There are many education session for patients and support people offered through the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, and reliable online resources from a number of other cancer centre programs and complementary therapy institutions we recommend.
Specific to Complementary Therapies, 1.5 hour sessions are provided by Dr. Carlson at the TBCC, typically on a monthly basis. They cover the basics by describing the field of Integrative Oncology and defining how it works in practice. The different areas of Complementary Therapies are discussed (Whole systems approaches; mind-body interventions; natural health products; manipulative body-based therapies; and energy therapies) and the evidence-base for therapies within each category for cancer prevention and treatment are reviewed. Controversies such as the use of antioxidants during treatment are discussed and tips for how to find the best information for your specific condition shared.
In response to the question, “On a scale of 1-10, How helpful was the presentation(s) for you (10 = extremely helpful)”, the average response was 8.65/10 (231 respondents total from symposiums and monthly education sessions).
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