8 Complementary Therapies That Benefit Cancer Patients
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Is a complementary therapy right for you?

Many cancer patients utilize complementary therapies as part of their treatment plan. Just like the name implies, these therapies “complement,” or are used along with, standard medical treatments for cancer such as radiation and chemotherapy. Complementary medicine is aimed at improving patients’ quality of life in a wide variety of ways: improving disease symptoms, providing pain relief, decreasing treatment side effects, relieving stress, and more. Hundreds of complementary therapies exist, but some appear to be especially beneficial for cancer patients. Talk to your doctor if you would like to incorporate any of the following therapies into your cancer treatment.

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