Infinitely Better Together…
International Association of Professional Cancer Coaches (IAPCC) was founded in 2004. It provides health practitioners with an independent post-secondary certificate program to encourage effective and personalized cancer prevention and recovery for those at risk. It has since become globally recognized by medical doctors, medical universities, nursing schools, cancer hospitals and cancer foundations as a professional restorative service to cancer patients. Our Certified Professional Cancer Coaches (CPCC’s) include nurses, psychologists, nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors and other regulated health professionals. They are educated and experienced in Integrative Cancer Medicine – i.e. combined science-based (conventional) and evidence-based (holism) medicine and your care is covered by many if not most, extended health insurance plans.
We and many others believe that this is the best incorporation of cancer treatment options based on the theory and importance of taking all of somebody's physical, psycho-social and spiritual health into account in the treatment of illness. It is for patients who wish to experience a higher quality of life that will encourage full recovery, as well as a way to prevent secondary cancers and other lethal or life altering side effects from surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
Coaches provide expert resources for the preventative and treatment options that are available to you ...even some that your oncologist may not yet know about. We aid the patient in understanding and piloting the cancer journey without fear or abandonment. Patients learn how to add evidence based integrative solutions to encourage their own healing process. The end result is an empowered patient who is able to work with his/her physician and to make intelligent, appropriate and confident treatment choices they can all be happy with.