Worldwide, an estimated 10%–80% of individuals diagnosed with cancer use complementary, alternative, or integrative therapies during cancer treatment .Women with breast cancer are among the highest users of such therapies and usage has been increasing.Many such alternative therapies are unproven or were studied to not have any significant benefit, rather can even be harmful. Patients appear increasingly willing to discuss the use of these remedies, especially when asked by their oncologists. In order to encourage open communication of complementary/alternative medicine use by their patients, oncologists should be knowledgeable about the most commonly used remedies. Patients should be advised to avoid questionable alternative therapies in a receptive,
evidence-based atmosphere.On the other hand, complementary therapies that help manage depression, anxiety, pain, nausea, fatigue, and other symptoms should be integrated into the patient’s overall care.Evidence regarding the efficacy and safety of such therapies is reviewed and implications for oncologists are discussed.
• She has done her M.D (Radiation Oncology) from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal-India in 2011. She has been previously associated with Shirdi Sai Baba Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Manipal and Fortis Hospital Gurgaon -India.
• She was last associated with B.L. Kapoor Multi-Speciality Hospital, New Delhi as Attending Consultant.
• She has special experience in being part of the setting up of a new Department ,making departmental protocols, active participation in treatment machine commissioning, making workflow , training staffs, etc in Fortis Hospital , Gurgaon
• She has actively Participated in Health camps in rural India for early cancer detection and treatment and to spread cancer awareness.
• She has been awarded “WOMEN’S ACHIEVEMENT AWARD” BY Fortis Hospital in 2013 to recognize her excellence in work and patient care.
• She has presented at several national conferences and has publications in national and international journals.
• She has recently shifted to Al Ain ,UAE where her family is based.
Dr. Shilpi is interested in integrating today’s popular mind-body-spirit medicine and is an expert in rapidly changing cultures who understands the importance of sustaining connections between the doctors and their patients. Her unique insights, visionary skills and storytelling ability, will inspire you to look at the familiar in new ways.She is a rare combination of dreamer and doctor