Integrative Oncology

Integrative Oncology is supportive care for patients who want to focus on healthy lifestyle choices, quality of life improvement, and positive patient outcomes through evidence-based practices. Working with your physician, Integrative Oncology providers can help achieve your goals for personal medical care*.

“Patient-centered, health-oriented services that focus on the whole person and their lifestyle, not just the physical body, alongside their cancer treatment. Aims to optimize health, quality of life, and clinical outcomes across the cancer care continuum, and to empower people to prevent cancer and become active participants before, during, and beyond their treatments.”
– Society of Integrative Oncology, 2017

Who can benefit from Integrative Oncology?
Any patient interested in being more engaged with their health care, learning more about ways to improve their health and well-being, and addressing lifestyle root causes of chronic disease.

We offer recommendations for the following:
Therapies based on mindfulness, meditation, nutrition, physical activity, and supplement / herbal use and education. We also support preferred community partnerships that offer: yoga, reflexology, massage, acupuncture, and hypnotherapy.

Where do I receive Integrative Oncology?
Integrative Oncology services are provided, in person, at the Tennessee Oncology Southern Hills clinic. Telemedicine services are also available during the COVID-19 national emergency.

Is Integrative Oncology right for me?
Yes- Integrative Oncology is right for everyone interested in learning more about nutrition, improving their activity level, exploring complementary therapies, feeling better, and promoting better outcomes.  It is beneficial at any stage of illness and is supported by evidence-based practices.



Stephens Dudley, MD



Lesley Camille Balance, MSN, FNP-BC

Mary Darden, MSN, APN-BC, AOCNP, Integrative Oncology Manager

Katie Johnson, MSN, APRN-BC


Email us at or ask your physician or nurse practitioner to refer you for an Integrative Oncology visit.

* Integrative Oncology does not replace active treatment of your disease.