LAS VEGAS – 21st Century Oncology of Las Vegas announced the launch of the Integrative Oncology and Cancer Survivorship Program for cancer patients and survivors. The program is being piloted in Las Vegas with the goal of rolling out similar programs in other 21st Century Oncology centers across the U.S.
The program combines three essential components to cancer care: conventional treatments (i.e. radiation therapy), complementary treatments (i.e. acupuncture, massage) and lifestyle changes (i.e. anti-cancer nutrition, exercise and stress reduction).
With a steady source of credible medical research supporting the benefits of this approach, patients are becoming more aware of the potential to maximize their cancer care.
Harvard-trained, Board Certified Radiation Oncologist and Stanford/UCLA-trained medical acupuncturist Brian Lawenda, M.D., is the National Director of the Integrative Oncology and Cancer Survivorship Program for 21st Century Oncology.
“This program is designed to help guide patients through their cancer care and survivorship using a whole systems approach,” says Dr. Lawenda. “By educating our patients and coaching them about the importance of combining conventional and complementary treatments with lifestyle changes, we empower them to manage side effects and symptoms and make lasting changes that make the body less conducive to cancer.”
As part of their cancer care, patients who enroll in the program learn about helpful diet changes, stress reduction tips and the safe and effective use of supplements. Patients also receive customized survivorship care planning to help maintain the anti-cancer lifestyle after treatment.
The launch of an in-office Integrative Oncology and Cancer Survivorship Program represents a significant leap forward in offering professional, personalized approach to integrative oncology and survivorship care planning for local cancer patients.
Constantine Mantz, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for 21st Century Oncology, the nation’s largest radiation provider, recognizes the importance of this integrated cancer care program.
“The Integrative Oncology and Cancer Survivorship program offers patients practical and scientifically-informed information about how to best maximize their care,” says Dr. Mantz. “Integrated Cancer Care has been our operating model for over 30 years, and providing these resources directly to patients will prove invaluable to their care.”
To learn more about the Integrative Oncology and Cancer Survivorship Program, visit www.integrativeoncology-essentials.com.
For more information about our services, visit www.21cOncologyLasVegas.comor call (702) 894-5100.
About 21st Century Oncology:
21st Century Oncology is the largest global, physician led provider of Integrated Cancer Care Services. The Company offers a comprehensive range of cancer treatment services, focused on delivering academic quality, cost-effective patient care in personal and convenient settings. Including the Oncure Transaction, the Company operates 166 treatment centers, including 133 centers located in 16 U.S. states. The Company also operates 33 centers located in six countries in Latin America. The Company holds market leading positions in most of its domestic local markets and abroad.