Solaris Cancer Care Founder and Chairperson Dr David Joske recently joined the Leukaemia Foundation for a presentation to discuss complementary therapies and how it can affect someone with cancer.
During this online webinar that took place on Tuesday 8th August, Dr Joske delved into the world of complementary therapies to answer commonly-asked questions from cancer patients; touching on topics like the difference between complementary therapies and alternate medication, information and resources for patients to learn about complementary therapies, research and more.
“Complementary [therapies] are used alongside mainstream medical practices – getting hopefully the best of both worlds. We are now in an era of so-called integrative-oncology, using evidence-based CTs to relieve cancer symptoms and treatment side effects,” said Dr Joske.
“Most major cancer centres and hospitals around the world now have integrative oncology or cancer wellness centres. In Australia, Solaris in WA has been at the forefront of this movement, and the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in Sydney, and the Olivia-Newton John Centre and the Peter MacCallum in Melbourne also have such centres.”
The full presentation can be viewed here (Dr Joske’s presentation begins at 12:11):
To find out more about complementary therapies offered at Solaris, please phone your local centre:
Solaris Cottesloe – 9384 3544
Solaris SCGH – 6383 3475
Solaris South West – 9791 1559