A complementary therapy
Means you can use it alongside your conventional medical treatment. It may help you
to feel better and cope better with your cancer and treatment.
It is always important to discuss with your doctor any complementary therapy that you are thinking of
An alternative therapy
Is generally used instead of
conventional medical treatment. All
conventional cancer treatments have to go through rigorous testing by law in order to prove that they work. Most
alternative therapies have not been through such testing and there is no scientific evidence that they work only
recommendations from people that have tried it before you. Some types of alternative therapy may not be completely
safe and could cause harmful side effects.
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