Complementary and alternative medicine

This section provides information about complementary and alternative therapies (also known as CAM).

Being diagnosed with cancer is a difficult time and it may feel like things are out of control. Many people choose treatments suggested by their medical team and do not wish to explore other types of treatment. Some consider other forms of treatment to add to or replace their hospital medical care (offered by their doctors). These are called complementary and alternative treatments.

This information uses the terms medicines, methods, treatments and therapies to describe complementary and alternative medicine.