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What to ask your doctor about complementary and alternative therapy research

Nurse and patients talking about cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Why do we need research into using complementary and alternative therapies?
  • Is there is any research into the type of therapy that I’m interested in using?
  • I’d like to take part in research into complementary therapy – are there any trials I could join?
  • Are there any therapies that could harm me?
  • Where can I find out the results of trials looking at complementary therapies in cancer care?
  • Who funds research into complementary therapies in cancer care?
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Updated: 31 December 2012