Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Disclaimer: This information should not be considered as medical advice. It is not to be used in place of a visit with a doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional. If you have questions about your individual medical situation, please consult with your healthcare professional.

From the website of the Canadian Cancer Society (2023)

Complementary therapies can work alongside standard cancer treatment to help you feel better. There are many types of therapies, so it’s important to understand the differences between them and research which therapy and practitioner are right for you. It’s also important to talk to your healthcare team about any complementary therapy you are considering.


 Complementary Therapies - Canadian Cancer Society

 Complementary Cancer Therapies - Québec Cancer Foundation

 Complementary and Alternative Therapies - BC Cancer Agency (BCCA)


 Complementary and Integrative Medicine - MedlinePlus (US National Library of Medicine)

 Cancer and Complementary Health ApproachesNational Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

 Complementary and Integrative Medicine - American Cancer Society

 Complementary and Alternative Medicine - US National Cancer Institute

 Integrative Medicine - (American Society of Clinical Oncology)

 Complementary and Alternative Medicine - (University of Pennsylvania)

 Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer Care - JAMA Oncology Patient Page

 Alternative Medicine for Cancer - Merck Manual

 Alternative Cancer Treatments - Mayo Clinic

 Natural Medicines - Evidence-based database available for use on-site at the JGH


 Complementary and Alternative Therapies - Cancer Research UK

 Alternative Therapies - UK Macmillan Cancer Support

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