This forum is a safe, judgement-free place to discuss Alternative medicine. Alternative medicine refers to treatments that are used INSTEAD of standard, evidence-based treatment. Breastcancer.org does NOT recommend or endorse alternative medicine.
Posted on: Jun 13, 2012 11:38AM - edited Apr 28, 2017 11:21AM by Moderators
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Alternative medicine is not the same as complementary medicine. Complementary medicine is USED WITH conventional medicine. Alternative medicine is USED INSTEAD OF conventional medicine.
It might help you to add yoga, tai chi, or massage to your regular treatment plan. But you should NEVER replace any part of your regular treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal treatment) with something else. Therefore, Breastcancer.org does not recommend alternative medicine.
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