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Cancer Integrative Medicine Program

At Rush, we believe in caring for and healing the whole person — body, mind and spirit.

This mind-body connection is especially important during cancer treatment, to help you regain a sense of well-being and to promote healing.

As part of the Rush University Cancer Center, the Cancer Integrative Medicine Program offers integrative therapies to complement traditional cancer treatment methods.

Also known as alternative medicine therapy, integrative therapies can enhance your treatment by reducing the mental and physical stresses that often accompany traditional treatments. These therapies include psychotherapy, acupuncture and massage therapy. 

Identifying healing goals

Your practitioner will work closely with other members of your care team to understand and address your needs. Before your first visit, you will have a short discussion with a program staff person about your medical situation and your goals for healing. Together, you will determine which services may be most beneficial to you.

Learn more about the Rush Cancer Integrative Medicine Program.

A psychologist answers questions about the pain that sometimes comes with cancer — and how the Cancer Integrative Medicine Program at Rush uses the mind-body connection to offer alternative therapies.

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