Integrative Oncology at Sarvodaya Cancer Institute is committed to delivering highquality cancer care. The centre focuses on improving the patient's endurance to receive aggressive cancer treatment by enhancing his/her overall well-being with good nutrition, reduce stress, boost immune system, lifestyle modifications according to disease-specific needs, physical rehab, individual and family counseling among others to ensure that the cancer treatment can be more effective and delivered without treatment delays or interruption.
Cancer patients who practice yoga as therapy during their treatment often refer to their yoga practice as a life-saver. The healing power of yoga helps both cancer patients and cancer survivors. No matter how sick from treatments and no matter how little energy, many find that the one thing that would bring relief were a gentle set of therapeutic yoga poses geared for cancer patients. Yoga for cancer survivors and patients also provides an internal anchor of calm.
Many cancer patients experience gastrointestinal symptoms. The nutrition therapy team works with our patients to help restore digestive health, prevent malnutrition and provide dietary recommendations during treatment. Our goal is to help you stay strong and nourished, so you can continue with your cancer treatment.
Pain and Symptom Management
Most cancer individuals will have some degree of physical pain or other symptoms related to cancer or treatment itself. We focus on aggressive pain management with our team of interventional pain specialist and also palliative care specialists. This improves the quality of life and ability to focus on treatment and other daily activities.
Patient and Family Counselling
A diagnosis of cancer and its ensuing treatment causes a great deal of stress for both patients and their families. We assists patients and families by providing support, coping techniques and interventions that help patients regain a sense of well-being and address personal and relationship issues resulting from the cancer experience.
The service includes:
• Individual and family counselling
• Psychiatric evaluation and management
• Psychopharmacologic treatment
In addition to individual and family counseling, a variety of support groups provide information on topics of interest in a supportive environment where you and your family can share experiences, gain insights and learn ways of coping with the uncertainty and changes that occur during the cancer experience.