Reviews of complementary therapies
- Find therapies that are used along with conventional treatments such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
- See how we rate therapies for effectiveness, safety, and cost.
- Read how experts use these therapies in cancer care.
- Explore the evidence behind their use.
Guidance at each phase
As you enter each section of the path of living with cancer, it may feel unfamiliar and maybe even daunting. We’ve pulled together maps of sections of CancerChoices to explore based on where you are in your cancer experience.
Integrative cancer care handbooks
Integrative approaches combine conventionalthe cancer care offered by conventionally trained physicians and most hospitals; examples are chemotherapy, surgery, and radiotherapy care, self carelifestyle actions and behaviors that may impact cancer outcomes; examples include eating health-promoting foods, limiting alcohol, increasing physical activity, and managing stress, and complementaryin cancer care, complementary care involves the use of therapies intended to enhance or add to standard conventional treatments; examples include supplements, mind-body approaches such as yoga or psychosocial therapy, and acupuncture care to produce your best possible outcomes.
Handbooks are available for individual cancer types and for some treatment approaches, plus a handbook detailing how to develop a personalized integrative approach to your cancer care.