Integrative Therapies Provide Significant Impact on Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Unite for HER surveyed participating metastatic breast cancer patients and submitted the data for analysis by Cancer Support Community. Among the key findings were the ability of integrative therapies to reduce stress, reduce medication used for side effects, and to improve reported quality of life.

97% of patients agree that Unite for HER made a positive impact on their quality of life with cancer
93% of patients reported a reduced level of stress
80% of patients reported significant improvements in their side effects
28% of patients reported being able to eliminate or reduce at least one prescribed medication to manage side effects

“We are excited to see the important role integrative therapies play in improving patients’ quality of life,” said Elif Andac-Jones, Ph.D., Senior Director of Market Research at Cancer Support Community. “We believe the ability to measure impact with the data collected directly from a support service provider can be instrumental in designing programs that meet actual cancer patient needs and expanding access for all.”

San Antonio Breast Cancer Poster Session by Unite for HER and Cancer Support Community

Andac-Jones, E., Gonzalo, M., Kelly, G., Weldon, S. Impact of Integrative Therapies on Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer. Poster presentation. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2022.

“We hear from our patients every day about how the Wellness Program is improving their lives and helping them to adhere to their cancer treatments,” said Sue Weldon, founder and CEO of Unite for HER. “This study provides important data that we hope will encourage others to adopt integrative therapies into their lifestyle to reap their benefits. We see the difference firsthand and believe every person deserves whole patient care.” 

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All Unite for HER funding from donations, sponsorships, and grants goes directly toward the women we serve. No funding is gifted directly to our hospital partners. Our trusted hospital partners support us in recruiting women for our programs.

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