Major breast cancer organizations are joining forces this month as part of the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month program. The campaign aims to increase awareness and promote research about the disease.
As part of this effort, Natural Standard is working with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure© organization to provide consumer information about integrative therapies for breast cancer.
Many natural therapies have been studied for use in various types of cancer and as adjuncts for chemotherapy side effects. There is currently good scientific evidence supporting the use of meditation and psychotherapy for quality of life in cancer patients. However, further research is necessary.
It is important for patients to discuss any therapies they may be interested in trying with their healthcare providers before initiating therapy to ensure they are safe for use in their specific condition and with other medications they may be taking.
For more information on integrative therapies with evidence of benefit for breast cancer, please visit Natural Standard's Comparative Effectiveness Database.