Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Alternative therapies are those used in place of the conventional treatment options.  For example, using naturopathy or herbal medicine to treat your cancer instead of conventional care. Alternative therapies are considered scientifically unproven treatments.

While the terms are often used together, alternative therapy is different to complementary therapy. Complementary therapy is not used to treat cancer but is sometimes used together with conventional treatments to help manage treatment side-effects, or improve mental and physical wellbeing.

Before using any complementary or alternative therapies, talk to your doctor or other members of your healthcare team about all the possible risks and benefits.
 
 

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