Cancer Treatment Side Effects & Supportive and Palliative Care
Depression is a common symptom experienced by cancer patients, frequently as early as the diagnosis of cancer is produced. Because depression can affect the way people react to medical treatment, it is very important that the patient seek treatment for this condition.
Acupuncture for depression
Acupuncture may be helpful for cancer related depression but the use of acupuncture in depression in cancer patients has yet to be studied in depth.
St. John's Wort for depression
St John's Wort is an herb that has been used in different cultures around the world for hundreds of years. It has been reported by numerous studies that, in doses of 900 mg/day, may have positive effects on people suffering from depression. However, St John's Wort has yet to be studied for people with cancer related depression.