What is Complementary and Integrative Medicine? - Metastatic Breast Cancer Trial Talk

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Practices such as yoga, acupuncture, massage, and others can ease cancer symptoms and decrease treatment side effects. When these practices are used in addition to standard of care treatments (medication, surgery, radiation), they are called integrative or complementary medicine. Alternative medicine is the use of these practices instead of standard of care treatments.

Read below to learn more about complementary and integrative medicine practices and their safety, the Annie Appleseed Project, which provides information on natural cancer therapies, as well as how to talk to your doctor about complementary and integrative medicine.

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