Integrative Cancer Support: Part 1: Where to start after a cancer diagnosis.
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This is Part 1 of a several-part series on Integrative Cancer Support. These will be a "must-listen" podcast series for those who care for patients with a cancer diagnosis.
Our expert today is Sarah Franklin who is a naturopath, nutritionist, acupuncturist and registered nurse with specialised training in oncology care.
In this episode, Sarah discusses how her clinical background and her blend of modalities can be employed to best support her patients' through their cancer diagnosis journey. From the first numbing "thump" upon receiving a cancer diagnosis, to the ensuing anxiety over mortality, pain, family, work, finances, organising a patient's support team...and all the things!.
Sarah guides us through the practical aspects of patient care, some of the therapeutic options to consider and how to prioritise and implement interventions that support both their physical and emotional wellbeing. She also helps to clarify the (sometimes many!) medical specialists and their roles and functions in a patient's care team.
In our later episodes we will cover such topics as how different cancer types receive differing integrative cancer support, when to offer supplements and when to "pick up the pieces" after treatment, how to engage with orthodox health professionals who have limited knowledge about naturopathic approaches and how we can offer real and lasting support to those caring for cancer patients.
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DISCLAIMER: The Natural Medicine Podcast is intended as professional information for integrative medicine practitioners and as such, must not be taken as medical advice. Patients are expressly directed to seek appropriate care from a suitably qualified practitioner.