Lifelines 1 - Cancer and Complementary and Alternative Medicines
Narrator: This is Lifelines, from NIH Radio.
White: Hello. I’m Dr. Jeffrey White from the National Cancer Institute. Dietary supplements, special teas, meditation and spiritual healings, these therapies are a few examples of the many approaches included in complementary and alternative medicine or CAM for short. Some cam therapies can be used without causing harm, while other cam therapies, such as some dietary or herbal supplements, may sometimes be harmful, especially for a cancer patient taking other medications. The National Cancer Institute is committed to finding new and promising therapies, including CAM therapies, for people with cancer. Visit www.cancer.gov or call toll free 1-800-422-6237.
Narrator: Lifelines, from NIH Radio, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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