collaboration with Unite for HER and Project Life.
Unite for HER (Helping to Empower and Restore) is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich the health and well-being of those diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer–for life, by funding and delivering integrative therapies. Since its establishment as a nonprofit organization in 2009, Unite for HER’s cornerstone has been to bridge this gap for breast and ovarian cancer patients, focusing on wellness initiatives that will positively impact their health and wellness, emotionally and physically. Our culture is one that every person with breast and ovarian cancer will feel the support of a loving community and will have access to comprehensive education, services and treatments to enrich their health and well being allowing them to better adhere to their medicinal treatment plans. For more information, visit www.uniteforher.org and to apply for our program go to www.uniteforher.org/applyusa or call 610 883-1177. We also serve men through Unite for HIM and HIS Carebox.
Project Life is a membership-based, online, virtual wellness house for those living with MBC and their loved ones that was created by individuals living with MBC who understand the intricacies of living with the disease. Project Life is designed to support all facets of wellness: from financial and social, to spiritual, physical and emotional. Our “virtual wellness house” is a space where members can find mentors and meet other MBC thrivers, join thrivership conversations, classes, and explore skills and knowledge that empower them to make every day the best that it can be. We Live Well. Grow Together. For more information visit: www.projectlifembc.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Integrative oncology is a patient-centered, evidence-informed field of cancer care that utilizes mind and body practices, natural products, and/or lifestyle modifications from different traditions alongside conventional cancer treatments.
Food is not just a source of energy. It is the foundation for our body’s ability to handle stresses, heal and continue moving forward. It is the world’s original prescription for wellness.
Make your mental and emotional wellbeing a priority.
Having a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis puts you on an emotional roller coaster. Working with a professional counselor can offer you the tools to enhance your resilience, a safe place to process your feelings, and the opportunity to take care of your emotional and mental wellbeing.
Having a consistent yoga/meditation practice is essential during times of uncertainty and discomfort. That’s where yoga thrives! It helps you work through these emotions so you can stay healthy emotionally – and physically. These modalities can lead to:
Improved Quality of Life