What is Evidence Based Integrative Oncology?
This is the selective use of scientifically researched and validated Complementary Therapies to support patients with cancer. Not all Natural Medicines are backed by scientific research, and at MIOG we only offer selected therapies that have been shown to be beneficial in Integrative Oncology Care.
Our approach to Integrative Oncology involves the creation of a fully personalised Integrative Oncology Plan. This is a three part process and can take at least seven hours of case taking and research time.
Step 1 - Case Taking and Information Gathering
Before you come to the initial consultation, we ask that you gather as much information as you can about your health status including: blood tests, X-ray/MRI/CT scans and reports, pathology reports, surgery reports or any other documentation that may be relevant. This also includes previous treatments and any current medications that you may be taking.
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We then sit down and take a detailed case history in the initial consultation. We may conduct examinations or recommend further testing at this point. We prefer an open forum of communication with your Health Care team and will request contact details for any communication that is required.
Step 2 - Integrative Oncology or Nutritional Support Plan Writing
We then take all of your information and analyse the test results, examine research about your exact cancer type and staging, review case history information regarding your digestive, detoxification ability and nervous system, and prepare a summary of the most relevant evidence-based Complementary therapies for your current situation.
With this information we prepare a fully personalised written Integrative Oncology Plan. This will include information about cancer and it's hallmarks, dietary recommendations, specific functional foods, evidence-based complementary medicines useful in your presentation and with your conventional treatment regime, any warnings or contraindications, other useful therapies and services, information for carers and more.
If you wish, we can communicate the suggestions with your Oncology team via email.
Step 3 - Plan Presentation Consultation
In a second consultation, we will present your Integrative Oncology Plan document to you. This is to ensure you fully understand the information, have the opportunity to to ask questions, and that we can make amendments according to your feedback. It is a working document that is designed to be modified as your needs ot treatment changes.
Step 4 - Ongoing Support
At MIOG, we are here to support you in the long run, through treatment and beyond. As your treatment and needs evolve, so will our recommendations. Whether the acute management of side effects to prevention of recurrence, we are there every step of the way.
Additionally, all practitioners discuss patient cases at our weekly Multi-Discipline Meetings in order to tailor the most appropriate supportive program for you.
Why choose us?
Our goal is to support your health with a range of Complementary Medicines which have been proven to be effective in:
- Reducing the side effects of your medical treatments
- Enhancing the effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy
- Reducing risk of recurrence
- Supporting you, your wellbeing, and that of your family