At Penn Medicine, complementary or integrative medicine and wellness services supplement traditional cancer treatments. Integrative Medicine may supplement your traditional treatment services, such as chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy. Integrative Medicine may provide ways to enhance the quality of your life, minimize or reduce side effects of cancer and cancer treatment, and promote your healing and recovery.
Our physicians at Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center are knowledgeable and supportive of complementary cancer treatments. Our cancer team works with you and your family to integrate these supportive programs into the overall care plan, while ensuring your health and safety.
Our range of integrative supportive services is designed to help you cope with the cancer experience and improve your overall sense of well-being.
Integrative Medicine and Wellness Research and Education
Research being conducted at Penn Medicine tests the effects and mechanisms of promising health behaviors and integrative therapeutic approaches for symptom management and wellness promotion in cancer.
Additionally, through our educational programs, you will become empowered with the information to make informed decisions about your cancer care.
Researchers at Penn are exploring ways to best incorporate integrative therapies safely and effectively into the conventional medical therapies to create patient-centered care for optimal health and healing.