Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Use of Integrative Therapies as Supportive Care in Patients Treated for Breast Cancer

This is a clinical practice guideline for breast cancer patients currently undergoing cancer treatment. The guideline reviews the use of complementary and integrative therapies for the management of treatment related symptoms. Therapies such as acupuncture, hypnosis, meditation, relaxation and imagery, natural products (botanicals, minerals, vitamins), stress management and yoga are considered. Outcomes of interest include effectiveness of therapy for the management of clinical symptoms (such as fatigue, depression, pain, neuropathy, lymphedema, sleep, and anxiety, and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, among others), quality of life, organ toxicities, and adverse events.