NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Mycosis Fungoides, Version 1.2016
Overview of cancer treatments Stem cell transplant
is a group of treatments that aren’t often given
by doctors. There is much interest today in
CAM for cancer. Many CAMs are being studied
to see if they are truly helpful.
Complementary medicines are treatments
given along with usual medical treatments.
While CAMs aren’t known to kill cancer cells,
they may improve your comfort and well-
being. Two examples are acupuncture for pain
management and yoga for relaxation.
Alternative medicine is used in place of usual
medicine. Some alternative medicines are
sold as cures even though they haven’t been
proven to work in clinical trials. If there was
good proof that CAMs or other treatments
cured cancer, they would be included in this
It is important to tell your treatment team if you
are using any CAMs. They can tell you which
CAMs may be helpful and which CAMs may
limit how well medical treatments work.
Complementary and alternative medicine