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Importance of Holistic Care in Cancer: Oncologist’s Perspective

Holistic care in cancer emphasizes treating the whole person, not just the disease, by considering physical, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects. It recognizes that cancer affects every aspect of a person's life and aims to improve overall well-being alongside medical treatments. Holistic care focuses on managing symptoms, reducing treatment side effects, and enhancing quality of life. It incorporates complementary therapies such as acupuncture, massage, meditation, and nutritional counseling to support conventional treatments. Psychological support is integral to holistic care, addressing anxiety, depression, and coping strategies during diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. Holistic care encourages open communication between patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers to ensure personalized and patient-centered treatment plans. It fosters a sense of empowerment and control for patients, helping them actively participate in decision-making and self-care.

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Dr. Rama Vaghmare

Consultant Radiation Oncologist, Yashodha Hospitals, Hyderabad

Dr. Vaghmare graduated in health care management from prestigious institute, Indian School of Business.  With a wealth of experience spanning both clinical practice and consultancy roles at esteemed institutions like Renova Soumya Cancer Hospital and Amor Hospitals, Dr. Vaghmare bring a comprehensive understanding of cancer care and treatment strategies

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Holistic care in cancer emphasizes treating the whole person, not just the disease, by considering physical, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects. It recognizes that cancer affects every aspect of a person's life and aims to improve overall well-being alongside medical treatments. Holistic care focuses on managing symptoms, reducing treatment side effects, and enhancing quality of life. It incorporates complementary therapies such as acupuncture, massage, meditation, and nutritional counseling to support conventional treatments. Psychological support is integral to holistic care, addressing anxiety, depression, and coping strategies during diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. Holistic care encourages open communication between patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers to ensure personalized and patient-centered treatment plans. It fosters a sense of empowerment and control for patients, helping them actively participate in decision-making and self-care.