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  1. Alternative Medicine Treatments: The Big Unknown

    [ By on December 09, 2016 ]

    Imagine you are a cancer patient undergoing traditional cancer treatment, which is taking a toll on your quality of life. Your doctor informs you that there are alternative treatment options, such as massage therapy, yoga, and acupuncture, that you can combine with your cancer treatment to alleviate the negative side effects and symptoms you are experiencing. If you think you would jump at that opportunity, you would find yourself among 65 percent of diagnosed cancer patients who have used these type of “complementary approaches,” according to one study (https://nccih.nih.gov/health/providers/digest/cancer). You might be thinking, “these methods seem relatively harmless and pose only a potential benefit, so why not?” Although this situation may seem clear cut, there is more to this issue ...

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