Integrative medicine is about healing the mind, body and spirit.
In terms of cancer, it combines traditional medical care with additional ways to prevent and treat the deadly disease. For instance, a portion of an integrative approach to breast cancer encourages you to take charge of your life.
Connie Cifelli had to take control of her life when she was diagnosed with breast cancer -- not once, but twice. Connie was able to evaluate her lifestyle choices and make significant changes to help slow the growth of the cancer, as well as prevent yet another re-occurrence.
Your lifestyle choices, including diet and exercise, can also impact the side effects of your cancer treatment.
As strange as it may sound, cancer can sometimes be the unexpected reason for personal growth and greater health.
Breast surgeon and author, Dr. Beth DuPree, MD, joins Cifelli to explain the integrative approach to breast cancer prevention and how you can implement this approach into your own life.