Many people with cancer are afraid to discuss complementary and integrative methods with their cancer care team. Some providers may not know all about the uses, risks, and potential benefits of these treatments. But this shouldn't stop you from talking to your cancer care team. Here are some tips to help with this conversation:
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Last Revised: August 25, 2021