The terms "alternative" or "complementary" are used to refer to non-traditional methods of diagnosing, preventing, or treating cancer. Many cancer patients find that these therapies relieve symptoms or side effects, ease pain, and enhance their lives during treatment. How can you know if these approaches are safe and if they can help you?
Complementary and Alternative Therapies
Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer Treatment:
Questions and Answers
Staff members at the Blum Patient and Family Resource Room havea compiled a comprehensive list of helpful online resources for cancer patients nd others hoping to learn more about the disease
Complementary treatments have not been proven to cure cancer in scientific research trials. However, there are cases whereby cancer patients survive miraculously after receiving certain forms of complementary treatment. Some treatments have been beneficial in helping patients cope with the side effects of their conventional medical treatments. Most cancer patients enjoy a better quality of life and are able to prolong their lives by receiving some forms of complementary treatment.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Complementary and alternative cancer treatment: Get the facts
The Simonton Cancer Center offers a "New Patient Program" for cancer patients and their support person. In these sessions, Dr. Simonton presents the refined specific information for increasing survival, decreasing tumor growth and most important, improving the quality of life of the individual.