Experts in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Service provide comprehensive support to people undergoing treatment for cancer, regardless of their condition or stage of their illness. We believe that using evidenced-based complementary therapies can in many cases help control the physical and emotional effects that people commonly experience before, during, and after mainstream cancer treatments.
We offer MSK patients access to individual therapies and group classes as well as a variety of other services, and can help guide you in deciding which integrative medicine approaches are most likely to help you.
However, you don’t need to be an MSK patient or family member to take advantage of our programs. Our Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center is open to everyone. We believe complementary therapies have something to offer all, from MSK patients and caregivers to members of the community and people receiving cancer care elsewhere.
Expertise in Integrative Medicine
Our team of physicians, therapists and teachers with Integrative Medicine can help you, among other things:
- improve muscle strength, balance, and endurance
- lessen chemotherapy-induced nausea, vomiting, and dry mouth
- control headache, insomnia, appetite loss, and lymphedema
- promote relaxation and help relieve pain and muscle tension
- alleviate fatigue, anxiety, depression, and stress
- increase breath control and respiratory function
- manage swallowing difficulties
- teach about herbs, vitamins, and other dietary supplements
- enhance well-being and facilitate positive lifestyle changes
Members of our senior faculty, who include world-renowned experts in the practice of integrative oncology, conduct research examining the value of complementary therapies for specific problems and train other physicians and therapists from around the world in integrative medicine practices.
For a consultation with a member of our service or to design a personalized care plan that you can integrate into your daily routine, contact Dr. Deng at 646-888-0841 or Dr. Bao at 646-888-0865.
Our highly skilled therapists are specially trained in oncology and provide a range of evidenced-based complementary therapies. They excel in symptom management and are highly sensitive to patient and family needs. Our clinical staff includes:
Donna Wilson, RN, MSN, RRT
Certified Personal Trainer, Clinical Fitness Specialist
Yang Yang, PhD
Tai Chi/Qi Gong Program
Wendy Miner, LMT
Manager, Touch Therapies
Yi Hung Chan, DPM, LAc
Robert Schmehr, LCSW
Karen Popkin, MA, LCAT, HPMT, MT-BC
Manager, Music Therapy Program
Donald Garrity, RD, CDN
Manager, Nutritional Counseling