Cancer and complementary therapies
About this booklet
We hope it gives you a balanced view of what is available and what is involved if you decide to try one.
We cannot advise you about the best treatment for you. You should talk to your doctor, who knows your medical history. It is important to tell your cancer doctor if you are thinking of using, or are already using, any complementary or alternative therapy. Always tell your therapist that you have cancer.
You might be advised not to have complementary therapies. This is because it is not safe to have them if you have a certain type of cancer, or if you are having certain treatments. Your healthcare team can give you more information about this.
Visit our online information about cancer and complementary therapies.