According to statistics presented at the July Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds, an estimated 848,200 men will be diagnosed with cancer in the US in 2015. Of these, 26% of cases are predicted to be prostate cancer. (source: The National Cancer Institute)
This month, our friends and colleagues from the Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute presented a clinical case of a 63 year old man with high-risk prostate cancer.
The patient—who participated in the presentation—has undergone radiation therapy (RT) and hormone therapy (Androgen Deprivation Therapy or ADT), accompanied by acupuncture, and nutritional, physical, and sexual health support and counselling. This presentation gives some valuable insight into the success of a multi-disciplinary treatment model, and the patient’s experience of an integrated approach to cancer treatment and supportive care.