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.
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,…