Complementary cancer care alongside conventional treatment
Many people living with cancer seek complementary support alongside their conventional treatments. Why? Complementary therapies can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life by decreasing toxicity and side effects, strengthening the immune system, and supporting the body’s healing ability. We work with our patients and where possible collaborate with their oncologists, surgeons, and family doctors to develop therapeutic programs that help sustain wellness during and after treatment.
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Learn about the positive physiological impact of choosing to introduce rather than remove foods. A One Day Hands On Nutrition Workshop: Applying The Whole Food Anti-Cancer Diet in Day-to-Day Life. Sat...Read more...
Come and enjoy quiet reflection and ease of movement in a unique unhurried yoga class. Open to anyone - people at any stage of the cancer journey; from diagnosis to treatment to those post treatment, caregivers, and s...Read more...
Open Arms is a moving song written and performed by Murray Foster of Great Big Sea which he dedicated to our cancer patients.
Watch the "Open Arms" music video
Give the Gift of Whole-Person Cancer Care
Cancer is preventable, treatment can be less debilitating, and the probability of recurrence can be reduced.
Cancer often has a catastrophic financial impact on individuals and their families. The OICC offers subsidized care to as many people as we can, but we are a charitable not-for-profit and receive no government funding, so our capacity to do so is limited.
So much can be done to improve quality of life for cancer patients and to help prevent recurrence. Please help us provide subsidized care for patients who cannot afford integrative care and suffer unnecessary pain and distress.
Join our Spring for Cancer campaign by donating $2 to subsidized care. As our thank you, we will provide you a download of Your Anti-Cancer Food Guide.
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Voices of Encouragement
Haven of Hope:
The Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre
"Building a better Canada. The goal is simple: to improve the quality of life for those touched by cancer and to extend life where possible, by providing complementary treatments alongside conventional care."
Ottawa Life Magazine -
part 3 in a 6-part series on the OICC
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