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Natural supplements

Some patients choose to take natural supplements alongside clinical treatments for cancer. While many supplements are harmless, you must speak to your clinician before taking any supplements to avoid any negative interactions.


https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325641

Natural treatments

Neoadjuvant therapy

Neoadjuvant therapy is a clinical term for a secondary treatment that occurs before the primary treatment, which in most cases is surgery.

While surgery is the primary treatment for cancers, in some cases, your doctor may suggest therapy before any operation. The aim is to reduce the size of cancer to make it easier to operate on and remove. Treatments can include chemotherapy, hormone therapy and radiotherapy.


https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms/def/neoadjuvant-therapy

Neoplasm

Neoplasm is the medical term for a lump or a tumour. Neoplasms can be both cancerous (malignant) and non-cancerous (benign). A biopsy is usually performed to confirm whether a lump is cancerous or not.


https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms/def/neoplasm

Occupational therapist

Occupational therapists work with your clinical team to identify ways to adapt your environment to help you recover your mobility and independence during cancer treatment and after remission.


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4786355/

Oncologist

An oncologist is a doctor that specialises in diagnosing and treating cancer. He or she will have a detailed knowledge of cancer treatments and will decide upon the right treatments for you. Oncologists will choose from a combination of biological therapies, chemotherapy, hormone therapies and radiotherapy. They may also recommend natural treatments.


https://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/cancer-basics/cancer-care-team/types-oncologists#:~:text=An%20oncologist%20is%20a%20doctor,as%20targeted%20therapy%20or%20immunotherapy.

Palliative care

Palliative care is often called end-of-life care or supportive care. It aims to alleviate the symptoms of cancer and improve quality of life. In many cases, palliative care is provided to patients whose cancer has developed to a stage where it can no longer be effectively treated.


https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-in-general/treatment/palliative#:~:text=quality%20of%20life.-,About%20palliative%20treatment,side%20effects%20of%20cancer%20treatments.

Pathology

Pathology is a term used to describe the study of diseases such as cancer.

However, pathology is more commonly used to describe the process of using tests to diagnose cancer.


https://www.rcpath.org/discover-pathology/what-is-pathology.html

Personalised medicine

Personalised medicine is a medical treatment that is shaped around you, your cancer and your body. Doctors can use information about you, provided by tests, to customise your treatment. Examples of personalised medicine include biological therapies used to target and treat certain forms of cancer.


https://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/how-cancer-treated/personalized-and-targeted-therapies/what-personalized-cancer-medicine#:~:text=This%20approach%20can%20also%20be,and%20ways%20to%20prevent%20

Pharmacist

Your pharmacist will prepare, check and dispense any drugs and medicines that you are prescribed to treat your cancer. They can provide information on how to take your medicine and discuss any side effects that you may experience.


https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/pharmacy/roles-pharmacy/pharmacist

Physiotherapist

Physiotherapists are medical professionals who specialise in mobility. If you experience any issues, as a result of treatment or surgery, a physiotherapist can help to maintain and improve your ability to move.


https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/allied-health-professionals/roles-allied-health-professions/physiotherapist

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