Integrative medicine is a combination of medical treatments for cancer and complementary therapies to cope with the symptoms and side effects. You may sometimes hear integrative medicine called complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). However, there are no true “alternatives” to cancer treatment.
Learn more about the difference between complementary therapies and alternative therapies.
Read about the complementary therapies that have been shown to help improve the quality of life of people with cancer.
Find out about how to evaluate a therapy to learn if it intended to be used along with standard cancer treatment.
Find out how cancer centers and government organizations are researching the safety and effectiveness of different complementary therapies in clinical trials.
Learn about dietary and herbal products, including how to evaluate their safety.