Treating the Whole You: Integrative Care and Breast Cancer
For hundreds, and in some cases thousands, of years, people with cancer have relied on complementary therapies to manage the toxic effects of cancer and its treatment. But only in the last few decades have these methods, now collectively termed integrative care, become an accepted part of mainstream Western medical care.
As these integrative therapies grow more available at treatment centers and elsewhere, how do you determine what’s safe and most helpful to you? Our panel of experts and people who've been impacted by breast cancer will explore the movement toward integrative cancer care and offer practical advice for making daily choices – in food, exercise, supplements, environmental exposures and more – that could improve your quality of life and increase your sense of control over your health.
Maiken Scott is host of “The Pulse” on WHYY-FM, the flagship National Public Radio station serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the surrounding area. “The Pulse” is a weekly, hour-long radio show featuring stories at the heart of health, science and innovation. Read more.
Dwight L. McKee, MD
Dwight L. McKee, MD, is board certified in medical oncology, hematology, nutrition, and integrative and holistic medicine and is at the forefront of the application of integrative medicine to cancer care. Before his internal medicine residency, Dr. McKee worked with people with cancer in the context of practicing complementary medicine with an emphasis on nutritional and mind-body medicine for 12 years. Read more.
Pallav K. Mehta, MD
Pallav K. Mehta, MD, is a medical oncologist/hematologist with expertise in breast cancer and integrative oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. He is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, hematology and integrative medicine, and has been the cancer liaison physician to the Commission on Cancer. Dr. Mehta is a member of Living Beyond Breast Cancer's Board of Directors. Read more.
Nicole Acevedo, PhD
Nicole Acevedo, MS, PhD, is the science director at Beautycounter, a cosmetics company that produces safe makeup and body products free of toxic chemicals. As science director, Dr. Acevedo brings her expertise on the health risks of everyday exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals. Read more.
Lynn Folkman Auspitz
Lynn was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and became a volunteer with Living Beyond Breast Cancer shortly after. In 2012 she changed careers and is now the manager of community engagement at Living Beyond Breast Cancer. She frequently shares her story through the LBBC blog. Read more.
Kate Garza is a certified yoga instructor and freelance writer. She was diagnosed in 2012 with stage II, ER-positive breast cancer. She completed active treatment the following year when she transitioned to hormonal therapy. Since then Kate has researched many complementary treatments and therapies and has chronicled much of her experience in a private blog which she hopes to publish. Read more.
Lorenita Lucas, MPA, RYT
Lorenita draws from her experiences of living with stage IV breast cancer and her experience as an event planner, project manager and meeting facilitator and her training as a fitness professional to operate Everyday Work on Wellness (WOW) to promote wellness to all.
Participant Info: You can attend this free event in person or by live web stream. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. (ET). For those attending in person, registration and refreshments will begin at 5:30 p.m. (ET).
This interactive event will feature a panel discussion followed by a Q&A session. Both in-person and web stream audiences will be able to text their questions to the moderator during the Q&A session. For questions or to register by phone call toll-free (855) 807-6386.