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Are complementary and alternative therapies safe?

This section has information about the safety of complementary cancer therapies and alternative cancer therapies.

The safety of complementary and alternative therapies

Some therapies may be harmful or could interact with other treatments you're having. Talk to your doctor before starting any complementary or alternative therapy.

The safety of herbal products and medicines

Information on how safe herbal health products and medicines are.

The safety of vitamins and diet supplements

Read about how safe vitamins and diet supplements are as complementary or alternative therapies.

The safety of metabolic therapy and alternative diets

Learn about metabolic therapy and alternative diets which some people with cancer might use.

Last reviewed: 
31 Jan 2015

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