Integrative oncology is a patient-centered, evidence-based approach to cancer care that includes complimentary services, mind and body practices, and lifestyle modifications that work alongside conventional cancer treatments.
Integrative oncology services make patients happier with their care and can improve sleep and mood, reduce fatigue, relieve pain, and manage both short- and long-term symptoms associated with cancer treatment.
See below to learn about available services at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
Supportive and Palliative Care
Whatever stage you are at in treatment, recovery or survivorship, our support care teams will design an integrated program with the primary goal of improving your quality of life.
Our oncology rehab therapists are specially trained to provide therapy services to address a variety of cancer-related impairments to help you before, during and after undergoing treatment for cancer.
Winship has licensed social workers and medical experts in the field of psychiatry available to you at all stages of diagnosis, treatment and recovery who will help you with a broad range of emotional and psychological issues.
Exercise may play an important role in controlling your cancer symptoms and even reducing the severity of side effects from treatment. To get you started, Winship offers the Winship at the Y program.
Our registered dietitians are available to answer questions and address concerns about managing your diet, weight, treatment side effects, and use of nutritional supplements during and after your treatment.
A spiritual health educator offers spiritual care, support and presence to you as a patient or survivor, your family and caregivers.
Pain Management Care
At Winship, cancer pain specialists from the Emory Pain Center provide interventional cancer pain management tailored to addressing your specific pain symptoms.
Sexual, Reproductive and Pelvic Health
At Winship, we help you manage side effects from cancer treatment that may impact your ability to have children in the future, your sexual activity and your pelvic health.
Tobacco Treatment Program
The Winship Tobacco Treatment Program is designed to help current cancer patients stop smoking. Our team of experts are highly experienced leaders in the field of cancer care and smoking cessation.
Our oncology social workers can assist you by providing practical assistance, support, and individual, family and group counseling.
Support groups provide a unique opportunity for you to connect with others and learn more about treatment options for your specific cancer type, find ways to improve your quality of life, and make friends.
Patient and Family Resource Center
The Winship Patient and Family Resource Center provides patients and their caregivers a centralized location to find helpful information and services.
The Radiance Boutique at Winship offers a wide range of services and products to help patients with cancer look and feel their best during and after treatment.
Our survivorship program provides education, social support and care to all Winship patients and their caregivers and families transitioning into post-treatment life.
Young Adult Survivorship
Childhood cancer survivors require specialized follow-up care. At Winship, we provide a program specifically tailored to assist you.
The Peer Partners Program matches cancer survivors and caregivers with cancer patients and caregivers dealing with a similar diagnosis of cancer.