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alternative therapies

Unproven therapies that are used in place of conventional treatment, often in the hope that they will provide a cure.

Complementary therapies

…side effects and other considerations. What are alternative therapies? Alternative therapies and medicines are used in place of conventional medical treatments. Many alternative therapies have not been scientifically tested so there is no proof they stop cancer growing or spreading….

targeted therapies

…or other substances to selectively target proteins or other molecules involved in cancer cell growth. Two types of targeted therapies are drug therapies and immunotherapies. Chemotherapy or radiation therapy affects all cells, but targeted therapies avoid damage to normal cells….

complementary therapies

Supportive treatments that are used in conjunction with conventional treatment. They might improve general health, wellbeing and quality of life, and help people cope with side effects of conventional cancer treatment.

respite care

Alternative care arrangements that allow the carer and person with cancer a short break from their usual care arrangements. Respite care can be given in the home, at hospital or in a palliative care unit….

holistic care

Care that incorporates different types of therapies and services to ensure that your physical, emotional, spiritual and practical needs are met.