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The Connection Between Mental Health and Cancer Treatment

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: When it comes to cancer treatment, your mind may be a bigger player than you'd think.
Air Date: 7/23/19
Duration: 25:41
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Tom Incledon, PhD
Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 4.49.41 PMDr. Tom Incledon is a world-renowned expert in human health and performance and is the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Causenta Wellness, where he’s bringing a unique approach to healthcare and cancer treatment that’s never been done before.
The Connection Between Mental Health and Cancer Treatment
No two people are the same which means that their cancer treatment shouldn’t be either. A person’s mind, microbiome, history and habits need to be considered when forming a cancer treatment plan.

It’s also important to treat the whole person when fighting cancer. While cancer cells fight the body, an emotional battle is taking place in the mind. Finding the light at the end of the tunnel can be a challenge for many cancer patients, but Dr. Tom Incledon shares the importance of maintaining the right mental state. 

With a background in exercise science, he draws a comparison to athletes. Those who say, “I’m going to win,” win far more often than those who say, “I’m going to try.” 

Listen as Dr. Incledon joins Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss the connection between the mind and cancer, and how your mental health plays into treatment plans.