Supportive care services describe a broad range of therapies designed to combat side effects and maintain well-being. Treating cancer requires focusing on more than the disease alone; it must also address the pain, fatigue, depression and other side effects that come with it. Supportive care services include: Nutrition therapy to help prevent malnutrition and reduce side effects. Naturopathic medicine to use natural remedies to boost energy and reduce side effects. Oncology rehabilitation to rebuild strength and overcome some of the physical effects of treatment. Mind-body medicine to improve emotional well-being through counseling, stress management techniques and support groups.
Source: NCI CTCA