Complementary and Integrative Therapies Clinical Resource Area
The use of complementary and integrative therapies by people with cancer is a growing trend. Many Americans who see traditional health professionals also use herbal remedies, although they are often unwilling to share this information. It is an enormous challenge for health care professionals to keep up with the body of knowledge related to these therapies and their potential interactions-known and unknown, adverse and beneficial-with conventional therapies. Today's health care professionals need access to information about these therapies, their known side effects, and potential interactions with other therapies.