Medicine has long struggled to come up with good solutions for the problem of cancer. Billions of dollars have been invested in research and yet we are not much closer to a cure than 50 years ago. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer then you know about the innumerable questions that arise, the fear that statistics create and the quest to find every solution beyond standard chemotherapy or radiation. It is an overwhelming place to be and a place where patients need support and sage advice.


Sage Cancer Care and the field of integrative oncology are dedicated to helping those who find themselves facing cancer with a wise and complete approach to healing. Here the best of scientific cancer care is combined with a wise and nurturing approach to the body. The goal of integrative medicine is not to reject standard approaches, which are lifesaving and necessary. It attempts to safely include a much broader perspective on healing and the body. Integrative oncology looks at the effects of diet and nutrition, immune system function, emotional health, energy medicine, traditional healing from other cultures and how natural remedies play in the fight against cancer. Critical examination of the world of natural medicine reveals there are excellent, well understood ways to significantly improve your fight against cancer and to live better through the process. This critical approach also reveals there are many unproven and unethical alternative cancer treatments, about which patients should be cautioned.


The middle ground between the extremes of medicine is integrative medicine. There exists a balance between conservative and alternative, reductionist and holistic, cell-destroying and cell-rebuilding and true promise and false hope. This is the sage path, where patients can come to get holistic advice about their individual battle with cancer. We respect all perspectives in medicine and combine the best aspects of each to create synergy. Integrative medicine offers a new perspective that has been missing in cancer care and it may just be a new perspective that is needed to make a real difference in the fight against cancer.