Where can you get more information?

Your doctor or cancer nurse may be able to give you a list of complementary therapists in your area.

The internet may be helpful in your search for information on CAM. However, it is important that the information you base your decisions on comes from a trustworthy source.

Suggested websites

National Cancer Institute

Thinking About Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Guide for People With Cancer

National Center for Complementary and Alternative (NCCAM)

NCCAM conduct and support research and provide information about complementary health products and practices.

American Cancer Society:

http://www.cancer.org/

http://www.cancer.org/search/index?QueryText=complementary+and+alternative+treatment

A very thorough overview of CAM with good information on treatments. Some good advice given to those searching for a CAM practitioner that translates well to the New Zealand setting.

The Society for Integrative Oncology

The mission of the Society for Integrative Oncology is to advance evidence-based, comprehensive, integrative healthcare to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.