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Complementary & Alternative Medicine

All Information Sheets are provided for information purposes only, and do not represent advice, an endorsement or a recommendation, with respect to any product, service or business, and/or the claims and properties thereof, by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Always consult your health care team if you have questions about your medical care and treatment options.

Complementary Medicine

A growing number of Canadians living with a brain tumour are turning towards complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to treat their symptoms and disease, improve their quality of life, and gain hope.

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Non-Pharmacological Pain Management for People Diagnosed with a Brain Tumour

Pain associated with a brain tumour diagnosis may come from changes in your body, or as a result from common treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy and/or surgery. The type and severity of pain may vary from person to person. There are many different treatments available, and most often pain may be effectively managed.

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Cannabis and Brain Tumours

Controversial, stigmatized, medical breakthrough, depending on who you talk to, cannabis can be one or more of those things. We wondered what the latest research says about cannabis. See also:

Information from the Government of Canada

Health Canada information for Consumers (PDF)

Health Canada information for HCPs 

Cannabis FAQs (PDF)

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