Talking with others and getting a second opinion

Talking with others

Aside from your doctor, you may want to discuss the different complementary therapies you’re considering using with family or friends, a cancer support group or Cancer Council 13 11 20.

Talking it over can help you sort out the course of action that best suits you.

A second opinion

Just as you may want to get a second opinion from another specialist about your conventional cancer treatment and medicine, you might want to see a few different complementary therapists to compare how they would approach your treatment. After consulting with a complementary therapist, you may decide you don’t want to continue seeing them because you are not sure they can offer you the right supportive treatment for your individual case.

Getting a second opinion can be a valuable part of your overall decision-making process. It can help you feel comfortable about any complementary treatments you choose to have.

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