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Complementary and Alternative treatment are different approaches to Breast Cancer treatment. Complementary medicine works in conjunction with conventional treatment like chemotherapy; alternative medicine replaces conventional treatment. Alternative medical systems include Ayurveda and Chinese medicine like acupuncture. Yoga, meditation, and prayer are forms of complementary mind-body interventions.  Taking supplements like Vitamin C or eating dark chocolate for antioxidants are ways get additional nutrients. Chiropractors and massages can alleviate pain.

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Q. I’ve been diagnosed with HER2-positive stage II breast cancer, and after surgery will be doing chemo (AC + T). After that’s done, my oncologist says I’ll be taking Herceptin. He called it a “targeted therapy.” What does that mean? Is it like tamoxifen?A. Unlike tamoxifen, or the various aromatase inhibitors (Arimidex, Aromasin,…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Breast Cancer and Yoga Bruce, thanks for sharing your thoughts here, and so beautifully. Yoga has been proven to help…

09/29/11

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Medical Marijuana: Is It For You? Yes, I'd trade relief from severe nausea and vomiting for the possibility of…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered My mom just had a mastectomy she has… Dava, do the doctors say she needs chemo? Lots of women who have IDC and…

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