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Complementary & Alternative Medicine
At the Cancer Center, our Wellness department offers programs and activities whose goal is to reduce some of the negative consequences of a cancer diagnosis or cancer treatment side effects, such as stress, pain or fatigue. Wellness Program activities may improve the quality of life of patients and family members touched by cancer. Our programs are offered in concert with the traditional medical care provided by our physicians and nurses.
The summaries below provide credible information from the National Cancer Institute on a variety of specific complementary medicine topics. We strongly encourage anyone considering using complementary therapies to discuss their plans with their healthcare providers before beginning any treatments or programs.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer Treatment
Levels of Evidence: Cancer CAM Human Studies