INTEGRATIVE ONCOLOGY: Oncology San Antonio Launches Integrative Division


One of San Antonio’s most highly regarded cancer treatment groups is embracing integrative healing and treatment through its new Integrative Oncology Division. In December, Oncology San Antonio launched the new integrative division by welcoming Integrative Oncologist Dr. Helen Goldberg to the group.

Dr. Goldberg, who is familiar to Natural Awakenings readers through her occasional articles, will incorporate evidence-based integrative modalities into cancer treatment plans that include conventional radiation therapy, chemotherapy and palliative care.

“The physicians (at Oncology San Antonio) share my philosophy about integrative oncology… that it provides total care for the patient’s body, mind and spirit,” says Dr. Goldberg, who opened the Blue Sage Center for Integrative Oncology in San Antonio in July 2012.

Dr. Goldberg will work with Dr. Zulfi Jaffar to develop individualized cancer treatment plans that provide primary oncology care enhanced by integrative practices such as anti-cancer lifestyle guidance, nutrition plans, nutritional supplements, and symptom and stress management through guided imagery, massage and yoga.

After graduating from Medical College of Pennsylvania and completing an internal medicine residency and hematology/oncology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Goldberg practiced traditional oncology for a number of years. Her interest in integrative medicine led her to complete a two-year fellowship at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine under Dr. Andrew Weil.

“One of my goals is to reach people before they have cancer, so we will be offering a series of classes and workshops to teach the ‘anti-cancer lifestyle’ and other ways to prevent cancer,” she says.

Oncology-SA_logoFor more information about Oncology San Antonio, visit To learn more about the Blue Sage Center for Integrative Oncology and Dr. Helen Goldberg, visit or call 210-616-9922.

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