Offered in addition to traditional treatments, most complementary therapies methods are NOT offered as cures for cancer but they are used to help you feel better. They might include wide ranging activities such as meditation to reduce stress or ginseng to assist with fatigue.
Some complementary methods through studies are known to help, while others haven’t been tested. It is recommended that complementary therapies be done in consultation with your oncologist.
Alternative methods may be offered as cancer cures, in place of traditional treatment, however they haven’t been proven safe and effective in clinical trials.
Always discuss any alternative therapy with your doctor prior to embarking on a course of treatment as untested therapies may have limited effect on your ovarian cancer and experimenting with unproven therapies can actually be harmful.
For more information
How is ovarian cancer treated? (American Cancer Society)