Have you considered using a complementary therapy to support your breast cancer treatment?
Complementary therapies are often used in addition to conventional medical treatments such as chemotherapy and hormone-blocking therapies.
The following complementary therapies are often used by people with breast cancer:
Complementary therapies are different from complementary medicines, which are non-prescription medicines available in health food shops, pharmacies or supermarkets (e.g. vitamin and mineral supplements).
Should I use a complementary therapy?
Complementary therapies can improve your physical and emotional wellbeing. They can also help you to manage some of the side effects of breast cancer treatments, such as anxiety, pain and fatigue.
While many complementary therapies can be very helpful, it is a good idea to talk to a member of your medical team before starting anything new. This will help you to prevent any possible effects that the therapy may have on your breast cancer treatments or health.
Conference for people affected by metastatic breast cancer
Chemotherapy through a drip or in a tablet is common to control or slow metastatic breast cancer, relieve symptoms and improve quality of life
Drug treatments for early breast cancer may be recommended before surgery. This is called neoadjuvant therapy and has multiple benefits
Hormone-blocking therapies may be used in treatment. Understand which type is right for you, how it works, and possible side effects
Treatment types vary, depending on the type of metastatic breast cancer and where it has spread. Understand the options
If you choose alternative therapies that are unproven, instead of conventional breast cancer treatment, discuss this with your doctor
About 70 to 80 per cent of breast cancers are hormone receptor-positive. Find out about treatment and support