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At our National Cancer Information Center trained Cancer Information Specialists can answer questions 24 hours a day, every day of the year to empower you with accurate, up-to-date information to help you make educated health decisions. We connect patients, caregivers, and family members with valuable services and resources.
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Many people with cancer are afraid to discuss alternative treatments with their cancer care team. It’s true that many health care providers may not know about the uses, risks, and potential benefits of alternative treatments. You can help bridge the gap in a number of ways:
The American Cancer Society medical and editorial content team
Our team is made up of doctors and oncology certified nurses with deep knowledge of cancer care as well as journalists, editors, and translators with extensive experience in medical writing.
American Society of Clinical Oncology. Integrative Medicine. Cancer.net. Accessed from https://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/how-cancer-treated/integrative-medicine on April 20, 2021.
National Cancer Institute. Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Cancer.gov. Last updated November 24, 2020. Accessed at https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam on April 6, 2021.
National Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Health Information for Patients. Cam.cancer.gov. Accessed from https://cam.cancer.gov/health_information/for_patients.htm on August 18, 2021.
Last Revised: August 30, 2021
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