Understanding Complementary Therapies booklet. Are they safe? Many complementary therapies have been evaluated and safe to use together with conventional cancer treatment and medicine. However, some complementary therapies can affect the way conventional treatment and medicine work,…
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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.
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….
Unproven therapies that are used in place of conventional treatment, often in the hope that they will provide a cure.
…high blood pressure. Less commonly, some targeted therapy drugs can affect the way the heart, thyroid or liver works, or increase the risk of getting an infection. For more information on targeted therapies you can download the <a href=”https://cancerqld.org.au/content/resources/library/Understanding%20Targeted%20therapy.pdf” target=”_blank”…
Care that incorporates different types of therapies and services to ensure that your physical, emotional, spiritual and practical needs are met.